Albert Sims (albert71292) wrote,
Albert Sims

Tornadoes and Windows Update Loops...

I suddenly went "Offline" early yesterday afternoon. Huge wind and rain for a few minutes, then the electricity went out. It was out until about 3:30pm this afternoon. A total of a little over 25 hours. Telephone was dead also. Grabbed the battery powered radio. Heard trees were down everywhere in the parish, buildings and cars damaged. A few overturned 18-wheelers on the roads. Light poles snapped. Andrew was at work when the storm moved through the area. Confirmed today that the storm included an EF-2 tornado. We were apparently on the outskirts of it. Tornadoes are a VERY rare occurrence in this area. On the way to pick Andrew up from work, noticed several big trees down just up the road on Pine Ridge Road. No major damage to the house here, just a ripped window awning...

Speaking of windows... I would have posted this a few hours earlier IF I hadn't been "fighting" with todays Windows Updates. They installed FINE on the Windows 7 laptop and the Windows Vista machine in the living room. However, my Windows 7 desktop (the main PC), is giving me conniptions. Tried FOUR times downloading and trying to install the updates, and when rebooting, the updates don't install, and I get this screen on reboot...

After Andrew got home today, I had him look at it, and so far, he's stumped also. If you reboot normally, minus trying to install the updates, everything goes swimmingly. So, just for tonight, I've given up trying to get the updates to load on this machine. Maybe fark around with it again tomorrow.

UPDATE 10/15/2014: Going one by one, figured out the Windows Update reboot "Startup Repair" issue... It was update KB2949927.

  • You Could Hear A Pen(not a "pin") Drop

    The ol' house is rather quiet at the moment. I guess mom was feeling a bit "cooped up", so she's gone to visit Uncle Barrett for a while this…

  • Heating On The Fritz

    As if there haven't been ENOUGH issues lately, now the heating unit is acting up again. Twice today, I've had to completely unplug the unit for a…

  • Stopping Drafts

    Over the years, the door leading out to the carport has gotten a bit misaligned, causing a couple gaps around the side and bottom, causing outside…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded