Yeah it's fixed! It was the power source (not sure what that really means) - not the mother board. Going to take my friend Leah Belle's suggestion and during the next lightning storm unplug the computer from the wall!! The boys and I sat down last night and said a prayer of thanks that our computer is back.
I have a few things to blog about - so check back later! It is becoming a habit, but I am again behind on blog reading. I am looking forward to catching up with you all soon. Just wanted to let you know I am back.