It looks like my 8 year old computer has called it quits. This morning when I tried to open a program it had a problem and after I restarted it did not come up anymore.
For now I am using my husbands computer to check email, read my favorite blogs and update my own.
The strange thing is that I don't even feel bad about losing all the files I had, lots of craft projects, photos and of course all my email addresses and bookmarks. I try to look at the bright side of a life with limited computer access: a spotlessly clean house, perfectly cooked meals and lots of finished craft projects (and obviously a lot of black humor). ;)