I fear that I may simply have a lemon, and as such all this time I'm spending hooking it all back up may end up being wasted effort if it goes down in flames again in six months. But I'm going to soldier on as best I can for now and deal with all that ... later.
So now I'm going to concentrate on trying to catch up with things I wanted to get done this weekend, instead of pfutzing around with the computer, with what time and energy I have left for the weekend. We pretty much had to punt on going to see Forbidden Kingdom (cry) and we may spend this evening fixing my mother's computer instead, 'cause obviously being able to work on my own stuff is too much to expect. But I'll fall off that bridge when I come to it.