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It has been a fun day and a half!

Yesterday morning, I was futzing around on the internet, when my computer froze. I restarted it, and got the evil gray screen with the flashing ?. Yes, folks, my hard drive had bit the dust. Kaput, gone, dead, no more. I hauled it to the Apple Store, where they said, "Yep, your hard drive is nowhere to be found." On their recommendation, I did not have them replace the drive, but took it to an authorized reseller that a) was faster (less than 1 day as opposed to 5-7 days), b) had a better warranty (5 years as opposed to 90 days), and c) was only a few bucks more. I picked it up today and again went to the Apple Store because the person I spoke with yesterday said they would comp me an upgrade to Snow Leopard. That took all of 15 minutes.

After a short trip to the Brown Elephant thrift store to donate a bunch of stuff, I came home, plugged in the computer and started to re-set all my bookmarks, etc. After about an hour or so, the power went out! I dug out a flashlight and a bunch of candles, and spent the evening reading by a combination thereof. Also being glad that I have a gas stove, because I could make myself dinner! The lights went back on about 45 minutes ago. It was horribly windy today, and a transformer pole was blown down, so our entire bloc was without power. Com Ed had told my neighbor that it might not be back until tomorrow; I'm very glad they were wrong.

Thanksgiving was good. Stacey got in about 5:00, and I fixed a lasagna. We avoided all stores, except for Petsmart, on Friday, but hit a couple of local stores for Small Business Saturday. On Sunday, I had my annual open house, with some of the regulars and some new people as well. Stacey went home on Monday, and I went to the Siskel Film Center to see a film of Carmen, performed at the Opéra Comique. It was splendid.

I shall run around tomorrow and take a bunch of pictures to try to finish off NoNoNoNo. Unfortunately, the last photos I took were not uploaded yet to Flickr, and are off in the ether with everything else that was on my hard drive. ~sob~

Date: 2011-11-30 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, no! I'm so sorry! At least you got through your sister's visit, Thanksgiving, and your Open House before disaster struck.

Date: 2011-11-30 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just installed Snow Leopard on Kerri's Mac. Downloading the update to get the App Store even as we speak, and once I have that, I'll take her to Lion.

I upgrade as things become available, mostly, but Kerri hangs on. If it ain't broke, she says, why fix it?

Date: 2011-12-01 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I tend to be like Kerri in this regard. I'm definitely not an "early adopter"; I like to wait until I'm sure the kinks are worked out!

Date: 2011-12-02 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Always a balance between movie from something that works and not having useful features. I really enjoy the iCloud/AirPlay features of the latest Apple updates, for instance.

But yeah. Fools rush in, because the computer companies generally rush to get their stuff out and usually there's just a few leetle bugs...

Date: 2011-12-01 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great icon for a major PC disaster. Does that mean that you completely lost all your files or have you been saving them on a separate hard drive?

Date: 2011-12-01 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sadly, I lost pretty much everything. Fortunately, a large portion of my photos are in my Flickr account.

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