Sorry, folks, the computer is offline and has been since my return this past weekend sometime. (I'm using a friend's now to post this update.) I had hopes of having it repaired by now, but, alas, that's not to be apparently. It's not the sturdy computer but instead the broadband connection at fault...and I'm waiting, waiting, waiting for the repairman to repair and/or install a new port. And I've been waiting since Tuesday. Even with multiple calls, only incremental improvement has occurred.
Here's to hoping that tomorrow is my lucky day...I have much to post.