Well, a word to the wise. Check the fan vents on your computer. Make sure they are clean and not full of dust. It may mean the difference in life or death for your computer, especially if you have a laptop 🙂
Our laptop melted down a couple of days ago. I guess it got too hot and just completely shut down. We couldn’t start it up – it would start booting up and then just stop and not go any further. Thankfully we have an IT guy here in Wamena who was able to look at the computer for us, and confirm that yes, the computer was toast. He took out the hard drive which was still intact and unharmed, and also we have an external hard drive which periodically backs up our computer and had made a backup just a day or two before. So we haven’t lost any data – just the computer.
So now, until we can get a new computer, we are using our 8-year-old laptop that for the past couple years has been the girls’ game computer! I am glad that we still have it and that it still works! So until I can get everything sorted out with the old computer/external hard drive/etc, it might take me a while to do a regular post here.
We have been busy here with Christmas activities and such. I pray that you all have a wonderful Christmas. We are blessed to have a community of friends here who, while not biologically our family, are a gift from God and such an encouragement to us. Merry Christmas!