I'd love to post the pictures from Day Two of Baking Weekend. There are so many beautiful pictures of the snow gently falling and the kitchen full of family and laughter.
Unfortunately, my computer caught a ITD (internet transmitted disease) and DIED. I turned it on last evening and there was nothing there. Just a blue screen with shortcut icons that led to nowhere. Everything is gone. My pictures, my work-in-progress, my iTunes. Everything. Our IT Director at work is working feverishly to resurrect my poor laptop. I love that laptop. There's nothing special about it, other than it's mine. It's well broken in and fits like an old comfortable pair of shoes. I may cry if he's not able to work his magic. The good thing is that I backed up everything in September and back up my WIP each time I close it, so the only thing I'll really lose are pictures for the last quarter of the year. I can live with that. If I have to.
Until he's able to bring my computer back to life, I'm stuck with this loaner. Despite being the exact same make and model, it's just not right. It's like driving a rental car that's the same make and model of your car. Familiar, but not right.
Being the optimist I am, I'm not transferring anything to this loaner. Nothing at all to make it feel more like mine. So until my computer is back, the Day Two blog is on indefinite hold. I'm not uploading my pictures to this one - I'll wait until I get my computer back. Which, I'm hoping is by the end of the week.