And I'm holding the banana peels! My computer is on standby... in triage. It refuses to wake up from the nice nap it began yesterday. It seems to start... then, zzzzz.
I did all the 101 stuff, to no avail. Now it is on to 201...
I called Apple Care. I, being an extra paranoid non-technical, 18-hour-a-day-computer-needing person, always purchase the three-year Apple Care protection plan every time I get a new machine. I thought about it last time. I'm glad I followed through. If there is anything worse than being in computer triage, it's being alone on a raft in the middle of the Pacific in computer triage. I'm glad I saved myself there.
I will need to boot my computer from the utility on the CD used to install the current operating system I'm running. That is going to have to wait because I do not have that CD with me right now. So until then, we will find out if...
A) My computer just had a little mental splinter and the utility disk works it all out! The End!
B) I have to reinstall my operating system and wipe my hard drive clean as a baby bottom. (Oh well, thank goodness for Time Machine.)
C) My computer was the unexpected extra-special BBQ'd treat at the end of the Independence Day long weekend! ...and it is now a crispy double-fried masterpiece??
Stay tuned for the next episode of the saga of Kathy's computer's monkey infiltration.