After a couple years of having 2 computers and only being able to use 1 at a time, the Crotchety Old Lady and I decided to buy a router so we can both be online at the same time.
You can not imagine how liberating this is. Now, not only can we delete spam together, but the best part of all is the ability to remain in touch with each other electronically, instant messaging each other all day long.
Here is a diagram of our "media center"
The couch is about 15 feet away from the PC, and the TV is maybe 10 ft away, so you see how important it is for us to communicate via instant messages.