So...guess that string of bad karma is still there because today I downloaded a trojan. Not just a trojan, but something so bad it ate my Kaspersky, destroyed Windows Security Essentials and laughed at me while it crashed my computer--every two minutes.
I'd been writing my workshop, maybe about halfway through, getting ready to post and...hours of trying to get rid of the thing only to have my computer crash when I tried to run a scan. I suspect it was the script to the Maltese Falcon. It was from a site I trusted, but that doesn't mean anything. Who knows where they got it from?
To make a long story short, even my kid couldn't get rid of it and needs to wipe the whole thing clean. For the first time in years I visited the library computers and they're just as bad as I remember--cheek to jowl, coughing, people talking on the phone, heavy filtering and a thirty minute maximum.
And the keyboard was sticky. No clue, but I think it was sweat.
Luckily my other kid had a spare laptop. I don't have Word, but I have internet. For now, that's good enough. I also have a pencil.