Winter sent me a panicked call yesterday when I rounded up my alts to give this blog another jolt of life. She could not access her Gmail or Blogger account. Password recovery was a no-go, as it asked for her cell phone (she never gave one) and amusingly enough, any special email boxes (she never created one). She could only list two contacts (me and another alt). Overall, Google was having none of it.
So, the original Winter account is lost forever to the mists of time as Gmail is being stubborn. She is reborn as 'Winter J Tsiolkovsky', which is just as well as that is her SL name anyway.