Cookies and one of these...

Dear Mom,

Please send cookies and one of these. We're working on a project in Tokyo and have been noodling a particularly meddlesome problem which requires wires bent into all kinds of unique shapes and sizes. Ackkk. Dave has been tinkering with the welder and a little bending jig, but has been admittedly coming up short.

But then there was a thunderous boom and, Lo, the clouds parted and the providential sun shone through: