As Simon already knows, I was hacked on this site and thus the sudden change in my avatar. Miraculously, my software program updated to 10.0 last night and deleted all spam, viruses, etc. and my pretty purple batik avatar was restored.
This morning I reviewed this with my IT specialist (former asst to General Mattis btw) and he updated all my malware and confirmed I had indeed been hacked. He added additional defense mechanisms.
As an aside, he had recently gotten into a serious car accident when a truck overturned on the freeway and ended up with a lumbar spinal injury. He was calling me from his hospital bed.
There are no words.