It’s been a bad fortnight. My bad back has returned, and painful as it is, combined with my never-ending headache, I’m immobilized 70% of the time. Unpleasant. Painful.
Additionally, my 1 year old MacBook Pro kept freezing and crashing while I was marking assignments last week. Finally it stopped responding. I took it to the Apple store on Tuesday: the hard drive died. Lucky I’ve got a time capsule.
Picked it up on Thursday, went through the motions to restore my data … it couldn’t find the time machine data.
At this point I’m mentally and physically exhausted and distraught.
Back to the Apple store yesterday. Apparently the motherboard died when I took it home. Again, they don’t have the part, but this time it’s not 1 day but 3-5 to get it shipped in.
Glad it’s under warranty. Repairs over $1,500 so far.
They’ve been really great at the Apple Store and have promised to help me restore it when it’s fixed again.
But I’ve still got 26 (much more complex) assignments to mark. Even with the anti-inflammatory & pain killing tablets the doctor prescribed I’m still in pain.
And to add insult to injury, as one final act of evil defiance, before it died my computer wiped all my music during the final iPhone synch. You’ll know how dependent on my personal soundtrack I am.
Fortunately I discovered Deezer has a free trial period for streaming on your phone (slightly broke right now so it’s a welcome option) and most of my current favourites are now back with me.