Thursday, January 3, 2013

RIP - MAC 2/7/06 - 12/29/12

Yup, it finally happened, my almost 7 year old Macbook died right after I did my last blogpost.  At first, I thought maybe it was just the battery like last time, but NO!  The screen was black and not a sound was heard!  Poor thing!

In hindsight I guess it was pretty smart of me to have my son-in-law order me a refurbished MacAir a week before Christmas.  Perhaps I had an inkling of things to come????  (Actually, I really liked his and figured it was time to upgrade anyway!!  I mean mine only weighed about 20 lbs or so and really looked like an antique.)

During the almost 2 day "down time" I even had to resort to my iPad where, until then, I had only accomplished Angry Birds!  Problem with that was that I couldn't e-mail and couldn't order any apps for some reason.   At least, though, I could look at Flickr and Pinterest, although since we don't have a "cloud" compatible printer, I couldn't print.  I'm telling you, it was NOT a fun weekend around here!!  Thank heaven for telephones!  I called all my friends instead of e-mailing them.  lol
 
Thankfully, on Sunday afternoon, the genius' at the Apple store were able to transfer my data from the dead Mac to the new one, except for the email.  It's still not working!  I can't install Flash Player and I am still not connected to our lazar printer either.  I could scream!!  You know what a patient person I am!!  lol

BUT.........HELP is on the way....I HOPE!!  We have a computer dude who has been our life saver many times in the past who is scheduled to be here at 3pm this afternoon.  Say a prayer, please???  This craziness is driving me batty!!  I HATE it when stuff doesn't work:  Tv's, cars, men, computers, etc.  E-gads!!!

So, here's the deal..........if you e-mail me (not before 7pm please CST since he's often late) and have a reply blogger address, I will reply and you'll know that I'm back in business.  If not, UGH!!!  I'm doomed!!  And....if you have a no-reply blogger and you'll know it if I'm back in business and you don't hear from me, then FIX it so we can chat in the future!!   lol

So....until next time (unless another disaster occurs) I will finally reveal my sweet mother and daughter duo from Australia.  You will love them!

14 comments:

Jo said...

Sorry to hear all your troubles, hope it all gets sorted when the magic man arrives.

Dianne said...

I have my own In House Magic Man but nontheless give daily thanks to the computer gods for being kind to my computers and me.
I feel your pain and hope things are sorted sooner rather than later!!
Best of luck and Happy New Year!

shez said...

good luck Carol.xx

patchouli moon studio said...

Computers are great until they go bad. Hope you are up and running soon.

stitchinpenny said...

No need to reply, but I was worried about the Australian duo.

carol said...

Well, guess what? Computer dude will be delayed and can't come until Friday noon. Do you hear me screaming yet?????

Mommarock said...

I just got a new computer too. Not a MAC however, but let me just say it is quite a pain in the caboose! I had to upgrade to windows 8, and at my age I don't like to upgrade!! I like to stick to what I already know darn it. None of my stuff transferred to the new computer either, so my e-mail addresses went POOF. Where do they go LOL??

gpc said...

I live in fear of losing my mac . . . shudder.

Susan said...

Poor Carol - hopefully you are back up again soon. 6 years for a computer is pretty good after all.

Mary said...

I can't wait to see the Mother and daughter duo. Sorry about your computer dying. I get a scare once in a while with mine and go into panic mode. Way too much to have to replace it all, better back up again...

Annie said...

It sounds to me like you all need to simplify your computer lives. I have no clue what is on people's computers that is so important. I copy photos to a jump drive and there's nothing else on my computer that matters. After reading some of this, I'm really happy that I really could care less if my computer crashed...except for the delay to replace it to keep up with all my bloggy and flickr friends. Ok, Carol, did you get any of this?...do you see it?...can you respond...huh?huh?huh?

Rettabug said...

I know you must have been bouncing off the walls with frustration, Carol. I HATE it when these things don't work!!

I hope your techy guru got there & was able to fix everything even better than it was before. I need to find somebody like that around here! My desktop is threatening to go down.

Email when you're up & running, k?
Hugs,
Rett

Elaine said...

happy new year!!! hope your computer guy did some magic and figured out your email!

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