A couple of days ago I received a phone call from one of my husband's work colleagues, inviting me to a celebratory lunch. My husband and two of his co-workers (bank website designers) were being honored for having obtained a patent for the company for their program for negotiating CD renewals online. (The work was completed six or seven years ago ~ the U.S. Patent office moves slowly.)
The nice parts for me ~ meeting the folks who are a big part of my husband's life but whom I don't know at all, and hearing them praise his brilliance and modesty. I said to our table, "That's how you know, isn't it? I've encountered two people in my current line of work whom I consider to have spectacular, superstar intellects, but you would never hear that from either of them."
Oh, and one other nice part ~ one of the women has a sister whose business is matching people to vacation rentals in Mexico. Here we go . . . ?
I suppose it would be better if we had a CD to renew so that we could pay for the beach house which no doubt is beckoning to us for New Year's!