I once again have a functional laptop. Haven't had a chance to test it out fully, yet, but 10 minutes in and so far, pretty good. Main thing, though: functional internet, functional keyboard, so I can start answering emails and typing up story notes, and won't have to cadge off other people anymore, which is a wonderful, wonderful thing.
ETA: no DVD drive. I knew I must have missed something somewhere. Eh, $30 for an external, nbd. Also, backlit keyboard: pretty nifty.
Though I read about what's happening in other parts of the world and feel like I should feel guilty about getting so excited about such a trivial thing. But you can weep for only so long.