After a little more than two and one-half years of service my lovely Toshiba Satellite notebook computer needs a new battery. The original, standard battery isn’t holding charge as it once did and only runs for a little better than an hour. Since the machine still works well, I invested in a new extended-capacity battery; I ordered it last night and it should arrive early next week. I’ve a speaking engagement next week and want to be sure the Toshiba has enough power to get through the entire presentation without needing to be plugged in. I’ll be speaking to an astronomy club about the state and future of Stephens Memorial Observatory. I’ll also get a look at another Ohio observatory I’ve not seen before. Yippie!