Thanks so much everyone for the support in my last journal, I didn't want to bombard everyone with another one right away but while I have a moment I figured I would update again with some new info.
Basically, my laptop is dead and needs to get replaced x) I finally got a call back today and talked with the dude and he explained that the cost in repairs would run around 300$ at least, and since he said mine was in old shape he suggested that I should just invest in a new laptop instead. I'm pretty bummed, but there's not that much I can do about it at this point. I might consider getting a second opinion just in case. There's still a way I can save my information (and hopefully Paint Tool Sai which cost me about 80$ to install) if I remove my hard drive, and I think I might know someone who can do that free of charge. Unfortunately, I still have to dish out the money and buy a new one soon because it's about impossible for me to function otherwise lol.
I'm lucky enough to have an awesome older brother who sent me his laptop to use for the week with exams but after that I am on my own x) Any art projects and commissions I have will have to go on hiatus until I am able to buy a new computer. So I'll be sending everyone who is waiting on commissions a note and let them know the situation and whether or not they are still willing to wait or I can give them their points back.
Also about my commissions, I feel like I am no longer going to draw for points. At least for a long time. First, because I did not expect my summer to start with this crazy expense of buying a new computer, and secondly, because I just seriously need money lol. Things are just not financially sound with me or my family, and it would really help if I could just draw commissions for 2$ or 10$ or whatever, just little bits can add up a lot and I would be able to have a stash of around 50$ or so to fall back on. If anyone knows a way that I can convert my points into cash please let me know because I have some saved on this site that I could use to help pay for a new computer.