I finally got off of the wishy-washy wagon and marched on down to the Apple store and got my new mac! There was a parking spot open right in front of the store – what more convincing evidence did I need that this was supposed to be?
The really best news is that restoring all the stuff from my old computer – apps and all – via the time-machine backup was 100% successful and painless (after software updates and reboots). Whooo Hooo!
Bigger hard-drive, faster processor, more RAM, BIGGER and brighter screen – what more could a girl want?? 🙂