Meanwhile on the way to finding a potential fix, I discovered that my Windows laptop was maxing out storage. I rarely use the Windows laptop. I've always had it for when I absolutely, positively had to have Windows. Otherwise, it petty much served as a monitor for web cam streaming and artwork.
And for a year or two, it's just been building temp files. No clue why. But the drive was clogged with them. So many that deleting them was fairly tricky. Also since I had no idea why they were there (in such massive numbers) I wasn't sure what, if anything, I was breaking. Usually deleting temp files has zero penalty but I'd never seen so many.
They are all gone now and the drive which had 10% free space this morning, now has 60% and so far nothing appears broken. I also remembered to back up my email and my Live Journal. I need to spend some time figuring out how to automate those.
But, all done for today. Yeah! Maybe a little Victoria tonight?