Recovering From a Double Whammy

Quite an interesting week … and not in a good way. Toward the end of a business trip last week, my wife informed me that she was continually getting error messages on our desktop computer and the OS would not load. Sure enough, when I got home, had a look, I suspected it was likely the OS was corrupted. My assessment was confirmed when I had it evaluated at my local computer shop. It looks like they will be able to recover all of my data – I already have key data on a separate drive – and reload the OS. Hopefully it’ll be done in the next few days. Whammy number one.


No lights or activity on the modem means no love for the Kindle or any other network device

Like most of you, I assume, I typically reach for my iPhone first thing in the morning to check the news and check in on various social media platforms. This morning was no different. Went to check email. Checked Twitter. No network connection. Nothing. I dragged myself out of bed and headed over to my work area. A quick visual inspection confirmed my router was good but my modem was dead in the water. Fifteen minutes later I was on Amazon and ordered a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, with one day shipping. Whammy number two.

So, my friends, for the next few days, no streaming content for me – my preferred way to watch TV – and limited blog interaction as I’m limited to my phone … on which I pounded out this post. If I’m slow on responses or fail to reply at all, you know the reasons why … the double whammy!




Blogger-in-Chief here at RetirementSavvy and author of Sin City Greed, Cream City Hustle and RENDEZVOUS WITH RETIREMENT: A Guide to Getting Fiscally Fit.


  1. Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy can’t it. Trouble is, you know everything happens in threes. Waiting for number three to happen. Fingers crossed it’s not a big one eh.

    • Indeed. It’s maddening knowing that technology occupies such a central space in my life. I’m cowering in a corner of the bedroom knowing that the third whammy will happen any moment 😒

  2. I’m Sorry you’re having technical difficulties. I hope the new modem works out well.

    • No doubt. I’ll find out tomorrow afternoon … fingers crossed.

  3. Sorry to hear both of this things happened so close to each other 🙁 Hopefully both are resolved soon!


    • Indeed. Thanks, my friend.

  4. Ouch, but at least you can enjoy a little down time!

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