Mom got this photo of a whale when they were in Alaska last year (actually, she thinks there are two or three whales in this picture, or else they have very odd anatomy! They were quite far off when she took the picture, but it was zoomed and cropped). She hopes next time they go there, they will still be able to find whales to see.
The computer is not fixed, but by using a laptop connected to it, it looks like Mom is going to be able to transfer their files, because the hard drive is still alive. It will be tedious but doable, she thinks. Then they can decide if it is worth spending the money to fix it. Luckily, she also has copies of all their Alaska trip photos on her laptop so she could do this post for me.