steve set me up with the new windows, he upgraded something else, iphone 3.0 is now installed, and the new picasa has now been downloaded...all at the same time. i don't recognize how to do anything anymore. yikes, does that make me feel old! i WILL NOT be absent again as i was in the past... i just need a few days to find the pics i took at marta's. also i'll be going to the JUNK EXCHANGE tomorrow and Waco's Jr. League "Deck the Halls" event on friday. so there will be lots to post this weekend. see you then!!!