My friend in Canada got his new computer today. He'd told me yesterday he wouldn't have it set up till Friday, but he had it up and running shortly after he bought it. I suspected he would, since he told me he became suicidal when the old computer died. He sent me an email earlier today (from the new computer) and I called him when I got home. All is going well on the northern front.
I loaded Thunderbird email on the new netbook, just to see how it works (it came with Outlook Express). I also got a Gmail account. People rave about it so I thought I'd try it. (I used to have Hotmail, etc., etc., but always preferred the email installed on the computer since it was faster.)
Today was really busy at work.