Friends. Who needs 'em?

Me, apparently. I sent someone a series of texts recently (before my recent woes), saying that I didn't 'need' them, but just liked having them around. It turns out I was wrong. I do - and probably we all do - need people around me who care about me.

Having a sequence of minor disasters has shown me that some people respond positively and help out LOADS and others say "Let me know if there's anything I can do to help" and then disappear. I've never been good at asking for help and it doesn't always work out when I do, but I'm getting better at doing it. Maybe I need to try a bit harder.