I read up on the process here and came up with this script:
for i in `ls -1 /var/cache/apt/archives` ; do sudo cp /var/cache/apt/archives/$i /home/jj/Documents/Repository ; done
and to re-install:
sudo dpkg -i /home/jj/Documents/Repository/*.deb
Question: how can I remove these (and their dependencies?) via a script before the re-install?
aisleriot evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-exchange evolution-indicator evolution-plugins gbrainy gnome-mahjongg gnome-sudoku gnomine gwibber gwibber-service libevolution openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-impress quadrapassel
Thank you for your time.
I now see this link of which I chose this method:
sudo apt-get remove -y $package
and probably cleandeb afterwords.