Long story short --most was recovered after a session at the Genius Bar on Friday, except for Thursday's pix that had not made it to the cloud and about 8 million text messages still sitting there. Can't say enough about Apple's customer service -- at least at this particular store.
Sunday late afternoon -- airport to pick up Patricia and Stéphane - my two charming and adorable French cousins, who are here to make presentations at conferences in New Haven and New York. They stayed the night and I took them to the train this morning, but it was a delight to spend a few hours with them. My French family knows how much I love la moutarde française, and Patricia brought me a treat -- truffle mustard and mortared au piment because she knows how much I love spicy things.
Today, worked on getting the tax records together to take to my accountant later this week. I was excessively antsy after a few hours of working on that stuff and took a break to fritter away some time on Facebook. Good grief! Working on taxes clearly addled my brain.
If I can get off this computer, I may continue to do some stitching on a whole cloth piece. No straight lines this time: I'm kind of enjoying stitching those circles for a change.
On the other hand, I am leaving on Saturday to run a three day Free-form Design Spa workshop at Hudson River Valley Workshops in Greenville, NY. and I really need to get my supplies together. I am driving, so I will be able to bring my very own sewing machine. I have a basic Viking 210 from sometime in the '90s and it only weighs 14 lbs, so it can travel by car. It's the only machine I ever bought new. Its cousin, the Viking 215 (equally basic) is at my Florida apartment. That one I bought on ebay a few years ago for almost nothing and it seems to be working fine.
Tomorrow, dentist and more taxes. Oh joy.