Jed also brought me a frozen sample of his chicken-vegetable soup, which I ate for my supper after he had returned to Atlanta, and which was bowl-scraping delicious. Another thing that has put me in a good mood is the book he brought me to read--to re-read, actually, though I had forgot that I read it several years ago. It's the second in the Jack Aubrey series of sea stories, which is just about my favorite kind of story, especially with Patrick O'Brian's writing style. And knowing that there are a whole bunch more in the series, which I KNOW I haven't read before, gives me a whole lot of good reading to anticipate.
Every time Jed comes over, he gives me really valuable, essential, help around the house and the computer, in addition to his good company and inspiration to get out of the house one more time. This time, one thing he accomplished was a tutorial on how to use (successfully) the new scanner he gave me for Christmas or my birthday. So above is the mule picture I tried to scan and post last Wednesday (from the New Yorker article).