I've endured a day with an on-again/off-again video card, and, now, a newly-discovered dead car battery, found in an attempt to get to a store for a new card (and also some groceries, but not at the same store). I haven't had a day like this in a long time.

I've managed to get the drivers to work, and the display is normal again (else I wouldn't be writing this), but in the back of my mind, I'm left wondering if the computer will freeze up yet again, driving me into another round of workarounds and true-plug-and-pray.

But I've found that all these snafus can't lay a finger on my joy. I'll be inexplicably smiling, as I walk to the supermarket. Of course, if I walk back and discover that X still isn't working, the smile will be wiped off my face in a heartbeat.