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I just don't know what to say.   I, just moments ago got a package through the mail, and I saw that it was from Jessy.  It was the package she said I should be expecting...but I wasn't expecting this !

You all are just too much, you know that?  How can I ever repay you all for this kindness?    I don't even know "who" was involved so I can thank you (except for Jessy).  The note enclosed in the package has no names on it.

I really am totally overwhelmed.
:..-...)  tears of joy for having such friends as you all....I hope I can someday pay you back for your kindnesses...
 
 My wife is in the pictures I took (before the camera batteries started to die).
I haven't booted it up yet...I want the batteries to be fully charged before use.
 
I added a picture of the note that was enclosed with the laptop (it had temporarily gotten misplaced).

 

 To all of you, whether you gave time, effort, contributed towards getting the laptop, or just made suggestions;  even those who didn't get to know about it ahead of time, but later wished they could have known,  you all are very special to me.  Thank you all.   For those I am sure of contributed, even if only a post, I will thank in my own way, individually. 

We really need a LOT more people like you all in the world, honestly.

 

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The Jamalam (author)2009-12-15

Nice one, there are some really thoughtful people on this site :)
What was wrong with you before? (I saw the letter in the picture, I don't know what you are recovering from).

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Goodhart (author)The Jamalam2009-12-15

Thanks, yes, they ARE very thoughful and considerate.  I can't begin to thank them enough.

I was having terrible back problems. 

Thankfully, this time, I did not have to have the surgery.   I may not be so lucky next time.  

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T3h_Muffinator (author)2009-12-02

WOW!
Congrats Goodhart!  (and everyone who contributed!)

This is incredible.... a benchmark in Instructables history!  It'll go down in the books forever!


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Goodhart (author)jedi pen-gui-n2009-12-04
Thanks, but it is still a bit overwhelming....
 

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Goodhart (author)T3h_Muffinator2009-12-02
Thanks.  I can not thank everyone who considered this, helped with it, and even those that mention it later on, enough.  I am truly overwhelmed.
 

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Kryptonite (author)2009-11-26

Good for you! Of all the people on Instructables who deserved it, I think it's you.

How is it I always miss out on these kind of kind schemes?

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Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2009-11-27
 Thanks, I don't know if I "deserve it" or not, but I certainly do appreciate it. :-) 
Besides, as I have told others, if you wanted to participate and either were not informed or just could not, saying you wanted to later means JUST AS MUCH TO ME.  So, thank you too.  :-) 
 

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Kryptonite (author)Goodhart2009-11-28

Well it's great to see it's well recieved. :-)

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Camisado (author)2009-11-19

Good for you, you deserve it.

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Goodhart (author)Camisado2009-11-19
Thank you  I am still not sure why I deserve it, though :-)
 
 
 

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Camisado (author)Goodhart2009-11-19

Well, you're about the nicest and most loving human being I've ever met.... (besides my parents of course)

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Goodhart (author)Camisado2009-11-19

Thank you.  I do try not to be offensive, at least :-) 

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Camisado (author)Goodhart2009-11-19
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Brennn10 (author)2009-11-19

You are one of the top contributors in this community.  There is no doubt that you deserve everyone's gratitude!

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Goodhart (author)Brennn102009-11-21

 Psst, that is what "cards" are for   LOL 

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Goodhart (author)Brennn102009-11-22
Would that be anything like QSL cards ?
 

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Goodhart (author)Brennn102009-11-19
Thank you,  still I don't always feel like I am contributing much of anything...
 

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-11-18

So,  can I assume you were part of all this?  :-) 

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-11-19

Er, actually, sort of, not... :-(


I wanted to but sort of forgot...

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-11-19
I was told you contributed, even if it was only to comment or suggest something in the forum they'd set up in secret (Jessy did not reveal who contributed what, but all of you are awesome in my book)......and that is good enough for me.  It touches me deeply.   Thank you.
 

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-11-19

I am sorry, I didn't mean to embarrass you...

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Sunbanks (author)2009-11-19

I'm really happy for you :D 

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Weissensteinburg (author)2009-11-19

You deserve it =]

I wish I could have been around more lately and gotten involved.

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Your wanting to be involved, makes you involved as far as I am concerned.  Thank you.

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lemonie (author)2009-11-19

It took a bit longer than I'd thought, but I guess that's committees for you? Glad it was worth people's effort / thought.

L

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-11-18

Wow! That's really cool!
(I wish I had at least known about it....)

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2009-11-19
Tis ok,  it is the thought,  whether it be an afterthought, or whether it just be late from not knowing, it is still the thought that counts.  Thank you.
 

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Goodhart (author)2009-11-18
Time to go to work.....*sigh*
 

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2009-11-19
I am AWAKE now.....time to get to work on my plan....subtle as it may be >:-)
 

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jessyratfink (author)2009-11-18

Well, since people are playing coy I will say this much. 7 people donated, many more wanted to, and a lot were involved in the discussions and other projects.

Thanks to everyone for helping get this done! :D

Below are some pictures of it before I sent it off - I think we chose a good little machine! It did well with youtube videos, and that's always my big test. Hahaha.

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Goodhart (author)jessyratfink2009-11-19
Ah, thank you.  And now I can finally see the reply button ;-)  
You all are Beyond Awesome....
 

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skunkbait (author)2009-11-18

See?  Sometimes good things DO happen to good people!!!!

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Goodhart (author)skunkbait2009-11-18

I don't know how "good" I would call myself, but I do try...thanks

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caitlinsdad (author)skunkbait2009-11-18

Especially if you have a Goodhart...

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2009-11-18

I still feel pretty speechless....
 

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Goodhart (author)bumpus2009-11-18

I am totally speechless...

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NachoMahma (author)2009-11-18

.  Wooty - woot - woot !!

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2009-11-18

Hey,  should I assume that all those "cheering" are "involved" in this :-)   I would like to at least say thanks individually

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NachoMahma (author)Goodhart2009-11-18

.  Do you burn a lot of calories by jumping to conclusions?

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