In Like a Lion
My iMac is one of my more precious posessions, but alas, it has become something of a dinosaur. I was already running out of room and having troubles convincing it to keep up with the Internets or do too many things at once, but when I couldn’t upgrade to Lion and therefore continue syncing my files once Mobile Me goes away in June, the need to upgrade became acute. Yesterday we did the taxes and had a better idea of our financial picture, and so today I went down to the Apple Store and did the deed.
Now I am in that special hell that is transferring data. Technically I could have done a Time Machine backup, but I don’t want ALL the data, just the stuff I really need. So right now I have two external hard drives hooked up and am making a lot of trips back to my old machine as I need things. (Anna got the old iMac. She is over the moon.)
So far I like Lion, but I’m still getting used to all the changes. I like my little postage stamp of a keyboard, but I miss my keypad. I got a 27″ machine, which is quite a shift from my previous 19″ model. I can’t wait until I have to compare two documents. Cannot WAIT.
Now I just have to sell enough books to pay for the damn thing, because I had to use my line of credit that is my business allowance for the year. Which I suppose means I should get back to writing…