My beloved iMac needed surgery and just got a new hard drive. Is that considered heart surgery for computers, or is it brain surgery?! I don’t get it … Aren’t Apples supposed to be better than oranges in that respect? ! Aren’t they supposed to be above all that mundane suffering?!
Two or three months ago my computer started acting sluggish and it only got worse with time. When we got to Florida, it pretty much stopped working, it was making these painful noises, like if it was struggling to breathe… I was heartbroken. The last days have been frustrating, I had missed blogging and didn’t want to lose momentum. The fact that I was finally posting on a more regular basis (at least compared to my own self!) made me feel more confident and kind of hopeful for at least consistency, until I find my substance…
We have been dealing with The Geek Squad, she and I . Actually, she had to deal with them more than I ’cause she was the one who had to stay overnight in the Jacksonville store while I went back to St. Augustine. To say that I was surprised to find out St Augustine didn’t have a Best Buy store is an understatement! Who doesn’t have a Best Buy?! Not that I like that store particularly. Actually, I don’t. But in this day and age, you can’t survive without an Apple store and one with a geek squad nearby, can you?!… Well, I know! Jacksonville is nearby….I get it! Who can survive without that kind of stores I asked?! Answer to self: Those wholive with beautiful, white sandy beaches in their front and backyards and don’t want anything to ruin that! That’s who! and that’s why I’m moving here! Duh! Because it reminds me of my absolutely beautiful city, Trujillo, in Peru, were I was born and where I grew up, the way the city was during my childhood…but that is a subject for another post! PERU (Where the heck is the accent wordpress people?! -I know where the accent is. Don’t answer. I just don’t want to switch keyboards all the time) Today I tried to use my computer with its brand new heart, or brain, or heart …whichever! only to realize it was still slow, but in a different way. It might have to do with the internet speed. Tomorrow I’ll have to call the geek squad again and deal with those mundane maladies. ( The viruses, not the actual geeks!) Actually, the Geek Squad said it was the hard drive, no viruses.
The good news for me was that because I had to go to Jacksonville every day -only a 40 minute drive- I had plenty of opportunity to visit SWEET PETE’S, a one of a kind candy store that was featured in THE PROFIT (I like MARCUS LEMONIS! he seems to be a very nice guy) It was one of my favorite episodes and I really, REALLY, despised the bad guy and I really, REALLY liked the good guy, PETE!
I had a great time taking pictures and admiring everything. What a great, happy and colorful place to be! full of old fashion hand made candy and joyful children young and old!!! That Sunday I was actually dropping family at the airport and had a really nice brunch there at Sweet Pete’s, all by my self, it was Father’s Day. The only sad note was missing my husband with whom I spoke several times that day, and I was missing my dad… But I couldn’t do anything about that. I haven’t been able to do anything about that for almost four years in September.