Photos of hope and new horizons

Things have been quiet around here while I plug and unplug cords, move equipment, and calculate (without sufficient knowledge) power draw parameters.

There's hope:


And new horizons (still wrapped in a protective covering):


Amazingly, after I figured out that I didn't have to move the old CPU in order to make room for it plus a new CPU (the new computer's calculating parts are inside the monitor frame) it took about five minutes to set this system up, although I spread that out over a couple of hours because I did some office cleaning, too (to look at the office, you might not be able to tell that).

It's hooked up. It's been turned on. The major design-related software has been installed. The printer has been plugged in, and the computer knew exactly where to find it without a hitch.




Spinner's note: In the first photo, behind the box, those are St. Blaise double-row combs, attached with C clamps to my daughter's child's chair, which is a perfect combing bench (and one of the most versatile pieces of furniture, in many regards, that we've ever lived with . . . thanks yet again, Mom!). There are other sets of combs, of different types from other makers, in the room but these are the ones that have been on call lately.

The miracle is that, with multiple pairs of wool combs within reach, at the peak of PC frustration I only ripped up an old phone book.


8 thoughts on “Photos of hope and new horizons”

  1. I’m rather proud of my self-control, actually. I also know that the combs
    would not have reached the software, which appears to have been what was
    causing the problems. The hardware keeps testing out blameless.

  2. I’m so excited that you got another Mac!! I hope that, between the two that you have, you’ll be able to transition off of the PCs completely.

  3. Ahhh yes the new iMac. Complete heaven. Congratulations. If you want to move some PC items to it and live anywhere near an Apple Store. They can do that for you.

  4. Thanks for your excitement! ME, TOO! It was a big gulp. But I think it’s a
    huge step in the right direction.

    I’m not sure I’ll be off PCs completely, because I don’t want to run any PC
    software on the Mac (even though I know I can). There will be a PC in the
    corner of the office to run the things for which there isn’t an equivalent.

    I celebrated this afternoon by washing a bit of wool.

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