Friday, just before I was ready to post, my secondhand Dell Vostro laptop computer decided to die. There was no fanfire, no fireworks, just that dreaded blank screen and a blinking light indicating a grave technological situation. The poor hunk of cyber-junk will be off to the computer technician tomorrow to see if there is any hope for revival. If not, at least I should be able to get my data — more than four years worth of work — retrieved from the hard drive. Lesson learned: spend the money and buy that external hard drive!
Thankfully, my daughter offered up her old Dell so I could get back on track. Thank you, dear daughter! So here we go with a report for the Lent 40/40/40 Challenge for days three and four.
So many people! So few days! This could be habit forming. For day three I sent a long overdue letter to a friend in North Dakota. For day four, I sent a combination birthday greeting and letter to a dear aunt who has been such an inspiration and constant source of encouragement to me.
I suppose it would be disingenuous to give the broken computer, so for day three I am giving away more clothes and for day four finally recycling those extra old cell phones.
I am thankful my daughter let me borrow her old computer. Of course, my computer crashed just after I had accepted a sizeable freelance job. Timing is everything!
I am also thankful for the poetry of Robert Frost. His images and use of language have inspired me for years. My mother first introduced me to Frost as a young girl; in fact, she still has his Collected Poems after all these years. Thanks to both of them, I have often chosen to walk the “road less traveled.” Yes, doing so does make all the difference.
And the Winner Is (drawn by dear daughter) …
Thanks to those of you who commented on Day Two. The winner of the Stretch & Pray DVD is Bev. It’ll be on the way via USPS this week.
Photo by raybdbomb used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!