For those who aren’t following Deb’s twitter feed, the latest round of random, gratuitous Windows glitches/crashes that have afflicted her old Dell laptop has led to some great news:
New laptop – PC to Mac. Good thing I’m sleeping with the IT guy!
Yes, our last hold out has switched. We’re now all rocking MacBook Pros:
- Dennis has the 2.5Ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro that I was using until I got a new one a few weeks ago
- I have the new i7, 15″ model
- Deb got the i5, 15″ one (because, you know, mine needed to be the fastest. ๐ )
Overall, this should make the home network IT tasks a lot simpler.
We’ve got her contacts, calendar and favourites all moved over, as well as her email account set up so new mail goes there. I haven’t looked at moving her old mail over, but getting it out of Outlook 2003 is probably going to be no fun. Oh well, that’s tonight’s task[*].
Unfortunately, it seems like there are still a small number of Windows apps that she will have to run, at least until we can find Mac replacements. The good news is those replacements appear to exist, but our budget has already taken quite a beating, so we’ll have to buy those incrementally. In the mean time, a copy of Parallels should keep her going.
* Btw, if anyone has any words of wisdom about how to get mail from Outlook to Apple Mail, let me know.
Readers of the Deblog already know that Deb is traveling this week, but for the rest of you, this is Deb’s annual pilgrimage to Wisconsin for Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp.
She heads out today and gets back next Tuesday. As usual, she and her friend Mabel are driving there. Good luck, Deblits. See you on Tuesday.
She’s off on her yearly pilgrimage to Meg Swanson’s Knitting Camp (“RETREAT 2.75”) in Wisconsin. As usual, she and her friend Mable are driving down in Big Red (our mini-van). The trip takes two days, and Deb called last night to say that they had stopped at their traditional half-way point in Sault Ste. Marie.
Deb brought her laptop with her, so she may do some blogging while she’s gone, but if not, I’m sure she’ll give a full report when she gets back. In the meantime, Dennis and I are in bachelor-mode. Booya!
Poor Deb. She hasn’t had a lot of fun on her first two skiing lessons. Her boots hurt enough that she was in agony after the first one, and when she got that fixed and went out today, she wiped and broke her thumb. ๐
She’s enough of a trouper that she’ll try it again once the cast comes off, but given how warm this winter has been, a month from now the season could be over. I guess we’ll see how things turn out.
She’s off today to “Mabel Corletts annual Needlers Retreat”, and will be back some time on Sunday afternoon. I’m sure she’ll tell you all about it on her Deblog when she gets back.
Happy Mother’s Day to all who fit the description. ๐
Deb’s family is coming over for a BBQ today — two kinds of steak, chicken and spicy sausages — in honour of the day. My family was supposed to come as well, but Anne is down with an abysmally bad headcold, so we’re going to hold off visiting with them until next week. That’s still ten people, so it should be fun. Zoe isn’t coming, though. She’s lots of fun to have along but somehow three big dogs seems to cause about three times the confusion of just two. Maybe next time.
Deb is away Thursday to Sunday this week. She and the Knit Wits are off doing whatever it is that they do when at Brown’s Bay. What I really like about that is that it’s proof that she’s mostly mended from the operation. Yay!
The vestiges of Deb’s operation are finally all gone. She’s a bit more sore today, but otherwise is in very good spirits. We’re going over to S&R’s for dinner. ‘hope to see you there. ๐
She seems to tire very quickly, but as long as she’s getting lots of sleep and not moving around too much, she seems to be her chipper self again. Of course, I’m sure she’ll be doing even better once the er… “last remaining remnant” of the operation is removed a week from tomorrow. Until then she’ll be pretty tied to the house.
Deb got out of the hospital today. She managed to take a shower before I got there, and she made it through the ride home, past the enthusiastic guard dogs and all the way to the living room before she was too tired to go further. Not bad for the day after surgery. She’s currently napping on the couch. We’ll try to make it upstairs later today.