Earlier today, my father called.
Don't get me wrong. My father likes me well enough, but he is never really excited to speak to me unless there is something he needs. He's also never been big on compliments so when he ended the call with "You are the best!" I was shocked and asked "Can I get that in writing?" He said he'd send it to me in email. Much to my surprise (because I really was not expecting it), this showed up in my "in box" a short time later:DADMelissa! I'm SO glad you're home!MEReally... What's wrong with your computer?DADNothing is wrong with my computer.MEBut you're really glad I'm home...DADI need help with your sister's computer.
YOU AE THE BEST!!!
*Sigh.* There's something oddly tragic about that. I wrote him back: "Thanks Dad. You ae the best too. :)"