Hugs for you too Broccolee.
I realize this is small comparatively, but I am beyond frustrated. For the last couple of months I've been having wonky problems with my external drive which houses my email through Outlook, all my docs and all my pics. I would get autorun errors and have to close and reopen email or reboot the computer. Made sure to let Hubby (my IT guy) know each time it happened. So, he leaves town last Thursday, gone for 10 days at a con of his own, without once looking at the problem. I'd like to take a moment to add here that he spent 3 days
working on his dad's laptop before he left.
This morning I lost connection to the drive completely. Rebooted, unplugged, replugged, swapped ports, swapped cables - nada. The port on the external drive is wobbly, so I'm assuming at this point that it's a bad port. Which means, I'm screwed until he gets back. I had emails from teachers that I cannot access now. Other info in emails and contacts that I cannot access now. Yes, I know that I can go directly to our provider and access new emails, or use my Yahoo account. I'm not totally out of commission, just seriously inconvenienced. And I'm am very, very grateful that I still have internet access so that I can vent to you lovely people.
I am not happy. Was it really too much to ask to make sure a known problem was fixed before leaving? Really?