Well, we all heard that I'm getting laid off. No? Didn't hear that? I can't recall. Did I tell you guys? Well I am. At the end of Jan 2009, my "position will be eliminated." I'm in very good company. They toasted quite a few of us that are all connected with a certain office and any of us that work from home - long distance. So 22 years of experience, adios. It's business. It's rather common business, if you watch the news.
Anyway, I was talking to the ex about it back when I got the word (mid Oct). I told him, once Big Financial Company lays me off, they will take back the only working computer in the house. And tell me how you find a job with no computer? Go to the library every day? Not exactly conducive to the 24/7 instant messaging world we live in these days. The ex says, Let me see what I can do to help. I really didn't think much of it.
A couple of weeks ago, he called and told me to go to the Apple website and pick whether I wanted a laptop or desktop. I told him to pick what he thought was best for the boys.
Last week, FedEx came by with a big box and we have a brand spankin' new iMac! With a built in webcam. And all sorts of fun stuff. So my ex ain't all that bad. In some respects.