Arms tied behind my back
In yesterday’s post I wrote that my MacBook Pro had suddenly stopped working properly. Specifically, the track pad started acting as if it had a mind of its own, moving the cursor about the screen erratically. This behavior occurs so much that the computer is essentially unusable. Given that this laptop is not even a year and a half old, and has just undergone extensive repairs, I am pretty pissed. I guess I’ll just have to use Rebecca’s computer again though, right, as I did the last time my computer was broken? Wrong.
Perhaps I’m bad luck but during the process of doing something or other yesterday, that computer stopped working too. Yes, seriously! The computer locked up and when rebooted, it displayed the flashing question mark, the equivalent, I believe, to the Windows “blue screen of death.” Does this make Mike happy? Not so much.
Sitting on the table in front of me are, not one, not two, but, three non-functioning Apple laptops. To be fair, one of the three has not been used in over a year. It was the computer that my new MacBook Pro replaced. Also, Rebecca’s Macbook is old too. In fact, it is a hand-me-down even older than the first one I described. All that said, three broken laptops is not cool! Those computers are used for work, entertainment and are our backup navigation instruments. In other words, we rely upon them!
This post is being written on the little HP Netbook that we purchased back in Puerto Rico. We pretty much never use this computer except in cases like this. While trying to work on it, I honestly feel as if I’m trying to wrestle some of my Black Belt friends with my arms tied behind my back. It is so frustrating. I have used nothing but Apple computers for the last 25 years! I even had to download and install new software this morning simply to re-size a stupid photograph! In spite of this difficulty, there’s really nothing we can do at this point. We have committed ourselves to sailing to Trinidad and hope that we’ll be able to resolve something once there. At least I hope we will. If anyone has any friends at Apple, please forward them this post and have them contact me. Some goodwill from Apple would be appreciated!