|By Shamus||Jan 29, 2013||Personal||75 comments|
This has been a rough couple of months. I won’t get into it. There’s an interesting story to tell, but I don’t feel right broadcasting the details until its all over. Just to allay your worst fears: Nobody is dying, or has cancer, or anything like that. We’re fine emotionally and physically. We’re just dealing with the consequences of a couple of bad decisions years ago, mixed with a temporary run of bad luck.
But I feel a need to express gratitude for the help we’ve gotten. Several friends have offered help unprovoked, and their generosity has saved me from all kinds of hassle and hardship. Some gave cash. Some gave time. Some donated hardware. Some offered advice.
I don’t want to detail all the help I’ve been given, but I do want to mention this one: I now have a new computer. It’s the nicest computer I’ve ever owned. In the past I’ve always shopped at the mid-range, and I’ve always held off upgrades as long as humanly possible because I hate interrupting my workflow. So having a high-end machine is a huge change for me, and I still find myself giggling when when I realize just how fast this thing is.
The reason I bring this up is that the friends I’m talking about are not people I’ve met in person. Everyone who’s pitched in over the last few months has been someone I met through this site. That was a humbling moment, when I realized that the people who are most invested in my well-being and most eager to help out are people I’ve never even met in the conventional sense.
So, thanks friends. You know who you are.