It was a crazy end to the day. I received my computer to start working from home. Unfortunately, I was dependent on a ride to bring my gear home. There were mix-ups and it was solved. I had to wait a little longer, but it didn't matter. I appreciated my dear friend coming to pick me up. We tease each other incessantly, it's a brother/sister thing. It's the norm, but I had to threaten to tape his mouth shut in front of his three sons this evening.
A co-worker was helping me load the computer gear and he introduced him self saying:
"Hi! I'm the poor schmuck she said 'No' to when I asked her to go out with me in high school."
Lesson learned: Always carry a spare bit of duct tape...you never know when you'll need it!!!