1. I was thankful to have a younger, gadget-savvy person with me to prevent me from buying the wrong thingy for my phone.
2. The internet has the service manual for our eight year old dishwasher (which I misplaced). We can look up parts, troubleshooting guides and how-to videos. Looks like we can fix it ourselves.
3. Daily rains have helped green up the parched landscape, just a tad.