Did you ever have one of those days or moments or weeks when you just start thinking to yourself “what next?” Last few daze have been like that. Nothing catastrophic, just little things that are piling up on my pysche.
Let’s start with last Friday night, when my MacBook decided it just wasn’t going to turn back on. Spent an hour trying to fix it but nothing. Finally, after just leaving it alone for an hour or so, I hit the power button and up comes a white screen (not the usually blue screen or full color desktop screen) with little blips that count up and the machine comes back on. So happy until Saturday morning when the story gets repeated and it’s off to the Apple store, where they tell me $310 and we will call you in 3 – 5 days. Nothing like having your whole life taken away from you…at least the digital version of it.
Good news is The Orange are playing in MetLife Stadium and it’s tailgate time. Too bad it rained during the early part of the tailgate, the 2nd half was delayed by severe weather and eventually we lost the game despite a good effort. Not a bad day, just wish Ma Nature had been a bit more cooperative.
Now comes Monday and I’m off to the gym. One last check of emails before I start my workout and email screen on my iPhone is frozen. The phone is working fine, emails are coming in but I can’t do anything with screen. Easy fix just reboot the phone and it’s done but still another little annoyance.
Wednesday comes and my MacBook is fixed. Hooray! Off to the Apple store to see that everything is in working order and it is…or so I think. Bring the Mac back to the office, plug in the Time Machine back-up drive only to find out that I can’t back-up my files. Why is this? Glad you asked. Seems that when you replace the mother board, Time Machine thinks you’ve gotten a new computer because the ID numbers has changed…or something like that. My Time Machine back-up drive is looking for the old computer but only sees the new one because of the new mother board. Again, easily fixed for $90 and a new external hard drive. Just another little annoyance.
But the worst part of all of this is that for the very first time in my life, I couldn’t find my car in the parking lot at the mall. Could have sworn I parked on the yellow level but actually parked a level up. I guess the excitement of having my digital life back was too much for me. Took me about 10 minutes to figure this out, which just really annoyed me and not just a little.
For those who know me, you all know that I have a savant like long term memory. Short term memory…not so much. Pretty sure I know what caused that but why dig up the past. You’d think all those brain cells I was killing way back when would be the memories I already had and was having at the time but for some strange reason, I’ve got all of those. The mind works in mysterious ways, just wish mine would have remembered where I parked the damn car.