Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Kindness of Friends .....

My lack of posting was not only a result of having nothing much to write about in the depths of winter, but my computer was slowly.....sinking....into.....the.....sunset.  It was given to me by a friend, and I was very grateful for it!  But, over the last weeks and months, it was giving up the ghost.  I have become pretty good at using the computer tools to find errors and clear them, but there was no stopping this creeping demise.  I couldn't get to my Yahoo e-mail or Groups.  Then I couldn't sign in to my blog to read or post - I could only read the ones showing on the main page- and I have lots of others. A new security system at work blocked me from most everything I could still reach at home. Recently I found myself sighing and saying "Oh Lord, please help me to get a new computer..."

This week I had lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in ages, and in making those plans to get together, she said they were looking for a new home for their old computer, and would I be interested in it?   It's not new, but a significant upgrade from the one I had.  I have fired it up today and I'm learning my way around.  Hopefully, I will be able to post pictures from home soon! Hallelujah!  Thank you, Anne!

Besides the computer, another friend  - who turned me on to auctions -  has given me some transferware (which you know I love) and a couple of pieces of old silverplate flatware I had admired, for helping her with some computer stuff.  Photos coming soon!

Friends have shared their bounty with me over time (my original computer monitor was given to me) but recently the blessings have been so sweet.  I appreciate them all.  Thank you Lord, for the kindness of friends.


  1. What great friends you have! And yes, there is nothing like the kindness of friends.

  2. Come on over to Boulderneigh to collect an award, friend!