First is a request for prayers for someone very dear to me who is experiencing a painful period in the marriage. I would simply ask that you include this anonymous person in your prayers, thoughts and meditations. Don't worry .... the prayers don't need a name; I think the Big Guy knows. And thank you so much.
Secondly, I don't know if any of you read Nick's Bytes, but I love this blog, particularly the TBIM (Too Bad It's Monday) jokes and humor. That starts my week right every week. Nick has been through a lot, including ongoing medical issues, financial debacles on the part of IRS and his bank (it was eventually straightened out), recently moving to a different apartment to ease his budget, and then his computer totally crashed. Nick is essentially housebound. He is able to get out a little, but not much or for long. His "social life" is his computer and us, his friends on the internet. Being without the computer has been very difficult for him.
As of today, he has a new computer. He was able to get one, but it had to be "built" and the charge for the technician to do that is pretty high. Nick is financially strapped. He really doesn't have the money he will need to pay the guy in the next month, so I thought I would just ask if anyone could help him out with a little donation. I'll be sending a little in a week or so, and another of his friends has send a check, too. Between the two of us, I doubt we've covered 1/4 of the cost (about $400). So .... If there is any way you can help Nick with a little bit of the fee, please do so. If you are interested, contact me here or at
That being said, I will scoot outta here for now and be back with a different post later or tomorrow. Hey! Thanksgiving is almost here! Yay!