Oh, my. It's been an interesting holiday season, and I'm ready for it to be done! Nothing worse than having your customers need you more when all you want to do is sleep; but this is the way of being self-employed. Sick or not, you're gonna show. Fortunately for me, but not for my clients, some of them were also experiencing this flu and understood. Others looked perplexed then waved me away to keep the germs at bay! After 12 days, I am still sick. Concerned friends and family have urged me to go to the doctor, but I don't like doing that. Unless I'm burning a fever or have a broken limb, I feel like a hypochondriac taking up the doc's time with a sniffle.
And let's not forget the computer getting sick. I would rather have skipped that altogether. Barring the normal irritation of spending hours trying to troubleshoot the problem first, one then has to save all their pertinent information on an external drive. After carefully picking and choosing the programs you feel you'll need, there's the process of the reset itself, and then discovering - oops! - you can no longer find the serial number for the all important Photoshop Creative Suite program. Even after downloading BelArc Advisor, which is an excellent way to discover your product numbers, it was showing the version I had for PS5 was a trial product. That's what you get for a buying number on eBay because you don't want to spend another wad of cash because you had to reformat your computer earlier. Yes, this has happened before.
All this was a week of frustration, but at least the computer has a clean bill of health and I have a new Photoshop program. Hopefully, my clean bill of health is coming soon!