In more genuine news, my retro came through. This means, at the very least, that a new machine for home is back in the realm of possibilities. I need to decide in relatively short order if that means a laptop or desktop. The latter is a more economical choice and would afford the possibility of a large, graphically-agile flat panel monitor, but I do enjoy the idea of being able to relocate whatever I'm working on to anywhere in the house or even to some undisclosed "off-site" location.
Then again, the holidays are coming up, and it would be nice to break out of the siege mentality I've had around my finances.
I need input.