So, for the past 4 days or so my computer has not been cooperative. The screen will not turn on even though the HDD starts up. To all of you who sent me packages (such as blades and razors), thank you. They have made it to my home in the states safe and sound. I thank you all for your kindness, and hope that you'll excuse my lack of response. I should be gone for the next 3 weeks or so, due to my leave kicking in any time now. So, in the words of a famous Whitesnake song:

'Here I go again on my own!!!!'