This post may be brief. I’m typing on my 2010 laptop, mustered into service because my 2015 laptop (purchase in 2016) suffered a possibly fatal event while I was in Ocean Grove this past week. I went to go use it on Thursday afternoon and discovered that the screen was blank and the computer was non-responsive (it wouldn’t restart with the hold-down-the-power trick, etc.). I brought it into the Apple store today, and they think it’s a warped battery, which can be replaced. The expected return date is July 16. If not, I suppose I will be the owner of a 2019 model sooner, rather than later.
I have backed up most things, but I hadn’t in a few days. One thing I hadn’t saved? My time log, starting Monday July 1. I archive them at the end of the week. So I spent some time Thursday trying to reconstruct my week from Monday morning. I think I was reasonably accurate, but if my computer can be put back into service with its existing files, we’ll be able to compare my reconstruction with reality and determine an accuracy percentage. Exciting! (And that’s about the only good thing I can think of from my computer woes.)
In the meantime, I’m hunting down passwords and figuring out links (most stuff comes up automatically on my current computer, so I hardly think about these things until they’re gone). And I’m cobbling together other systems. I can’t use the memory devices I record Before Breakfast on with this computer. Fortunately, I’m a few weeks ahead. I suppose I’ll figure something else out. We have a home computer I might employ for some things.
In any case, Ocean Grove was fantastic! I love visiting the Jersey shore for a week each summer. We had a lovely large veranda where we could see the ocean. I ate most meals out there, and my husband cooked every night: mussels, steak, lobster, mmmm. I ran on the board walk every morning. The master bedroom had many windows that I could open and sleep with the ocean breezes blowing over me. The kids got a good amount of sand, sea, and sunshine, and two of my children now have their names up on the wall at the Silverball pinball arcade in Asbury as high scorers in the under-13 category. So that was marvelous!
Plus, Day’s ice cream each night. Once we waited in a 45-minute line. Fortunately, the line wasn’t that long every day.
I’m going to hit publish to see if this works…
Photo: Eating at Day’s last summer, but there’s no way I’m trying to sync my iPhone with this computer to get a more recent shot…