A global thank you and a contribution to orchid

orchid, i missed you while you were gone.

every time i read the latest packet of messages, i am gratified again
that people take so much time to help. thank you to everyone who
has answered my questions and other people’s too. (my guess is that
after a while you get tired of reading thank you’s, so i don’t send
them as often as i think them.)

i think that beginners probably benefit the most from orchid. it’s
like a how-to-do-it book written just for me! hanuman, i can’t send
you a percentage of my earnings from jewelry yet (that wouldn’t get
you very far!), but i am sending the price of a how-to-do-it book.

a newbie, jean adkins