Our computer is fixed! You see our mouse was dying. It didn't squeak anymore (ok, bad joke). So I went to replace it. But it was an all-in-one thingy and since an unnamed child in this household kinda sorta bent the usb thingy that you plug in, both the keyboard and mouse were now irrelevant. So thanks to the store with the yellow sign, we're in business again. And it's cheaper than buying a new computer that's for sure.
Three years ago at this very moment, I held our first golden named Lincoln as he was put down. He suddenly succumbed to cancer and there was no choice. I cried more than I ever thought I would as his paw draped over my arm. Our entire family bawled driving home for the suddenness of it all. It was sad. And those of you that have been loved by a dog know the feeling. When we lose a loved one, there's an aching gap that gets more bearable with time, but doesn't go away. When we lose a pet, it hurts, but if there's another, they fill that empty spot. And for all the stories - frustrating, hilarious, and just plain stupid, I kinda like dog #2. A lot.
The house sure is more quiet without our son here. We get him back tonight. I miss his heavy body leaning into mine for a back scratch at night. I miss the fracas he brings when he riles up his sisters (well sorta anyway), I miss him gulping down a couple glasses of milk without his adam's apple hardly moving. Sons. They're great.
Our snow is about gone! Has been nice to have a little intermission in this winter.
Noticed this is post #625 for me. Is that significant? I'm not sure. But it sure sounds like a lot.
Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine!