Missed the cool work window outside this morning so hunkered down once again inside. Loaded the photo editing software I use onto the netbook so I can tweak and post pics again (photos from yesterday). Searched online and found another HP to get me back in business with a full size monitor. This time I am skipping the laptop route and getting what they call an all in one desktop - still low power but heartier. I took into consideration all the suggestions folks gave me but I am rather brand loyal and I don't fault HP for the failure of my laptop - I put that thing through hell the last 3 years and probably got at least 6 years of life out of it being that I ran it 14 hours a day in this desert...still confident that HP will bring it back to life.
Finally got around to signing up for the medevac helicopter ambulance service for rural areas. http://www.mtcmembership.com/ I think the sudden illness of my computer must have motivated this. For $50 per year, I can get choppered out if need be and that's it for my out of pocket expenses...they try to squeeze the rest of the $25,000 price tag out of my insurance company. The only down side is - if I really need it...I probably won't be able to enjoy the ride. But I will try to get photos for the blog. 87,103,68,0,B