I'm so excited. After a week of frustration and high anxiety, my laptop is safely home. She's back to her old self.
My friend J had promised to take me shopping this weekend for a new laptop. I'd agreed to go, but my heart wasn't in it. My little laptop had held on through my rewrites and edits, and it waited to give up the ghost until my editor accepted the complete manuscript. J knows me really well. When I explained all that, he simply said, "And, after the machine made such a valiant effort, you can't just abandon it." Like I said, he knows me really well.
Anyway, this is a celebratory post. I'll be back later.