So, last day of vacation and it feels like I'm coming down with a cold. That's not bad timing, I guess. Certainly better than coming down with one on the first day of vacation, but I don't think anyone at work is going to believe me if I call in sick tomorrow. So unless I'm half-dead on Monday morning I'm going to have to tough it out.
As for today, I wish I could say it was spent relaxing and taking it easy on the last day of vacation, but instead I did somethings probably not all that bright. First thing I did was touch up a good chunk of the photos we took during vacation and then sent them off to Wal-Mart. Cathy's folks are going to pick them up for us and send them up in a care package in a few weeks. Yes, our printer can do photos, but it's still much cheaper for Wal-Mart to do it then using our own ink on the photos.
Anyway, I thought that might take an hour or two. It was closer to four because of a few hiccups with the Wal-Mart site.
But then we had the real migraine...I decided to install Windows on my computer.
The nice thing about the new Macs is that I can do this. When I was in Florida I bought VM Fusion (software that allows Windows to run at the same time on my Mac) and a copy of Windows. I know Windows is evil because I use it at work. But at least there I have tech support when things go horrifically wrong. Here, I just have myself and I haven't used Windows on my own since about 1999.
Anyway, after some head bashing against the wall, I managed to get Fusion installed and updated, Windows installed and updated and then an anti-virus program installed and updated. So that was several more hours up in smoke. The one thing I failed to get done was my copy of Civilizations installed. I kept getting error messages and gave up at that point before pitching the works of it out the window.
If nothing else, dealing with Windows has once again reconfirmed why I love Macs so much. Turn them on and the bloody things work out of the box. Hours of fussing around with Windows and my work still isn't done.
Anyway, tomorrow is back to work and I guess back to posting about things other than vacation. Tomorrow is kind of the unofficial start to the new year in Nunavut. All the schools are back and most people who went out for Christmas are now back, or will be shortly. Break time's over.