Nothing comes to mind today that will make an interesting post. Hoss mentioned not knowing that lightning can take out a phone. In the same storm in which we lost all our stuff, my neighbor had her phone line completely melted! The repairmen were not too astonished by it - so it must be fairly common.
Regarding ebay: my daughter is not going to leave any feedback at all until we hear from the mfg. of the computer and what they will do about the problem. As soon as we hear from them, she will leave negative feedback on the seller. I am almost certain that he knew if I called tech support it would absolve him and ebay from any responsibility; that must be why he was adamant that I call them immediately.
Rug Designer: No, I am not a Vol, in fact that was my first trip to TN. I was pleasantly surprised, though; the scenery was gorgeous in that area. My cousin's son just moved to Nashville; his wife is a singer and wants to try to make it in the bigtime, as they say. I may have reason to make a trip to Nashville in the future - and I will let you know if that happens.
Duty calls, I must buy supplies for the next wedding. Take care and I'll try to return tomorrow.