... my laptop died and I'm in the process of getting a new one. ...
More in the future.....
Enjoy the time offline. I do it for years sometimes. Re: the laptop. I've bought over a dozen 'puters since '84, and four of them were from these guys. www.tigerdirect.com Never regretted a purchase. One lemon, and; I called. They sent a replacement along with return authorization and prepaid shipping label for the lemon. A business refurb can be a lot for less.
You should consider getting a tablet. I can do almost everything I was able to do on my laptop. You can even get an attachable keyboard
Six months later I finally broke down and purchased a Google Chromebook made by HP for $250. I LOVE IT!!! 15" screen, thin, very lightweight. No hard drive, no god damn Windows. Most data is stores in the Cloud and can be accessed from any computer. Google docs is the way to go for word processing.
It's nice to be back. I enjoyed the hell out of my hiatus from the www.
"If you're smart or rich or lucky maybe you'll beat the laws of man but the inner laws of spirit and the outer laws of nature no man can, no, no man can." ~Joni