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My Saturday

August 20, 2006

I started the day off with a bit of public speaking. I’ve never stood up in front of people for more than a couple of minutes at a time and yesterday I did 20 minutes. What I’d been dreading is now over. Whew.

Returned home and went into cleaning/dealing with the sick kids mode. At some point in the afternoon, cleaning became new floor for the bathroom time. OK. I can dela with that. This became “we should just replace that old toilet” time.

After all was said and done, the wallpaper border was stripped off (good riddance), the new vinyl floor was put in and there is a new toilet installed. Took a few hours and a couple hundred bucks.

Still need to paint.

we’re back

November 20, 2002

After a month of no DSL (thank you Qwest). We’re back up and running. I’m getting blazing speed (which is nice) and the new house is great.Owen continues to have difficulty with colic, which at least for me has been difficult to deal with. Ang is a trooper and we are looking forward to the day when it leaves for good.

I’m going to be redoing the site using .NET in the next few months, so things will likely change gradually over time.

glad to be back.

ceiling fan notes

January 7, 2001

This one didn’t go up any easier. I’d love to get my hands on the bozos that design ’em and the guys who write the instruction manuals.Picture this, holding onto a 30 pound motor with one hand, threading wires through a narrow pipe with another and then connecting the wires to the house wiring with the other hand — wait a minute, that’s 3 hands, right? Yep.

Suck.

At least it’s up and done — and it looks pretty nice too.

happy new year

January 1, 2001

Here’s a list of what is new:1. Got a new camera! It’s an Olympus C-3000Z. It’s 3.34 Megapixels, Fully auto or manual and films Quicktime videos with sound! I’m still getting used to it, but look in the next day or two for pictures.

2. Just finished putting up the baby gates. Field is all over the place, pulling himself up to a standing position and crawling all over creation.

3. Spent the New Year’s Eve in Twin Valley, Minnesota with the in-laws. Very low key and *VERY COLD*.

4. Got the heat bill today. $311.52. Sweet lord.

5. The recycling people have dropped the ball and now I have a mountain of cardboard piled up on the snowbank at the boulevard.

6. My vacation wasn’t as long, fruitful or relaxing as I’d hoped. I guess they’ll be this way for at least the next 18 years. 😉

getting there

December 7, 2000

The bathroom is almost completely done, except for the painting (which Ang and I are handling).The kitchen is nearing completion. The refrigerator is in (just in time for our first simondelivers.com) delivery on Friday evening. The countertops will be in on Monday or Tuesday and we can pretty much call it done after we paint.

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.