Some days, the 3 Good Things are more important than ever. This is one of those days:
1. I won the football pool this week, so Sweetie and The Boy owe me $5 each. Unfortunately, I owe Sweetie $29, so I'm not going to see any profits from that.
2. Sweetie and I had a really good conversation on Saturday. Driving up to Oshkosh to visit Middle, we talked for about an hour-and-a-half about topics ranging from health care to celebrities to kids to family, and, while all conversations with Sweetie were good, near the end of our drive, it occurred to me that this had been an especially good conversation: lively, interesting, funny. I even told her: "This has been a really good conversation."
3. I was able to fix the Babies!'s DVD player last night. Sweetie emailed me that the DVD player was broken, and then emailed me that she and The Boy had been unable to fix it. So when I got home, we went to the store to get a new one for them -- we should probably buy them in lots of 12, now. Upon getting home, before I opened the new one, I examined the old one to see if I could work out what was wrong, and I was able to diagnose and correct the problem. To avoid any unnecessary embarrassment on the part of Sweetie or The Boy, I won't say exactly what the problem was. But it rhymes with "the cord was unplugged."