Well, it looks like I got this computer back-up problem licked, at least for now.
However, karma's a funny thing sometimes. Just after I took this picture with my iPhone (a fourth computer of sorts, if you will) and was all full of materialistic pride over my hardware arsenal, the iPhone died as I was downloading the photo to my newest laptop (lower center). Black screen, wouldn't respond to anything.
Panic. I have no land line or back-up phone, and several critical calls to make tomorrow. Not to mention, my Western, 21st-century, iPhone addiction.
Just when I solve one problem, another one pops up.
Or so I had thought. After the adrenaline in my bloodstream abated a bit, I tried the phone again, and it started right back up, good as new. Everything's fine, everything's working, nothing's wrong. But for a moment there, I thought I had taken one step forward and two steps back . . . .