Have you ever made a split second decision that lead to a big mess? Well, a couple of weeks ago in a moment of power I decided to mess with the parental controls on the computer. So many things I do on the computer are just self taught and that is how it was in this matter. So on and on I went putting all these restrictions all over the place, including making myself the sole administrator! Well, I thought I was really cheeky making the password something like "Don't even think about it".
All of this was no problem until a few days ago when we rebooted our computer and it would not take my really cheeky passphrase. The entire computer was locked out because I could not get the password right! Both hubby and I were in panic as the Geek Squad & Microsoft told us we were out of luck. Reformatting was a possible solution, but that would mean losing things. To make a long story short, a good friend (my new hero), worked some magic and erased my password! Such a great relief!
A couple life lessons I learned~
- Sometimes when you think you are doing the right thing, it does not always turn out to be right.
- I will never, ever type in a password without thinking it through & writing it down!
- I spend wayyyyy too much time on the computer! I had to find things to keep me busy instead of checking my email or surfing the net or blogging. Most everything I did in it's place was better for me or my family. Sad, but true!
I hope someone, somewhere, can learn from my mistake!