Just having a moment of appreciation this morning for the amazing thing the internet is and thought I'd share. I first got online in about 1995. AOL was *the* thing - I shudder when I remember the phone bills those first months, LOL, because the dial-up was long distance (then I figured out local ISPs, etc.). But it opened doors to new people, places, and most importantly for me, information. As bad as it can be when used unsafely/unwisely, I honestly don't ever want to have to be without it. I do *everything* online now - socializing (ok, that's maybe a bad thing, but it's more socializing than I've ever done in person, LOL), shopping, financial stuff, even my job. My moment of thankfulness today was provoked by wheelchair parts. Not rocket science, you'd think, but apparently beyond the capability of a brick and mortar store to order (we're talking 2 wheels and 2 armrest cushions - nothing high tech). After trying for literally 4 months to get these parts from the vendor, I finally decided to see if I could find them online (duh, don't know what took me so long to figure that out). Ordered Tues, arrived today, right parts, no shipping fees.... magnificient! I even found a site where we may be able to build Boo's next chair ourselves, and skip the hassles of having to deal with- people at all! I must admit, my thankfulness is also attributable to the fact that my bookstore emailed me yesterday to let me know that my/our Harry Potter book is boxed and addressed, set to arrive on Sat, and I can follow it's progress to our home starting tonight, LOL. No crowds, no hassle. I *love* the internet!!!