Let me explain. The young man at the computer store also went above and beyond to help me find a very good used computer. But this whole mess killed all the capabilities to Hot Sync my Palm and I had to call Tech Support this afternoon. I was on the phone for over 2 hours, and it did cost me $40 to get it fixed because it was out of warranty but the gentleman I spoke with was so patient. The call was of course handled offshore so we had to work at understanding each others English. He actually gave more time and energy than he needed to to help my simple old Palm, and in the end he totally solved the problem. His kindness and willingness to talk me through what I needed to do was really great.
I'm learning that nasty things continue to happen - and our family seems lately to be more prone than some to have almost everything go wrong, when it can...but in all the muck there are gifts like this kind of service that make it if not worthwhile at least very bearable.
I have a thought. What makes all the messes of life worth living through is the people, the new friends who cross our paths to lift us up during those difficult times.
Thank you to David Anderson at Palm Support (No that isn't his real name I'm sure.). He was a gift to me this day. A gift of laughter and expertise beyond anything I have every experienced before.