Does anyone remember my joy of having finally decided which hard drive to buy and having My Best Friend install the new OS and so on? Well, last Sunday my mail program crashed. And nothing worked to fix it. Turns out after three days that I have an input/output error. The drive is broken. So I went to the shop and returned it. Hopefully the new one will be there in a little bit more than a week, and work properly.

And then it will be “The same procedure as last time, Miss Waterkant?”  – “The same procedure as with every new drive, My Best Friend.”

Poor My Best Friend.

And of course this has to happen now when an article is due, my thesis is overdue, and the book needs to be edited.