Back to paper and pen: So after seven years hard labor, my Mac book finally gave up the ghost. Luckily I’d completed three manuscripts. But the fourth is only half done! I was backing up (honest!) but only once a month or so. Yesterday Tim drove me to the closest Apple store, we purchased a machine twice as fast and half the weight, and they promised to do their very best to recover my ‘stuff’ in 3 to 5 business days. “Never know with a vintage machine.” Vintage! I don’t know which is worse, being without my Mac, or waiting for the phone call to hear it’s well and truly dead!