As previously documented I ordered a new filter for my garden pond. I got everything installed only to realize that I was missing a part. The part wasn't necessary for the general operation of the filter, but was needed for the cleaning cycle. I contacted the manufacturer of the filter via their website, but did not hear a response. So, I started thinking about ways to rig something for the missing part. One day last week, I received a package with the missing part in it. For the win!
In other winning news, my parents hosted the annual birthday party for my brother and me yesterday. Gift highlights included a digital antenna for our television (one step closer to cancelling cable) and a Kindle gift card (I can always use some new books).