The big purchase, though, was unplanned. Well, it's something I've been meaning to buy for a while but hadn't planned on doing just yet - a netbook computer. It's the cutest thing! (and yes, "cute" is important *g*). It's a Toshiba, with 1G of RAM and "only" 160G hard drive. Considering my first-ever computer didn't even HAVE a hard drive, but rather required cassette tapes loaded into it, 160G doesn't seem like such a hardship.
The idea is to take it with me when I go overseas, so that I can be in contact with home via email, and can download and store (and email!) photos every night. Ah who am I kidding... the whole idea is so that I have an internet connection while I'm away!