This morning I came out to the livingroom all bleary and rumpled and eye-rubbingly ruined, and sat down at my computer to see what had happened in the night. It's what I do.
I opened my email and noticed that a friend had sent me a message on Facebook and I clicked the link in the message. As I clicked, it was like when you lock your keys in the car and as the door is swinging closed in slow motion you are soundlessly shrieking "noooooooo!"
Because of course it was a virus link.
It was not even a cleverly disguised virus link. It said something like, "hey, click this executable." I am an idiot.
And I said "HONEEEEEEEEEY!"
And Chris said, "yes dear?"
And I said, "I think I just lunched my computer."
And he looked at it and said, "yep."
And this is all just perfect timing because I work from home for businesses that are getting Very Busy right now. And Chris works from home and afield for businesses that are getting Very Busy right now. And I can't be without my computer and all the files stored therein or else the Very Busy Businesses will be angry with me. And Chris can't stay home and hold my hand while I weep because his Very Busy Businesses will send live parakeets to eat me alive if I keep him from showing up for work.
Simply put, I/we do not have time for this right now.
While Chris was dinking with my computer, I sent a text to all my FB friends warning them not to open any emails from me and for the love of all things holy DO NOT click the link. About 5 minutes later I got a text back from the single most insanely busy person I know. The message said, "too late."
And I wrote "OMG I am SO sorry. I am such an idiot. I can't believe what an idiot I am. Who, I mean, WHO is stupid enough to click one of those links? I am so so so so sorry." and then I realized that he had fallen for it too and I decided not to send the text because I didn't want to give him a virus AND call him an idiot all in the same morning. Which is a waste because it took me 25 minutes to text.
Chris got my computer stabilized and showed me where to stick the epi-pen if it goes into apocalyptic shock while he is away. I have never missed him so much as I do right now. Except maybe when he was across the country for days and days and oh my lord I am so glad I didn't have Facebook when he was on tour.
Which makes the word of the day: small blessings.
Or maybe: external hard drive.
Let us pray.