Of course being a mother of two of my own, and of two step children, there were many sacrifices made, however I never used the word. It was life, my life, a path I took and I am still alive many years later. Not that sacrifices should be ignored, of course not, there are sometimes events which mean you sacrifice time, a valuable commodity as for all of us it is limited. Some have more, others have less.
This morning I wrote my usual bloggy “Good Morning” greetings, full of hope for the future day. I then realised that my iPad had blank screen again with a strange picture of a sort of cable with a small plug at the end. I had enquired by the salesman in the computer department of my local supermarket, and he said most proabably I have too many apps. I do not have too many apps, I would like a few more. I was even thinking about a new iPad with more power.
I enquired and the guy showed me the new models. 16 and 32 bit or Gb or whatever they are called, no longer exist. Mine is a 32 and I was in any case thinking on the lines of 64 or even 128. After our discussion he told me that my iPad was longing for a connection to iTunes for a spring cleaning. It was suffering with a blocked memory and needed to be healed.
So, to return to my blank screen, I told Mr. Swiss that I should connect it to a computer for an iTune resuscitation action. He sort of said “then do it” and I asked “how”. Although he was in the middle of Saturday preparations for something or the other, he sacrificed 2 minutes and connected it to the iTunes on my Apple computer. Immediately my computer asked me some questions, and I said yes, go ahead. It was then I noticed my iPad was being reloaded and I left it to do its thing.
I suddenly heard a noise and my feline, bless her whiskers, had decided to use my desk as a launching pad to the top of the cupboard and the connection was lost between computer and iPad.I was then ready to make a sacrifice, but it would have been qualified as cruelty to animals, felines in particular.
I restarted the task. It was now 9.00 a.m. and I was usually almost finished with my daily work sacrifices, but I was trapped by my iPad. It was doing things and I was the observer. In the meanwhile iPad had begun to ask questions and needed a connection to my e-mails. Again a disturbance for Mr. Swiss, as he had to consult the list for the codes. At 10.45 I could have a shower. Mr. Swiss was long gone into town. I am usually quite calm, but if there is one thing I do not like losing, it is time. I have discovered that time can be used for all sorts of useful things like cleaning, writing blogs, ironing, reading books, but not for unplanned tasks like refurbishing an iPad.
My iPad has become an item of importance. I can do things in bed with it in the morning, like checking through my sites. I can talk to my friend in england and even see her on the Facebook messenger camera. At the moment is very important as my dad is in care and she visits now and again.
At last my iPad showed that it was ready to go. Unfortunately it was a slight understatement. It was not going anywhere with my apps, it had done a spring clean, they had all gone to the happy apps grounds. After my shower I had to begin to cook lunch, but in between did a few app recoveries. By lunch time the main ones were in. I also discovered that before I had carried out this operation I had very little space for more apps. Mr. Swiss found there must be something wrong. He was right, I now have 23,9 GB free from a total of 26.6 GB. Now my iPad has been unclogged, and I have a new clean slate and room for lots of apps. Here it is, looking all bright and shiny. This is only page 3 of the apps. Page 1 is the necessary stuff and I also have a second page full of apps.
I uttered a few profanities when re-up/downloading my apps as some refused, especially the ones on web sites. It was then that I discovered I was operating in Google and anyone (except me) realises that uploading web sites on a iPad should be done in Safari.
I have now made a decision. Whilst talking with the guy in computer department he showed me the newest models of iPad. They are faster (which I do not really want) and I also have a touch screen to write on. I have difficulties writing on paper with a pen these days, so I do not know whether that is an advantage. I decided I would like a smaller iPad with one of those chips where I can go places with it, at least in Switzerland. For another country it would need a lot more. I could put it in my handbag and do some app jogging in the bus or train. Even sit on a bench on a hike and do things with it, yes, you are never alone with an iPad or an iPhone. It would just have to sacrifice some of my savings. Others sacrifice their money for clothes, I sacrifice it for computers and all the stuff that goes with it. You only live once.
Daily Prompt: Sacrifice