Touring Stuffs

6 Aug

A week in and so far so good on the touring…we hit San Angelo, Amarillo, and Albuquerque.  We’ve had the chance to stay in Amarillo (Susan’s hometown) and Albuquerque (mine) for multiple days which is always nice.

Pool View

San Angelo was warm and Susan played with Ray Wylie Hubbard.  Maybe my first time merching next to a pool.

Ice Cream Stealer

To make up for the heat…there was ice cream.

No Pushing

Push did come to shove the day I got to Albuquerque, though. My laptop track pad has given me some issues in the past, but it’s been ok for a while. On Saturday I pulled it out of my bag and it was permanently depressed into the computer. I had a spare mouse for just this situation, but after a bit that wasn’t even working and things were selecting and deleting and moving around on their own volition. This will not fly for four weeks on tour with no Apple stores around, so I decided it was time to invest in a new laptop.

The purchase was in my 6 month plan, though not my week plan…but once I manhandled all my files over to the new one, I felt a lot better and am now ready to take on the portable technology world again. It was a 4 year old laptop that has been around the country several times and it was time. RIP, old laptop.

4 Responses to Touring Stuffs



August 8th, 2012 at 2:11 am

Inquiring minds want to know… What kind of new laptop are you now sporting?



August 10th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

It’s a MacBook Pro! My last one was awesome…just old. They’re pretty hearty and take abuse. 🙂



August 13th, 2012 at 12:29 am

I had to do the same about three months ago. Same issue — 4 year old MacBook that had been hauled all over the United States, Middle East, and Europe. Similarly chose a MacBook Pro. Finding OS X Lion to be a little glitchy, but happy overall. Not sure if you bought Apple Care, but it’s worth considering. My brother bought a Pro a couple years ago and had it melt down a few times — the last being just conveniently out of warranty. I figure with all the bumps and knocks from traveling, it’s probably a worthwhile investment.



August 14th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Apple Care for the win – I always buy it right before my first year is up – and yeah, I oddly started having issues right after my 3 years was up too. So it goes. They’re great machines. Mountain Lion came with mine and it’s a bit different from Snow Leopard like I’m used to but I’m sure I’ll manage it. Yes, I’m an unapologetic fan girl.

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