Big money was spent on Monday. With my IRS refund I had planned to get new tires for the 2002 car. It is about time, about mileage, and about a sense of security while driving the wet curvy roads. What I didn't plan was the CPU frying out and needing to be replaced. The replacement vs. new decision was made knowing that I have a laptop of my own and the boy will be getting a laptop for HS graduation in 2 years. So even though it was big $$ for me, it was the cheapest choice. The boy has recovered from 3 days of no computer.....it was touch and go there for awhile. p.s. aren't my new tires purty? Knitting news - turned the heel on sock #2.