Approximately 14 hours* after clicking the Update and Restart button on my PC, I am the lucky recipient of this message:
Working on updates 8%
Don’t turn off your PC. This will take a while.
Oh joy. So much for my plans to edit photos and write a blog post then. Sadly for me, the photos are very much on the PC in question, so there’s no getting at them for at least another week**.
Sadly for you, I have dug out an old laptop (running Windows XP, nogal) so I can write something on 6000.co.za. Happy days.
The headache left me after 11 hours of lovely, cosy, delicious sleep last night and so today was full of activity: science project with the boy, a couple of DIY things around the house, coffee and biscuits (and a quick drone flight) in the local park, and a last-day-of-the-school-holiday visit to the local indoor jungle gym, climbing wall and big slide in a warehouse place. You can’t do that with a blinding headache. Well, not when you first enter, anyway. You don’t really have the choice once you’re in there.
Tomorrow brings an early morning, the school run and (probably) all of the traffic that Cape Town can muster. I’m in no way prepared (mentally or otherwise) for this rude assault upon my freedom (especially the hour and a half after 6am). I can only suggest a quick glass of Marlon and an early night to begin the process.
Working on being ready for the new school term 8%
Don’t think it’s going to happen. This will take a while.
Right. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I’m off to work on the first part of my preparations now.
Wish me luck with the next 92% (on both counts).
* this is a huge exaggeration.
** this one is even bigger.