Friday, May 13, 2011

In the beginning

Well, that's a fine howdy do ....

Here we are ... 30+ hours and blogger is back up minus a post or two.  But I'm told that if I go back into my RSS feeds and pull up my own posts, I'll be able to repost them.  

I'll leave that for this weekend.

Because right now I am going on my 5th hour ... yes, 5 hours!!! ... sitting in the Apple store working on transferring data from my old Mac to my brand spanking new Mac I purchased yesterday.  These hours don't include the 6 hours last night trying to figure out why *Migration Assistant* did  not "migrate" everything to my new Mac.  

The boys in the Mac store couldn't figure it out either this morning.  So you know what they finally did after 3 hours of tinkering around?  Decided to give me another brand new spanking Mac.  And now were are in the middle of transferring my files.  

Of course, I have to stay here while it takes a zillion hours to transfer.  They want to make sure it all works correctly.


Do you know how frickin' hard their little stools become after a while.  I no longer feel my butt.  And I've had no lunch!  Nor fluids.  Fortunately, the young man working with me on this transfer took pity on me and got me a bottle water only if I promised not to spill.   I guess they have some fear of *water* around all their electronic gadgets.  Imagine that.

So here I sit, with my bottle water, careful not to spill, and writing up this blog on one of their computers while I watch the blue progress bar do its countdown.

A strange 24 hours between blogger being down and failure of my new Mac to load properly. 

I expect there to be floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and hail.  But what are the odds of Blogger AND my NEW Mac  to blow up at the same time.

The universe is angry!

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TexWisGirl said...

oh dear! okay - it's all YOUR fault! :)

beth said...

now you have me superstitious !
i had my apple one to one guy install snow leopard for me the other day and after i got home, my battery decided to only work for 30 minutes before was only hanging on about 90 minutes before that so i wasn't totally surprised.
so i was on one of those hard stools today, too, but only for about 45 minutes to wait at the genius bar to get a diagnostic done before they replaced the battery....

and so far, i think just yesterday's post from blogger was lost for me, but sheesh, i was a bit nervous there for awhile !!!
at least there's always commotion going on in the apple store...lots of people watching to take in while you wait :)
but a baby after have something new to take home and love :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Congratulations on the new Mac, but I am so sorry about your day! Once you get the new baby home and start playing, maybe it will seem like it never happened (?) :-)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Anonymous said...

oh no that sounds like quite a frustrating day. but hopefully, by now you are happy and home with both your babies working fine.

Marcie said...

Not the best of days...for sure. Love the image tho!

Hilary said...

I had a lot of trouble migrating my files over from my old to new Mac too. I think it gets particularly tetchy between operating systems. I ended up not caring as much about getting EVERYTHING over and ultimately just grabbed the few things which were missing. In the end, those woes are worth it.. for a Mac. I love my machine. I hope your woes were resolved before much more time at the genius bar.