Member Rara Avis
Durban, South Africa
Just popped in to see how you are doing, Karen, and to read all the messages since I last was in.
I agree with others that perhaps you should just stay put, until your home has power and sewearage and Hanna, Ike and Josephine have passed and dissipated.
I understand your frustration at using a laptop. I use one all the time at home, and have become accustomed to it, to a large degree. However, mine is the bottom of the range and I don't have a dedicated numeric pad (I think some laptops have one), so typing in French is quite a schlep because for each accent I have to turn on the numeric pad with 2 keys and then turn it off for the next normal letter and then back again for the next accent. Also if I hit my mousepad slightly off course, unexpected things happen, such as the cursor jumping backwards so that I sometimes type a word in the middle of another. Hopefully, I have noticed this each time! I am glad you are having such a great time and that they are looking after you so well and that they have lent you a computty and that we get to hear from you while you are away.