I'm back online. Whew! I have so many kind people to thank. First of all thank you to Lillian and Helmut. The many hours spent by Helmut repairing my computer were embellished by the gift of massage and a lovely meal granted by Lillian. Thank you both so much! I want to give honorable mentions....
to sweet Tina for her genorous offer to pay for all of the neccessary repairs, unbelievable!...to Scott, Mitchell's "Dad" (pictured below with my Marcel), for his special offer to tackle the repair...to Colleen, from Saffron and Genevieve, for propositioning her friend Ray...and to Ray, of course, for his offer to fix my computer gratis. If you're in the Santa Cruz area please patronize this kind man's computer retail and repair business, Serengeti Systems.
I count my lucky stars to be surrounded by such special people. I can only begin to express how much I appreciate your support. Merci for your prayers, your offers of help, and your beautiful uplifting words. I have been touched by you all. All of the people who have taken the time to comment here, and to share. Being in touch and feeling connected is so important. People taking pause, in the middle of daily strife and routines, to make a difference. Connecting. Taking time to be real and humane. It's what really matters, afterall. Merci to the thoughtful people who made dedications to me on their sites...Sharon from Vintage Studio; Sheri at Designer Junk Finder; and Holly at decor 8, who psychically chose me for Blog of the Week on the day that I was diagnosed. And mucho merci to those who have sent me gifts. I will share them here shortly.
And big hugs and kisses to my family for keeping me smiling and giving me reason to be. I am the patient, but you are the ones who are patient! I love you!