You know how sometimes you are convinced you are doing the right thing, and then Life tells you otherwise? Such was the case last night. Feeling unprepared and overwhelmed I decided to skip German class. Instead, I was going to write code to help better my skills. Seemed plausible. When I got my laptop I saw there was an update available for macOS Catalina, so I kicked off the update process as I do every other time — mistake 1. With about a half hour or so to spare, given the update required a 2GB download, I decided to wash my dirty dishes — mistake 2. While washing the dishes a butter knife slipped out of my hand and broke one of my Monday Night beer glasses.
I returned to find the download complete and watched the Mac reboot itself. It was taking a scarily long time for the normal update process to show on the screen, so I touched a key and the Mac kernel panicked (no need to explain if you don’t understand, just know that this isn’t good). The Mac then rebooted again and showed an update screen I’ve never witnessed before, and after about thirty minutes seemed to be updated successfully. The only reason I didn’t completely shit my pants while all this was happening was because I knew (at least I hoped) that the full backup I performed yesterday morning would (should) save my ass. Back up your data, friends!
It’s funny how quickly I can change my plans. I awoke this morning at 4:45am and decided that this morning I’d be the first one at Lowe’s at 6:00am to buy some stuff for the house. My goal was to do a crossword in bed and then scarf down two hard boiled eggs before hitting the road. As I finished the eggs I rescheduled my day, deciding to stay at home instead so that I could start work early and get in 45 minutes on the trainer at lunch. Lowe’s will happen either tomorrow, or more likely Sunday, morning.
Now when am I going to do yard work again?
Hope you are remaining healthy and have a wonderful weekend.