Saturday June 04, 2005

Weekly Wrap-up 2005_22

The weather has been particularly nice this week - warmish and sunny during the day, not too hot, some wind at night.

Rich has been working on a software project; he's gotten it to the stage where he can ask other people to try it and give him feedback.

The fluorescent lamp we had lighting the base of the stairwell conked out, so we decided to replace it with rope light. We'll also replace the lamp we had illuminating the upper flight (that quit several months back). The good news is that we had one 12-foot stretch of rope light already. The bad news is that we need two — and the buyers for the hardware stores have gotten the idea into their narrow little minds that rope light is a "seasonal" (i.e. Christmas) item. (I was so pleased when people started using it for more things, such as Christmas lighting. Little did I suspect the flaw in that usage pattern.)

Anyhoo, we finally found an 18-foot "outdoor patio lighting" strand tonight. It's too long (but it wasn't expensive). It's also not quite what we had in mind (it's exterior duty cord; Rich wanted zip cord) but he can make do.

Otherwise, this has been a quiet week. Work, dinner, naps... repeat the next day. The Monday holiday was wonderfully relaxing. Somehow, 3-day weekends are so much more relaxing than normal weekends.

This week I finished Mad Maudlin, by Rosemary Edghill (with Mercedes Lackey), the latest in the"Bedlam's Bard" series. I've also been playing with Palm software.

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've had a few chats with my Dad and my friend Bari and exchanged email with my Mom. My sister is on vacation in Hawaii this week.

Onward and Upward.

Weekly Wrap-up 2005_22 ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sat, 04 Jun, 09:14 Pacific | Comments (0)