The accident that befouled my computer totally for 3 days (and the prelude which had kept me limping on it for 3 1/2 weeks prior) ultimately has given me some great gifts.
More, in fact than I can count in this post -- it would take up waaaaay too much space.
The good news for friends patient enough to wait to hear from me, is I will be back online and social in about another 7 days.
I still have not installed my e-mail reading app, so e-mails are behind by at least 4 weeks in all accounts.
At this point, I'm still testing installations (a slow process), refinding things, and re-building trust with my system functioning.
The old clips of me telling some of my favorite stories are apparently gone. The good opportunity springing from that is I have the brilliant gift of a FlipCam, and a dynamite tripod -- so I'll be setting up those tellings in present day. And, of course, I'll be posting them here, because at least I'll be able to find them again in the future.
I believe in laughter and awe.
Here are 4 of the recovered things that bring me immediate laughter or awe (or both). May they keep you occupied while I keep working on my return to the social world.
My personal favorite out-take
Peter O'Toole, Man of La Mancha (1972) - I, Don Quixote
Puff the Magic Dragon, Peter Paul & Mary
Note to self and friends:
I have a limited backup (due to physical size of the holding unit). As I get programs back up and running on my beloved Toshiba I am restoring the files from my backup in incremental sessions.
I've also researched online cloud storage, and found one that will suit my needs, albeit expensive. I hope to avail myself of it next month.
Yes, I checked out the free online cloud storage, and 2GB of storage is a drop in the bucket. What I have been able to restore so far is in excess of 68GB -- and for what I normally keep onhand -- that too, is a drop in the bucket.
No, I'm not back on Twitter or FB yet. That is important to me, however, getting my computer set up to function without snargling needs to be taken care of first.
See y'all soon.