Happy Easter to all who celebrate!!!
(end of happy part of post)
So the good news about my computer getting sick? It didn’t happen until after my last presentation in Ohio. And it’s an Apple Powerbook, so we just drove to the store straight from the airport and the EMTs took my poor baby out of my arms, started CPR, and promised they would do their best.
More good news – all it needs is a new power port, the thingie where you plug in the electric cord. Given how many thousands and thousands of miles the computer has logged this past year, it’s amazing it lasted this far. Even more good news – I should be able to pick it up on Wednesday.
Bad news – I leave Monday for a week-long speaking tour in PA. Without my computer. Without my computer that has most of my notes and emails pertaining to this trip.
So Easter Day for me is being spent pulling together the fragments of info I have (hotel reservations, contracts, etc.) to figure out what I don’t know yet and writing lots of pleading emails on the computer I am using right now (which belongs to BH, who is busy cooking Easter dinner so I can do all of this scrambling. Yes, he is the best husband on the planet. No, you can’t have him. I have a lifelong warranty on him. Mine. Mine!)
And before you yell at me, yes, I have everything backed up. Of course I do. But there is no way to access the backed-up info because it is all Mac OS X based and BH’s computer is a Microyuck Windows-based operating system. And I couldn’t afford to buy a new Apple just to access those emails.
So I probably won’t be posting much here this week. I look forward to seeing whoever can come to the Moravian College gig on Tuesday (call their library for details). Also, I’ll be speaking at the Northeast branch of the Philly library on Wednesday night – call them for the time, too. The rest of the trip will be at schools, plus I get to hang out with daughters Stephanie and Meredith!!!!
::dances wildly across the floor, causing rabbits to flee in all directions::
I’ll be home a week from Tuesday night, leave Wednesday for Rochester.
(I can’t wait until I grow up because then I’ll be an author and I will stay home and write every day.)
But really, Happy Easter.