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Hey, we're into the home stretch! Yeah! ...and a 'short week' at that since I have Friday off (and Daniel already telling me that would be a great day to work on his machine upgrade!).
...but I have a feeling Friday I'll just be wanting some quiet rest; this week is often a very full one at work. ...and since I'm thinking a day or two off next week may be in order, I may be pushing myself a bit even if things slow up.
...and the strangest thing has happened this year: I probably won't be able to (or even need to) participate in Men's Shopping Day this Friday! Yeah, I think I'm done except for the wrapping (although I don't have a clue as to when I'll have time for that!
...and yep, I do recall I owe a tech post or two (the email one and one other). ...and yes, the post on the snails and the slide show on the ... well, yeah. Nothing new here: I'll have to play catchup as best I can.
No post? Well, kinda'... Cecil came by for dinner on his way down south, and Shelley and I and the boys spent a nice evening chatting with him and petting Katie (his dog).
A true story of yesteryear...
'Twas Three Nights Before Christmas
(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)
'Twas three nights before Christmas, when all through the house
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
When out from the hard drive there arose such a clatter,
The error on the screen of the new-purchased box,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
"Twist, white-orange! twist, white-brown! now, brown and white-green!
As techies with children know only too well,
And then, in a twinkling, I heard that nice sound,
She was dressed all in flannel, from her head to her foot,
But her eyes, how they twinkled! her smile was quite merry!
The start was with Riven, followed by Myst,
WordPerfect was Suite; and the train game was cool,
I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,
I crawled into bed, to my wife gave a hug,
"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"
Dan Bowman, 12/22/2001
Wow... I'm not really sure exactly what to do! My work week is over and it's not Christmas Eve at 1500.
Yeah, for the first time in memory I'll actually have the day off. I won't have to blast home from work to get to church or to my sister's place; I'll actually be able to sleep in a bit and have a chance to wrap Shelley's presents sometime before 0100 Christmas morning...
Yepper, it's Christmas Eve and I'm not working! My firm changed over to "Federal Holidays" a few years back, and this is the first time we've had the Christmas/New Years combo hit on a Saturday. Coolness though: Shelley will be able to leave the boys with me and go take care of some errands without any time pressure, and I'll be able to spend some down time and maybe be able to relax a bit before the evening at church and then at my sister's place.
...but both boys have somehow come to the conclusion that my being off in some way makes me available to work on their projects. I'm not so sure how that part is going to work out <g>...
Yes, I did miss "Men's Shopping Day"! However, I have it on good authority from our Candlelight Service last night, that the tradition lives on!
So do some others: first it was "Big Wheels", pounding 'cap nuts' onto an axle with a ball peen hammer on the front porch at 0100; then it was bicycles, assembled in the garage amidst much colorful language, not all of it from the instructions; this year it's a drum set (full size), assembled from a single page of third generation photocopy (and some Net help) that just finished up at 0200...
I think I'll finish wrapping Shelley presents and try for a few hours sleep. ...and it will be only a 'few hours sleep' (see above under "drum set (full size)" <g>!
Whew! Am I glad that rollercoaster ride is over <g>! I'm so tired I could hardly remember the sequence I use to handle the switch back to the main page from the splash page over on the photo blog!
I guess I'd better gather whatever stamina and drive I have in reserve and go blade; this may be my only day I can as it seems we're scheduled for rain the entire upcoming week. ...and that's okay with me; I'm contemplating taking several days off and the rain would keep me inside and working on the projects I'd be taking the time off to do...
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