From Rick:

I had a complete crash of my PC’s hard drive a week ago. Fortunately, I had most (but not quite all) of the data backed up, but it’s put me a few days behind, with having to reload all the programs and data onto a new drive (and watching Windows go through a few hundred updates). So, I’m bowing out of the blog this week.

We’ll be back next week. Don’t get caught off guard as I did. Be sure you back up EVERYTHING and do it often–and don’t back up just your data. Be sure the entire hard drive is backed up. The hard part if putting back all of your programs and settings. Not fun, and very time consuming to do that.

Take care, and I’ll see you all next week.

–Rick