The Trivialities

For those who care (Mom :-D ), here's what I've been filling my time with:

My laptop screen went all crazy horizontal lines on me so I spent a couple of days taking it apart and putting it back together to re-seat the ribbon cable and then, when that didn't help, searching eBay for parts. The new screen assy arrived earlier this week, but was not the resolution it was advertised to be. The seller's on vacation, so I wait until next week to resolve that.

Maria and the girls are in PA, near Philly, at church camp so I'm a bachelor for the week. It's been great having all my time to myself, but I'm ready for them to be back. I heard Cheryl Crow's Soak Up the Sun on the radio yesterday and immediately saw Audrey grinning and singing along. It was her favorite song back when it was pretty popular. I was ready for them to be home then. They're having a ball, except perhaps for Maria, who spent 2 hours on Sunday cleaning greasy pans from cooking 67 chickens for dinner. More on that when they get home, maybe.

I spent last weekend cleaning and waxing the Mazda. Been wanting to do that for a while, so I took advantage of the solitude. That's about 3 hours of tar removal & cleaning, and another 3-4 hours of waxing and polishing. My arms were sore on Monday.

I hope to get some T'bird projects done too. I've spent a good amount of time just driving it last weekend. It got a new battery on Monday and I put it up on stands Thursday to begin the front suspension rebuild it needs.

Been working on my long threatened new blog layout. It's coming along, but still has a ways to go. Maybe in a few weeks. :-D

Movable Type 4 is out in beta and I've been following the developments there. You can try it out your self for free by visiting where there's an open, fully functional demo version set up. The MT community has been invigorated by it. It seems that several of my earlier rants have been addressed (not sure if I had any influence on that, but it matters not) and there's real life being poured back into MT.

Dad and I went to the Good Guys show a couple of weeks ago. It was fun to have him along, usually he's out of town. I'm working on the photos so I can get the gallery together.

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