I have better friends than I deserve.
Today I came home from work to find a box from LL Bean just inside the gate. I was sort of expecting to find said box, since MC over at Otter Tales suggested I check to see if there might be one... but still, a surprise! I was intrigued.
I cheerfully ripped the box open to discover that MC had sent me a weather station! I had commented earlier that I really wished I had an outdoor thermometer, and apparently MC, being the attentive person she is, made note of that and ordered one for me. I immediately put the batteries in, set the outside sensor on the kitchen windowsill, and watched the thermometer do its thing.