This is just a quick post to tell you that I did not drop off the face of the earth, however it looks as though my trusty laptop may have done so.
Two weeks ago the screen on my lap top died, so I scheduled an appointment with my local Apple store "geniuses". Mr B and I nearly died laughing when they brought us back a little print out that said something to the effect of "Due to your computer being a vintage model, we are unable to work on it at this location". (Yes, it really did say "vintage"!).
The "geniuses" were nice though and suggested a repair place just outside of town, so that is where my laptop is at the moment, seeing if they can source the "vintage" parts that are needed to make my computer run again.
At this point, all is definitely not lost, just out of action til further notice, and I am set here typing away on Mr B's new iPad.
And now let me digress for a moment. Back when I was a youngster, my mother sent me to typing classes as she felt everyone should know how to type. With hindsight, I am now very grateful for this every time I watch someone without these skills try to type something on a QWERTY keyboard. Let's get this straight, I am no record holding speed typer, but I do alright.
Now to get back to my point - I absolutely cannot stand typing things out on a touch screen. It feels so slow and I feel so clumsy. So until my laptop is fixed, or until a similar solution is found (new lap top perhaps? Sadly not in the budget until next Summer), posting around here might be a bit sparse.