Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I haven't been online much. We bought a Nintendo Wii. So we;ve been Wiiing. Or something like that. It is fun. And we have successfully avoided personal injury and property damage. Yay!

Speaking of things: It's cold today, but strangely even though it was/is very cold. It was still the warmest part of the country today. Weird.

Wha are you gonna do?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Old Graffiti

Yesterday I saw some graffiti that is older than I. Older by a year (more or less). It was the good ole sidewalk-initials-graffiti. Complete with some so-and-so plus so-and-so. I found it a little odd that the sidewalk was over thirty years old. It was in very good shape considering. It made me think of defaced picnic tables and whatnot and how eventually they are replaced. Even putting ones name in "stone" doesn't make it last forever. Eventually sidewalks get replaced. I wonder if they get replaced more quickly these days. I don't think I've noticed a thirty-plus sidewalk before. Maybe they don't make sidewalks like they used to.......

Friday, January 11, 2008

Flooded Basement

So, water got in to the basement. Wet carpet and all. Not nearly as bad as some folks got it thought, phew. Had to buy a dehumidifier. Had to buy a wet/dry vac. Did a lot of laundry. Threw out some boxes (but saved the stuff in them). Maybe tomorrow night we can sit in the basement again, sigh.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Stay Away From Creeks And Streams

The January Thaw

I have done a perfunctory check and the basement is dry. Phew. There's a lot of water out there. We used to have snow. Now we don't. Just many dangerous slippery places to be.....

The Metal Box

A while ago, -well quite a while ago actually- i sent a metal box to a fellow in th U.S. in exchange for a different metal box. Seems a little odd? The box is used to house an electronic circuit. The circuit is used to alter the sound of an electric guitar. He had made a replica of a well known circuit and was looking for something similar to it's distinctive case. I had a version of the device and had never cared for the case. I offered to trade. One ugly cumbersome (I thought) box for one sleek functional box. Nothing could be simpler, or so we thought. After two rejections by customs and the post office ultimately losing the box he decided to buy a new one and have it shipped to me. Then there was a back order, then the post office found the missing original, then the back order was filled but the person to do the supplemental processing (drilling holes) wasn't available and so on.
Anyway..... the traded for box arrived today. Now i just have to get the circuit i have inside it.... easier said than done indeed. :-)