The new version of the Semagic client for LJ has a feature allowing you to back up your journal on your computer. Finally! Not only that, but I checked the Source Forge link and the program is available in an .exe file. The last time I looked, it was only available in a .zip file. Anyway, I've downloaded it (less than a minute on dial-up) and will try installing it tomorrow. I hope Sluggo will not be displeased. In fact, he has been behaving himself reasonably well for the last couple of days. The cooler weather is good for both of us, obviously. Now I will sleep, and dream of a smooth install.