I got me a new iMac. It's lovely and big and beautiful.... Had a couple hiccups setting it up (for some reason after importing all my files and settings from my old computer it decided not to recognize *any* password and wouldn't let me log in at all!).... but it was P to the rescue and we got it all fixed. We still don't quite understand why it did what it did, but don't much care anymore. After 4 hours of transferring files, I'm happy we didn't have to re-install the whole operating system again and start again.
Silly technology. I was pretty mad. But all is well now.
But good golly it's a nice machine. 24", 2.8GHz, 500GB hard drive, and 4GB of RAM. Yay!