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Today I Love My Backup Computer

travel computer and coffee can
Backup system keeps on ticking

Today I love my backup computer, also known as my traveling computer because it is fairly lightweight compared to the main system I use. I love that my main system can go to the shop and get repaired without me being sidelined from my work. I love that my backup is different enough from my main system that I never forget that I’m on a different system. I love that it is the quieter one and usually sits in my office on my desk and helps me record the radio show because it doesn’t make any noise while I’m recording. I love that it can sit for weeks on my desk and never complain and then when I need it it’s all ,”Let’s go!” I love how determined it seems to be. I love when I can just pick it up, pack it up, and count on it to boot up and go, which is what it is doing right this instant, going like it was doing this all along. I love that I have this luxury to keep working and I love that enough of my work is in a cloud somewhere that I can pick up and go no matter where I am and no matter what system I’m using at the time. I love that I write these posts at the site that they are published on and that the work I do on the is also server side work and I have a couple of free cloud accounts where I keep other projects as well so I’m good to roll at a moments notice and with whatever system I can get my hands on.

Today I love being in my Wednesday office because that’s part of my routine. I love hanging in the cafĂ© and hearing snippets of conversation from this table or that and treating it all like these are my patients and so I keep their conversations to myself. I love sitting here and putting my head down and getting entranced by my work and then raising my head to discover that the landscape has changed, the people all went away and new ones showed up and I find that funny. I love how immersed I can get in my work, especially since I can also become distracted and then I’m in a situation where I have to go like a scalded cat to catch up.

Today I love that I have never seen a scalded cat anywhere but in my imagination. I love that I am considering the placement of appliances in a potential new kitchen in our home. I love that I am considering moving us to the cottage so we can renovate the kitchen. I love that I may be overthinking this whole thing but I’d rather overthink things than find out I neglected to consider something important.

Today I love drinking coffee in the Wednesday office while I work away at perhaps a slightly slower pace on my good old backup computer.

Today I Love My Backup Computer

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love My Backup Computer. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 15, 2020, from


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