In the meantime though, I did it. Installed Windows 7, which is running as smoothly as I expected (no random freezes yet <3), and overall is just... okay. I like it, to be sure, but as yet I've put barely any work into customizations. I see no reason Reshacker wouldn't work, but I have to reorganize (and ideally find some way to hide) my reinstallation partition first. Certain folders will need to be divided into "Windows 7", "Windows XP", and "Both" subfolders, along with finding new drivers for everything, and surely other stuff that doesn't come to mind. But I'll get to those eventually. In the meantime, I have something that technically isn't news, but is still new to mention.
I officially started my Christmas shopping yesterday. Bought some things online, and another something from Shoppers before I went to work, and now I've gone back to thinking about everybody else. Naomi, specifically, at least for right now. It hasn't been a problem in a little while, but she used to always ask me to free up space on her laptop because she was running out, which was usually a simple matter of emptying the recycle bin and running CCleaner. But why, as I'm asking myself now, not get her an external hard drive for Christmas? Something small and compact and preferably USB-powered that she can store her files on. I haven't yet looked at Staples' site (or anywhere else for that matter), entirely because if I do I'll forget about this and end up discarding it at some point, but yes, I like that idea. As for Adam, I suppose if worse comes to worse I have Mom and Dad's Facebook login information, so I can always go on there to see if he mentions needing or wanting anything. And should Trish and Ericka be here then, they'll probably get a couple loaves of bread. Also on the same topic (baking things), I need to pick up the ingredients needed to make those oatmeal cookies next Thursday. Melissa has been bothering me to bring some in lately, but more importantly than that, it'd just be fun to do, now that the weather has cooled down again.
It's time I was off to do dishes for now though. Just one last thing standing between me and having a night off~