Okay. Apple released a shiny new operating system. I could have just downloaded the installer and been done with it, but no, I wanted a CLEAN install, I wanted to START FRESH. So.
I googled how to do that. I found a nice set of instructions for setting up a USB thumb drive to be bootable and do the installing. I followed the instructions very carefully. I checked everything two or three times. I get started, and everything works fine.
Until it doesn’t. And I’m up until four in the morning trying to get it to work.
This morning, I do a system restore. I find myself back in MOUNTAIN LION, re-download the new hotness YOSEMITE, then try again.
Okay, it all works fine now. But since I was all gung-ho about STARTING FRESH, I have to re-install a bunch of big, fat apps, restore my iTunes library, re-install my favorite fonts, etc.
Really, it’s all my own damn fault. But hey, all my (SHINY!) icons are nice and flat now, so that’s something. :P