Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Got an email tonight that the genealogy program I use is going to end development and support at the end of the year.

Now I have to find a new one, and transfer the data.


Monday, July 28, 2014


Once upon a time, when we moved here, we thought we could keep up on yardwork.  15 years later...not so much.  I spent a little time after work cutting down saplings behind the garage in the alley, replaced the backyard floodlights (they both burnt out at the same time), but I still have so much more to do, and so little time after work, when it's not a gazillion degrees outside.

Next house we get is either going to be a townhome/condo, or we're getting a gardener.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


After an extremely stressful and long week this week at work, it was rather nice to spend the day today not doing anything.  I played LOTRO almost all day, watched a lot of tv (mostly at the same time), and that was it.  Tomorrow we'll have to go get groceries and do laundry, but today was truly a nothing day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Got the car done

Fortunately I had some coupons!  They didn't find the problem with the warning light, so I'll just deal with it coming on and off until it stays on all the time.

Other than a quick stop at the comic book store and Barnes and Noble, that was pretty much my whole friday.  I need to run in to work today to get my laptop and do a little work, but before that I'm going to cut down a few saplings while it's still relatively cool and listen to my new Weird Al cd :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One of these days...

...I'll actually have energy to do some of the stuff I need to do around the house.  Maybe this weekend.  Friday I have to take the car in for it's checkup, and it's supposed to be pretty warm, so I may not do some of the yardwork that needs to be done.

Maybe I'll find a handyman and have them do everything.  Easier on the knees at least, if not the pocketbook.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I can't believe my car has 50,000 miles on it.  Happened sometime in the past couple days.  Doesn't seem like it's that old - must be all the driving cross country we've been doing :)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 4 weekend

A nice long weekend.  Friday, we did nothing. laid around the house all day.  I did a little laundry, but not much.  Saturday, I started test driving a new gaming computer, after we went to the movies.  I had to go buy a new monitor to dedicate to it, and then Sunday I had to go back to the computer store and get a switch to alternate my keyboard and mouse between the old and new computers.  I also spent a good part of the day with a nasty headache, and knee ache and back ache.  The last two were probably from moving the new computer around (it weighs about a million pounds) and crawling around under the desk hooking it up.

It was otherwise a quiet weekend.  I like these weekends.  Tomorrow promises to be a busy day at work though - hopefully I can get through it with all my hurting muscles.