Erin's Journals

Monday, October 18, 2021

Just a thought… You know great things are coming when everything seems to be going wrong. Old energy is clearing out for new energy to enter. Be patient! [from]

As always, you can watch a video version of this journal on my Facebook page, or here on YouTube.

Welcome in and happy Monday. Well, where do I start? I told you on Facebook, if that’s where we connect, about the disaster – and no, I’m not overstating it – that befell my laptop last week.

A full cup of coffee was resting beautifully on my bedside table, all ready to do its half-caff magic. When I got up to grab something, always in a hurry, my phone cord pulled that cup right over on top of my laptop, which was resting in an open drawer (my “bed desk” if you will) and completely flooded it.

Yes, we have Apple Care in case of such an emergency because that computer travels with me everywhere and contains my life. Not just photos, but hundreds of thousands of words, including the stories I write for Drift. By the way, tomorrow’s new story for paid subscribers is Nice Threads: The Emperor’s New Clothes, and the one that slides over into free territory is The Island of the Nine Whirlpools. I hope you’re subscribing to Drift with Erin Davis and enjoying these sleep stories. Thank goodness I had them written, edited, produced and sent before Coffee-geddon happened.

But here’s what’s keeping me awake these nights: the techies at the one Apple-approved shop in Victoria can’t even get in to fix my lap life until later today – a full five days later – because of a Find My Device setting. Don’t ask me to explain it; I don’t understand. Today, Rob’s going in again to try to talk them through. Meantime, we wait.

I am working on an old laptop with a very sketchy charging cord that has no updated files since 2018. Rob is sending me speech documents and things I need from his computer for keynote speeches I’m giving in the next few weeks because, yes, it appears it’s going to be at least early November before I get my new computer. I understand these people have steps they have to follow, but in the meantime, I’m in a very bad place of patchwork purgatory.

So there’s that. Fighting technology all the way and just kicking my own butt for letting this happen. But there were a lot of helpful comments on that FB post. A lidded cup? Good idea – but I hate really hot coffee. I’ll think about it. Use iCloud to store files? Hard no – my security comes first. Breathe? Yes. Doing that.

In the meantime, I thank you for your patience as we work through all of this. Mercury moves out of retrograde today, which makes for a really happy Monday – and whether you believe in it or not, it’s been a really rough month for us in terms of communication. That all being said, though, I wouldn’t trade this connection with you for anything. It’s the next best thing to radio and, these days, I’m glad to be far away from it, thanks!

Be well, back up your files and I’ll be here (hopefully) on Thursday.

Rob WhiteheadMonday, October 18, 2021