I hate, hate, hate these things!! And for years I asked other bloggers not to use them as they made me think twice about leaving a comment. It takes time and most of the time you can't make out what they want you to write! However, just in the last month I have been overrun with advertising sites leaving comments. My settings are that I have to approve any comment first so it never got beyone my email address but I'm tired of it now. So, I apologize but if you would like to leave a comment at any time from now on, you'll have to put up with Word Verification. Again, I apologize but it's become a necessary evil. Blessings!