Hahaha who’s got the last laugh now?

Gentle reader, if you remember in a prior post I lamented about the death of my MacBook Pro.

Well, this evening, I called apple knowing I was out of warranty, but they were going to try to help resurrect my Mac.In the meantime, here in Jim’s office, I had three dogs under my feet and the desk.Jim wasn’t very happy with that, and was literally dragging my heart, my Zush, out of the office and as he did, the power cord fell down and we reconnected it.

Guess what?

Not only did the computer come on, but also it is charging.

I feel as though I have gotten wind back in my sails thanks to Zush and Jim’s short fuse. Otherwise, we would have been lamenting a potential trip to the Apple store. Instead, all we need is a new mac power cord!

Go figure!

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Apple forelorn

God,I miss my Powerbook.

I am typing on an HP that is like a dinosaur.Awkward, unstable, and mostly slow.

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Meet Lola.

Lola’s family is leaving for vacation for two weeks and she is here at Zush and Kas camp to hang out.We go way back with Lola-she is a year younger than Zush so they are good buddies.It’ll be a blast to be a three dog house for a bit.

Hopefully, Lola will keep me from missing my Mac too much.

Seriously?

My Mac Book Pro died.

Maybe I should say I am watching it in ICU right now, as it is plugged in and yet it won’t start-up. The power cord is lit, and there is a faint flicker of green light on the charging cord.

**sigh**

My Apple is my right arm, but considering the recent encounters with my iPhone 6, well, Jim had mentioned that I wasn’t really on the best of terms with Apple. I just really wasn’t needing to go through this right now, you know. I do understand that things happen when you least expect it.To add insult to injury, it’s my Friday night and I am so tired now I can hardly see straight..

I will keep you posted as to the heartbeat of my Apple…..if you see tears on my blog, you’ll know what happened.

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Day # 2 of – iPhone6

**sigh**

So here my phone is sitting in the ziplock bag of rice.

I am fortunate enough that Jim and I and able to step backward, as it were, to resume our old phones, until this gets figured out, one way or another.

Today, My BFF Kate and I took the ferry over to Lewes, Delaware, and of course I took some pictures.Nowhere as nice as my iPhone 6 would have taken, but I took the pictures nonetheless.I know that I didn’t have this happen on purpose, but the fact is it did happen.I KNOW it is something that will always haunt me.

Right now I am feeling pretty low: some things happen that just seem to kick you in the butt and land you on the ground, and then other things seem to be the foot holding your butt down on the ground and is stopping you from getting up again.

I am going to keep praying on this to hope I get out of this lousy slump.I know the grass is always greener on the other side but this has gotten past that point.I have always been a fighter and hope to muster myself up and ready to get out there and fight another day.

CURSE OF THE IPHONE 6

…ON ME.

Bear with me gentle reader while I recap what has happened with this iPhone. I received the new one from Verizon and it was defective.So I went to Apple to order a new phone. I mean this was their brand new phone, let them replace it, right?

Got a new phone back, and then needed a Sim card that Verizon had to order and mail to me.Then I ordered a protective glass from a company on Amazon, which arrived broken.So what else can happen?

While trying to get ready for my company today, I threw a bath mat and some dirty clothes in the washer……ALONG WITH MY iPHONE.

**sigh**

Here’s hoping the back of rice works.

Not currently an Apple of my Eye.

I am on the phone with Apple.

Yeah…Apple.

Upgraded my phone and went to the iPhone 6. Got it out of the box and guess what? The only way I can hear any calls is via speaker.I figured I’d call Apple directly since it was a brand, spanking new iPhone.After promising my first through last-born fur children of mine, they fed-ex’d out a new iPhone 6 for me.

What they didn’t tell me?

Verizon requires a NEW sim card in order to activate the replacement phone. It goes without saying that Verizon is now sending me, allegedly in two business days, a new Sim card. So I was hoping that today, my Friday, I could spend setting up the new phone.

Hahahahaha….

So here I sit, on hold with Apple, ready to slit my throat.

I think I might have gotten to the point where my love affair with apple products is seriously in jeopardy.

Stay tuned.For now, the hand is still empty, and am thinking of stringing two Tropicana orange juice cans together.

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#CANYOUHEARMENOW?

I should preface this post by saying that I usually have no issues with Verizon.

Hahahahahaha…..

My iPhone 5c hung in there with no issues, until I started missing calls when the phone was either in my lap, 5 feet away or about 10 feet away.I called tech support on Thursday and bam! New, or should I say, rehabbed phone fed ex’ed out to me by 1:30PM today.

There began my trouble.

I have questionable hands.Meaning, between a touch of carpal tunnel and a pinched nerve, I had to insert the SIM card in the new phone.Uh-huh…ain’t happening.I get Jim to try to do it.He does it, we get it in and the phone reads no Sim card inserted.

Excuse me?

Then I made the mistake of calling tech support for a verbal walk through, I get a guy named Mark, and his big contribution to helping me out outside of being really obnoxious? He transferred my call to Apple.The gal at Apple says to me that Verizon has the SIM card, and THEY are the ones who should be helping me with this: I agreed with her.

I went on-line to tech support and got someone named Shelly who at least tried to assist me.After 45 minutes, I thanked her, and walked to my neighbor, who I just had seen drive into his driveway and he fixed the phone in 5 minutes.

The moral of this story? Stay away from Mark, the phone tech from hell at Verizon.

#CANYOUHEREMENOW?

Uh, Mark? No thanks.

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Sorry, Wrong Number, Day III

**Sigh**

I got up this morning around 5:30am, because I just wasn’t feeling too well.

I got up out of bed, checked my cell phone on the side of the bed, and saw that it needed to be juiced up.I went to do precisely that.

Or so I thought.

Two brand new Apple USB cords meant nothing. My trust right arm, my Apple would no charge up for me.

Crap!

5:45 am found me on with Verizon repair yet again, and I think that I knew more than some of the folks that I dealt with. By 7:30am, they had escalated me to level two once again, and then they decided to give my phone to needle and send it to phone heaven.Allegedly they are expressing me a phone on Monday and I should see it Tuesday.

**sigh**

Film at 11…lol

Starting all over

Adding all natural one grain dry rice to a smoothie made of kale,carrots, and apples is this morning’s breakfast.Part of me still jokingly is looking for vodka to turn the juice into a bloody mary. You have to get through all this stuff so the system will be cleansed thoroughly.

Why is it that “finding religion” of weight control is always in the spring, when you start moving around and the social season starts up again?I am going to give it a shot and try, and perseverance has to be a stepping stone to keep this going.The Flip fitness class has given me some movement back, and I know one thing.

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No year like a new year.

I hope all of you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.I won’t go as far as the priest we had for Mass this morning who said something about anyone who needed ice packs…I think he was revealing too much of his age!

Jim had the girls out for a good walk this morning and is up playing his guitar.The girls are curled up peacefully sleeping and I have a pot of home-made applesauce on the stove. Our dinner today will be the traditional pork,sauerkraut,potatoes and applesauce.We need all the luck we can generate with our move this year.

Here’s to 2014-hope it’s a good one for us all.

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Computer Illiterate

So I thought I knew a thing or two.

I operate on a MAC, and also have an iPhone.I, all of a sudden,I couldn’t sync my phone to my trusty MAC.I couldn’t believe it. Me, Ms.Apple, couldn’t do squat all of a sudden.It was if I were brain dead.My former neighbor is an Apple guy, so rude person that I am, I bothered him.
Jim was very understanding and trying to help me out and all of a sudden, EUREKA!

Moral of the story?

Update all your programs……**hitting self on forward**

Thanks Jim!

Juicing

Jim made juice from the power bullet last night and we had them for
dinner..they actually were rather tasty and pleasant.

We had enough that I brought one into work today for breakfast and guess
what?The kale,cucumber,carrot and apples make a great combination and
I really even don’t have the urge to go to the Keurig and make a tea.

We need to get back to where we were before the move, when we were
actively juicing. It made me feel more energetic,calmer, and my stomach
handled it well.It is hard because when everything is rush and you
are stressed, it’s the last thing you are looking for.

All I have to say is that it’s worth it!

A little better……..

The weather is back to October.
Yay!
Sleeping with windows open and blankets.
Yay!

“October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came,
The chestnuts oaks and maples, and leaves of every name…”

When George Cooper wrote that poem, he wrote it for me.
It was always one of my favorites.

Time, in the Mid-Atlantic states, to enjoy the coolness,
the apples, the colors…I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Enjoy your day.

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Techno-what?

I am home today, waiting for a utility to visit and adjust a water meter.

In the meanwhile, I downloaded an audiobook so I’d have something to listen to on the bus coming home. I did. No problem.The problem was getting it on my iPhone.

Since my I phone is rather new, I still could call Apple Inc. for assistance, and so I did. I couldn’t get a nicer guy:his name was Ryan. Part of the issue is that I couldn’t synch my phone to my computer.My problem? I upgraded my Itunes to a new version.**sigh**

Ryan helped me out: I let him take control of my screen-incredible what technology allows us to do, and within 5 minutes, he solved my problem.

This is one of many reasons why I am glad I went to Apple, and never went back.

Happy Birthday to my Mac.

Jim gave me my Power Macbook for my birthday last year.

It has brought me nothing but joy.

Having worked with computers for a long time, you haven’t lived until you never have to deal with a blue screen, a Norton anti-virus, windows error messages, and so on and so on…if you are a windows user, you KNOW what I am talking about.

I’m converted- I’m a believer!

Apple rocks!

Juicing,continued

So the end of this week brings almost a month since we’ve been juicing.

We have been running the gamut; from oranges, apples, strawberries and blackberries to lemon, ginger, spinach, pepper, celery, parsley,and kale, with a few things in between.

We have been feeling better and actually have a little spring in our step.

Change is good!

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A lot of grapes

“…a lot of grapes…”

That’s what Shingleman just called in from the kitchen.

We are on day 17 of juicing our one meal a day. It’s been an awakening. I for one, hate to write this, let alone say it,**whispering**… I feel good!

We have been doing kale, celery, cucumber ,grapes,lemon, carrot and apple. Our “desert” is raw I salted walnuts, unsalted shelled sunflower seeds and flax seed. We eat the seeds as if we were eating a small custard cup.

This has been an accomplishment. I think we are going ok!

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Thirsty?

We are going through a lifestyle change, the Shingleman and I.

Juicing.

Yup, we are trying one meal a day as nutrition via juicing. Yup. I know. Nutrition, skin, pulp… but guess what? We are giving our dining menu a rest and I, for one, haven’t had this many veggies since before my radiation, close to 19 years ago. I fancy myself a decent cook, but heartburn has been hanging with me for a while. I’ll try this.

I had a thought tonite while Shingleman was doing the juicing. I know I am going to burn in hell for it.

The pepper, celery, kale, cucumber, broccoli, carrot and apple juice was really tasty…..

Just needs a shot of vodka. LOL

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The flavor of the day

So here I am , back at Cuttin’ Edge, getting a color & trim, and I have a chance to try new KCup flavors.

It always is nice to try a flavor and not have to commit. Kind of like life, and how you wish it could be!

Today’s flavors are Folger’s caramel drizzle, and Van Houtte’s Apple caramel pie. I sigh, because, America can’t cure cancer, but these coffees smell exactly as advertised. How they manage to make this happen is beyond me.

Have a great weekend!

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Is it the Apple of my eye?

OK,kids…here is the first post from the Mac Powerbook.

You know what’s funny? Once you get out of school, you say, ok, NO MORE HOMEWORK..yeah right. I had my initial tutorial at the Apple store yesterday,and now, while Jim is out with a buddy, I am reading, yes, try not to laugh please,”the manual”. What a trip. As I try to pursue it,well, I am oh so thankful for my no line progressive bifocals. It’s like, can the test get any smaller? Oh, what’s that? Yes, my eyes WILL BE 52 years old Thursday..maybe that has something to do with it.

Back in the day..

Back in the day, Jim wasn’t used to getting a wife birthday presents and Christmas presents in the same week.

Then I turned 50. Hah! Got a smart phone, shore house and HP laptop all within one month. Nice.

In anticipation of a life after my current job, Jim got me a birthday/Christmas gift last night. I have crossed the abyss. I now own a Mac book Pro. I am an apple girl.

 

Thanks Honey.

 

In other avenues, today is my Mom’s 89th birthday and I will be the first to admit that I seriously wondered if she’s see it. Thank you God, for the gift of my Mom.

It is also the 9 month birthday of my new knees….

 

Phew…

Busy weekend!

Farewell from the undisclosed location, for now…..

xxoo