|This morning's Cornwall Rose Garden beauty|
This morning I walked to the bus stop and rode the bus downtown, to have coffee with John, as usual on any day other than Thursday. Because I hardly slept last night, I decided to skip the challenging "Relaxed" hike with the Senior Trailblazers today. I only got three hours of sleep, mostly because I couldn't get comfortable and tossed and turned for most of the night.
Partly this was due to having received my new Apple laptop computer around 8:00pm (when it was supposed to arrive by noon), and of course SG and I had to take it out of the box and get started transferring all the data from my old one to the new one. I called Apple support, and we learned that the new version comes with a gadget called a "Migration Assistant." We managed to get everything transferred (which took awhile). I went to bed before it was all finished, but SG stayed up and learned all the bells and whistles that are offered in the latest version. Can I say that I LOVE the new keyboard? I was so tired of that old "butterfly" keyboard that often typed words wrongly, and sometimes skipped letters because they would stick until I wrestled them free. This is so much better!
|The display, showing the rose, above|
In many ways, though, there is very little difference between using my new laptop in writing this post and the old version, because everything transferred over with my settings intact. How cool is that? No fussing around, and I really notice the difference in speed. Nothing is hanging or waiting as happened frequently with the old one.
This is my third or fourth version of the MacBook Air, and many of the things they "improved" in the last version have been fixed in this one. I love the magnetic charging cord, which was taken out of the last version but reintroduced here. And the keyboard just fits my little hands like it was made for me!
Instead of hiking with the Trailblazers, I did get in my usual three miles before coming home and playing with my new toy. I asked John to let me out in front of the Cornwall Rose Garden, which is displaying so many beautiful roses right now. Along with the first picture, I also took this one:
|Pretty and fragrant|
I know there is much more to learn about this new setup, but for now I guess you could say I am very happy. And I'll be way happier once I've caught up on my missing sleep. I feel a little frazzled, since I'm used to getting eight or nine hours every night. But I can do this every once in awhile and not be any the worse for wear. And I did get in a really nice walk with the Happy Wanderers on Tuesday!