Everything has gone/is going very well, except the setting up of mail accounts and transferring of old mail to the new computer, which isn’t working at all for some reason. There had to be something, of course. Fortunately, my primary work and personal accounts were made Gmail accounts at the beginning of the year, so I can check them on an ongoing basis. And I can access my Owldaughter accounts via a web interface as well,though they’re not used often so it’s not crucial at the moment. But still, argh; if this doesn’t work I’ll have lost yet another chunk of archived stuff and my address book. In a way it’s therapeutic, because I am a moderate pack rat when it comes to mail: I like to keep things for reference. But in another way it’s annoying, because there was a bunch of stuff in folders that was important. And I really, really hope I haven’t lost my address book this time like I did thanks to the last two crashes. It’s a different situation, but past experience does tend to shed a negative light on everything. I’ll be reconnecting the PC today and recopying all the pertinent files again.
So if you e-mail me something I might not see it for a while, and I may be slow in responding till the email connections are all straightened out.