Not that anyone was waiting to hear this news but the 16 year old computer genius was able to save everything from my hard drive - including all my pictures from the last 3 years! Then I had him turn my computer into a Linux - goodbye Windows forever. My husband now has the Linux, I have my son's iMac and my son got a new MacBook Pro. I guess that's some form of + trickle down economics.
Hope you have a terrific Labor Day weekend!