honey! PLEASE don't go! I know how frustrating computer problems can be, but please don't give up. Maybe one of those nice young gentlemen who live in Toronto will fix things up for you.
(Peterstride, Expatbrit, Pathofthorns, Storm68, Beans, Naeblis -- would one of you go have a look at Grace's computer?)
Meanwhile, I wanted you to know I have been thinking of the young JW man in your audience. I am sending thoughts that he be able to come to grips with the information you shared and that he will be able to set himself free with minimal pain.
I hope someone who is near Grace reads this - it sounds to me like maybe the mouse is not working very well. That's an easy problem to solve, just take the ball out of the bottom of the mouse, clean it with alcohol or nail polish remover, then clean the rollers inside the mouse that the ball sits against with a cotton swab diped in the same solvent. Allow it to dry for a few minutes and re-assemble the mouse.
A more permanent solution is to replace the mechanical mouse with an optical mouse. That's what I did, and it is much more reliable.
Would somebody please pay Grace a visit and help her?