One of those days when it all falls apart. Or did it?

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

One of those days when it all falls apart. Or did it?

Today started out like any other.

Making the rounds on Active Rain and checking e-mail.

Then I get a call from a perspective client letting me know they are tabling my proposal for the units I had just bid on. They are now looking at some different properties.

I was really bummed. But not as bummed as I was about to be.

What the?

I just completed all the comments for the day except for a couple on my latest post.

Then the computer screen just lost all the desk top Icons.

When I saw this all I could say was, "What the" then a few more choice words that I know many of you have probably heard over the years.

Without wanting to harm anything any more all I did was hit the "refresh button".

Nothing at all happened. Now what? I was in a panic.

I must have my computer to do business (if I get any to do) and to check E-mails.

The side bar.

I still had the side bar and I still had my internet browser.

I looked up HP support and linked them into my computer to see what was going on. They took care of the problems but only after it had cost me what I consider a pretty penny.

After only Three hours, they did get all the issues resolved.

This seemed like an eternity.

The Call.

Then I get a call from the investors looking at the properties I had bid on.

They had just sent me a couple of more properties to bid on.

I sure hope I get One or more of these bids. I need to recoup the new investment into my PC.

I hope your day went a whole lot better than mine did.

Have a wonderful day Every One.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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This just is pushing me more towards getting an iPad.  Now the decision is which one to get.

Apr 21, 2014 08:07 PM #7
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Wayne Martin
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Clint, hate it when the computer goes on the blink and I have no clue. Glad your issues are resolved. Enjoy your day!

Apr 21, 2014 08:21 PM #8
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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Its not how you start but how you end that counts Clint.

Apr 21, 2014 08:21 PM #9
Rainer
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American Brokers Realty Group
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Better to be seen on your end of the spectrum than the other end with the two examples in our post.

Apr 21, 2014 08:31 PM #10
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

The first time something like that happened to me I went to my neighbor, an IT specialist.  His first question, "Do you have an back-up computer?"

Ummmmm....

Apr 21, 2014 08:34 PM #11
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Ugh, it's amazing how much we rely on technology now!  I just copied all my real estate files onto a DVD yesterday after reading something regarding what would we do if we lost our contact manager lists.  

I'm glad it all worked out.

Apr 21, 2014 08:50 PM #12
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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Mmmm.  My virus protection expires is 2 days.  My tech guy is coming out this a.m. to install another one.

He knows full well the "I don't go in there", meaning my computer.

Apr 21, 2014 09:19 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David,

Loosing anything even One icon is bad. This was all of them.

But I got it taken care of. The company said maybe hackers were trying to get in.

Have a good day in Colorado.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:39 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Tom,

I just hate it when you have a computer and then there are issues with it. It should run the right way every time.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:40 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Maybe I need to look into something like that as well.

But I really don't like the small finger pointing and dragging.

Have a very nice day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:43 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

It is so frustrating when this happens. Just glad I had the side bar to help me get on the web.

Enjoy the day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:45 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello American,

I guess your right. It could have been a lot worse.

Have a great day selling homes.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:46 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I have a back up computer. But it has not been gone through by a tech yet. Been waiting in the right time and cash flow to be enough to get it repaired as a back up.

Have a nice day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:49 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kat,

I use a Toshiba back up detachable unit. Kinda like a flash drive.

Have a good day in Monroe.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:52 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Lenn,

I have or thought I had all the protection for my computer. But the tech said hackers might have tried to back door the system and was caught causing the icons to be lost.

Have a nice day in Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:53 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

A what I call a lot of dollars later. But at least  am still working.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 09:55 PM #22
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Tomorrow will be a better day. Have a most productive week.

Apr 21, 2014 10:13 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

I hope I never have these issues again. I hate to hear you will need to pay and how much it was.

Have a nice day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 21, 2014 10:43 PM #24
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Barry Kessler
CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate - Simi Valley, CA
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Good ending.

Apr 22, 2014 02:11 AM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barry,

I did end up getting the bid on two of the properties. Thank god for all the support.

Have a nice day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 09:05 PM #26
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