First went the fan, then went the power supply plug-in thingy. The keys on the far right had been whacked out for a while (Home, Page Up, Page Down, etc.) and now it's just a broken thing on the dining room table.
Looks like it's reading emails at the library for me until we can afford to fix or replace our laptop. No pictures, no iTunes, no midnight blog postings. The good news is that I once before lived a life where there was no such thing as the Internet and I got along pretty well.
Wish us luck getting back to laptop ownership. This might be harder on my wife than on me.