My laptop is in the shop. I'll spare you the details. It's truly a practice in patience to live without a computer. Work doesn't get done. Blog entries don't get written. Emails don't get returned.
It's a lucky thing my partner has a laptop I can beg and borrow (stealing might cause issues.)
My practice in patience only goes so far. The Mac Mini I'd been planning to get for a while just got ordered, next day shipping. It might even arrive before the laptop gets out of the shop. But even if it doesn't, at least the next time a computer dies, I'll have a backup.