I got a good night's sleep,
the internet is back up and solid,
I visited the Linux forum again to see what has been done with my problem
and ran across another future project that got resolved before I asked for it,
In Windows, there is a super slick, simple image editor called Paint....
nothing is better than that app for quick and dirty projects, cropping, writing over, air brushing...
brought up "Pinta" as a look alike, and boy is it ever. It is now my default Linux Paint app editor.
but, back to this laptop, it is doing better, it now has a printer attached,
see my thread on that.
It works good now, Libre Writer sees the ET-2550 as the only printer available which is fine, it is color and multi-function, the other printers are black only.
now, I need to fix the Sharing problem, I can't get Linux to share folders, and on 17.3 it was very easy, on 18.3 it says I don't have permission because I am not the owner ??
back to the Linux forum again.