My computer has died a slow, painful death over the last several days. At times I could get it to work for perhaps a 5 minute stint before it flopped onto its back with feet sticking straight up in the air with all functions frozen, and I had to do a "hard" shut down which my daughter said was not a good thing.
At the present time it is in computer hospital and, with luck, will return home (hopefully) in not too long a period and be back in working order. (And please, please without too much of a repair bill, if that's at all possible.)
In the meantime, I am thinking of all of you but am unable to make new posts (daughter has me hooked up to a "foreign" machine to type this update), read your posts, comment on them or receive or answer any e-mails.
I'm having to sheepishly admit being unable to use my computer on a regular basis had caused me to wonder if it is a bad . . . or good thing. For someone who thinks they don't spend much time on the computer, I've been made aware that I spend many short periods during a day's time with my fingers on the keyboard and eyes on the screen.
So have no fear I've passed out in the garden and the cucumber vines have nearly covered my prone form. My absence is just one of those computer "problems" that we all experience from time to time.