after a week of stress trying to deal with the new system, i'm back. it took a bunch of emails to the gods in seattle along with help from the librarian where i use the computers. i came to realize that the only way to get back on was to just start completly over as if i had never subscribed to the cascade forum; ever. i post this to all of you who may also be having this problem. whatever you did in the past just forget it. it's much easier to just start over. let me add that when asked to cut and paste i needed help. i know that most of you do this all the time but for me, the multnomah county ludite, it's all a new language. anything beyond getting and receiving emails is like taking a course in organic chemistry with chinese subtitles.