Thanks for all the comments saying I'd be missed, that meant a lot. Funny, though, it's only been a few days and I sometimes go longer than that between posts anyway.
If you want the long version - and let's face it, that's why you read my blog, right? - I had this program I'd downloaded a long time ago, can't remember why, and it never did anything. Of course, at the time, I had my antivirus vaccines all up to date, but recently I was cleaning my computer out (so I thought) and deleted that file. At this point, my antivirus ware was no longer current. Little did I realize this program was just dormant, waiting for the day I would delete it to completely eat my computer! Before it really got going, I pulled the plug, literally. I am very fortunate to have a friend who actually said he would fix the whole thing in trade for dinner. He took it for a few days and here I am, better than new. He upgraded my antivirus, my operating system, and bunches of things. And I didn't even lose any files! This is not to say I enjoyed Change. I was spewing all sorts of non-sensical complaints, trying to figure out what had happened to my pictures, but they are all safe. The friend mentioned that it took seven hours to copy over my pictures. Um, yeah. This brings to mind one of my To Do items which has remained on the list for over a month: clean out picture files. Guess I better do that. But that will have to wait until tomorrow, it's going to take hours!
I'm lucky lucky lucky. I know it. I am going to listen to my husband next time he tells me something like I should have an extra harddrive.