The laptop breathed its last today. Four years, three hard drives, two power jacks, and three power cords later, the motherboard died on me. No real data lost, except a few words on the tail end of a story edit. Nothing I can't fix up via library computers while I go shopping. Damned annoying, though. Count on a lot of twisted stories written out longhand in this period.
UPDATE: Fixed it, at least for now.