My monitor died early this week. It was my computer monitor, not a lizard, but it was still a traumatic experience. Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I had a couple of extra monitors lying around, but, of course, I got rid of them and didn't have one when I needed it. Typical.
After asking around at work and getting nowhere, someone suggested the local thrift store. The thrift store? I finally got a day off and checked it out and sure enough they had a few. They didn't look all that hot, but they were cheap. I grabbed the biggest one, which looked about the same size as my dead one, and headed for the door. Turns out it's a bit bigger than my old monitor. We'll see how long it lasts.