Archive for December, 2012

Baby statue

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

motherandbaby

Here’s a seasonally-appropriate statue – Baby Jesus and his mother.  Maybe a bit less festive than other Christmas-themed statues, but appropriate nonetheless.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at Bryn Athyn, and part of my famous Statue series.

Merry Christmas!  We had a very nice, quiet day here at home.  Slept in (I love having older kids!), had a nice breakfast, exchanged some gifts, and just kind of lazed around the rest of the day.  I received a nice 3 terabyte hard drive to replace my prematurely dying Seagate 1.5 TB drive (it has the dreaded click of death – a very common problem for this particular drive; Seagate, you’re on my naughty list!).  There were about 500 GB of data on the old drive.  I tried just dragging everything from one drive to the other, but it died pretty quickly and started death-clicking profusely.  Did a little online reading and turned the drive on its side and turned my fan on it and it stopped clicking after a few minutes – for me, the problem appears to be heat-related.  Still won’t copy everything at once, though, so I’m doing it a folder at a time.  It has taken me the better part of the day, but I’m optimistic I’ll get everything copied before the drive dies.  Then I’ll erase the old drive and use it for hideous disk-drive-related experiments until it’s completely dead.  That’s just how I roll.

I also received a neat0 new iHome alarm clock from LRN1.  It has all the cool features of my old Memorex alarm clock (alarms stay set every day, remote control, etc.) but without the Memorex’s short lifespan.  I love it!  It will work with my iPhone or my iPad, which is cool.  The sound is way better than the one it replaced (also an iHome, but an older one) and it’s just generally spiffy.  Much appreciated.

Also received some nice new clothes.  I’m wearing my new flannel shirt right now, in fact.  Also received some ties, some tools, some gift cards, and a few other nice little things.  Also received a great new television, which I’ve been using for a few days.

All in all, a nice Christmas.  I hope the same applies to all of my Loyal Readers.

LRN3 and LRN15 arrive tomorrow.  A great week is shaping up!

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: goat-riding monkey!

See you tomorrow.

Old statue

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

oldstatue

Here’s a very stoic-looking old guy.  Statue courtesy of the Middle Ages and Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone cam, taken at Bryn Athyn, and part of my famous Statue series.

My, I’ve been a delinquent blogger.  No wonder my Loyal Readers are deserting me in droves.

I’ve been at the old Pennsylvania homestead alone for the last week and a half.  LRN4 has been in California getting our stuff in the house packed up and loaded.  Now she’s in Nevada getting it unloaded and unpacked.  She got rid a of a ton of stuff, and it’s still pretty full.  By the time our stuff from here gets there, there’ll apparently be even more to throw away.  Still, it’s good to minimize.  Don’t want the house to feel overstuffed, do we?

Anyway.  I’ve been here alone for a while.  Not much time for fun – I’ve been working long hours, seven days a week.  We’re very close to the major event I’ve been preparing for over the past year, so there’s been lots to do.  Just a little bit longer, and we’ll be free!

Ordered my Christmas present the other night.  I can’t say what it is, of course, but I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it.

And it’s past bedtime, as usual.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: cooking chimp!

See you tomorrow.