Helaine was playing poker, on the laptop, dragging it around the house. There were five players still in the game when -pfffft- gone. Turning on the TV produced nothing but snow (I predicted that snow, by the way).
On a day with wind gusts beyond 50 mph we had lost cable service, taking out TV and the Internet… and in the middle of a $5.00 tournament.
A few minutes later, at work, I got an email from pokerstars.com. Somehow, without playing a hand, two players had folded before her and Helaine had won $9.00!
Is this a wonderful country, or what?
By the way – we’re back to being down around $30.