Wednesday, August 10, 2011
16x16" oil on cradled hardboard
Here' Alvin. Obviously he's the ant. Those legs sort of creep me out but he's saved from ickyness, I believe, by his sassy pine cone shaped butt. I'm really taken by his colors as well. Felix the Fly is on his way!
The computer saga continues! I felt like I was living my own season ending cliff hanger the other day whilst watching Jon, the magic mac dude, ply his trade. He tried everything he knew and as each attempt failed to mount the hard drive, my heart sank as I envisioned myself starting all over again from complete scratch. Announcing he would try one more thing, he explained that if that one more thing didn't work, we could take it to the Apple Genius Bar where it would be fixed, for free (still under warranty), however they would most likely have to replace the hard drive and would not rescue my files or he could take it, open it up and rescue my stuff but our warranty would then be null and void. I mean really, ya just can't make this stuff up.
Happily the last attempt worked much to our unfathomable joy and my files were rescued! A happy dance complete with faux tapping happy feet was had by all! After everything copied over to an external, we then bundled the poor thing up and tenderly delivered it to Apple where it now is undergoing diagnostics and possible hard drive replacement. We were not amused when the techie told us he'd never seen a problem like this before. I hate being special.
At least I have my stuff! Thank you computer wiz, magic mac dude Jon! You are a genius!