Monday, January 25, 2016

What a Weekend—I’m Beat

You know, being the treasurer of a RWA Chapter can be time consuming work. Especially when I had to set up a brand new Quickbooks account, which included creating a chart of accounts and linking it to all the bank and paypal accounts. I couldn’t believe how long it took me to do all that, but I have a feeling it’ll make the job a heck of a lot easier down the road. I sure hope so, anyway. I don’t want to go through all that again!

One thing though… When you make a mistake (like entering the wrong beginning balance of the checking account—and I thought I had been so careful), you can sure learn a lot about the software as you figure out how to correct it!

I’m really grateful I was able to even work on Quickbooks Sunday. That’s because on Saturday my laptop went kerbluey. Did you know an alarm sounds when it has trouble with the hard drive? Yeah, I didn’t either. I first thought we were having a weather emergency!

I wrote down all the codes and passwords listed on the screen (before it shut down) and gave it to my husband to sort out while I went down to Cincinnati and met with my writer group. Then I crossed my fingers that Hubby could fix my laptop.

It worked! He’s is the BEST. EVER. Spent over two hours on the phone with Dell and got all the drivers re-installed along with Windows 10. I was told it shouldn’t happen again, but then I didn’t think it should have happened in the first place! The computer is only a month old!

So, between Quickbooks and my writers’ meeting, I didn’t get any crocheting done. Boo hoo. L Maybe next weekend.

Hey, did I get my wish, or did I get my wish? I got my wish! Carolina and Denver are headed for the Super Bowl. I hope Carolina wins. I at least own something with their logo on it (a windbreaker I bought years ago, mainly because I liked the colors!)

So… How was your weekend? Hopefully less hectic than mine. Of course, if you live where the storm came through, you probably didn’t. Go ahead, you can gripe to me in the comments. I don’t mind!



JeffO said...

We were safely out of storm range, I'm glad to say. I hope it's not a physical problem with your hard drive, though I would think that would be covered under warranty. Have a great week!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - According to Dell, there's nothing wrong with my hard drive. I guess it was just the driver software. Of course, now I'm having problems with the wifi (same issue I had with my previous laptop). Can't blame the house, because the living room computer and my phone are both picking up wifi. I swear, I can't win!

Maria Zannini said...

You'd think a month-old computer would be under warranty. It should never have died like that. At least it's fixed now.

I know how frustrating computers can be.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Oh, it's under warranty. They were just able to fix it over the phone (and remote access). If they couldn't I would have had to turn it in. That wouldn't have been nice. Yes, computer are frustrating. They get you to depend on them and then pfffffttttt! :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I was a founding member of the Nashville RWA chapter and was secretary and newsletter for several years. It's a LOT of work, so I feel your pain! Rewarding, but exhausting. I was young at the time, though, so I had the energy to work full-time, write, and do all that.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Stephanie - I'm not young, but at least I don't have an outside job. I don't think I would have volunteered if I had. Funny thing is, I enjoy the work. Good thing I can do it when hubby is home (unlike writing), thus I save it for the weekend.