Much silence here. I ordered, and have received, a replacement computer with the necessary operating system (the computer that went back to the mothership is still there; no news). However, I can't install several chunks of critical software, including the Adobe Creative Suite that lets me produce books. I am attempting installations, failing, and spending time on the phone with tech support.
Oh, and knitting. But I ripped the knitting back and have started over on that because I was about 5 yards shy of what I needed to complete the project. I'll have pictures some day.
Time to try another installation workaround. Hope everyone else's days are being more obviously productive right now than mine are.