That's where I was since last Thursday. My screen kept flickering off whenever I turned it on. My trusty computer guy took both it and my computer to his lab to check things out. Happily (?) the computer was fine, but the screen was dead. I cheerfully trotted down to my friendly Internet grocery store, only to discover it had lost its connection. So until last night - that is for four whole days - when computer guy arrived with new monitor (and old computer), I was reduced to scrounging Internets from my friends. It was a very weird sensation, like being set adrift on a little raft with food, drinks, and books, occasionally docking at friends' marinas. It is clear I have truly become addicted to living in the blogosphere, not to mention the SkypeIn and SkypOut contacts with my family.
I found myself agitated. Tried listening to the radio and to old audio tapes. Luckily I am in the last pre-trip week (heading for the USA on Sunday) and have many errands to take me out of the house. I know you'll be happy to know that my teeth are in good condition according to professionals, my prescriptions have been refilled, my knitting projects are complete and delivered or mailed, most gifts have been purchased, arrangements for the dog have been made, dog-sitting instructions have been updated, most bills have been paid, hems have been sewn, and the refrigerator is almost empty! It looks like I'll spend the next five days eating corn flakes and charging all my rechargeable batteries for cellphones, PalmPilot, and digital camera.
And by the way, for any Geek readers who have gotten this far, do you have anything to say about ColdFusion? I think I'm going to be using it for my work project when I get back, and I'll need to become an overnight expert.