Just want to put up this quick notice to say that I probably won't be doing much blogging in the next few days or week, for two reasons, one kind of a bummer and the other pretty wonderful.
The bummer? Well, it's partly my fault, I think, brought on by some messing around with my Macbook Pro laptop yesterday in an attempt to get it to work more like I wanted it to.... the result being that when trying to restart it today, it crashed. Badly. I can't get it to restart, or even allow me to start it up from a system software installation disk. I've tried just about all the tricks I know for bringing a computer back to life, and so far, it's no go. Looks like I'll be making a trip to the Mac store in Northampton this week to pick up a replacement.
All is not gloom and doom, however. Using what is called "target mode"' I was able to connect the nonfunctional laptop to another Mac and see it as an external drive, allowing me to back up most of my key files, which was a BIG relief. So now it will mostly be a pain in the butt getting everything set up on the new laptop the way I need it to be.
The wonderful part is that this week, Jeannine and I will be celebrating our twenty-seventh wedding anniversary. That makes me very, very happy. We have a little trip planned which should be a lot of fun, and I am really looking forward to it. I know I'll be saying this, or stuff very much like this, to her a lot this week, but I want to take a moment to say it here and now, on this blog...
Jen, thank you so much for these wonderful years. I hope there are many more. I love you! -- Pete