Preparing for delivery... what crazy things are you doing?

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    So, in anticipation of "iPad Saturday" what crazy things are you doing to get prepared for the delivery? Here's a few of the things I've done to get ready.

    1.) Got a manicure (no kidding, I want my digits to be cut and clean for the new toy.)

    2.) Got my front door sign ready for UPS to make sure they know I'm home! Don't want any excuses.

    3.) Got my big, green, micro-fiber terry-cloth towel for wiping away the fingerprints I'm sure to put on the iPad.

    4.) Groceries have been bought, no need to leave the house.

    5.) Cleared off a space on the end table for the dock and opened up a slot on the power strip for it.

    6.) Box cutter is at the ready.....


    Anything else?
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    Meditation app so you can go to sleep Saturday night after such an exciting day.
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    I'm sick, so I'm not doing anything right now. I did buy the Pages app and a couple others for my ipad.
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    1. Vera Bradley case arrived and is ready.
    2. Got microfiber cloth--mine is green too.
    3. Downloaded some apps (most free, but purchased a
    few).
    4. Made deposit in the account I use to purchase on iTunes.
    5. Easy meals ready for the weekend.
    6. Told family I am taking a vacation Saturday and Sunday.
    7. Advised son to be available immediately if I need help.
    8. Have lawn chair ready to sit in driveway to wait for UPS.
    9. Manicure, great idea, will do tomorrow.
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    Absolutely Nothing special as my iPad will arrive tuesday at my place , and unlucky me i can't have Numbers and Pages as yet only in US iTunes Store
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    Computer house cleaning

    Today:

    1) Cleaned up the house network, by adding a password, and adding an airport express for printing (so I can print from the iPad if I can find an App for that).
    2) Updated operating system on one of my iMacs - I figured now was a good time to wipe it all clean and start fresh. Will update the other family iMac tomorrow so we are all starting fresh.
    3) Loaded iTunes with credit
    4) Got chair ready to wait in line at the Apple store
    5) Signed up for an iPad workshop at the Apple store for the kids, so they can learn iPad usage. :)
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    Lest see:
    1. Reading everything on the net I can

    2.Updating my version of itunes

    3.Putting more $$$ in my apple store account

    4.Seeking low priced early case ; until the good ones come ou ( office max: $12.95 )

    5.Asking the owner of my local ups store where I get 100% of my mail; if he will be open on saturday( DUH); because that is whwre my ipad is being delivered.

    6.Selecting the first ebook I am buying ( newest Alex Delaware Novel )

    7. Trying to relax
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    1) Fixed my WiFi so now I will be able to connect 802.11g anywhere in the house
    2) Loaded iTunes and then updated it the next day :)
    3) Added my mp3s and updated the art
    4) Added some free ePubs to play with the new interface
    5) Downloaded a bunch of free apps and created a wish list at the app store
    6) And finally....Purchased a crying towel to use while I see all the happy new wifi iPad owners while I wait for my 3G :(
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    My pre-sign sheet will be hanging on the door, even though I will be home. I will not take a chance that a "call to nature" or some last minute urgent matter keeps me from answering the door.
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    I called my father who just retired from UPS (after 35 years) and he even told me he can't get me my iPad today even though we don't have Saturday delivery. So I have to wait until Monday to get it... very disappointed :(
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    Get into comfy clothes and slippers.

    Fix three meals so there will be not need to cook.
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    At dinner my husband was telling me all the things we need to do tomorrow - go to lumber store for something, go to nursery to look at trees, a couple other errands. I was agreeing with him, until he said we'll just leave a note on the door for UPS to deliver another day!!! I informed him we wouldn't be leaving the house until AFTER UPS delivered!!!

    I'm ready!!!! :)

    Susan
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    Good for you Susan. Are you really going to receive the iPad and then leave. I don't have that kind of will power ;).
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    No way!!!! I'll send my husband out to do the errands alone - or I'll bring it with me, after I've spent a couple of hours with it!! :) My husband isn't into all this new technology like I am so he doesn't understand!! (But he'll probably want one after he sees mine!!)

    Susan
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    • Updated itunes

    • Looked at some of the new apps made especially for the iPad.

    • Credit Card is paid up and ready. . .

    • Purchased and received an inexpensive silicon case from Amazon. It's very cool, because it has the fake card board iPad inside. I'm showing it around the office so everyone can OOOH and AHHHH over the size and have regrets that they didn't plan on getting one.

    • Playing with the fake case and card board cutout pretending it's the real thing, so I'll be an experienced user by the time I get the real one.

    • Charged up my iPod touch and iPhone, so I can play games or read in case there's a long wait in line, at the Apple Store. OR if I need to call 911, for a fight at the store:)

    • Thinking about making up a sign like that great cartoon on the forum "$1 per touch (for 30 seconds)":D

    • Going to ride my horse an extra 30 min. so I'll be tired enough to sleep tonight!

    • Assembled food delivery menus so I won't have to cook or do dishes..

    YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, tomorrow is going to be a great day!
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    Checking Engadget, TUAW, and iPad Forums every 15 minutes..
    Bought $50 worth of Apps, I mean spent $50 on Apps.
    Tracking UPS2958 from Louisville to Sacramento on Flight Aware.

    Other than that, not much. I am not one to get too excited about new gadgets.
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    You all are crazy - but that's perfectly cool as so am I.

    I hope everyone enjoys their new iPad as much as those Christmas mornings when you were 6, 7 or 8 years old.

    I'm looking forward to some of the coverage that will be on the web as well as reading the first thoughts on this forum.

    I'm waiting to see if the iTunes app store crashes under the weight.

    Again - congrats on making it through your wait and enjoy!

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Late April :D
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    David,

    I see you are in NM. I just created a New Mexico iPad Owners group, check it out here:

    http://www.ipadforums.net/groups/new-mexico-ipad-owners.html

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