Thursday, October 01, 2015

So sorry....

After having much of the summer recovering from a total knee replacement, I just did not have the inclination to update my blog page. So here is a link to my Facebook page instead. I will get busy on updating the blog even if it is in an abbreviated version.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Off to South Africa!

Tomorrow we start the first leg of our trip to South Africa. We leave from Orlando and fly to Dulles Airport for a short visit to my sister.

On Monday evening we fly out of Dulles and head to Johannesburg by way of Senegal. A short wait and then we are carrying on to Durban for a week of visiting family, friends and old haunts.

I am not taking the computer but will have my iPad so I am hoping to post some updates and photos as we go.

Stay tuned......

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Hallelujah! It's a Miracle!

Well, I told you about the wine that got spilled (was that my hand?) on my 2 year old MacBook Pro. I finally went into an Apple store and took it to the Genius Bar. The geniuses there told me that all components had been affected by the spill and there was a flat rate of $755 to clean it up and replace the damaged components. I did not leave the computer because, in my usual cautious manner, wanted to think about it. I was pretty upset. We had to have a big repair done on the front end of the car ($1200) and another bunch of money added to that was not going to be possible.

I had kept the computer turned upside down with a paper towel on the keyboard, where most of the wine had gone. I had also opened the back and mopped up as much of the wine as I could.
My first reaction was to do this.
Then I turned it upside down like this with a paper towel under the keyboard
Then I opened the back, removed the battery and the hard drive and dried under them 

A couple of days ago I was packing stuff away and I thought I would just try once more to fire it up again. As soon as I attached the power cord, the orange charge light came on. A miracle! The computer fired up as normal and all is well with the world.

My African Lion desktop.