Trying to learn not to get excited over things. Hard for someone who scrutinizes things nine ways to Sunday. What might happen? Who will be effected? What else will this cause? Don't count your chickens, before they hatch... ripple, ripple... just the usual things that go through my mind.
Been waiting for a good while to get the MAC up to snuff, more memory, etc... AND to get my new laptop. Was supposed to get it last weekend and that went south. This weekend, my computer guru was going to be busy, so he decided to come out after working all day Thursday. He gets here around 7pm and begins opening the shipping box containing parts and whatnot, as well as my new laptop. Decides he will do that first, since it will be the easiest. Opens the box and low and behold... the laptop is WHITE! We're talking BRIGHT WHITE! Crap, I couldn't even find the coffee maker I wanted in white and we ended up having to get black. Now, you can't even see the coffee! Black, metallic, stainless steel looking everything nowadays. Had absolutely no clue this laptop would be white. White will not last 5 minutes in this house and will stick out like a sore thumb where I had intended to put it. Already, I'm not a happy camper. Next step, attach the wireless router to the modem. EEEENNH! Not happening. Seems the wireless router won't work on my thingamajig. Back in the box it goes, to be shipped back and upgraded to the higher priced one. Oh well, I've waited this long.
Next up on the agenda, the MAC. He gets out the whatchamacallit to save everything on and can't get it to start collecting my stuff. That was the next problem. Off to the store to buy a USB cord, that he didn't have with him and didn't think he would need and we didn't seem to have around here. First store didn't have one, second store did. Manages to get that show on the road. Process didn't take long, like my brain, there wasn't much in there. Opens the MAC, adds the RAM without any problem. Whew, I was sweating that one, even though he was confident. Begins transferring saved data back and it's a blur from there. Things didn't go well. Stuff started to spit, sputter and spew. Everything seemed to be in slow motion. Instillation had to be restarted. More slow motion. He's tired, I'm overly anxious. He has to go to work Friday morning and may not get any sleep at the rate things are going... or not going. Finally managed to get things on track, but my photo application isn't here. Crap! Printer has to be reinstalled. Crap, again! All the software has to be updated. Hummmmm! It's that dark cloud that seems to hang around me. Anyone that is anywhere near, will undoubtedly be effected by that cloud.
Guru left for the long drive home around 1am. Managed to update the software myself. Still don't have my printer or photo application. It will have to wait. Everything looks totally different. Must learn to get used to it. Trying to be positive...
BUT THAT LAPTOP IS STILL WHITE! I'M POSITIVE I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF A WHITE LAPTOP!