As usual, you're right, Stilly. No, I don't want to fry the OS, little as I like Windows. And I just realized that I should check it for stuff Edmund was doing for Innocence Canada; if I find any, I can put it on a data key and send it to Toronto in the box of papers and notebooks from the filing cabinet.
Also, condolences on the death of your Tupperware bacon box. I used mine for cheese, until the lid split at the corner.
I have slowly come to realize that one source of my constant edginess is caffeine, and espresso in particular. Consequently, I shall move Edmund's prized Rancilio Silvia espresso maker to the Glory Hole, once I have finished soaking the reservoir in vinegar to decalcify it. (Stratford water is liquid limestone.) I'll try drinking tea instead; see how that goes.
It's snowing lightly and the sky is the colour of cold tallow. A good day to spend in the house, folding laundry, footling around, and avoiding humanity.