The Continuing Misadventures of Don QuixotePoor Don Quixote. Still trying to do the right thing. Still getting bashed and beaten for his efforts.
In the most recent chapter, Señor Quixote encounters a chain of prisoners being taken to the king's galleys. After inquiring about their circumstances, he sets about to liberate them, an act in which they take part. Then he makes a small request of the criminals. Their response is to attack him with a blizzard of stones. Poor Don Quixote, his horse (Rocinante) his squire (Sancho) and Sancho's donkey all end up in a bruised and battered state.
Don Quixote's assessment of the situation is that "doing good to the lowborn is throwing water into the sea."
The More-Than-Momentary Disappearance of the Bear
When it comes to computers, 2013 ended on a bad note, with the Bear having to clean out and re-download all his main files — losing a number of items in the process.
Now, 2014 is starting on a similar note. But much worse.
Bear has a defective main drive in his computer. Grrrrrrr!
Which means the current hard drive will have to be replaced, a new one inserted, and re-programmed. This is not looking good.
So, if Bear disappears sometime, with no notice, and doesn't return promptly, please understand that I have not gotten mad and gone away in a huff. It's just that my computer is just being reconstructed. Rebuilt. Whatever.
Blessings and Bear hugs!