Yesterday, I spent the better part of a day going through 3.5 inch floppy disks using my highly unreliable old HP laptop. The only reason I have hung onto it is that it has a 3.5 inch floppy drive. Even after DH got his new desktop (4 years ago) and purchased a USB floppy drive, I kept the old laptop. Just in case.
When I attempted to use his USB drive - it did not work. So I dragged out the old HP laptop from the laptop graveyard and proceeded to erase 200 floppy disks. Glad I went through them as I found tons of scans I had not transferred to the current or even the previous laptop. When I was down to the last 25 the computer flashed a blue screen and then the following message:
Operating system not found
Groan. So I turned off the old HP and went to bed.
Cut to dreams. There were two that I remember. The first one, I was part of the Bush transition team. Seems the former governor of Florida and brother of the Prez, was answering all the White House email and getting a little too snarky for Laura's taste. Yes, on a first name basis with the First Lady. After working late one night, I had a couple I wanted advisement on and called the FL and she said to come up to their private quarters. Who can resist? So private quarters included a huge master bedroom with a private bar and bartender. The Prez was drinking some frozen Hard Mike's Lemonade and getting swiftly snockered. The FL and I were going over the two emails I had questions about and GW is telling us how drunk he was. Here he was in a room with 3 women (bartender was female also) and he said he didn't know what to do about it. Several years ago, I compared the two Bush Prez and said I thought they were both premature ejaculators. Trying hard in my dream not to express this to the Prez and FL. Finally, after demurring on a Christmas trip to Texas, I left.
Cut to second dream. I am visiting friends at the hospital I worked at for almost 9 years, most of them prior to my marriage. I wanted to see Jo, one of the pathology lab techs, whose husband was the department head that kept all the hospital machinery going. I was hoping to get a fix for the old HP laptop. She told me to let it rest overnight and try turning it on in the morning. I did what she said - in my dream that is - and it worked! Go figure.
So this morning, when I woke up, I tried turning on the old HP laptop. It worked. Go figure!