What a weekend that was! The girls flew home last night, and things were sure flying around here before that. It was a busy enough weekend anyway what with their visit, Cuppa's birthday, taxes to prepare, essays to write, meals to cook, and wedding details to attend to, but computer problems just about drove us crazy before it was all over.
Without getting into a blow by blow description, let's say that we discovered that liquids and laptops are not compatible, and student Althegal lost the use of her Macbook on Monday evening with essays due soon. Theboy took it into repair shops on Tuesday and was willing to pay an extra emergency service fee, but they gave us the runaround until he snatched it back on Wednesday without them even having looked at it. He and I ended up driving into town to purchase a new computer late yesterday afternoon, and then he and Althegal worked at transferring her old files to the new computer. That's easier said than done when the old computer wouldn't even turn on, but Theboy is very good at removing hard drives etc etc and he eventually worked it all out. In fact, they finished one minute before they had to leave for the airport.
Needless to say, Cuppa and I were rather stunned and exhausted when we were finally left alone, and we vegged and caught up with American Idol before going to bed. But sleep was a problem for me last night, so I got up around five o'clock to putter and puter. I'm still hold some hope for another hour or two but that hope is fading fast.