Well, the news is back about my computer and it is not good. IT DIED! The Geek Squad said it's hard drive was shot, and so we have decided to just let it go with no extraordinary measures to keep it going. It is at least 8 years old and in computer years that is close to 100.
It has been quite a chore transferring all my "stuff" onto Ed's laptop, especially since I barely remember any of my passwords and user names. Fortunately, we finally figured out how to get my trip journal to work, so I am uploading some photos that go with my last update. You may have to reread it to figure out what they go with, but hope you enjoy them nonetheless.
Thanks for all of you who let me know you are still reading it and if any of you messaged me from the trip journal site, those messages all got erased, so email me again if you said something I need to respond to.
We've moved on to the Central Coast of California and I wlll be updating again soon.