Technology is out to get me. The preliminary diagnostic on my laptop suggests that the motherboard is fried--a repair that's too expensive to be worth fixing. As for the TV, I tried to fix it myself and was lucky enough to avoid electrocuting myself, even if the power button still won't budge. And now, my cell phone has finally given up the ghost. No matter where I stand, it insists that I'm in digital roaming.
So if you've been trying to call, rest assured that I'm not avoiding you or your messages. I'm just a bit isolated from the world. :) Also, if you haven't backed up your hard drive in a while, do it now. Seriously. Or at least tonight. When my computer broke down, I was distraught with the thought of losing all our digital pics. We've managed to recover them, but not without a serious scare. Some things in this world are truly irreplaceable, and thus merit a bit of extra care.