Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate: The Laptop Returns & Still Time to Sign Up

What's happier than a koala 
in his eucalyptus tree?

with my laptop back home!!

This week I'm celebrating the return of my laptop with all programs running and no files lost!

I've outlined a new, shorter ending for my current WIP.  All the thrills in half the words.  (Or so I hope.)

The "Favorite Summer Vacation Spot" blog hop starts tomorrow (Saturday May 30) and there's still time to sign up and join in the fun!

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

Grab the Linky html-code here:

 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)

Is your favorite vacation spot 
a sunny beach, a bright city
or a secluded cabin

A romantic getaway

or a place you loved as a child?  

We want to see it 
and know why it's your favorite!

Join this fun Summer Vacation Hop!

1) Sign up on the Linky list below.

2) On Saturday May 30, put up a post "My Favorite Vacation Spot" and tell everyone about it!

3) Link to the 6 Blog Hop Co-hosts: 
Lexa Cain:
Melanie Karsak:
T.F. Walsh:
Vanessa Morgan:
Jolie Du Pre:
Stuart R. West:

4) On May 30-31, visit the other blogs and see where their favorite getaways are!

Special Giveaways! 
Summer Reads that Thrill & Chill
There will be a giveaway featuring 
6 exciting novels on the Co-hosts blogs!

Favorite Summer Vacation Spot Sign-up:


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Congratulations on the return of your laptop and on the shorter ending for your WIP. I'd be lost without my laptop. And I know how satisfying it is when you feel you've found just the right ending. Enjoy your new blog hop and have a great day.

Suzanne Furness said...

So glad to hear you have your laptop back safe and sound. We are lost without them aren't we?

Enjoy your weekend, Lexa.

Rhonda Albom said...

I missed what happened to your laptop, but I am glad to read that it's back and you lost nothing. That blog hop looks like fun, I have to look through my photos.

JeffO said...

Sounds like it's been a good week; hopefully, it will be an even better weekend!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So glad you got your computer back and didn't lose anything. Yay!

messymimi said...

Hooray for the laptop! Hooray for the writing inspiration!

Cathrina Constantine said...

So glad you got your laptop back!! I also tied up the ending in my book devoid of a lot of messy words. Sometimes its easier and less boring for the reader. Have a good weekend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got your laptop back!!!
Enjoy your bloghop this weekend.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, glad to hear you got your laptop back! Yay!!! Technology can be your best friend or worst enemy EVER. I have battled with our Windows based computers over the years. One time it was really, really scary bad! Our desktop HD had a mechanical failure of some sort and we were unable to retrieve the data ourselves. In short, we had to send it to a white room for them to pull the info off the drive. We were blessed. It appeared they were able to get everything off or the best that we could tell at the time. The thing that worried me was our digital photos were in jeopardy. Nowadays, I make sure to backup all photos to at least two other external HD as a double measure of assurance that I won't ever have to go through that again. Anywho, I hope to get my post ready for tomorrow's hop. I totally forgot about it until Dixie reminded me yesterday. Now off to write about my favorite vacation spot.

Celebrate summer fun #FlashbackFriday

Tanya Miranda said...

There is nothing like your own laptop. Mine is missing the Z key, has a few sticky ones, and does a nice whirring sound whenever I have too many apps running at the same time. It's more than 5 years old, so I know I need a new one, but I love my old one, even if it takes forever to load apps. I think I'm going to wait until it actually croaks. In the meantime, I backup everything onto google plus and an external hard drives, just in case.

Have a great weekend!

Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

Mere Joyce said...

Yay for having your laptop back! It's much nicer working with your own, familiar tool. Hope you have some great writing time with it soon!

H.R. Sinclair said...

Hooray! It must feel like a homecoming to have your laptop again. :)

Unknown said...

yay, so happy your laptop is back! It's like reuniting with a friend, right? Although when mine came back from repairs once there was a huge scratch down the top! I was so upset! xoxo

Tonja Drecker said...

Yay to getting that laptop back, especially with everything. Such a relief!

cheerfuloptimistic said...

Glad your laptop is back all right. Also, adorable koala.

Julia Thorley said...

Judging by your pics, you're much happier this Friday than you were last Friday. Have a great weekend.

Bevimus said...

I'm so happy for you! The sanity that comes from having all of your files secure on a machine that actually works is like nothing else! Thanks so much for adding me to the list and Happy Friday!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats, Lexa! That must be a huge relief.

Having something go wrong with my laptop is one of my worst fears.

Anonymous said...

Love the koala photo! Yay for getting your laptop back without losing anything! I'm so paranoid about losing my writing files that I always have at least three backup copies on flash drives in different locations.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Yay for your computer's homecoming and with everything there. It's a scary thought to lose everything.
What an adorable koala. Happy you're smiling now.
Have a great weekend.
See you on your travels tomorrow.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Hooray for the return of your laptop, and your outline, and your blog hop!!!

Kate Larkindale said...

Phew! So glad you got your laptop back without losing anything precious. And I am looking forward to reading your new, shorter ending!

Cherdo said...

The laptop "save" is a godsend! We put so much of our lives on these crazy devices.

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm glad your laptop is back! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

That is so excellent... It was just over a year ago that my desktop died on me... I wasn't able to recover everything, but luckily all my writing was saved!

Ann V Friend said...

Wahoo, Lexa, something to do. (smile) Glad it all worked out! Blessings!!

Shah Wharton said...

Oh, the sweetest relief flows in you, I bet! :)

cleemckenzie said...

Well, my computer or your website ate my first comment, so here's my second. Not as urbane, but simple and to the point. Loved reading your vacation story.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Okay - how did I miss your post? I was ready to take up a collection to get your laptop fixed!!

Kelley said...

OMGs!! I so rarely hear happy endings to computer woes. I'm glad all is well in that domain (no pun). I've had so many tragedies in the tech realm, losing projects. Not fun. I'm relieved that you are up and running, with NO losses!

TheCyborgMom said...

How awesome that you didn't have any info lost! Glad to hear you are back up and running! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and good luck with your vacation blog hop!

Unknown said...

Yay! I'm glad your laptop is back with you and working well! :)

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