So I don't think I mentioned that we got a new laptop! I'm sure I've said on here frequently how awful our laptop was. It would shut down anytime we played music, movies, or games. And sometimes it would shut down even when we didn't do any of those things. It's gotten worse and worse to the point I was afraid it would crash and lose everything. And our desktop is not much better. It doesn't shut down, which is great, but it is soooo slow. So I hardly ever use the desktop. Both need to be wheeled away on medical carts and put to sleep. Luckily we have an external hard drive that I've kept things backed up just in case the laptop died, especially pictures and files for school.
Anyway, we had some money in savings and saw an ad for some good laptops in our price range and decided to just bite the bullet and get it over with before the laptop died. Friday Hubby went and picked one out and so far I love it. It's a Toshiba (our last 2 have been HP and both were junk) and it runs so much faster and quieter. I have to get used to the keyboard and touchpad being a little different, and get used to Windows 7 instead of XP, but I'm really happy with it. I got all my important files transferred over so now I just use the new one. It is so nice to be able to listen to music again, or to be able to play a video on YouTube or just play games with the boys. So happy we finally got it!