Friday, May 4, 2012

Hello again…

{peek in} Sorry to become spotty at replying so soon after I delurked. {apologetic smile}
As I mentioned to some of you in email, last week Monday (a week and a half or so) we had a bad power failure in our part of town. It started with lights going on and off and on like someone was playing with the light switch. I assumed that’s what was happening, so I took a while to turn off my computer, modem, and battery backup. After that it didn’t work right, so Dad and I took my computer in to The Computer Store Wednesday morning. We got it back Saturday with the tech’s assurances that it worked great for her. She said if I still had trouble, try plugging it straight into the wall, because it might be the battery backup. She was right. The problem was the battery backup. I bought a new one Monday, Dad installed it Tuesday, and I took my time moving things back. I just wasn’t in a mood to rush.

While my computer wasn’t working, Dad let me use his. However, that’s never quite as efficient as using my own, so I kind of fell behind in my reading and responding everywhere except in email. I think I just caught up with the three places I’m currently trying to read to keep up with my friends beyond email, including my friends’ blogs and LiveJournal, and at least one usenet newsgroup (alt.books.m-lackey, which isn’t quite totally inactive).

Anyway, I hope I’ll be better at keeping up now that I’m back on my own computer. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin