The bad news is that Nate wasn't able to fix my old computer - at least not so that it would work well.
The awesome news is that my friend Dan bought himself a new computer and has given me his "old" one which is considerably younger than mine was and way cooler. It's a Sony Vaio with Pentium D and lots of capacity. Very cool. And it works, which is also very cool. I still have to reinstall some programs and get myself caught up.
The less good news is that, although I'm feeling a bit better today, I've had the flu. My voice is barely there, I'm coughing and aching and generally feeling pretty sorry for myself.
Took a few pictures and did some reading during my cyber exile, but I haven't got things set up yet to share anything.
I'll try to catch up on things and post wordzzles on Friday, but that's the news I have for the moment.
Thanks for good wishes and for the faithful wordzzlers. My apologies for vanishing for such a long spell.