Today’s First Real Post About My Life!

Well, okay, y’all prob­a­bly found the oth­er stuff more interesting.

I’m still hav­ing lots of mus­cle spasms and pain and numb­ness, which is mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to type accu­rate­ly. That’s one rea­son you’ve been see­ing lots of cut-n-paste stuff.

We had a delight­ful time with word­can­dlemage and curiousmay9 yes­ter­day. She spent the night but was off to a brunch date before I woke this morn­ing so I missed good­bye hugs. She stopped by Har­ry’s to get “just one thing” for din­ner on the way here and end­ed up bring­ing fresh pineap­ple, figs, and choco­late-cov­ered wal­nuts in addi­tion to the que­so. All three were deli­cious. Figs are much bet­ter than Fig New­tons. And that pineap­ple! She actu­al­ly knows how to spot ripe pro­duce of all sorts. Isn’t that wonderful?

Get­ting just three extra items was actu­al­ly a remark­able demon­stra­tion of willpow­er. Most of us would have need­ed a pack mule for all the stuff we would have picked up if we went shop­ping at Har­ry’s while hungry.

The five of us talked through the rel­e­vant parts of The Hard Ques­tions. We did­n’t find any incom­pat­i­bil­i­ties, and the con­ver­sa­tion was very good. In fact, the num­ber of sim­i­lar­i­ties was strik­ing, right down to pre­ferred col­or schemes. Things pro­ceed apace as we progress towards mak­ing a home together.

shad­owkatt enjoyed fit­ting her­self between me and curiousmay9 on the loveseat. I’m glad she has­n’t ever out­grown being a cud­dle bun­ny 🙂 I got stitch­ing and col­or­ing time in yes­ter­day, too.

curiousmay9 and I plan to go bath­room shop­ping before too long, and she and sam­bear will be doing the same for kitchens.

sam­bear took shad­owkatt to her Girl Scout meet­ing. They’ll prob­a­bly be gone ’til 5 or so. He’s so won­der­ful! As she is. 

I still miss my PDA. It should be home tomor­row. I hope so, anyway.

We have a DVD burn­er present. It actu­al­ly belongs to a friend, but she does­n’t have time to try it out at the moment. It keeps caus­ing BSODs on my system—the first I’ve had, in fact, since installing Win2k. I put in anoth­er IDE con­troller and attached it to that, which allowed me to get into Win­dows again (oth­er than in safe mode). I’ll still futz­ing with get­ting it real­ly work­ing, though.

It won’t phys­i­cal­ly fit in Sam’s machine or the serv­er, and the machine Katie is using real­ly does­n’t have the pow­er sup­ply to use it (and is lim­it­ed in oth­er resources, as well). So I need to make it work in mine.

(Katie also needs a larg­er hard dri­ve than the 8GB one that’s in her machine. Its onboard con­troller won’t run any­thing larg­er than 40 to 60GB dri­ves, but those are still at sil­ly prices com­pared to the larg­er ones. That machine was­n’t designed to be very upgrade­able, though, so it does­n’t have a slot open for a new con­troller, either. If any of you upgrade your hard dri­ve and have a 40–60GB IDE dri­ve lay­ing about that you’d be will­ing to get rid of, please let us know.)

I’ve nev­er moved a PC to a new case. I know that it CAN be done, but I’m intim­i­dat­ed for some odd rea­son. Maybe I can get ga_sunshine to help with that for Sam’s machine and the serv­er at some point. 

Have I men­tioned that she’s a mar­velous­ly sexy geek god­dess? She fixed a JavaScript prob­lem for me this week, too!

Okay, I must go do home­work now. How bad is it that I’m eager for the timer that tells me I can get up to do 15 min­utes of house­work instead? I love the writ­ing parts. I hate the read­ing texts parts.

And curiousmay9 loaned us her copy of Low Port, and word­can­dlemage brought us all the tapes of last sea­son’s Buffy episodes. Both are call­ing to me!

Watch­ing an episode of Haunt­ed that was on the tape after the first Buffy 7 episode was prob­a­bly a mis­take. It was a good show, and I under­stand why word­can­dlemage was dis­ap­point­ed when it was can­celed. But it was too scary for me and pro­vid­ed new mate­r­i­al for night­mares. The fact that the first episode was about child molesters/murderers cer­tain­ly did­n’t help mat­ters at all.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙁rest­less
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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