I finally found the Apple Store this morning by the time of my appointment. They had moved downstairs to the first level and then over a few sections. I finally asked one of the cleaning personnel and found the right place.
I waited and waited, and after what seemed to be a long time, but really wasn't, a tech took my computer to the back room. When he brought it back and powered it up he said they ran several diagnostic tests which didn't show a problem with the fan among other things, so they did a different kind of re-boot of the system and it seemed to work.
When I arrived home I powered it up and heard the noises for a minute or so, and now they've stopped. I just hope the computer holds out until I get to NY and maybe get some advice from Mike. I can't afford a new Macbook right now and the thought of going back to a Microsoft operating system is not to my liking at all.
Here is a nice picture of an old geezer dog - notice the hat. (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
I am no closer to the planning stage for my trip than I was a week ago, well, maybe a tiny bit closer but not much and nothing in the past few days. I'm stressing over having to pull the weeds before I leave (Park Police start inspections on or about April 1, and this time they are starting with the high numbers and working their way downward. I'm at the lower 1/4, which means they will probably inspect my lot in May or June, and of course the weeds will have grown back, and to say nothing of the wind blowing dust, leaves and all kinds of crap right into my driveway. I seem to get the worst of the "wind tunnel" effect, and can't keep my windows clean or anything in the driveway.
I'm not deciding anything for sure now, but I believe I will try to get rid of this place when I get back. It's a shame because I feel totally private and safe here even though I have people all around me, and even though I never know what is over the back fence. It's a shame because this is a perfect location for me at this stage of my life - close to everything I need and want. There is just no good answer.