Sorry about your friend. Thanks for response. First time I've been to that Chinese restaurant, now that you mention it, maybe I'll try again and see how she is. I, too, can say thank you in Mandarin and hello in Cantonese and Mandarin, but did not say anything then. Today--what did I do? OK, I went out to P.O. to mail the dvd's I sold on eBay -- I went to supermarket to pick up a few things, dropped into the Salvation Army and bought a book about healthy eating (that before I ate a zillion Reese's peanut butter cups tonight), and now I'm reading your post. I gathered the garbage together because tomorrow is collection day. I heated up some chicken & corn for my husband. I put my guitar in a case that is broken, I am sorry to say, I'll have to put safety pins to keep it closed, it's a fabric case. We have two guys here in the trailer park that help fix things, they've been promising to do the roof for about four years now. I had an estimate, and it was like about $5,000. I'll just take the leaks, so far we haven't really had any but the roof is tar. I hope you get your water fixed soon at a reasonable price. One man came over a few years ago for the heater (gas) since I couldn't turn it on. For nothing he charged $100. I have grabber things in almost every room. And I'm working on getting rid of things, painful as it is for me to get rid of stuff. Nice hearing from you.