After early Mass we went to the Apple Store at Ridgedale to retrieve the iPod and iPodTouch that I dropped off for repair on Friday. I never did receive their promised email confirming receipt of my devices and my 10:30 appointment with the GeniusBar, so I was happy to see my name #3 on the concierge screen. After way too much time discussing the battery condition, the Minions were awful excited about my report of the iPodTouch only being seen as an iPhone by my computers, seems this was an error none of them had encountered! I suspected a software upgrade gone amuck on both of these devices. All the GeniusBar did today was polish them up and hand them to me with the comment; “If we didn’t solve your problem, you didn’t bring us the problem.” I started with the iPod. They formatted it to Apple specifications, so the first thing I need to do is reformat to Windows. At which point iTunes stops responding and the machine needs to be restarted. Ugh. OK, so I’ll try the iPodTouch. Error Message: “An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly. Please disconnect and reconnect the iPhone, then try again.” It would seem I made TWO trips to the Apple Store for nothing. After just an hour and a half with a rake, I’m grateful for the front-mounted thatcher on my little John Deere tractor. I met my new neighbor.