If you are thinking I am back up and running, you are correct. After almost two months without a computer, which by the way, is not something I want to go through again. Even though it was an amazing journey of friendship and support. A friend offered to see if he could extract and save my files on my crashed computer, thank goodness it was a "Mother Board" that crashed not my hard drive and he managed to retrieve and get it stored for me. Another friend gave me an older laptop, which I figured would just make it possible for me to email and access the internet when I wanted, but after seeing it my friend then offered to look into the possibility of rebuilding the laptop to fit my needs. The laptop operated under Windows XP, so I had to decide if I was going to go to Windows 7 or 8, I had to be able to load Photoshop6 and my Silhouette Studio Software and some other minor things, so he went to work to figure out if it would work. About a week later he said if you want to
give it a go, the laptop will take it and you will have at least twice the power and space as before. This meant that I could possibly be up and running before I dared dreamed. My primary concern then became the lack of usb ports and I began looking at hubs, one day while at a chain supply store I saw my dream Epson printer on an almost 1/2 off sale, I stored that away until I knew if the laptop would work. So to make a really long story short, I pretty much have the setup of my dreams. My printer will take my heavy card stock and has the rear feeding dock that I wanted. But none of this would have been possible without friendship and so much support from friends and for that I am so truly blessed. I have been doing a lot of playing with shapes and doodling, everything has been hands on work because no computer. The above card is a result of some of my play, I scanned in the polka dots on the left and the bar and printed that directly to my card blank, 110lb cover. The decorative "tabs - yes" were created with my Wacom and Photoshop, font is LD Inventive from Silhouette Library and photo corners are an EKSuccess punch.