In the mail!
This is the shipping status of the NEW LAPTOP we're getting, apparently, TODAY. Hooray. Why a new laptop, you ask? Well, it's part of the de-cluttering effort, sort of. When we got married, 2 computer enthusiasts with 2 computers each meant 4 computers total for our little home. That was ridiculous. We gave one of the desktops to Josh's brother, and that left us with one desktop and two laptops. My laptop was seeing NO use, because, although a few years newer than Josh's, it was heavy and slower. Josh's was older and a bit beat-up but ran faster and was more portable.
So what did we do? We figured out we could sell both of them online and buy a new computer with the proceeds that meets ALL our criteria and we'll both be happy with for a long(er) while. We posted them both on craigslist for more than comparable laptops were going for on eBay, and hoped for the best. We got rid of both this weekend. For the new computer, we decided on a newer version of Josh's old laptop, an IBM. We got quite a deal for the computer we ended up with, and I'm very excited to play with it. Another perk: we've been dutifully and responsibly saving a computer-replacement fund, and, thanks to craigslist, we're not going to have to dip into it at all. In fact, I think we netted a profit after it is all said and done. We've also been selling more books on Half.com, and the extra George Foreman grill has been claimed, so things are leaving rather than accumulating, which is the goal.