but yeah, computer. i can't figure out what's wrong with it- it is aware that the harddrives exist maybe 40% of the time, and then it loses them. i don't know if this is a problem of the drives, the mboard, the IDE cables (i was pretty sure they were to blame, but switching them out only seems to have lessened the problem a bit), etc etc etc too much stuff it could be, and i don't know a lot about hardware. i've done all i can myself to figure it out; i would get it checked (a place in dover was recommended to me) but i don't really have any money right now, and who knows how much that would cost to diagnose/fix. computers are like cars that way.
and speaking of cars, my mom is getting a new one in a couple weeks. which means, since my family practices the trickle-down theory of ownership, that i get the car she has now, and they sell or trade-in mine. i don't even remember what kind of car she has, but it's newer and hopefully needs 400$ repairs less often. and i get it on sunday.