The other day, I moved the mini buy-a-new-laptop fund over to the main emergency fund. Why? Because we no longer need a new laptop!
Our laptop had a bunch of crazy problems–spontaneously shutting off, its monitor flashed at us, the finger mouse pad thing sometimes would go haywire, etc. I was convinced this machine was on its last days.
Shane wasn’t ready to give up on it just yet.
He had built a desktop computer for himself before, but laptop parts are much smaller and more delicate, so we weren’t sure how it would go.
He carefully took apart the laptop, discovered several frayed wires and loose connections, and with a bit of electrical tape, patched it up.
It’s working fine now! Hooray!
Just another example of how trying to fix something can save you money. Also, tape is such a handy tool. Thanks, honey, for saving us $500-700+!