Why is life nothing more than a series of impossible climbs filled with glass shards and spikes?

I’ve had my Samsung tablet for years and absolutely love it. It’s still in mint condition and speedy and Android is great. After plugging it into its regular nighttime charging cable (daily regiment) last night the the cable started to get warm and the USB port started to smoke in anger. I pulled the hot cable out along with 1/2 the melted port. Dead port and dead cable. Strangely the tablet is still working perfectly but the port is obviously fucked. Talked with my German tech-parts people and they are sending me a new USB port along with its circuitry for 5 bucks total. They are good people, the Germans.

I love this old machine and I don’t want to lose her.