I can't believe it's November already... this year has simply flown by. When I look back at October there's one thing in particular that will stand out in my mind beyond Halloween costumes and changing leaves, and that's computer problems. We've endured many appearances from the "blue screen of death" and thanks to our friend Al underwent a complete overhaul of our computer which resulted in our current PC. It's a step up from the one we used to call "Old Bessie", and was created from components of our original mixed with those of Chris's sister Laura's old PC... we affectionately call it "Frankencomputer". And now it's even acting up, with the mouse freezing and monitor going to a completely black screen that can only be escaped by hitting the reset button, generally right when I'm in the middle of working on a Word document. Very frustrating, to say the least... I'm hoping that with November's arrival the dark cloud of computer issues will be left behind us.