Well, this week my Dell Inspiron 2350 died after 16 years of service. Whenever I plugged my smartphone into it, it seemed to become unstable. This gradually grew worse and worse until it wouldn’t load Windows XP anymore. I managed to do a repair using an install disk sometime in November. But this time it was too far gone.

I’m scrapping it. I already have 3 towers that sit around. I do not need a fourth.


Another problem that cropped up is I have to replace a furnace. I have enough money in my stash to pay for it. Still, it stings a little.