It's official. My laptop is dead. I got word from the geeks at Best Buy that the problem was, in fact, my motherboard. It would cost $1,100 to replace it, and I could buy a couple of new laptops for that amount of money. SO, being the SAINTLY woman that she is, my mom is bequeathing her laptop to me. In truth, she hates working on a laptop and only uses it once a week to check her e-mail, so I'm going to buy her a brand-spankin'-new CPU to go with the 17" monitor she already has, and she'll be set with a desktop again.
The laptop I'm inheriting is a beautiful piece of machinery that I helped her pick out, so I'm absolutely forever indebted to her for her kindness in passing it along to me.
So, with that said, it's time to load SIMS 2 onto this bad boy. Priorities, right?
I engaged in a smashing bit of retail therapy yesterday (included books, make-up, and jewelry). I'll be back to report on that later.