Just wanted to pop in to say that my laptop situation has been remedied, and regular posts should resume very soon. We purchased a new hard drive, but so far have been unable to retrieve anything from the old one. There’s one more thing we can try, but it’s sort of a last resort, so we’re thinking it over before making a decision. So I’m literally starting the new year with a blank slate. I have to admit that it’s kind of refreshing…if I don’t think too hard about all the work lost. Oh well, lesson learned.