Still here, just computerless

I am still around after the UK Meet, but I got home to find my computer, which had been finding it hard to get started in the morning, was now thoroughly kaput. It’s still not mended, as the motherboard and cpu bought to put in it are not willing to talk to each other, but my DH has managed to repair an old laptop for me, and I thought I should celebrate by posting something.

Eldest’s first week in uni has been misery – three days of her phoning up to cry at us incessantly and confess that she was so unhappy and stressed she couldn’t keep any food down. Finally yesterday the counselling service decided yes, she was honestly in need of a place in halls, and I’m hoping I’ll get a call from her later saying she’s got the keys and has moved in. Once that happens I will be able to relax a little and stop freaking out myself and continually texting her. I think I was getting on her nerves, as her phone is off this morning. (I hope that’s all it is, and nothing terrible has happened – she lives a good 15 minutes cycle ride from the uni atm and was probably heading back there drunk at 4am this morning. It’s not just her nerves which will be soothed once she’s in hall!)

With all of that going on, writing has had to take a sideline, though I’ve done the usual thing of taking everyone’s advice to write the AoS fantasy, and gone off to work on the Glass Floor instead. The new plot is shaping up, and making me feel excited in those brief moments when I’m not preoccupied by worry. Tomorrow, provided she phones to say she’s safe and in halls today, I hope to start work properly again. Though sadly not yet on my own PC.

Comments (4)

Elin GregorySeptember 20th, 2012 at 11:29 am

Irritating about the computer 🙁 but I really feel for you with your daughter’s plight. I am sure that halls will be better for her and that, in turn, will be better for you *Hugs*

Alex BeecroftSeptember 20th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Thanks Elin! Well, she’s got the key and she’s in, and already sounds much more like her usual self & actually excited about the course again. Its such a relief! Not just for her. Although I’ll have to write quicker to try to earn back the money we wasted on the rent for the flat!

HJSeptember 21st, 2012 at 9:43 am

So sorry to hear about your daughter’s first week at Uni! I am a big fan of all first years being in halls, and I do hope that she settles down to enjoy herself now – and her course too, of course…

Alex BeecroftSeptember 21st, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Thanks HJ. She’s been given an emergency place in hall now & is feeling better though not completely recovered. However, she has cancelled her plans to come home for the weekend so it can no longer be entirely dire!

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