Over the summer, we purchased a used, inexpensive laptop to take with us to Russia. I had already started using it, mainly for surfing the web at night and updating our blog. Last night, it started acting squirrelly, and by this afternoon, I knew the hard drive had failed. I was frustrated!
We decided to have it repaired this week. It's no longer under warranty, of course. We hate having to spend the $$$, but the laptop is no good to us if it doesn't work.
I realized it is a blessing that the hard drive failed now, while we still have time to have it repaired. What if that had happened while we were in Russia? That really would have been upsetting. Things continue to work out for us!