“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
All my iBooks data is restored! My 4 months of hard work is saved! My iPad connectivity issues are resolved! All of my Apple computer products are working properly. Yay!
It’s the end of 7 consecutive days of unresolved issues with my iPad and Macbook Pro. I’m grateful that I’m working with Tim Cook’s executive team at least, I’m not sure where I’d be if I was still going through “the queue” like I did on Sunday. In any case, I’d say that the positivity project has definitely had an impact. If this had happened before I started this project, I would have completely lost my mind a few days ago, let alone have patience after a whole week of dealing with tech support, being unable to do my work, and basically make working to try to fix my computers a full time job.
Instead, I’ve tried to keep positive, I’ve had pleasant experiences with the Apple Support folks I talked to yesterday and today – we “clicked“, and I’m catching up on my delayed blogs tonight, so my day job doesn’t interfere with tech support tomorrow. I even had another issue added to the mix after today’s support call, and I’m not losing it.
The senior tech support guy I spoke with today, bless him, got further in recovering my data than anyone else has for the last few days. We’re still not there yet, but it’s looking promising. He’s escalating to the people who wrote the code for iBooks, so if that doesn’t work, well, it will, I know it will. Positive thoughts.
My computer has been moving slower than it used to, so I asked if he could fix it. After making some improvements, he suggested that I reinstall the operating system to make a bigger impact on speed. It was the end of our call, and the end of the work day, and I’m already days behind with my writing, with still no access to my iBooks, so, I thought, sure, why not, what have I got to lose?
He got me started, and told me it would take 45 minutes or so, and then my computer would move a lot faster. Easy peasy, it’ll do it’s thing and 45 minutes later, I’ll be good to go. Nope. Almost two hours later, it’s just sitting there with no progress, so I finally cancelled it, and rebooted to gain access to my Macbook again, hoping that it wouldn’t freeze or do something else crazy. Obviously that worked, because I’m writing this, but now my computer is moving like molasses.
I can’t help but laugh. This is better than a Shakespearean tragicomedy. Even if my issues don’t get resolved, and if nothing else comes from this, and I believe Apple ought to give me a new iPad, iPhone, and Macbook Pro after all this madness, which they’ve already said they won’t – positive thoughts, believe it Rajni, I’ve gotten a good laugh, and fodder for all these posts. Priceless.
The bottom line is, no matter what, at the end of the day, let that sh*t go! Tomorrow is always a new beginning. Write a new script, and even if it does turn out to be a tragicomedy, make it Shakespeare worthy!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!