These failures were happening with shorter intervals between them, so I begged Seanie to help me find a replacement laptop. He went ahead and bought me a new Samsung laptop. It's not a fancy or powerful computer - it's pretty much good for typing, surfing the web, and...well, that's it, really. But what else do I need a computer for, really? It's the first time I've ever had a brand new computer, so it's terribly exciting. I joke with him that it's his Valentine's Day present to me, but I'll probably end up paying him back after my next paycheck. (At least partially - although it was an inexpensive machine, it's still more than he ought to spend on a V-Day present.)
But yay! I'm excited to have such a shiny new toy to play with.