It *was* a lovely day...up until about 7:30pm, that is. A little yoga. A freshly mowed and trimmed yard. A shopping trip for a new phone. A healthy and delicious dinner. Lovely, indeed...and then it went to hell in a hand basket.
It started out simple enough. We were going to watch last night's episode of Survivor online on my computer. Wait, you're saying. don't you have satellite and DVR? The answer would be yes but Dish and CBS are getting along about like the Republicans and the Democrats right now and, as a consequence, there is no CBS feed on our television. No big deal; we can watch it online. It's not as convenient but it's doable.
The problem was my computer wouldn't wake up from its deep slumber. We tried numerous fixes which really were non-fixes as nothing we did worked. It was like the tower and the monitor were joining in the non-communication game. In disgust, we left it turned off and went to watch the show on Wayne's computer. The drawback with that plan was the signal on our home network isn't the greatest in his office so the video stopped and started far too frequently. It was a little frustrating but we managed.
And when it was over, we went back to my computer to address its problems again. All it took was Wayne unplugging the power and plugging it back in again. Now mind you I'd done exactly the same thing an hour and a half earlier but apparently my computer just craved Wayne's golden touch. Believe me, I was relieved!
Now I could plug in my new phone and restore all my apps, etc. from the backup I'd created from the old phone earlier in the day. Easy-peasy, right? Not tonight, it's not. My excitement at all the pretty new features of my updated phone (not to mention the end of the ridicule I've endured from friends and family alike for my antique technology) was short-lived. I'd already done a test phone call, send a few texts and explored some of the features of this shiny little toy. Now I was ready for the next step.
Not so fast. First there was an issue with Apple trying to register my new phone. My AppleID and password? I have no idea; the old phone was purchased four or five years ago. I couldn't create a new account because it already had one with my email and I didn't have the password for the old one. Then the phone said it needed a newer version of iTunes.
It was with great relief that I finally got all those issues behind me and things were perking along. I watched the progress bars with delight as photos and apps were being transferred to the new phone. And then it all went to pot. The phone suddenly thought it had just come out of the box and wanted to know what language to use. It kept telling me to connect to iTunes to restore and iTunes thought it had already done that. Sigh. It's enough to make a person say bad words. I can't even get to the home screen now. Looks like my Friday will include another trip to the phone store.
Technology is a wonderful thing when it works. And a highly frustrating thing when it doesn't. Tonight was too much of the latter and not enough of the former...but there's always tomorrow.