A BIG thank you to my parents!
I went to visit my parents for a week and one of the spectacular things they did for me was purchase a new mac for me to pick up at our Hawaii store. It is still such a surprise and blessing. Transferring my 'stuff' over is a joyful chore and Apple was giving away printers with their macs at the time of purchase, and so now I have a dedicated printer to go with my mac.
This guy is the very first thing I scanned with the printer and cleaned up in CS3 (my first project on my new mac). The Apple people said CS3 wouldn't work in Lion, but it does. The Genius bar doesn't know everything.
Anyway, this computer runs much better (probably because it has lots of space) and once I get my kits off of the old one, the old one should run a lot better. No one else puts such a heavy load as I do in this house on the computers, so the old one should be fine for a while, although I think it needs the fan looked at.
So, thanks to my parents, I can now prep and post my sketches. I just have to have waiting or free time to sketch and finish them.