The computer made a splendid spontaneous recovery -- its problems seemed to stem from the fact that it was sitting in a puddle of water, rather than having had the screen detach. (We DO take care of our purchases, really.)
I wanted to give a quick heads-up to people who might be in a position to watch Oprah today. A friend-of-a-friend, whom I've met once, I believe, will be on today talking about her daughter, Gabby, who has a neurological condition which makes it impossible for her to feel pain. (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain, or CIPA). Only about 100 people in the world have this condition.
Here is a link to their Web site.