Note: If you do not already know who I am, then you are advised to turn back now, lest ye die of boredom. This is not the blog of someone who is trying to become a famous blogger. This is meant as a memory bank for our future and as a way for our out-of-town families to keep up with the goings-on around here. I am increasingly bothered by the permanence of the internet, particularly in regard to children who have no choice in the matter. As a result, I intend to keep things pretty matter-of-fact.
You know you have an old computer when you can’t turn it off for a night. I built this computer in Jan 2003, and even then it was a budget build. I turned it off last night because of serious thunderstorms, but when I tried to boot up this morning, I had a few problems. First the computer wouldn’t stay powered up for more than ten seconds before shutting itself off. Then, after jiggling a few wires, I found that my CMOS settings had been reset back to their default, meaning the onboard battery has died. I’m up now, though… limping along, but booted.
Oy vey; I guess there is a reason I leave my computer on for years at a time.
Evan and Robert Valentine – Creation of Earth
Robert and I made this song during his last visit. The sounds that comprise the song are: classical guitar (bowed), tuned wine glasses, guitar, harmonica, and piano.
Stephen, with one of his Grandmommy’s oil paintings behind him.
My wife received a tin of “it’s a boy” cookies as a gift from
her workplace–delicious cookies from Cheryl&Co.
My wife holds Stephen as he sleeps with his mouth agape.