Ok, I'm better (finally!) but now my computer caught a virus. I can't win! Our computer is not exactly new (I think we got it in 2001) but it works fine for what we need it. Problem is, when you have two people using it, neither knows what the other has done.... It seems that somehow our firewall got turned off and we got a rather insidious Trojan Horse. Many downloads of spyware and add-removal software later, we're starting to get some functionality back.
But I'm still a little hesitant to go to anywhere but the most trusted sites anymore. And our computer is definitely running a lot slower. It makes things like keeping up with my blog very tedious. So bear with me- we'll get this straightened out and I'll be back to regular updates soon!