I'm back, but not for long. Been one heck of a day, and I really need a little rest. Started when my cat decided at 6 am this morning that I had slept long enough. I try to remember that she is getting old, but sometimes it is just so difficult because I am, too. LOL!!! Working full-time, I so look forward to sleeping in on the weekends, but when you have a rather spoiled fur baby, it doesn't always work out that way.
Then, when my son got up we got to work on this computer. I'd printed out all kinds of information on getting rid of those nasty bugs...and we discovered a product called Hitman Pro 3.5...got rid of it right a way and was free for the first 30 days. Turned out I had a Trojan and a nasty little bugger called a Rootkit. Now, mind you, not too long ago I had just paid Norton top dollar to have a good antiviral system...so you'd best bet they got a nasty little email from me. All Norton's been picking up is Cookies. I just ran Norton two nights ago and it said found and took care of a cookie...meanwhile, these rather nasty little critters were lurking on my computer. Don't think I will renew Norton again, but I do plan on getting the Hitman.
Now, picture me now, all happy that I can get back on my computer, and all the lights start flickering. Oh, no, the power's going...but it turned out to be far worse than a power failure. One of the manholes on the street blew up and there was smoke and gas all over. I'm thinking now...evacuation. Then, a second manhole goes up and now there are flames...and the fire department and the police are there. It seemed as if everything was calming down, and I was lying there on the bed...just resting...when I start hearing strange noises outside. I look out and there is lots of smoke coming from a car parked outside my house...only about 10 feet from my bedroom window. It's time to move on out of the room and as I had for the door, there is a loud boom as it blew up. I ran out of the bedroom and closed the door behind me.
By now, I'm starting to shake. In the beginning, my neighbor had said it shouldn't get any worse, but it was beginning to look like a war zone on my block. Now, I discovered that, although I don't panic, panic...I do tend to get rather emotional during emergencies like that. I was downright scared. Sirens, explosions, flames, smoke, people running all over the place. I won't forget this Saturday for a long, long time.
And so, now it is all calmed down. Luckily, we turned the computer and the bedroom television off in time, but my living room television was our only casualty...the cable box is completely blown. So, right now I am gonna go climb into my bed and close my eyes and try to get a little rest. These past 4 hours have really gotten the best of me...and I am totally worn down.