You should be able to hear the cheering from here. And thank God for Apple’s eMacs, which are relatively cheap and very sturdy, and for Apple homeschooler discounts, which help. (And for Vincalis the Agitator selling to Germany, the money from which covered this.) Now I have a machine for the next week or however long it takes to get my beloved iMac back up and running, I will not fall 14,000-20,000 words behind on my deadline, and the kiddo ends up with a kid-proof computer when I get mine back.
And for being faithful to my backups. I lost about seven pages. Instead of 175.
Sagging into the chair, and looking at four AM tomorrow with real gratitude, because I’ll still be able to work.