It took over three weeks, numerous phone calls, and two trips to Knoxville, Tennessee, but my computer is finally home. It supposedly has a new hard drive and a new motherboard, so we'll see how it goes. The frustrating process of getting my computer fixed could be its own post, and it wouldn't paint me in a very nice light. So, I'll postpone that for now.
And now that my computer is home, it's time for me to leave. I am making the road trip home tomorrow and looking forward to having my sister at the helm during our annual sister road trip. I should be able to post from there as the muse and time allow.
In the meantime, I've posted my Christmas letter below and wish all of you a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!