2. I followed up on my laptop replacement to get a prorated refund on the Apple Care contract on the failed machine. The refunded the whole thing. YAY!
3. Six of the seven chestnut seeds i have been stratifying* in my fridge have sprouted!
Stratification is a sort of pretreatment for seeds to simulate the actual natural cycles that lead to germination.
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/686674.html .