This past Sunday, I witnessed the heretofore mythical "blue screen of death" along with the words "fatal system error." After letting out a scream of frustration, I reflected that my week was starting out very badly. So I called my Dad (the American one) to complain. "Cheer up, Baby," he said. "Things could be a lot worse." Prophetic words indeed.
See you when my system is back up--or I'm in possession of a new one. (I'm at the library right now.) In the meantime, I'll be praying for the victims of Virginia Tech and counting my blessings.