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Yard sale might be the following weekend, July 19 or 20 (depending on weather), rather than this weekend. Stay tuned!

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Wow, we now have a whole bunch of people signed up to go to Worcester before The Rich Event to spruce up the place!

Now, if only we had a 40' ladder and a piano player...

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I have awesome friends. Just the right number of people (and trucks) showed up to help me move my furniture on Saturday. Enough that we got it done in time without stress or hardship; more would've been awkward. Big shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] ceo, [livejournal.com profile] jbsegal, [livejournal.com profile] ron_newman, [livejournal.com profile] happyfunpaul, and [livejournal.com profile] marmota, and [livejournal.com profile] rmd for the truck!

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The fridge in the apartment I'm renting conked out.

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Sophia and I are at the house, sorting things. Sophia understands surprisingly well the sorting task at hand. I am brewing coffee, but there is no cream or sugar. Between now and 3:00 (about when Rich Sr. is supposed to arrive, people are welcome to come over and keep us company.

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I am considering a venue which has availability on June 7. Is that too late? Josh has already flown in from CA, and Rich Sr. has started driving to MA from FL, and everyone wants to process and talk about Rich now. Is that too soon? [livejournal.com profile] tcb and brother Mike have to find airfare from CA, and people have to prepare remarks and slideshow and music. Or is that just right? Or is there no good answer? So might as well do it then?

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There is one discrete pile of Not Our Stuff in the upstairs of the barn which includes a plastic box labeled "Gui Cavalcanti: Robots and Randomness". I think this is Gui's stuff. Also, I have a theory that maybe the kayaks in the basement belong to Gui. Could someone advise Gui to get his stuff? Thanks.

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To done:
* spoke with HR person at Rich's employment
* cancelled (postponed, but to date not yet determined) Sophia's upcoming dental appointments, explaining the situation
* left voice mail basically firing one of therapists (time to fire the therapist when Crisis happens and you can't imagine that the therapist will be helpful with Crisis)
* texted guy who owns my parking spot, apologized for not looking into the missing rent check, explained the situation

Still having trouble with:
* eating
*sleeping









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Today Sophia is hanging out with her good buddy Caitlin at the Firefly Arts Collective's display space on Elm Street.

Sometime before 6, though, I need to drag Sophia off so she can see Hilary Scott's house at 9 Browning Road. I was there yesterday and thought OMG Sophia has got to see this!!!!

But we still have to go grocery shopping, too, ugh...





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I am sitting on the grass outside Sophia's school. It's a lovely spring day. Yay spring!

I have done and sent the paperwork for becoming an official degree candidate for the master's degree thrugh Harvard Extension. I had been procrastinating this for years. Yay attack of non-perfectionism just-get-it-doneness!

Sophia is taking a "class" on composting and vermiculture. She has a truly geeky interest in worms, and is just transported with joy by this class, in spite of the element of stink involved. Yay geeky kids!





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a list

Mar. 19th, 2014 02:33 pm
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* Summer camp paperwork and deposit. OMG emergency fire-drill!!! For I had not read the fine print on the e-mail from camp, and just discovered that this is due *this* Friday. Have to dig around for immunization records and annual physical report. May have to drive to Lexington to drop this off.

* Get car things fixed that really should be fixed, before getting car inspected. Replace front bumper and front tires. (I believe that's all.)

* Get car inspected before end of March.

* Deal with car insurance?

* File tax return. Just going to go to an accountant this time. Howver, this requires getting paperwork gathered and (somewhat) organized, including printing last year's return, which might ONLY exist on Mom's computer. Also, where did I put the receipts from the conference?

* Remind Mom to file her tax return. (Really shouldn't be my problem.)

* Clean apartment: just enough so that the realtor can show it, then a thorough cleaning so I can get my security deposit back.

* Discontinue utilities in old apartment, and sign up for utilities in new apartment. Also deal with mail forwarding.

* Decide on and start on whatever renovations in the condo we want to do immediately.

* Move.

* Dental and eye appointments for both me and Sophia.

What other huge things am I forgetting to put on this list?





















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Dr. Shein's rather unsurprising recommendations: try the Sudafed, see how it goes. And here's an Rx for nasal spray (probably more evidence-based than snorting Tabasco, but a whole lot more expensive). Will see an ENT next week if things don't improve.

Well, it wasn't a complete waste of time. Got into a very timely discussion about other matters.

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This afternoon Sophia is staying with the babysitter at school and they are going to work/attend the school fundraiser tonight. Barring unforeseen disaster (always a possiblity with Sophia), this will give Sophia somewhere to be until rather insanely late in the day-- like, until about 21:00. This is going to cost a lot of money, paying the babysitter for so many hours. I thought, well, I can well take advantage of the time to get caught up at work. So many things at work are so desperately clamouring for my attention.

But no, I am on my way to the doctors' office, again. My ears are still full of... something. Clearly the antibiotic was effective against the infection, because my ear did drain a bit soon after the first dose, and hasn't been nearly as painful since. But it's still really full of pressure. It is rather extremely annoying. Additionally my hearing is not right. Disturbingly, my hearing has taken a turn for the worse today, more than 48 hours since I finished the course of antibiotics. I have tried everything to try to achieve drainage: blowing my nose, steam, big cups of herbal tea, hot showers, jumping up and down, yawning, snorting Tabasco.

What do I hope the doctor will do? I don't know. I don't think more antibiotics are called for. I don't feel feverish or sick. (Also dreading future antibiotics, because of how out of whack my digestive system got from this course of Augmentin.) I haven't been taking decongestant other than Nyquil because decongestants make me feel weird. The only time I ever took Mucinex, I thought "never again, No Way." Interestingly, wikipedia implies that unlike other decongestants, the active ingredient in Mucinex is not an epinepherine agonist. The decongestant in Nyquil is; I think that should make me feel weird (I vaguely recall disliking Sudafed for similar reasons) but I think I just fall asleep before noticing the weirdness. The one time I stayed awake after taking Nyquil, I was not a happy camper.

My ears feel like the time I thought they were getting infected because there was so much pressure, but it turned out that they were chock-full of earwax, and irrigation brought complete relief. It will be so nice if that turns out to be the case again. Can't possibly be the case, because they just checked my ears one week ago, and cleaned the wax out of the worse one. How fast can ears produce earwax?





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UNIX Geek Of The Day bragging rights to whoever can propose the best solution to this problem: Identify all text files in the current directory which contain the string "jpg" on two consecutive lines. Using the typical command-line tools such as grep, not by writing a program. Extra points if the location (line number) of these consecutive lines of interest are output.

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Never plan to drive anywhere without taking the Red Sox schedule into account.

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FYI, as of this morning, the Home Depot in Tewksburt (just off Rt 495) had a whole stack of Christmas tree stands. In two different sizes. (All plastic, though. How long are these going to last?)

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Our tree stand broke. Rich has not gotten the "round tuit" required to weld it back together (if such a thing is even possible). I'm at Lowes, and they tell me that they are completely cleaned out of Christmas tree stands-- and that other customer reported not finding any anywhere.

Anyone have more tree stands than xmas trees they want to deal with? Or, if you see any for sale, let me know, thanks!

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Yay for an HR department promptly responding to e-mail queries!

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Today we installed Linux on a PC that needs to also continue to run Windows 7.

We were a little stuck on this last week. Apparently HP ships these computers with 4 partitions already on the drive-- SYSTEM, C, HP_RECOVERY, and HP_TOOLS. The openSUSE installer doesn't seem to know what to do with this, except to offer to blow away Windows. The answer is to shrink the C partition from inside Windows, and delete the HP_TOOLS partition. Then the openSUSE installer will offer the option to set up a bunch of extended partitions and it all seems to work fine now.

Why even have the HP_TOOLS partition? I think you can just download that stuff from HP if you ever need it. It looks to me like they went to 4 partitions just to deter people who want to set up dual-boot. Is Microsoft behind some effort to discourage dual-booting? Because, hey, if you boot into Linux, you might never switch back.

Or am I just being paranoid?





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food yum

Oct. 26th, 2012 07:22 pm
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Mr. Crepe is terrific!

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