Friday, April 11, 2008

Oh my...

I am just this very living minute off the phone with "my IT guy" -- I want a new canon in the books, that says you can't establish a parish until you can demonstrate the presence of a) a Master Plumber/Pipefitter and b) a qualified IT guy on the hypothetical parish roll. And c) would be an electrician.

My IT guy is the beloved young man who took me by the hand to Costco and helped me buy the laptop of cherished memory. Since hearing yesterday's bad news...he has been out there among his contacts locating the best possible deal for a replacement...pronto. He feels he has succeeded: "And let me tell you, in priest-speak -- this sucker's gonna FLY!"

Mr. IT is also the husband of T, who was having such deep postpartum difficulties. She is back in church on Sundays but not ready to chat with people yet.

Excuse me, I need to find some Kleenex, I think.

Thank you for all your kind responses. Yes, we're going to be into online encrypted backup, also bicycle chains anchoring this "flying sucker" to some very heavy piece of furniture...

And as my dear Dad would have said, "Tell me, did ya LEARN anything...."
Yup.

9 comments:

Chunklets said...

Online encrypted backup... sounds excellent!

SpookyRach said...

Ha ha! Glad you're all fixed up now. More or less! Have fun!

johnieb said...

How awful this was, and still is: the loss!

I am glad you have able and prompt help.

Kate Morningstar said...

From someone who's been a church secretary for 15 years ...

We had a caretaker working on rads, on his back on the floor, one day, so he took off his belt pouch and put it on a table. A bunch of ESL students walked through that room on their way home from the class upstairs. The belt pouch was gone. Another time, the Property Manager remembered something he wanted to check in the boiler room before he left, so he put his backpack down just inside the back door. Gone for five minutes. And so was the backpack.

Church secretaries have big, honkin' key rings -- too big for a sweater pocket. And if I put them on a table or my desk, someone would come along and drop fliers, or file folders or something on top of them. So, I'd just unlock the door, and leave the keys in the lock, hanging on the door. After the belt pouch incident, I never left the office unlocked if I was going to be where I couldn't see who went in and out -- even into the copier room next door.

It's a sadness, but people still think churches have lots of money, and, I guess, won't miss it. Good luck with the new one.

A boiler specialist -- that's what churches need too.

Crimson Rambler said...

I hear you, kate; my big honkin' key ring is on a carabiner and hooks onto my waistband. My OTHER big honkin' key ring is on a "split ring" big enough to slip over my hand...

Auntie Knickers said...

Yes, I had my purse stolen out of the church long ago when I was newsletter editor and just went to the bathroom! And at Up the Hill UMC where I worked, and my daughter does now, we had a sort of breakin - someone hid after a neighborhood meeting and then kicked down the office doors and stole computer, copier etc. Terrified the live-in custodians who were downstairs at the time (and recent emigres from Cuba so I don't think they thought to call 911). Oh well, bad karma for sure for the thief! I so agree about the IT guy, the plumber, etc. in the parish. Then again I wonder what small churches do that don't have a member who's really qualified to be treasurer....

mompriest said...

Oh yeah, on all accounts. Glad she is back in church, glad you are getting a new computer, glad you have found your IT guy....as one who has lost her stuff a couple of times due to computer crashes (and I'm married to my IT guy) I know how sad it is....but also, soon more stuff fills it up and I at least have forgotten what I lost....

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