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Uh,oh. Computer DOWN

By April 12, 2017No Comments

Just as I was reaching full speed on my Kyoto blog, my computer began behaving erratically, until within a short period of time, it became impossible to use.  Any of my well -intentioned but largely uninformed attempts to resurrect it, met with nought.  The old fail safe of shut down and restart, made no difference, despite my prayers.

Japan is not the land of Apple domination, so locating someone to look at the computer, as well as fix the computer was challenging. Frantic calls to the few places we could identify as mac friendly only met with the same response;  they would take it, send it out and have it back to me in about a week.  Since we are leaving for home on Sunday, that did not solve my problem.

Finally we located a place close-by with the promising name of Quick Garage.  Hopes soared.  Same story, unfortunately, despite my hope that Quick Garage would be a Quick Fix.

Now,  I am using my husband’s ipad.  I lost some ground and now have to adjust to a new device that won’t automatically download my photos.  My wings are clipped, but I intend to keep going with or without photos that attract readers.

Life goes on.  It once more reinforced for me, that I’m skating on thin ice when trouble arises with my computer.  But it also reinforced the pleasure I personally get from writing about my experiences here in Japan.

Our trip is winding down and we leave for home in just a few days.  Maybe this technical break we help me withdraw less abruptly from this place I’ve come to love.

Dianne Vapnek

In an attempt to slow life's quickening pace, I'm writing to share my personal perspective on the aging process, its dilemmas, the humorous self-deception, the insights and the adventure of it all. I spent the bulk of my time in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, but manage to get to NYC a few times times a year. I've been a dancer/dance teacher and dance supporter almost all my life. For the past20years, I help create and produce a month-long creative residency in Santa Barbara for contemporary American choreographers and their dancers. It's been incredibly gratifying. This year, I decided it's time to retire! Big change. I also now spend several weeks a year in Kyoto Japan, residing for several weeks in the spring and the fall. I've been magnetically attracted to Japan for many years. Now I live out a dream to live there part-time.

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