I'm quite cozy this morning, surfing the web and pouring out my soul to you from the comfort of my electric blanket-topped bed. And for this, I must thank a multitude of friends. Sure, it might seem a simple pleasure to most, but this opportunity is the direct result of the generosity of those who I love.
Remember back to when I was gifted a laptop from Teri, just a day or so after wishing for it? As kind a donation it was, I was router-less...until Reader and Friend Betsey read my post, offered one and brought it when her family visited from Cincinnati in December.
Clearly delusional, I attempted to set up router and computer with my existing internet service. Not my forte. Existing passwords stymied me immediately, as well as an overloaded desktop that, if I had my druthers, I would have wiped clean with nary a second thought. But I didn't. I asked for help.
Because I have the best friends in the world.
So Sparky and Billy came over for dinner. It was another fun recipe search as Sparky is living a lower-carb lifestyle right now. I found a Tofu with Thai Curry Sauce that I made years ago, added a sweet and sour red cabbage and Sparky made delicious flax seed bread (I'll get his recipe to add a link) and the kids and grownups enjoyed another tasty meal. Well, the kids protested the spiciness, but all of the plates magically ended up clean anyway...
Then we took a deep breath and headed to the chilly basement to see what could be done. I don't know how he did it, how his brain works or where he keeps his magic wand, but Billy managed to override passwords, clean desktops and configure, er, um, stuff so I now can sit cozily in my bed -- or wherever the heck I wish -- to, for lack of a better word, compute. Need I remind you how ridiculously charmed my life is?