Guess what I received yesterday? Go ahead, guess. I'll wait.
Give up? It was the stupid cord for my computer.
After all that drama it turns out that it wasn't really the power cord at all. Now, that's not to say that I don't need the power cord. I do. But right now the power cord is slightly useless since the little prongy thing in the back seems to not be working.
So yesterday I packed up my laptop, grabbed the power cord, and went to my local computer physician. He did a bunch of little technical stuff with it, pronounced the little prongy thingy dead and after gently wrapping it in bubble wrap, promised that he would get back to me today in order to tell me how many thousands of dollars that it will take for me to get my computer back in full charging power.
I really, really miss my computer.