The first sound you heard was the sound of my computer crashing big-time and taking everything with it! The second sound ( in a John Cage sense) has been the deafening silence from my end of the swamp for the last 9 days or so. The really bizarre thing is that I have been told by 5 other people that their computers also suffered major failures around the same time!! SO!!!! What's going on?? This was from different parts of our wide brown land too. Just a coincidence do you think?