Sunday October 19, 2008

Weekly Wrap-up 2008_42

We had a little bit of rain at the beginning of the month. Just enough to say "Yes, it's October now."

Rich has been watching the debates. I have been reading the Twitter stream. I like my way better.

Rich and I worked through my three TWiki training presentations. Lots of good feedback and changes.

Rich bought a fancy ceramic knife. Sharp! Then he made a knife holder out of a canister full of bamboo skewers.

Caltrain is often a good way to commute. On the morning of Monday, Oct 6, it wasn't.

Southbound Baby Bullet train number 312 struck a big rig near the Broadway station in Burlingame this morning, delaying up to 15,000 commuters as Caltrain singletracked around the mess.


I took the bus back to Millbrae. By that time it was 8:10. I just missed a southbound train (I don't know which one) and the LED message boards were saying "DELAYS". So I decided to drive home and work from home for a couple of hours.

On the following Monday. I walked into the bathroom downstairs before heading off to Work and there was water on the floor.When I went into the laundry room for a towel, there was water on that floor too. :(

So I put the carpet in the sink, put down towels on the floor, and went to the train.I contacted Rich when he got up told him that we had a leak. It turned out to be the sewer pipe.

The plumber came at 5:00 pm and worked till 7:30. Rich put the cats in the back of the house. When I got home, I joined them. We sat in the bedroom and the screen porch and listened to horrible groaning monster noises from other parts of the house.

The plumber routed out a bunch of roots and cleared the pipes. He suggested we ought to have a "two way" access port put in out by the street so that next time this sort of thing doesn't have to be done f]om inside the house.

Lots of mess and trouble but less expensive than we had feared.

Hold good thoughts for me that this coming Monday is quiet and uneventful!

So far this month I've read Here Comes Everybody, by Clay Shirky; Death in Daytime, a good debut by Eileen Davidson; and Little Tiny Teeth, a Gideon Oliver mystery by Aaron Elkins (remind me never to take an Amazon cruise...)

In between and around the rest, I've had nearly enough naps and oodles of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've chatted with my sister and found topics to twitter.

Onward and Upward.

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