This week I am once again joining Nerd in the Brain’s Three Things Thursday. Yep, I’m going to talk about three things I’m grateful for this week and I won’t even mention the xxxxxx, well, you know.
Some of you may know that I lost my computer a couple of weeks ago. I looked and looked and… sorry, I should have said the computer crashed, the motherboard is fried and I can’t get the hard drive to spin up in another computer (yet). So, yeah, no computer. A couple of years ago I bought a very low-end laptop to keep down at the cottage on Cape Cod. I went down and retrieved it right after the crash. Of course, without that laptop I wouldn’t have been able to publish my… ooops, I said I wasn’t going to mention it. So I’m thankful I had that. Also, in the last couple of days I discovered more backup files. Over all I lost a little less than one year of photos instead of three, as I had originally thought. I am very grateful for that. And yesterday the new baby, I mean computer, arrived! So after 15 days I can start to set up the new computer! I still have the laptop to work on until the new one is totally set up. So I am grateful for the new computer! Although that is three things, I’m going to count them as one, thankful about computer stuff.
On Tuesday I came into the house after shoveling snow and smelled gas. I found the stove on but the burner not lit. I turned it off and opened a window. I went upstairs to the farthest reaches of the house. 5 minutes later, heading back to the downstairs kitchen but still upstairs, I smelled gas quite a few rooms away. So I opened more windows. Who knows how long the gas had been on so that almost the entire house smelled of it! I ran down and opened a lot of windows! I am thankful I found it before I blew up the house or killed one of the “kids” – three cats, two dogs and a bird. And no, that last sentence was to be taken 100% literal and wasn’t just a flippant remark or me being silly! I am absolutely grateful that there was no suffocation/poisoning nor any explosions!
For the third thing, I am thankful and grateful for all of the help I received from friends and family as I put out the book. Oh oh, didn’t I say I wasn’t going to mention publishing Seasons of Imagination? Whoops, there it was again. Sorry ;)