Well, I don't usually talk Religion, but, for those who don't know... I believe.
I grew up going to church, as did almost everyone I know, some kept their faith, some lost it... and some went.. how do I say this nice... a little too overboard for even my taste. I am and have always been a "more power to ya" kind of person for whatever you choose to believe.
Now, getting to why I am writing this...
Last week, my computer took a nose dive into the realm of "fried city". I uploaded a windows update (doing exactly what I was supposed to do), and it restarted itself... then... FRIED! I took it in to be checked and the technician showed me the reason why, a recall on a specific chip I had, and I never got the recall. F*#$&n HP and Best Buy.
Well I make all my "Internet" sales with that computer (Ebay and Turbo Lister aren't "Mac" compatible yet), and my Printer and scanned don't have an available "driver" so unless I buy all that new, I need my PC. Well the tech told me for 150.00 in labor, 450.00 for a new motherboard and 150 to 200 for transferring both hard drives, he could fix it (750 to 800 dollars, and it's still an old computer), or for 1200, they could build me a new one, transfer everything, and have a 5 year (yes 5 years, since they are the manufacturer) warrantee.
Well, "have a nice day" to me. Where am I going to get 1200.00, let alone 800 to fix the old one. I talked... he listened.
I did a show this weekend, very low expenses, and had a lot of fun. Terry O'Neals "Yorba linda" show. well, I brought magazines instead of my normal stock... didn't know how I would do, didn't expect much. Thing is, everyone has the same comics as me at that show, I wanted to try something different. Well, the show went well. I was able to make almost EXACTLY enough to cover my expenses and get 1200.00. Not any extra, I can do that later. But, exactly what I needed to make it. I can't make money without that computer.
Here is what I am getting at. Over the past 20+ years, I can't count how many times we were on the verge of dispair, and ... POW! ... I would have a show go better than normal, I would get a call asking if I still have something, Someone would call and ask for a hand full of framing... or a tax check comes in.. or a rebate we forgot about. But, what I'm getting at is this. Thank You GOD! You have always come thru for me, and I try to return the favor (Karma) as best I can in how I live my life.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I couldn't do this without you.