Such a liberating feeling. I don't have to be thinking about replacing the laptop before it dies completely, after all. I can save up over time, and get something really quite nice after, y'know, 8-10 months of saving $250/mo. I should really be doing everything I can right now to save money, but here I am in my own apartment, instead of living with my parents. But it's for the best.
With the laptop working again, feeling solid and dependable, I don't even feel that bad having lost the Clié on the airplane. It's just so nice.