why I disapeared and how I got back
Haven't been around.. My Windows 8.1 laptop has been running slower and slower and is now down to about five percent of normal speed.
At the same time I was helping my husband get ready to display his wood sculptures at an art show in Colorado. He got off okay, had an interesting if not enriching time, and will be home shortly. I kept nursing my laptop along, will take it to our wizard repair guy tomorrow, but i was doing hubby's gmail while he traveled.
Finally I tried my old iPad which is seven years old and so antique I cannot update its operating. System any more.
Bingo! I am back online at a reasonable speed. Whew!