From time to time, people may wonder what it is that I do exactly.
You now need not wonder, as there's a blog about it here
. Perhaps not altogether too exciting, but there it is nonetheless.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving; our family Thanksgiving went great, with not a hint of conflict--to my knowledge, anyway. The only main thing that was even just slightly stressful was the Ubuntu installation that I undertook. Really though, even that wasn't all that bad. Haven't been able to get a wireless NIC, or a NIC period, to work, but whenever I get some more time I'll get it going. I've managed to find some drivers, so I'll go from there.
Have been fighting off a nasty cold/cough of some sort since last week. The kids had it, Rachel had it, I've got it. I get a feeling it keeps mutating and reinfecting us. I hope not, but that's what goes on in the machinations in my head.
We also went without heat or air for about a week. We had a bit of a cold snap...well, as cold as it gets in Florida anyway, so I tried turning the heat on. Afterward, I tried the A/C. Nothing. Just some slight electrical humming, but no actual cooling or heating going on. Ended up calling a local place and made an appointment for yesterday morning. While I'm thankful that the bill was not in the thousands of dollars (it was 183.03, if I recall correctly), the labor and trip costs just boggled me. Cost of the part to get everything corrected? Four dollars and ninety five cents. Yup. But, it is working, so I am glad for that.
Rachel's pretty much got all the Christmas shopping done, except for the things that we'll buy for each other. Neither of us went to any 5 a.m. riots at any of the local stores--I braved Wal-Mart for some little stuff last year, nothing big. I distinctly remember being able to maneuver very well around people since I didn't have a cart. I don't recall trampling anyone, but I do hope that wasn't the reason I was to able to move around so well. I had wanted to make a trip this year to pick up the 1 GB USB drive and SD card but wasn't motivated enough to get myself out of bed.
Speaking of rioting and trampling, I've been reading through The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design
this week. The library has called me and let me know that a copy of State of Denial
is waiting for me. Have I mentioned how much I love our library lately? If not, I do indeed love them.
It feels like so long since I've posted, and actually it has been. It's good to do so again.
Oh yeah, hey Adam
, thanks for the links, music and stuff. You're a good man, man. Great, even.