I didn't want y'all to worry, so here I am, waving not drowning, but righteously pissed off.
My Blackberry finally died an ignoble death the day of Hotter's emergency surgery, the moment I answered the call from the surgeon after the procedure and before I found out if he was dead or alive. I should have thrown it but instead tried small-electronics CPR (repeated reboots, plugging in, etc.) and finally had to give it up as a bad job. Boo! I may go throw it now, in fact--REST IN PIECES, BIATCH!
Then three days ago my laptop installed a new Windows update and lost the ability to connect to the innernet completely (not even with a cable!) and I dug out Big Child's laptop and it worked UNTIL I shut it down, then it downloaded the Update of Doom as well and shit the bed just like mine.
Hotter's machine remained unscathed, because he has XP. Arsehole. And of course I can't get on The Beast for even a moment, because that is HIS, and He Just Had Surgery or somesuch. Whatever, Hotter!
I've only just now managed to uninstall the update and undue the carnage it wrought on my machine, and of course now I just feel like taking a damn nap, but I wanted to let you know that we are all home and together and afebrile, so overall it's still a good day. How are YOU?