First, I’d like to announce that I found a solution to my trouble with my current PC operating system. It should arrive here within a week, and after I install it everything should be fine.
But, another thing has been going on which totally baffels me. Over the last 2-3 months, I’ve had a lot of dreams while I was sleeping in which I was back in my childhood hometown. Some involved me rebuilding my family home (or a modern facscimilie of it) on the site where the home originally stood, others involved me becoming politically active in the affairs of the town, and another dream was of me “retiring” there just to become a fixture in the annual 4th of July parade (because I’m the only veteran of the US military of my generation to come from that town who was honorably discharged).
Oh, well. Dreams are only worth what you want to invest in them.