Thursday, 12 February 2009

The dogs have gone — at least, we took them up to LA this morning, and they fly out tonight.
Then they have 30 days in quarantine in Sydney. I took them for a big walk in the park last night, and Nipper was a bit stiff in his joints this morning, so some warm summer weather will do him good.
The house feels really weird without them.
My beautiful, one-old-lady-driver computer, my sleek and lovely Big Mac, was making strange noises when I started it up this morning, and then I got a strange flashing question-mark icon on an otherwise blank screen. Almost three years to the day since we brought it home from the shop ...
This does not bode well. The nice young man on the Apple hotline said the hard drive either had failed, or was in the process of failing. Gulp.
We are taking it to see the other lovely young people at the Apple store this evening, in the hope I can at least save some of the thousands of pics I still had to shift to the external hard drive that has been sitting on my desk for weeks and weeks. To say nothing of all my music.
I am very sad.


Anna Banana said...

Hi Lesley,
Natalie's friend, Anne, here. I store my photos on Kodak gallery, of course so many others to choose from, picasa, snapfish, etc. I hope you can recover your photos.

Natalie said...

Don't be sad! They can be saved. I know it. I don't know how exactly, but I have been in worse predicaments with my mac and my pictures have always been rescued. Courage.
You departure deadline is fast approaching, and I think that is sad.

M said...

Oh bummer! I thought I had lost all my photos etc last year but they were saved by a hard disk doctor. Let's hope you get all yours back.

Safe flying to the doggies.

peppermintpatcher said...

I hope the people looking after you computer have all the necessary nerdy skills to save your photos and music.

Poor dogs sitting in quarantine for a month!

Laura Jane said...

Gulp! What a horrible thought that your hard drive is on the way out - yikes-I hope it can be retirved before departure.

Oh, poor doggies, cooped up for a while.

I can't wait to see them again.

Oh LES - this time next week you will be HOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Victoria said...

Ack - hope you get your computer woes sorted soon.
I imagine it would be really hard to have the dogs in quarantine that long!!

Jennifer said...

Still holding out hope for a good recovery off your Mac -- plenty of reason to be optimistic!