I thought I could come to the blog to find out how old my pink laptop is - all I see is a reference to Gary having paid it off in May of 2009.
It held on until May of 2021, so 12 years. It did need the lid replaced once. But, the CD tray went out when I had two more un-streamable CDs to burn, dang it.
It has joined the other old computers in the basement PC graveyard, waiting for the resurrection when cyberattacks make all technology obsolete and we go back to pre-cloud Windows 7.