I made it through yesterday and finally won the battle with Vista, Enterprise Applications and JRE. My SO bought me a MacBook Pro. I'm running VMware fusion - so I can run Vista and Mac 10.5.7 simultaneously. Got an EVDO broadband USB modem - fully provisioned and functional. Deployed 3 automations and dispensed with half a dozen personal errands. Whew. I'm so glad being a geek isn't unpopular anymore!!!
I have my new spanish language Harry Potter books and am ready to relax! I'll finish stocking up the RV and will be off to Fairbanks by noon ??? My SO always runs a few hours late, but that's ok. I am looking forward to renewed intimacy, 8 hours of sleep a night, playing with my dog W., afternoon naps, cooking for fun. I promise i'll post some photos - add a little color to my rhetoric politic.