So you've just moved your entire life into a storage locker on the other side of town. You're living off a laptop for the next three weeks. No problem, in today's ultra-connected world, right?
Now what if on, say, the second day of the three weeks, your laptop's hard drive decides to crash and burn?
Yes, my Powerbook finally packed it in. So after a day of mad scrambling through boxes in storage, and a trip to the local Apple retailer that ended up with the purchase of a whole new machine entirely, and an evening of recovering from backup and re-installing application suites, I'm back on track.
I was planning on selling the PB at some point in the unspecified future for the sake of picking up a MacBook. But in times of crisis, you've gotta improvise. It turns out that buying the MB now, fixing the PB under AppleCare, and selling it later will end up being quite a bit cheaper in the long run than simply replacing the PB hard drive now, and making the exchange later.
Not what I had planned to do with my Monday. But hey, with scenery like this, it's hard to get too upset.