I had to go into work early today. I got several frantic messages on my answering machine this morning:
The computers are down. We need you!!!
I called our always helpful tech support and they walked me through getting all the computers back up. I was very satisfied at having been so helpful. I felt like I was pulling my weight at work.
"How did you learn all this computer stuff?" Betty asked me as I was getting a Coca-Cola.
"It just comes natural to me," I replied. "Always has."
Dad handed me a ten dollar bill as I was walking out of the store.
"I am trusting you not to drink," he said. "Go get you some lunch."
I headed straight up the road to Chuck's Barbeque and ate a barbeque pork plate with slaw and potato salad. It was one of the most satisfying meals I've had in ages. And I didn't drink on the money -- for that I am very proud.