Next stop was MicroCenter, for a bigger drive for my laptop and an external case for the old old. Bought both, plus an eSATA cable for work, then came home. Whereupon Jebra discovered that our mail server was dead. So much for working on my laptop, email takes priority. It's also a good thing we recently upgraded my desktop machine as jebra used it to replace Angus (the mail server). He thinks Angus' motherboard went bad.
In other not-exactly-news, I've been knitting scarves like mad. I promised Jebra's cousins' girls hand-knit scarves, only the yarn I promised I'd use is no longer available (not even on eBay). So I've been knitting a variety of other yarns in similar colors trying to come up with something that is close to the promised version. I think the boucle I'm using now will do, only the color isn't quite right. I might be closer now that I'm using two strands of the pink ribbon with the cream-color parts removed. I think I'm up to five child-sized pink(-ish) scarves with one more still on the needles.
And I have two more skeins to try -- I am soing to be *so* sick of pink by the time I finish.