After almost two weeks without a computer I'm finally back on line. Thankfully my computer savvy brother figured out my hard drive had reached the end of the road. He told me what I needed and installed it for me. I still owe him a pie (!) which I will get to as soon as I've finished configuring this crazy thing. Meanwhile spring gardening has continued full swing ahead and the trees have all burst into bloom. There's hardly been a moment to catch my breath. The beautiful blossoms of the crabapple trees make working on the compost pile a joy.