...to bring you an important mesage. Well, important to me anyhow. My laptop kinda got bevirused with a nasty little Trojan backend thing (sounds dirty, huh? well, it IS, just not in the entertaining way). Working on a repair and wishing I were rich enough to say "gee, it's old and percrankety and its hard drive is almost full anyway, I'll just buy a new one." And yes, all my important files (including all of my writing and most, if not all, of the music & photos) were backed up.
Limping along with the smartphone and the slightly temperamental netbook; I'll respond to recent comments & post again just as soon as I can.
Meanwhile, if YOU haven't got everything on your computer good and backed up, I'm using my mom voice here: do it now!