Anyway, finally get the OS reloaded and now I have to change all the generic stuff and start trying to recall what programs I had that I want to reinstall. Thinking that it might be wiser to restore my Carbonite fist, in case any program requires a download of more current drivers or files I would prefer that those overwrite anything Carbonite restores rather Carbonite overwriting and updated drivers or files. Carbonite started . . . Oh Em Gee! The estimated time field says "A few Days"! I kid you not! I actually said that! But, the other option was for me to manually restore files one by one. Ummmm, no, lets let Carbonite do it's thing.
Okay, finally felt a slight bit better. Sleep. Wake and see that Yay! Carbonite is now at 26% complete! Hope shines ever so slightly now.
Well, that ray of hope was overshadowed yesterday about lunchtime when my dear hubby, who had gone to meet some of his buddies for lunch at a local Mexican Restaurant, called to tell me he was having an allergic reaction and this one seems to be worse than anything he has had before. He has had these allergic reactions off & on for the 30+ years we have been married. Usually some swelling of the eyes, some itchy throat, every so often some itchy welts on his arms, ears, neck. But never have any of the prior attacks affected his ability to breath. Well, this one did! He left the restaurant and heads back our way & call while driving to ask what I think he should do. E.R., or, since his doctors office is right beside the hospital, go in there and see if the doctor can see him. I call the doctors office - nope, doctor is not in, wont be in for an hour or so. I call hubby back & tell him head straight to the E.R. and I head that way myself. They kept him in the E.R for several hours & finally admitted him to the ICU for observation. The allergic reaction was in regression, but it required a repeat of all treatments generally administered for allergic reaction and the E.R doctor didn't want to take a chance on his breathing becoming compromised again. Fortunately he was doing much better this morning & is back home, with a few new prescriptions - one is an EpiPen (YAY!).
Unfortunately though, my power went off during the night and hosed up my Carbonite restore session. And, now I wait (as patiently as a very impatient person can) for their Tier 2 tech support to play 20 questions with me. But I still have hope since their system is suppose to have more than one copy of my backed up files. We will see how this goes.
I need a new week!