All month I've been working on my ProGen assignment, which is a business plan. I worked really hard on this task, highlighting my qualities, analyzing the genealogy market, etc. I really went overboard just for the challenge, and I succeeded.
The day I finished the business plan is the day my computer died. It won't turn on. I don't think this is a catastropic problem where everything is lost. I just can't get to it. My laptop is poised to go to the computer hosiptal once the special box from the manufacturer gets here.
So what to do now? Blogging is limited because all the groovy pictures are on that computer. I just finished scanning the entire military pension file and now there are no images. Can't do my Find-a-Grave adding because those pictures were on there, too. Can't do RootsMagic because....well, you get the idea.
What I do have is my son's desktop computer, so all is not lost. It's just kind of boring because all the good stuff is on the other computer.
I had a brief pity party but then I started thinking. This little wrinkle has forced me to change my focus for a few weeks. Things that have been put off, are now at the top of the list. I can't add pictures to Find-a-Grave, but I can gather names and take new pix. I can't access my RootsMagic, but I can add to my Geni tree and work with my private Ancestry tree. I can start the ball rolling on the DAR process. I can catch up on reading. I can go to Clayton Library and the other fab local repositories. I can still do research and that's what's important.
I just won't have any pictures of these adventures to share with you. Just another wrinkle and a new path. Let's see where it leads.