9/13/2005 9:35 AM Good news, last night, Keith finished assembling my desk. We had been working on it together, but he did the last finishing touches on it mostly alone while I made dinner and washed the dishes etc. I now have my own office at our "Detroit" home. It is not set up yet, but I am sitting at the desk using Keith's computer to write this joyous note—it is one more step toward getting moved and toward getting back to my writing.
I am very discouraged about both after the hard drive died on my Detroit computer and I lost all my new work for several years, which was all on that computer. Yes, there are some back-ups which I have yet to attempt to reassemble. But the back-ups are insufficient and much of it is lost. I still have the drive, but apparently, data recovery is expensive.
The death of the hard drive also put an end to the Hog Island series. Maybe I can reinstitute that as well, once I get set up. All my work on that was lost.
Once I get set up, I want to put in place a regular system for creating and filing back-ups so that so much of my work will not be lost again. THEN I want to get back to serious writing. SO YEBA for that possibility coming closer to fruition, and YEBA for getting closer to a final move here, permanently. YEBA YEBA! J
I am certain of nothing but the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination- John Keats