I'd prefer being a stowaway on a steamboat ;-) No, seriously: I could even enjoy all the IT hassle, if I just had the time for dealing with it. But things like this typically happen when you're beyond some deadlines with other work already and then it's just pure stress and no fun at all ...

In this case, it was my own fault anyway. I knew I had to do some major updates because the old software versions did have serious issues. It was just very complicted (and not sure whether it'd work at all) to get all this done, so I postponed it ... eventually for too long. And then of course it hits you when you can't handle it at all, but still have to.