The *new* old computer is pretty much up and running, though I discovered that I hadn't thought about all my bookmarked sites! Oh, well. I can find them all again. A lot of them I have on the home computer so it's mainly a matter of emailing myself a bunch of links.
I had a little bit of a scare this morning when the computer refused to copy my files from the diskette in A drive to the hard drive. Then I found that I could open it okay, and THEN save it. A little more hassle to do them that way, one at a time, but the only thing that really mattered in that category was the writing I'd done on the laptop. Everything else I had uploaded to my gmail account and will get transferred back down as soon as I have the new modem at work. But I had everything I needed to keep rolling in the meanwhile on that disk.
Of course I got side-tracked doing other things! :P But mid-afternoon I reminded myself that I had goals and a blank screen, so I got to work and pumped out about 1400 words before closing. Trying to keep on track is like herding ten cats through a stream. Just go ahead and try THAT.