After one day of sharing a computer with my husband, I took mine to the dealer for repair. He quoted a sum of money that suggested he thought that at least the last three of my books had featured on on the New York bestseller list for multiple weeks. It was also more than I would require to buy a new laptop.
By a nice bit of lucky coincidence, there was a computer fair in Kota Kinabalu last weekend with all kinds of good deals for the impecunious and poorly paid. We had actually arranged to be away over the weekend, in the National Park again, but I insisted that we return in time to visit the fair. So after a peaceful sojourn at the foot of Kinabalu, we fought our way (not kidding) into the fair hall at the shopping mall to look at what was on offer.
And I am now back in business. At less than the price of repair of the old one.
And now I seem to be spending my time downloading endless stuff that appears to be necessary for the successful operation of my day. As I was aware that my last computer was approaching terminal dysfunction, I had managed to save most essentials - but all emails vanished into the nether regions of the irretrievably lost, so if I seem to be ignoring an email you sent, please resend.
In a desperate hurry to escape the crush of the computer fair, I may have made a poor selection of computer - this one has a wide screen. Which skews all pictures slightly. Fine if you are tall and slim. Disaster if you are short and, um, dumpy. Viewing pix of myself ensures I am both dumpy and grumpy...