That one describes not only the response to my post but my gratitude to the community for their response.
I admit asking for and accepting help is not something I'm conditioned to do easily so the response was exciting to say the least.
From Emily Post:
Would I ever send a digital thank-you for a gift I was given? No way. It just isn't enough - not personal enough, not weighty enough. You can't hold digital thanks in your hands the way you can hold a note. When was the last time you printed out an e-card? Right. Email is read and deleted. A mailed note is seen again and again on a desk or counter. Would you rather your thanks be remembered or deleted?I've attempted in the past to get meatspace addresses in order to send a proper thank you note only to be politely rebuffed. If someone so desires I will send a paper note if your address makes its way to my Kosmail.
Further reading of EP shows some more guidance regarding gifts and thank yous in the digital age.
What about e-mail?So to the Kos community one and all Thank You!
The reality of email thank-you’s, much like email itself, is a degree of emotional distance: an email to your grandmother is simply not as personal as a note written in your own hand. So if you have a casual relationship with the gift giver and you correspond via email regularly, an email thank-you may be appropriate. For most other people, the written thank-you is your best bet for an expression of warm, heartfelt thanks. The last thing you want is for someone to be disappointed when her hand-knit scarf is acknowledged with a loud, animated e-card.
I do apologize for not posting this sooner but the wifi here seems to be working better this morning than it has all week.