I know I mentioned the lightning strike that took out my computer, but I don't think I ever followed up to say I finally got a replacement a few weeks ago. I window shopped for at least a week, convincing myself that I needed or didn't need this or that. I finally, not surprisingly, bought another Mac tower. It's the same caliber as my old one, relatively speaking. The best news is that I didn't lose anything. The internal and external hard drives survived just fine, so my thousands of pictures are still here.
Being back up and running with the computer also means I've finally downloaded the 400 pictures that were sitting on my camera. Expect my posts to be pretty image heavy for a little while. :)