Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

Inside again - too cold to do anything outside, although we do have to make a quick run to the store tomorrow.

Finished all the Alphas episodes today, watched Iron Chef America, an animated movie called The Pirates about a pirate trying to get the Pirate of the Year award - it was the same animation company that does Wallace and Grommit

Watched the ball drop in New York.

Did some more genealogy online during all that as well.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Another stay at home day

Played AC2 and Eve in the morning, as well as some LOTRO.  We watched a few episodes of Alphas in the afternoon, as well as bits and pieces of the Vikings game.  We had pizza for dinner.

I watched a few episodes of the Clone Wars, and worked on her online genealogy.  Tomorrow is supposed to be the coldest day of the season so far, so I doubt if we're going to go out - it's New Year's Eve anyway, so we'll watch the ball drop on tv :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Indoors day

Well, almost.  I did go out and shovel, and I ran to the pharmacy for meds, kleenex, cough drops...but that was it.

We watched an old movie we recorded a long time ago, called the Lost Future, and two episodes of Alphas.  Other than we just kind of lazed about the house all day.  Same plan for tomorrow.

Being sick stinks.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sick Day. again.

Got no sleep last night, thanks to all the medicines, so I didn't start work till 11, and then I only worked for an hour or so.  I tried to get some sleep in the afternoon, but didn't help much.

Spent the afternoon just zoning.  After dinner of homemade chicken noodle soup, we watched some tv- America Unearthed, Ancient Aliens, Ghost Adventures - kind of all over the map.

I hope this goes away quickly.  I have to shovel in the morning, because we got more than an inch last night/today.  Yay.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thanks, Wife

Now I've got her crud.  Constant coughing, congestion, achy bones, cough drops making me woozy... not fun.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Another cold day.  Meetings got cancelled at work, so I had plenty of time to get some work done.  I had leftover yesterday for dinner, T had chicken noodle soup, as she is still sick.

We watched a documentary about Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison during dinner, then I came in the computer room, played LOTRO for a bit and watched a few more episodes of Firefly.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Didn't go to the movies today - wife is sick.  Played LOTRO in the morning, watched Indiana Jones 2, 3, and 4 on tv. we had ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner.  She went to bed early, and I played some more LOTRO - and I found my Firefly discs, so I watched the first three episodes before I went to bed too.

I get to go to work tomorrow.  Woo hoo.  Just a couple of meetings and catching up on whatever I missed over the last 5 days or so. :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

We almost didn't make it to the bank today - somebody takes a really long time to get ready, even with a deadline.  We did, with 5 minutes to spare.

We stopped by Best Buy, and dropped off the DVD player.  It'll be at least a week before we hear back.  When we got home we watched the finale of Next Iron Chef, a Christmas Story, and just wandered around the dial.

After dinner I played LOTRO and watched the last episode of Caprica.  Too bad it got cancelled when it was getting interesting.

Tried looking for Firefly - I think we need better organization of our collection, as I couldn't find the discs.

Tomorrow is Christmas, and we're going to go see the Hobbit again as well.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Today was a stay indoors and try to keep warm day.  I played AC2, DDO, Eve and LOTRO most of the day.  I also caught up on my tv shows.  I watched Restaurant Impossible, Good Eats, Ancient Aliens...all across the board.

We had a yummy pasta primavera for dinner.  Tomorrow we have some errands to run - drop off the DVD player, pick up the Pandora beads, a couple last minute groceries, then we'll be hanging out at the house.  I go back to work on Wednesday - don't plan on going shopping until at LEAST Saturday :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sick Day

Woke up with an awful headache.  Took most of the morning for it to go away, and by the time we were ready to go, it was too late to visit the bank.  We did stop by Best Buy to verify our DVD player is under warranty, so we'll be taking it in to get fixed.

Did some grocery shopping, bought the wife her christmas present - a couple of pandora beads.  When we got home, we watched a little tv, and then we had a conflict over what to watch, so I came in the computer room and watched the Wizard of Oz and played LOTRO.

and started to get congested/sore throat/etc.  In other words, sick.

I really don't want this.  I'm going to be downing a lot of NyQuil in the next few days!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Training Day 3

Last one for a while.  Hopefully I'll be able to use some of this new found knowledge!

Class ended early today, so I got home pretty early.  Aggravated my back moving boxes around in the basement to avoid the overflowing washer, so I sat on the couch most of the afternoon.  Took a pill to help, and now I can't keep my eyes open.

We had ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner, and channel surfed.  I played LOTRO for a little while, but got so tired I just want to bed.

We have some running around to do tomorrow, but after that, I'm hoping it's a quiet weekend.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Training Day 2

The snow was hardly nothing here.  Added only about an extra 5 minutes to get to the classes this morning.  I am spoiled tho - I'm used to a 20 minute commute, not a 40 minute one.

After I got home, we had a little breakfast for dinner, and watched Dark Matters and Buying and Selling.  I played LOTRO for a little bit, then paid some bills and went to bed.  One more day of training, then a hopefully quiet weekend.

We'll see.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Training Day 1

Training was ok - a lot of information covered, but some of it was simple.  Took a long time to get home, tho.

During dinner we watched a SyFy special - 20th anniversary special of the Sci-Fi/SyFy channel.  Some of it was old news of course, having watched a lot of the shows they covered.

After that I played a little bit of LOTRO and watched one episode of Caprica.

Supposed to get some snow in the morning, so my drive in may be a little more difficult and slower than today's.  We'll see.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Early Day and Early Night

I left work early because my knee and back were hurting so badly I could hardly stand it.  Took a painkiller when I got home, and they slowly stopped hurting.  We had leftovers for dinner, and watched Next Iron Chef and Hawaii 5-0.

I have to get up early tomorrow to head downtown for my training.  It's going to be interesting.  Hope I don't start hurting again!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wet Day

Started the day with a leak in the basement - one of the pipes had rusted through.  We had to call a plumber to replace a pretty big section of pipe.  That was fun.

After work, we shipped presents.  That was almost as much fun as the plumber.

We had leftover pot roast for dinner, I played LOTRO for a while, while fighting a good sized headache.  Hopefully a good night's sleep will take care of that.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Work took about an hour and a half longer than it should have, and all I could do was sit and listen while other people did what they needed to do.  My part took all of about 5 minutes.

Played some DDO, some Eve, some LOTRO, some AC2....watched some TV too.  Pretty much a do-nothing day, which worked out ok, because my knee was giving me fits again.

Tomorrow I'm hoping will be a quiet day, because I"m on call all week.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ok day

...till the DVD player broke.  11 minutes into Star Trek, it froze.  Then it won't read the dvd, so it think's there's no disc, so it won't eject it.  I hope we bought the protection plan on this.  I'm tired of our DVD players always breaking.

Worked for almost 3 hours this morning, then played some Asheron's Call 2, some LOTRO, and some Eve Online.

Did a little bit more web genealogy.

Tomorrow, I get to work again.  Yay.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Hobbit

Yes.  Go see it.

I did that and renewed my driver's license today.  Working from home tomorrow.  Beyond that, I'll probably play on the computer a lot :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Work was ok. Took my car, as the roads were clear enough for that.  Friday/Saturday we're supposed to get another storm, this one with rain/sleet, so we may be stuck in the house over the weekend.

We had chicken picatta for dinner, and watched CSI, Person of Interest and Elementary.  While doing that I worked some more on web genealogy.

I also learned that my favorite game is being re-released.  Asherons' Call 2.  Which means I'll be playing computer games even more than before :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


That was my bowling score today...across 3 games :)  We had a holiday outing today at work.

It was a very unproductive day.  An hour into work, we had an hour and half meeting to talk about an upcoming reorganization.  After that, we had lunch, then we went bowling.

Then I came home and did some work that needed to be done today even if we were at a party.

THEN I was done with work.  We had leftovers, and I played LOTRO till bedtime.  I watched 3 episodes of Caprica as well.

This is a picture overlooking the western part of Rohan in game.  The designers did a great job translating the mental images from the book into the videogame, I think.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The roads were really bad going in to work today.  I slid a couple of times.  They were just as bad coming home.  I hope the crews do a good cleanup job tonight.

We broke down and had pizza for dinner, watched a couple of cooking shows, but not much else.

I played LOTRO after dinner, watched a couple of Storage Wars, and a Diners Drive Ins and Dives episode.

Then I called it a night.  Getting old makes me tired I guess.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow Aftermath

Worked from home this morning for about 4 hours.  Got some work done, had to deal with a server not working.  The morning went by pretty quickly.

Before I dialed in to work, I did go out and shovel for about an hour, and knocked the snow off the satellite dish so we could get reception again.  After work, while it was still light out, I spent about an hour and a half on the driveway.

I definitely got my workout today, even in temps that were about 10.  After I got the driveway done, I came in and took a painkiller - my back and my knee were screaming.

That pretty much wiped out the afternoon.  I played some LOTRO, but I was kind of in a fog, so I don't remember much details about the quests I did (of course, this is the third time I've done them, so details aren't quite as important.  I also half-watched a Restaurant Impossible and several Undercover Bosses.

After dinner, we watched Hawaii 5-0 and a few cooking shows.  I worked some more on the web - genealogy stuff while we watched tv.  My wife has a HECK of a lot of cousins!

After she went to bed, I played a little more LOTRO, and then went to bed.  Hopefully I only have 4 hours of work to catch up on tomorrow, and not a full day's worth!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

We got snow

Boy did we get it.  Probably a good 12 inches.  I played on the computer a little this morning, then spent a good chunk of the afternoon using the snowblower and the shovel...and I'll have to do it again tomorrow.  I got rid of 6-7 inches, but by the time I finished clearing one end of the walk, it was already piling up on the other end.

I'm going to work from home tomorrow morning, so I don't have to drive in the mess, then take the afternoon to re-shovel, and probably clear off the end of the driveway where the snowplow will plow us in.

Welcome to winter.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Not much snow

at least, not yet.  We got a little bit last night, but barely enough to worry about pushing around with a shovel.  Most of it melted by the time we left to go shopping this afternoon.

I worked on genealogy this morning, putting some of T's family on the web.  Eventually we went shopping, visiting Lane Bryant and Ulta, and then Walmart.  We bought groceries, household stuff, ink for the printer, a few Christmas presents...and the whole time, my knee was complaining.

When we got home, I took a painkiller and played LOTRO.  I didn't watch any shows, though I probably should have.

If all goes as predicted, I'll have 3-4 inches of snow to shovel/snowblow in the morning. Then it really will feel like winter is here.

Friday, December 7, 2012


or at least a taste of it tonight, only about an inch - supposed to get the real snow tomorrow night.

Made it through work, went to barnes and noble afterwards, and visited smashburger for dinner.  now I smell like onions.  Watched Elementary on the couch when we got home.

Then I played LOTRO for a little bit and watched one episode of Caprica.

Tomorrow we plan on visiting the grocery store and getting a few christmas presents before the snow really starts.  I imagine Sunday I'll be breaking out the snowblower for the first time this year!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Work was work again - nothing too stressful, although I ended the day tired and with a headache.

I hope I'm not getting sick.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Decent Day

Today was busy at work, but not so swamped overwhelming busy as it's been.  I actually felt like I worked today.  (hard to imagine, I know).

We had fish and brussel sprouts for dinner, watched a couple of cooking shows, and one episode of Dark Matters.

After that I played LOTRO and watched two episodes of Caprica.

Tomorrow, more of the same.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cold Again

We might get snow this week - maybe it'll start to feel like winter.

Work was pretty tough today - trying to figure out why accounting was off in their figures.  Not easy for a non-accountant.

We had chili for dinner, watched Bones and Hawaii 5-0, then I played LOTRO and watched one episode of Caprica.  I'm officially halfway through the first season now.  Well, the only season.

Still hoping to get some rest one of these days.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Grey, Fog, Rain

What a way to start the day.  Almost didn't go to work today, because I had a headache, but I went ahead and dealt with it.  Most of the day was working on more Disaster Recovery paperwork.  I eventually had to leave early because my knee was troubling me something awful.  I came home and put it up and put an ice pack on it for a few hours.  That helped.

We watched Iron Chef America, Next Iron Chef, and a couple cooking shows.  We had pork chops for dinner, and after that I played some LOTRO and watched two episodes of Caprica.  I'm almost to the point where we stopped watching when it was on the air.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Game Day

Played DDO, EVE, and LOTRO today, so a bit of variety.

Also had to log in to work and verify some things for the big project that went in this weekend.  Didn't take long, and I'm glad I didn't have to actually go into the office.

We had ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner, watched Elementary and CSI NY, after wich I surfed the web for a little while, and decided to head to bed.  Tomorrow's the start of another work week.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Bond...James Bond

Finally got to see Skyfall today.  Went to one theater, the one I want to buy Hobbit tickets at, and there was no place to park.  So we drove all the way across town to see it.  It was a pretty good movie, and had some good Bond easter eggs in it.

We stopped by Walmart after the movie to get a few groceries, then came home and watched Person of Interest.

We're supposed to get freezing fog tonight, so I don't plan on going anywhere tomorrow!  Play some games, watch some tv, and do some laundry.  "Normal" stuff!