Fortunately Tall One still has his old computer, even though he virtually never uses it anymore. He much prefers his laptop. So I was able to steal his tower (I have a new word! Or a new definition for a word, anyways) while my computer was down.
Ok, I keep calling it "my" computer. Truth is, I share it with mom. But that's ok. Mom spends money on computers that belong entirely to Tall One, but she spends money in other ways on me. So, I'm fine with it. :)
I have my computer back now, happily. Mom bribed the computer guy where she works with donuts (or anyways, she said she would, and I assume she did) and got him to fix it for us. So, now it's working again. I am happy.