10. December, 2007 - back

Cathedral St. Boniface
Cathedral St. Boniface

Sorry for the lack of updates. I was out of town for work last week, and every possibility for getting on the ’net except for my cell-phone prevented me from getting through to my server via ssh. Bleh. Sometimes I hates teh intarwebs.

Before leaving town, I’d busted out the new snowblower and done not only my sidewalks, but also those of a couple neighbors. Which worked out real well, since there was another three or four inches of the white stuff while I was gone, and my neighbor helped out by taking care of my sidewalk while I was away. Yay!

I had some excitement yesterday. I headed down to the basement to do some laundry, and discovered that a patch on the main stack had fallen apart. There wasn’t actually a hole, but the outer plate was off, and I was worried about what might happen, so I got a plumber out post-haste. $500 later, I’ve got a new 2 foot section of cast-iron, and all is well with the plumbing again. Whew. Even though it was expensive to get a guy out on a Sunday, and probably wasn’t an “emergency,” I’m still getting full body shivers when I think of what could have happened had the patch completely failed.

Over on my flickr stream, I’ve been alternating posting new photos with posting ones from the archives. It’s been interesting digging through photos from my vacations in 1999, 2000, and 2002. But I didn’t take a camera to San Jose last week and didn’t get out yesterday so I’m out of “new” stuff again.

And with that, I think it’s about time for me to get ready to head into work. A week of meetings wasn’t in my plans for work, so now I’m about a week behind my self-imposed schedule, and I should probably do a little catching up before it’s time for the Christmas break. Have a good week!

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