Pictures

This weekend was my eldest son’s birthday and we had a company party. So here are pictures of the bowling party and the birthday party. All pictures taken with my Nikon 4004 on film. Then I took them to Walgreens and had them developed and put on CD. No prints were made. The batteries in…

Got it all done

Had all but three done by last night. Got all the rest of them done by noon. Whoo woo. Fixing the faucet took longer than expected because it needed a new cartridge, not just new o-rings. Also washed the kitchen and myself after replacing the o-rings. But it doesn’t drip now. Redid the BOB. I’m…

To do this weekend

I’ve got one of the busiest weekends coming up I’ve had in a long time. So I decided I need to do more. Already on the plate: Friday S has a library sale thing till 9 PM, so I’ve got the kids Saturday Company party from 1:45 till 4:00. My oldest’s birthday party from 5:00…

Surviving a power outage.

Reading a woman’s account of getting out of the subway and going home in NYC made me think. I’d thought about it earlier today when I heard they were without water in some places. We have a storage of water that would probably last a couple of days. We buy these Diet Ice Botanical things…

Making others happy

I was reading Tales from a Yeti Suit and followed a comment to a post by a woman named ho on how to have a successful relationship. Firstly when ever someone claims to have the key to doing something, you should check their results. In this case ho tells us how to have a successful…

Baching it

The Mrs is out of town this weekend for a writers conference and Science Fiction convention. The boys are staying with the in-Laws tonight and tomorrow night. So what is a man alone to do? Curl up with a good book? Don’t think so. Unfortunately I don’t have any male friends to go out seeking…

WWDC

Well I haven’t blogged anything this week because I’m at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Fransico. While airport networking is suppose to be ubiquitous it has never worked for me, and I’m now using an ethernet collection. The conference has been OK. The G5’s are obviously impressive, but not something I’m going to…

Negotiating with the Taxman II

I fought the law and the law…well lost. Learned a lot about the appraisal process. First off HCAD doesn’t care what you say, they are just going to use their computer program to calculate the value of your house. But the good news is the Appraisal Review Board is made up of three regular citizens….