I haven't posted for a while because my laptop, which had been gamely limping along for several months, finally gave up the ghost. First, it refused to charge. I easily fixed that problem by slamming it against the wall. The charger then worked, but all of the keys on the right side of the keyboard would only produce numbers. For example, typing "U" would produce "4." So I gave up completely and brought the thing along with me on my Texas visit so I could blast the hard drive with my dad's shotgun. You know - to protect my privacy.
I'm still in Texas but headed back to Hong Kong tomorrow, where I have access to the husband's new computer and will begin thrilling you all once again.