I had to do it.
The system had gone slow.
'Grown complacent of its average performance' would be apt, I think. Satisfied of doing things in a way that everyone says 'its OK'.
but the problem is- I made rather expensive and risky upgrades to the system last year, and I hardly used the extra energy. Forgot it existed, actually.
Had a nice two day break to configure and concentrate on what is important; think I have removed all the unwanted, resource hungry apps. All that was remaining- is a reboot.
I am restarting my blogging efforts. and a lot of other things I left in between.
Have a great weekend.