Well, most of my computer files are now backed up on a thumb drive and on my laptop's hard drive plus online so think I'm covered for now. Many files can't be opened but with a little more effort such as updating several of my software programs, I will be able to open them in the future and print off copies. Oh no, more paper files to organize in my office, but that's the nature of life. Interesting that our brains are similar to our hard drives, needing paper backups such as notes, lists etc to keep us on track. I've learned a lot from this experience as I always do everytime my computer and I do this interesting little dance together.
Now it's time for a little break or vacation as the weather is hitting the 100+ degree temperatures here. We're off to Northern Arizona then New Mexico to visit family and grandkids. Hopefully it will be a little cooler there as the monsoon rains have come to those areas. Will blog as I go. Then when we return I will be ready to work again on my computer challenges.