Well, the over confidence of the last post was laughable.
Turns out the spare computer scenario didn't work out after all, so once again, this blog stalled out, particularly as the ancient lap top I was attempting to work from grew worse.
Today, we try a new workaround - a Kindle with a wireless keyboard riding along. Its very cute! I will say that the tinier size of the keyboard had me overshooting the keys a bit initially - well, still, actually! But I'm getting acclimated fast, so YAY!
I think this is going to work.
Now, going to take the next step and post...