I am not techy AT ALL, and I have never had a good grasp on itunes, icloud, synching and that stuff. XWH was a whiz at it, and did it for me. Long story short, I am failing tragically at trying to figure this out today. I got the photos off my phone, thank god, but the music is still all screwed up and the Apple store wants $99 to help me figure it out, IF they have someone available that knows PC stuff instead of Mac, since I have an ipad and an iphone, but a Dell laptop.
So now I'm in tears over this and feeling so pathetic to be affected by something so DUMB when I have faced bigger challenges over the last weeks and been fine. I hate getting ambushed by my own emotions like this, and I hate even more that moment of wishing I could call XWH, since it would take him about 2 seconds to handle this and I've been fighting with it for an hour.
I guess I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~ JK Rowling
I found a techy friend to help with the grades and he is going to teach me to make my own (I made sure to make an arrangement for a lesson). When I'm strong enough, I'll tackle the other electronics and call customer service if I have to. Ask around to see if any friends or friends of friends have knowledge/advice.
And when you figure this stuff out on your own, you're going to feel awesome. The first couple of weeks I would leave home an extra hour early to make sure I didn't get lost on my way to new places in the city, etc (WS used to do most of the driving) and when I'd find a place on my own, it felt great. Something I so relied on him for and turns out I always had it in me. It will be the same for you.
When I need to know a good porn site or how to lie to and manipulate everyone in my life including my lawyer, family, friends, spouse, and co-workers, I'll give him a call..
Thanks for your responses. I have asked around for techy friends, and friends of friends.... we'll see if some help turns up. I have also used Google for help on a number of things. For some reason it didn't occur to me to try it for this problem. I will check it out. Thanks, Butterfly Girl!