Soooo.....who wants to laugh and then cry out of relief with me? I was working on some trivial corrections in my novel, which is over half done, when my computer decided to go nuts. I was in the middle of deleting a word that I had decided to cut and the delete button stuck. I tried the mouse.......stuck. I tried escape.....nope. I watched, unable to do anything for seconds, while precious words just sucked up into that cursor spot. I was yelling No....No No....Noooooo....F**** No No No. In my mind, I was already having to retype everything that was being deleted even though I press save religiously. I pressed the power button on the computer and the screen came up saying that I had three programs running and that I should shut them down but the mouse would not respond. I was still in a panic wondering what this would mean for my work. I have a hard copy but I would be sick to have to retype it all. I held that dam power button down until it had no choice but to turn off. I took several "calming" breaths with curses still flying in my mind but at least I wasn't yelling them aloud any longer. I turned the dang thing back on and pulled up my work. Thank god it wasn't deleted and I had only lost a few of my corrections. I swear I laughed in relief for five full minutes. Has anyone else ever had this happen? A full on meltdown because of a computer hiccup?