Long-time readers may recall that this is not the first time RobinH has come to my rescue. She generously donated time and pixels to me last year when I complained that I did not have the technological know-how to make a de-lurking button for my blog. And she has recommended many books for my son David, who - like her - is a very creatively-minded techy. He has enjoyed them all.
People like RobinH restore my faith in the blogosphere. And even though Larry is still not entirely convinced of her existence, he is happy enough to have an excuse to screw the bottom panel back on the dishwasher and forget about it for a while.
You know what else raised my spirits today? People actually took time to click on over and vote for me in this Circle of Moms contest for large-family blogs. I've reached 29 votes (well, 2 of them are from me) which, if not a winning number, at least indicates that a few people like my blog. That, or a few people feel sorry enough for me to make me feel less like a loser. And Ann in NJ said (in yesterdays comments) that I happen to have the most succinct blog description of all the contestants/participants. Brevity is the soul of wit, you know...at least, that's what I tell myself...
Voting is allowed every day (I still don't get that) through October 3rd. So if you have nothing better to do (or if you just feel like being nice), you can vote both early and often without getting into any trouble for it. I don't think I've ever been in the top 25 of anything ever. So this could turn out to be a life-changing experience for me.
Tomorrow? I tell you about my new-found plumbing expertise. I feel empowered. Dare to Repair, baby!
[Dishwasher image: The Real Estate Sizzle]
[Book image: Marie Claire]