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.