I am just this very living minute off the phone with "my IT guy" -- I want a new canon in the books, that says you can't establish a parish until you can demonstrate the presence of a) a Master Plumber/Pipefitter and b) a qualified IT guy on the hypothetical parish roll. And c) would be an electrician.
My IT guy is the beloved young man who took me by the hand to Costco and helped me buy the laptop of cherished memory. Since hearing yesterday's bad news...he has been out there among his contacts locating the best possible deal for a replacement...pronto. He feels he has succeeded: "And let me tell you, in priest-speak -- this sucker's gonna FLY!"
Mr. IT is also the husband of T, who was having such deep postpartum difficulties. She is back in church on Sundays but not ready to chat with people yet.
Excuse me, I need to find some Kleenex, I think.
Thank you for all your kind responses. Yes, we're going to be into online encrypted backup, also bicycle chains anchoring this "flying sucker" to some very heavy piece of furniture...
And as my dear Dad would have said, "Tell me, did ya LEARN anything...."