Well, the prognosis for the computer is not good. My brother took it away today, for at least a week, and he may have to wipe the whole thing clean.
YES, we have everything backed up and I cannot tell you how much easier I am breathing knowing that.
What I also will not tell you is how panicky I already feel with the computer gone. I fear it does not reflect well on my level of attachment to a machine.
Instead, I will just have to treat this week like a quasi-fast from the computer. I may have some time in the evenings to use Rob's laptop, but of course that depends on his volume of work.
Just promise me that you will all write very boring things for the week, okay, my friends?
Hope to see you soon . . .