I'm almost fully back in action! Dell provided, believe it or not, in-home repair of my new laptop -- even here in our remote little village! Very cool! So that's fixed, and I just have to go buy a new wireless router to replace the lightning-fried one to get it back in action at home. I'd like to get it a cellular modem but as far as I can tell that's about $100 plus $60/month subscription, which is a little too rich for me, not subsidized by a workplace or anything.
We've also transferred my big old more powerful desktop over to this house and that's up and running (which I'm using now). Our last thing to do is to get the old desktop examined by a computer guy and get it certified fried for the insurance, and hopefully recover the hard disk from it.
Technology. Gotta love it.
Yeah, and I also ran 5K today with my cold, and was surprised that I was still doing 11-minute miles. I'll take it. But I was beat the rest of the day.