After a year of bad computer experiences, I’ve returned!

Had my laptop blow up (remember last October when the hard drive went? — well, I didn’t lose anything this time!), my desktop blow up, and had Dell replace both, both with superior machines. The desktop now screams with 24 gb of memory, while the laptop is a much nicer (and more memory -4 Gb version with blu ray disc player. I’m still cooking (and will be sharing more soon). Budget cuts at work have had me working longer hours, so… some things have suffered. Please know that I have not deserted this, however!