Ghost in the Machine(s)?

I guess the grem­lins are out and about tonight and wreak­ing hav­oc in our house. Not only does my Mac G5 stub­born­ly refuse to boot, but the kitchen sink has backed up. It hap­pened after I had just fin­ished cook­ing a large pot of beef stew (and sub­se­quent­ly had a lot of dirty dish­es).

A plumber is com­ing tomor­row for the sink, and I guess I’ll have to wheel this hunk of met­al up the street to the shop in the rain to get a repair. Just when we didn’t need to spend mon­ey. *sigh*