So many things afoot at our household. That and work is why I haven't been posting.

Work itself seems to be going well but busy. Looking forward to several things including another visit from my friend from Tokyo among other things.

Mundania abounds it seems. Had to move my boat into the driveway today as I got a letter from the city saying it had to be off the grass. Thankfully we have the space to do that. I talked to the inspector and she said that as long as it's on a hard surface that the grass can't grow through it is acceptable. So seeing as I'm going to go with raised beds anyways that means I can put down landscape fabric and patio stones behind the garage and store it back there. Will also likely winterize and store the bike back there as well once I'me finished working with it. Need to call her back and confirm my suspicions that a pole and fabric structure is not considered permanent. If that's the case then I'll put up one of those temporary tent style garages back there and that will keep the weather off the boat and bike and I won't have to get expensive covers for them.

Speaking of money have to spend more of it on the Neon as it is required to have an emissions test in January. Kind of annoyed by that as they sent out a letter a couple of years ago that they will not be testing anything older than 2000 and Dorothy is a 1998.

I should be out repairing the brake line on my truck but I'm sitting here listening to a jiggle canner. Today's canning is three quarts of chili without beans, two quarts of water, and two experimental quarts of unsweetened green tea that I cold brewed. Not sure how that last one is going to come out but if it works then I can make and store up green tea indefinitely and save myself a lot of time. (I drink a LOT of green tea daily.)

Finally got us switched over to Comcast Business Class for our Internet. All the servers and DNS are all moved over and so far things seem to be working without issue. In our area at least Business Class and Residential use two different support groups so the experience is VERY different. And I'm paying what I was paying with the other DSL service and getting 15x more speed. And for those of you techies out there that run your own equipment they will put the router in Bridge Mode if I ask. :-)

Still no word on if the office is moving or not. Hopefully we'll find that out soon. The one lady at the office said that if they sell it likely means working completely at home for up to a year. I can easily work with that. With the upgraded connectivity and a Skype phone number I can forward my work line to it seems to function quite well. Some odd issues related to Skype but nothing I can't take care of.

All that aside I'm going to focus on getting at least the basics resolved in the basement and move my computer space down there. That way I don't have to heat the workshop as much during winter. (We used 1300 therms last February) Unfortunately I don't think I'm going to be able to get the large computer rack down there without altering the door. I may have to just build one in the corner. I've got another rack that might fit but it has no sides and is about twice the weight. Time will tell. Cleaning up any moisture and electrical issues down there come first though.

Things I've been reading....some of it is fanfic from MLP:FIM circles but two books I read and loved were the Order of the Air books by Melissa Scott. Well worth reading. Also just bought and started War Maid's Own by David Weber. We'll see how that one pans out. I'd like to read more Seanan McGuire stuff but I'm so far behind it isn't funny. The last book I read by her was A Local Habitation. I just can't afford to pick them up right now. Hopefully I'll be able to pick a couple of her books up by Yule.

Money seems to be getting a little better but I'm not going to focus on that. I'll just keep holding back on most of the spending and keep moving forward. Patio stones and exhaust parts for Dorothy are high on the list of next things to buy. Just keep plugging away at it...

Anyways I'm going to go back to listening to the canner jiggle and I promise I will try and post more often. :-)
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( Mar. 31st, 2009 11:16 am)
March 31, 2009 11:17 AM 3/31/09

So after going to my daughter’s IEP yesterday (no hammering of people needed - more on that later) I came back and I noticed that the damn gutter on the corner of the garage where the rain barrel sits is bent downward. So much so that it’s leaking out the corner a bit instead of running down. That likely means it’s clogged with something so since it’s raining steadily out today I’m going to have to look at it when I get home.

My jaw is down to a dull roar pain-wise so that’s a good thing. I’ve been taking far too much ibuprofen in my opinion. And the hole is closed but not grown together so I’m less likely to get any food stuck in there. I still have to kind of eat out of the left side of my mouth a bit but at least I’m not wincing as I eat any more.

Fries _and_ pie today just because I can.

Yes Virgina there is a Pie Clause... )
February 20, 2009 11:06 AM 2/20/09

And by the I mean 4 to 9 inches of snow. Bah!

(Yes, yes, I know snow isn’t really evil. Yes I know it’s a necessary part of life. Yes I’m just being irritable about it.)

Can we be done with the snow and move into the constant rain already? I’m so done with winter...

And here I was just getting ready to tear into the garden space. Oh well I need to get a permit for the new fence anyway.

My mother is stopping by during Spring Break so the remote support application is moot as I’m just going to tell her to bring her computer down with her and I’ll fix it here. That will save me some headaches and maybe I’ll have decided on a remote desktop application by that time.

Potentially canned babble behind the cut... )
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