As I went to go get on the computer yesterday morning, all I got was a blank screen on the monitor. The computer would not turn on, no matter what I tried. I tried to trouble shoot it and nothing, Nat got home and tried... still nothing. The darned thing finally died on us. I was a little flusted about it cause I couldn't get some lessons printed out that I had ready for the kids to do, but didn't worry to much about it. So, last night, we went out and bought a new computer (we had been talking about getting a new one for some time). We would and could have waited, but I need one for my sanity school and going to the library everyday to use theirs was not an option (especially since I don't have a vehicle during the day). We are now proud owners of a Gateway computer. I don't have all the specks on it... more to come on that later. Out of Nat and I, Nat has more computer knowledge than I. Now, I have the joy of finding everything once again and saving it to my favorites and figuring out what our new computer has on it that I will love to work with. Fresh new start is not always the thing to do when you have OCD (just call me Monk Jr -- really, I am not that bad, but could be). I knew where everything was on the old computer. I should think of this experience as a clean slate and I get to start all over, but at the same time... I want my old one back (it feels like, well, like when your a child and you have your special blankie). I am glad for change, but at the same time, I want the old too.