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A New Challenge Already

Updated on January 1, 2013

I Want My First Hub Back

The first of the New Year and I wanted to write a hub

As I began to write I quickly noticed I had a problem

My writing wasn't coming out all like I expected

Every word with an n in it was blank

So I already was faced with a new challange and my first of 2013

It was a challange I did hot want or expect

I thought of writing a new hub was hard enough

So as I began to look at the problem and think of ways to solve it

First I noticed that every line looked so funny

The above line looked like this

First I oticed every li e looked so fu y

The I quickly realized I use an aweful lot of n's

So I tried to jiggle the key and then when pressing down hard didn't work

Pounding the key didn't work either but it made me feel so much better

I got a llittle more frustrated

I had to think outside the box

So I thought what would my wife do

Then I remembered last time I spilled a drink on the key board

We let it dry and then all the keys were sticking together

My wife bought a can of compressed air that is used to spray on to get dust off those impossible places

It is called the 3M Dust Remover

I call it a genie in a bottle

So I looked in our cabinet and there it was

I quickly sprayed around the letter n and every letter on the whole board just to be sure

Then the moment of truth has come

I pressed the n and the n worked

Now I can continue on with my hub

Then within seconds we lossed power

My hub disappeared before my eyes

Surprise after surprise

This morning has been nothing but trouble

I try to find a way to make things better and they get worse

I know getting mad is not the answer

When you try so hard and nothing seems to come out right

Now I will try to rewrite it all over again

Back to the drawing board or square one

An Empty Capsule That Is All That Is Left

I was typing my new hub and then I experienced two challanges I did not expect

One struggle within the other that really ticked me off

I had an idea for a hub

Then I started to write and within seconds my whole thought process changed

Every n key that I typed didn't come out

Then when I thought I found a good solution

Only two hours later

We lossed power and my second problem was bigger than the first problem

In life we never know how lucky we are until we are faced with a situation or a problem that needs our attention

Well thank God I only have a few problems in my life and this one is nothing but a pain in the butt

After a day or two this one will be forgotten with the rest I assure you

Each Capsule Became So Much More

It represents a time that I was not happy

A time to reflect on the mistakes that lay before me

No help from me this time

It is an act beyond my control

From the heavens above

I lossed power while writing this hub

I never did get to hit save and I thought it would be saved automatically

It wasn't and no matter how hard I searched it wasn't to be found

I tried going back using the left arrow and see if it would take me to the work I started

A blank hub started me in the face and the only one question was asked of me

Do you want to save?

Yes and the here I go beginning again from scratch

I was hoping my hub would pop up on the bottom of the screen

It did just a blank empty shell

Nothing in it

My words and time are gone

If I was writing years ago I would of had a rough draft

But I would of never had the ease of making changes and typing so fast

So instead of reliving the past lets move forward and try a recap


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      epigramman I laugh when I hear you have had problems to.Sometimes in life you feel like you are the only one.Then as other people share their life with you a whole new world opens up.Your wonderful words tickle my thoughts.I have spent years with pen and paper and I had such a tough time adjusting to anything but.The endless hours of effort and rewrites .I use to love to save all my rough drafts and I am probably the only person in the world who loved my changes and all the corrections just as must as my final copy.Thanx again and what is the weather like up at your end.Here in Maine it is in the 30's during the day and a bit colder at night.

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      ....well I am sitting here my friend sending you sincere warm wishes for your continued good health, happiness and prosperity and of course lots of creativity on the way too in 2013 ...... sometimes the toughest part for me is not the actual creation - I always start with pen and paper but the posting process where things disappear or go wrong whether it's a technical glitch or a cat running across the keyboard - lol - lake erie time 12:25pm ontario canada

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You are right the PC is the way to go.Even though I have little set backs the progress I have made is big leaps and bounds.I thank God I live in such a modern age.I get to have so many luxuries so many other people never had.I am blessed.Thanx so much and have a beautiful day.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. You have the rights thoughts we must persevere or nothing will get done. You are right though that if you were writing on a typewriter you wouldn't loose any of your writing but then we would not have progressed into the modern age. I always speak to and argue with my comp. lol Usually we eventually find a mutual compromise. Wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have my PC.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Bumpsysmum Wow now that was terrible.I feel aweful.I might of lost my writing but I only lost two or three pages at most.What a great way to go to protect all your writings.I will have to try it.Thanx so much for sharing and making my problems seem so small.Have a great day.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      writinglover I feel so much better.With a clear head I"m moving forward.shiningirisheyes Ahh the struggles we all face with the computer and our hubs.Dim Flaxenwick I screamed so much I lost my voice.Now I whisper when I am mad.It just doesn't have the same affect.Thanx everyone for reading and sharing.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      5 years ago from Great Britain

      Awesome......... I would be wanting to scream under such circumstances.

      Love your work always. Please keep writing.

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Ha Ha ! I found this very amusing and creative as you have included well-thought lessons through your attempts to write and publish your hub.

      Very interesting, amusing and relate able.

    • Bumpsysmum profile image


      5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Funny and sad.

      Oh dear, this brought back memories of a book I started, my hard drive fried and I lost the lot, 17,500 words! Now I back up constantly.

      I tend to write as a word document then copy and paste to the Hub, the Hub has crashed on me and I lost a poem.

      Great read and my sympathies, but keep writing!

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      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Hello again! I think you'll pull through. The poem is a good way to vent frustration. Happy 2013!


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