Back in business!
My new Kobo Touch arrived, and I got it set up and running on Saturday. It took a few minutes to do that and then to re-load all the non-Kobo books I had on it before. But it was worth it.
The new firmware is much better than older versions. That or my old machine was not working well from the beginning. Pages turn much more smoothly. I am really happy with it! So happy that I ordered my husband´s yesterday!