However... (you know there would be some sort of however, right?)
I've had my Mac Mini (I'm not talking about the Ipad mini here, but my actual computer) for four years, trouble-free. It was the cheapest way for me to have an Apple computer because it uses the keyboard, mouse, and monitor I already had. So I get to be an Apple snob without breaking the bank. When I purchased the Mini, I chose the roomiest hard drive available for it. It's now 2/3 full. These days you can get a Mini with a 1 TB hard drive. Oh yes, I do have an external hard drive, but I'd prefer to have everything on my computer.
So I told Cliff I would rather apply the $500 plus that a new Ipad would cost me to the purchase of a new Mac Mini. He gave me his stock answer: "If there's something you want, you'd better be getting it, because we don't have much time left."
In that case, perhaps I don't need more hard drive.
I know this isn't the type of blog entry most folks enjoy, but bear with me. I was already in the doldrums, and now I've had a rough week: In the last seven days I've lost three cows. Bonnie's calf was dead when we found it, so we had Bonnie butchered; and I found Jenny, the prettiest heifer in the herd, dead, day before yesterday. It seems that when there's a hard frost, alfalfa can cause bloat in cattle. Add to that the fact that we butchered Jody a few weeks ago because she failed to breed, and let's just say it's been a bad year all around for our herd. That's all I'm going to say about that.
No tears have been shed. I'm numb.