As my work week approaches, I realize I am not ready. I need another night off to recuperate from the last one. Unfortunately I’m hording my time off for travel, so it’s to work I go. Perhaps it will be a good thing, taking my mind off things for a bit.
The later morning was spent sleeping, as I was up all to early for one who works nights. Then it was figuring out what happened to my system last night while I was in bed. The entire thing was crashed when I got up this morning. I couldn’t get online, my virus scanning was disabled and it was just plain a mess. My sense of panic at that moment was great. I did, obviously get back on and things are now working again. Still I’m going to have to hand things over to my oldest son’s partner who fixes computers for fun. Yes, I am very lucky. He will clean it and upgrade everything as he did last year when we moved. My youngest son’s little friend appears to be a budding hacker and did some screwing around with things last night. This particular son of mine can’t lie, so told me everything that he knew. Apparently for starters this kid set the date to 2099 on my system, just to see what would happen. What else he did I can’t be sure. I received a link to change my windows password this afternoon, per my request. Considering I hadn’t requested it I found that a bit disturbing. I know there was a light on in the night and I should have checked it out. I did go to the top of the stairs and it appeared to be the light leading to the lower level(here). I’m wondering now what was going on. My son was sleeping, I saw him and quite frankly he doesn’t have the tech skills to do anything like this. The computer will now be locked down if this kid comes over again, something that at this moment is doubtful.
For now I am able to function and I’m hoping it stays that way. I’m fortunate to have access to people who can rescue me should I have issues. It’s amazing how much this plays a part in our lives and the friends we make all over the world. We take it for granted and when it’s suddenly gone it’s a horrible feeling of being cut off from so much. Perhaps I need to get out more.