Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Computer

The new computer arrived late Friday afternoon and we set her up yesterday after I mowed the lawn. Easy to set up, plug in, push power button and you're done.  That's what I like about Macs.  I then spent a couple of hours reestablishing Bookmarks, finding where they'd hidden the sound icon, having a fight with Siri who I felt was giving me snitty answers.  The only site I had trouble  with was our mail server, used their online chat feature and they recommended that I call the company.  It didn't recognize my User Name, so I told it I'd forgotten it, I hadn't, they sent what they thought was my user name--Mac got that on his computer--it still wouldn't work so I told it I'd forgotten my password, I hadn't, and it asked for the city I was born in and when I gave the correct answer it said that was wrong, so I called them.  Had a 10 minute wait to talk to a human and while they were trying to straighten things out I tried my original User Name and Password and lo and behold it worked.  The help on the phone said there may have been a glitch on their end that caused the problem, I thanked him.
So most things are straightened out, found the sound icon and put it on the desktop for easy use, found out why it kept asking for my password and reset that, so I think I'm good to go.
Mac had worked on the broken computer and gotten it to run some diagnostics, but it still won't start up.  He's hoping he can at least get my photos off there,  otherwise I'm going to have to work my way through Blogger and Facebook and get them.
Our pool is still not done.  The heavens opened Wednesday and the workers left, returned Thursday and said it was too wet to work, said they'd be back Sunday, but yesterday they said they decided they didn't want to work on the weekend.  We've had little to no rain since Wednesday so it's pretty dry, if they get here early tomorrow they could get it done before the next round of showers start.  So fingers crossed.
I'm off to start a painting.

                                                          My poor backyard





15 comments:

  1. SO glad your new computer has arrived and is working well. We have rain today but we need it, then again we are not trying to put a pool in. Good luck

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  2. Hope you get the pool in otherwise you may have to wait all over again. Glad you got the computer sorted out.

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  3. Love your new computer and the ease of setting it up. Very strongly leaning toward a Mac for our next purchase.

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  4. I didn't realize I had missed so many of your posts. Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful. I love those trees! Ours is a light lavender. Glad you got the new computer, and hope you get the new pool installed soon. You have a pretty back yard.

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  5. Snap our Macs are the same - glad you are happy with it.

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  6. Macs are wonderful and fairly easy. Glad you sorted your problems. Hope your pool is quick to do too. B x

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  7. I hope your pool gets done soon, I know how hot your summers are. I'm glad everything worked out with your computer. How nice to have a new one, enjoy it!

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  8. I have never used a Mac. I hope your pool builders show up bright and early tomorrow morning and everything gets done quickly. -Jenn

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  9. Good thing you got the computer stuff all sorted out. Too bad your pool isn't done yet. We finally got some decent rain in the last few days, and everyone is very happy about it. If any more rain shows up in your neck of the woods send it our way, we need more.

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  10. Such a shame about the pool, hopefully they will turn up today and finish. Good to hear there have been not major problems with the new computer.

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  11. Passwords etc are a pain. I am still having non-acceptance of passwords even though they were once accepted with no problems. Good luck with the pool.

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  12. Love your header image. Glad you got the new computer sorted out - I'm having trouble getting coal for mine now. Someone who knows what they're doing should be able to recover your data (including photos) from your old hard disk, provided it's not damaged.

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  13. I sure hope you are able to get all your photos back and not have to go back through all your posts to recover. I live in fear of losing mine! I would have a lot more trust if they were in photo albums, the old-fashioned kind.

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  14. Macs are great. I also find their customer support fantastic. Maybe you could take your old computer to your nearest Apple shop? I keep all my photos on iCloud, that way I can see them wherever I want. There are so many that I had to get extra storage but it is 79 pence a month, well worth it. I hope you can retrieve yours! I also hope your pool is ready soon. x

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  15. Glad you eventually got your computer sorted ...

    All the best Jan

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