Dear Rick, Roger, Franco, Thank you guys so much, I'm starting to muddle my way thru it. One of the many initial issues (besides my brain) was actually a loose USB connection. When I use to dabble with black and white processing and printing (and sometimes hand coloring), I couldn't believe the sheer volume of time it consumed. Now I realize (especially with an antique computer) that downloading digital can also take up large chunks of time, not including what editing/tweaking could take.
Actually, I'm still trying to shoot Kodachrome even with the poor success I've had in the past (not to mention they don't scan well). The digital pics are from Todd's camera (although I did shoot a few of them).
On a lighter note, I just got my first digital camera last night for free on craigslist.com...a Cannon S400. Maybe not ideal, but the price was right.