Then, somewhere, half of The Man's adaptor cord went missing. That would be the second strike.
I was so looking forward to going to my office today. I could prepare for class! I could check my emails! I could, given time, blog!
Third strike, right across the plate. The person previously in my office, who retired at the end of fall term, had arranged to buy the aging desktop PC he was leaving behind. He finally did so over spring break. I unlocked my door and found a VERY empty desk (oh, all right, a messy desk with one very clean and empty spot).
A plaintive call to IT, and a nice young man arrived with a 17" (no...don't go there....you know who you are....) PowerBook G4. It's old, but - hey - so am I. And we both get the job done.
So this will tide me over until I can make up my mind about what to buy.
Now I'm off to retrieve Large Dog from the kennel.