My personal thread on this subject was apparently too long, so I will end it here.
Much great thanks to Mr. Proffitt and all who asissted in this discussion.
I have now realized that suggested procedures are well beyond my level of competence and would probably lead to destrucyion of my CPU. Alternatively, I would have to replace (downgrade) my mobd to one with a floppy drive socket.
Consequently, today I purchased an external floppy drive from my locat computer store, PnP, etc.
Perhaps I will reactivate my old Dell computer and buy a cheap hd + dheaper os to run it.
Anyway, this has been a learning experience for me. Again, I wish to thank all who participated.
Light bulbs you shouldn't buy
There are plenty of dimmable LED light bulbs, but make sure you don't buy the ones that flicker when you dial them down.