Well it turns out the shock killed my power converter. Too bad but it certainly did its job; easier to replace than the computer too. In the mad rush to get all the pertinent information off of my computer, I forgot to write down my google password which is so secret even I dont know it. So now all emails and posts will be done mostly on my phone while the US and South African postal systems do their work. Pretty remarkable what can be done by phone, although you will have to excuse the misspelled (sp?) words, short posts, lack of formatting, incorrect punctuation, poor grammar, and all around sloppiness. All those things were there before but now 70% extra!