I hadn’t realised just how attached/dependent I had become to the little basics of a quilter’s life – the laptop, the internet, Electric Quilt, the camera, the music – until I got the onscreen warning that the laptop hard drive was about to die. Four weeks later (it really seems like more than that) and everything is almost back to how it should be, copied over or reinstalled on the new hard drive. Sadly, the headphone jack unit also died and couldn’t be replaced, which means no more playing YouTube music videos if anyone else is within earshot. So now there is a lot of catching up to do – blogs, emails and orders and I also need to learn my way around the iPod touch gadget I felt I just had to have as some sort of a reward.
No pictures for this post – that’s almost the final program to copy, sort and tweak – but it feels really good to know that life will soon be back to what passes for normal.