My computer problems have continued...oh, the drama...oh, the pain.
A technician came to the house and installed a new hard drive, which was fine but Of course I did not have a back-up so I lost everything--ten months of stored writing, pictures, files. I know that my brother-in-law would have been able to at least try to retrieve some of that stuff. I should have tried to entice him to travel down here!
Now I have no software. I was sent a disc, but no instruction about how to use it and neither Mike (who is ususally very competent with that stuff) or I (who am hopeless) could get it to run. That meant another call to Dell Support. The guy I talked to was very nice and he did not try to sell me anything. (There is probably a notation next to my name in their files.) However, the connection kept crashing and we were unable to download anything. Same thing the next day. There was a problem with the wireless system used in the park.
I suffered serious withdrawal symptoms not having a computer. I used Mike's laptop, but it is just not the same--his computer is so old and so slow. Really, I did not realize how addicted I had become. The shakes have stopped now and I should make a firm resolution to not get so dependent on a machine again...also to back up files on a regular basis.