Alive and Frustrated

I'm just checking in to let you know I didn't die (yet).

My new laptop arrived early on Monday.  (I was not expecting it to arrive until the end of the day on Thursday.)

Yay!

What great customer service!

I turned it on and it asked if I wanted "Migration Assistant" to move everything from my old computer to the new one.

"Apple is SO fantastic!" I thought as I told my new laptop YES.

Those Apple people are damn clever!

Press ONE button and everything from the old computer goes to the new computer.

Magical!

But?

But, they should have warned me Migration Assistant would run for DAYS making both my new, and OLD, computer inoperable until it's done.  (I'm on Day #2 right now … how many days will it take??)

And yes, there is a better way.

If I had known what a huge PROCESS this whole migration was, I would have bought a firewire and I could have done it in a fraction of the time.  Instead, Migration Assistant is working wirelessly on my crappy home Internet system and it could not be any slooooooower.

I stopped into the Apple store and asked them if it's normal for it to take so long.  The answer? 

Well, yes, if you're stupid enough to attempt it wirelessly.

Ahem … said The Blonde Woman.

(Ok, ok, they might not have said stupid – but!)

In any case, I borrowed a computer just so I could let you know what's going on and why I've been unusually quiet.

Tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, is my birthday!

I'm turning Twenty Four (at Heart) – again!!

All I want for my birthday is Migration Assistant to finish (successfully) and allow me to use my new laptop.

I'll be back as soon as I have a working computer – !!

© Twenty Four At Heart

11 Responses to “Alive and Frustrated”

  1. Cathy B

    Yup, I’ve done the same kind of computer-related AARRGGGHWHENWILLITFINISHWHYDIDIHITENTER kind of thing – and I work in IT, so don’t feel too bad!
    Happy early birthday from another Scorpio, hope your new laptop is doing exactly what you want it to do very soon!

  2. Kristen

    Have a wonderful birthday! No looming surgery to put a damper on this year. Enjoy your day!

  3. Jan

    Oh, good heavens – I hope it doesn’t take as long as it took Carbonite to back up my laptop (not to scare you, but…33 days).
    And happy almost birthday. I love you to pieces.

  4. Judi

    Happy Birthday – I hope the Apple gods smile on you today and let you use your new laptop. 🙂

  5. sandi

    Happy Birthday LOVE!! I miss you. Please call or text and let me know how you are doing.

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