The motivation for this post was my laptop dying and then coming back to life miraculously after the PC tech said it’s gone, sorry, everything on your computer is lost and you should just throw it in the trash. I spent a night mourning all the pictures, files, writing I had not backed up. The next morning, I decided to give it one more try before I threw it in the dumpster. It still gave me the black screen. I thought, “OK, once more.” This time it rebooted like there had never been anything wrong here. (Making the sign of the cross!) so I instantly made copies of everything important to me. This, however, was not something that counts as “important” but it was a file that makes me dream and smile, so I decided to post all these pictures on my blog. Enjoy and comment if you are moved to do so. And God, and everyone else, forgive me for not having attribution for these beautiful pictures and beautiful homes. Long live the laptop with 9 lives!!!!