Good machine day for me in a couple of ways. For one, I had thought that the AC cord on my adapter was shot (again) and that the slow bleed of battery power was because of that. So I was expecting to shell out for a new cord (again.) But it turns out the power strip just wasn't plugged in quite right. Once I unplugged and reset it, the battery recharged itself back up to 100% before too long.
Also, I bought a drill today. First time I ever owned one. It's the sort of thing I would expect to buy from a gruff, grandfatherly fellow in a lumberjack shirt. The guy who helped me pick it out, though, couldn't have been over 25 and had onyx disks in both ears. Buying powertools is a different experience when you shop near an art school.
So anyway, now I have a power drill. After charging it up for an hour I put up a hat/coat rack with a knicknack shelf on top. It's still up, knock on wood. Maybe I'm getting a little handier.