I finally am now plugged in at home.
I broke down and bought a computer, monitor, printer, battery backup, modem, and broadband connection for my home. I am now broke.
I am using this as incentive to look for a job, because I have to have a job or I will be homeless.
Here's my embarrassing story about buying the computer. I went to Best Buy - actually 2 because the first didn't have the computer I wanted in stock - and picked out everything. Signed up for the internet to be connected - I got free stuff if I did it at the store - and tried to check out. My card was declined! He tried it again, still declined. I didn't bring anything else with me - no check no other credit card. It sucked. I called the bank, it turns out that I have a daily limit on my card! I didn't know about that! So finally they upped my limit so I could buy everything. While this was happening - the Geek guy had already started setting up the CPU. He had to stop! The sales guy was nice about it, but I was mortified. Now it is all set up and I realize that I don't have a floppy drive. I went for the cheapest, but what CPU doesn't have a disk drive? So I'm back to the store for writable discs and off to my friends computer to copy my resumes from floppy to discs.
So I have to be careful not to spend all my time on the new system. Watching and reading about Big Brother.