So when things were finally looking like they'd get resolved and I'd be all set, I basically got a giant screw you to the face. I got my laptop back from repair a couple weeks ago. Paper tells me they replaced the hard drive and reinstalled Windows, and that they "thoroughly tested" to make sure that the issues were fixed. It turns out that the last part there was a blatant lie. As not only is the problem not fixed, but it's actually been made worse. In that I can't really temporarily fix the memory/disk issues anymore by force closing some things through the command prompt. So I've been once again playing a nice round of phone/email tag with Dell to communicate to them that they fucked up and I'm pissed.
On top of that, while I was contacting the data recovery place for my external, my company locked me out of my email because they have us change our passwords every 90 days, and despite me doing that, it didn't register with something somewhere, and they locked me out of my account. While there is someone to call to fix that, every time I call him he tells me to call him another day or he's on a flight somewhere and can't take a call.
At the moment I'm reinstalling Photoshop on this laptop so I can start doing things again. A few translations have piled up again so I'd like to get those out as I can. I only have 3 more weeks of work and my offseason starts, so once that begins I can really start working through a lot of things.
Maybe one day my issues will finally be resolved. I hope.