...my laptop will no longer load the internet. Not Firefox, not Safari. I was hoping to pay for Explo before getting a new laptop (which I needed to do anyway, because it still turns itself off randomly and the trackpad and clickpad don't work and it makes that awful grinding noise, and the netbook is great for what it is but is not the solution writingwise, because it's a Windows machine and I do my writing in Scrivener), and also hoping to gather up all the necessary funds in Amazon.com giftcards, because I have $350 in Amazon giftcards already. But right now I'm on the ancient and incredibly slow backup laptop with the broken keys and intermittently-working spacebar, and this is not a solution for more than a few days. So I'll hope the Apple Store feels like extending us credit. If not, hey, Wind Tunnel Dreams to fundraise for new laptop!
EDIT: And the Apple store laughs at our credit. They mock us.
So starting tomorrow you get "My Empire for Ashes" serialized to raise the ~$600 that I now need by the end of the week.