Despite the presence of a surge suppressor, my monitor has died. This a few short weeks after my desktop died. I have been using a notebook connected to the monitor, which made the notebook usable. (I really hate notebook computers! I want a real keyboard and a mouse, not a tiny keyboard with a touchpad in the way.)
The charging circuitry on the laptop has apparently also bitten the dust. So.
New PC is in the works. It will be a few days before things are back to (what passes for) normal around here.