Hi, dear friends -
I'm almost back in business. There was good news - and bad news - about my computer today. The good news? The hard drive was in great shape and all of my data could be retrieved. The bad news - there had been a failure of the motherboard. Now, if you don't know about motherboards, they are to computers what our hearts are to our bodies. They run everything! Without one, your computer is dead-in-the-water!
So, we headed to the computer store. First, we stopped by the service desk to ask a question. What would it cost to replace the motherboard. Well, two questions, really. Would it make sense to do that? First answer - w-a-y too much money for the part, plus labor, equals more than it makes sense to pay for repairs. Almost the price of a new computer with new technology. That answered the second question.
Tonight I am typing on our new computer. We're up and running. Almost. There are things to adjust and learn and log-ins to do. The wonder is that there are familiar places appearing in front of my eyes. Things that bring comfort - like your blogs. The unsettling part is that I've lost all of my email addresses. Yes, I know, there are places I should have backed them up. But.I.didn't! I'll rebuild my contact list as you leave comments or email me - and, believe me, I'm a firm believer in backing up systems and contact lists and things that are important. Especially when they disappear.
I'll be back again soon. I have things to tell you and photos to share. Once I figure out all the bells and whistles of this thing I'll be here often. In the meantime I have my blog reader up and I'm trying desperately hard to catch up. It will happen and soon it will all be a distant memory.
(I notice Blogger is playing with font sizes again. I don't know how it will all turn out when I press 'Publish' - maybe I'll be able to read it without my glasses!)