Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grin and Bear It


Sometimes ya just gotta smile.  Everything which has ensued after my summer vacation has been a task in patience; the sudden 'retirement' of my beloved PC, my quick decision to go ahead and buy a Mac, and the whole new learning process involved as well as the software platform issue - - I do not like running them through another program which allows Windows to be hosted on a Mac.  It feels foreign, and inefficient.  It's slowed me down immensely, and there are other issues I won't get into which make it impossible to continue this way.  I need to switch the programs to Mac versions.  More money.  More delays.  ugh.

Additionally, I've not retrieved all (though many) of my lost files; (oddly, 3 external hard drives 'died' when I returned from vacation as well!)  who knew that often all that is required are new external enclosures to put those hard drives in once you figure out how to pry apart the ones that died.  Some successes, then, but more to go.  If anyone is still around once I am back up and running, it would be quite humbling.  I am one of many in a vast ocean of talented artists and photographers.  If I seem invisible, why should anyone keep looking for me?  So, thank you for any of you who still do; I promise I will be back, and I am hoping it is really soon.

16 comments:

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I'm sorry you are having such problems! Technology is great, when it works, and sometimes that requires so much effort you have to wonder if it is worth it. But it is! We'll be waiting for your triumphant return.

sMacThoughts said...

Oh thank you, Victoria! I feel it is right around the corner.... or I hope, at least!

Ashley Anna Brown said...

Hang in there! Once you are back to normal, it will seem like you were never gone! And once you get used to using a Mac you will be amazed at how you will nearly never encounter problems such as this again. Seriously. I work on a five year old eMac, and have never ONCE had a problem (knock on wood!). After growing up using a PC and having it bust every couple of months, it's truly amazing, and such a relief to not have to worry about these things!

sMacThoughts said...

OH Ashley, thank you, that is very encouraging!

The Vintage Sister said...

Awww, of course we'll still be here waiting for you!
I hope things get better soon:)

Thanks for the "germ" comments!!
Tracy

sMacThoughts said...

You're welcome, and thanks, Tracy!!!!

Lenae May said...

Hi sweety!
So glad you dropped in...you crossed my mind the other day but I must have chased a rabbit and didn't get to your blog! I chase more mental rabbits! will I ever think straight...haha
Lenae

sMacThoughts said...

Rabbits are nice... I think chasing them is something we all get caught up in. We just might discover their magical world, and who can pass up that chance?!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I've missed you ! I'm glad you visited me on my blog
Hey >>>>> I just got an Apple too [ a month ago ]
Happy Halloween Susan

sMacThoughts said...

WooHoo, we're Apple-sisters, Sandy!!

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