Gilligan’s lagoon

Here’s the original Gilligan’s lagoon.  This is the one you see during the opening credits, not the one at Universal Studios in California.  I’ve seen that one too and it’s not nearly as nice as this one.  Trust me on that.  Great Art taken on shore leave in Kauai during our recent Hawaii Cruise and part of my famous Vacation series.

LRN1 is back!  Hallelujah!  We picked him up at the airport on Thursday evening as scheduled.  His flights were on time and comfortable and he was returned to us in excellent condition.  We’ve had a wonderful time together!  It’s fun to finally hear all about everything that happened during the past two years.  He was a great missionary and gave outstanding service.  I’m really proud of him.

The visit with LRN3 and LRN15 was great too.  What a fantastic weekend we had!  I’ve missed them since the moment they left.

Let’s see – what have we been doing?  Oh yeah, our stuff arrived on Monday.  We’ve been unpacking, putting away, and setting up.  Most of that has been done by LRN1 and LRN4, of course, since I spend a lot of time away from home.  I’ve done a bit of the setting up, though, not to mention a little hauling around as well.  Hauling around?  I asked you not to mention that!

The place really feels like home now.  I’m liking it.

My cordless drill died as soon as LRN1 tried using it yesterday.  I had just bought two brand new batteries for it and had even tested them (I think), but they wouldn’t charge at all.  The charger wouldn’t even try.  What’s up with that?  In a fit of pique, I sent LRN1 and LRN4 to Home Depot and had them buy a new cordless drill.  This one’s a tiny little [amazon asin=B0043XX87W&text=DeWalt drill] with a lithium-ion battery.  It seems plenty powerful and really cool.  I love it!  Highly recommended.  Now I need to start drilling a bunch of holes.

LRN1 helped me figure out last night why none of the Ethernet outlets in the apartment were working.  He made a simple, crude line tester with two short ethernet cables, a 9-volt battery, and a voltage meter.  We started testing lines wire-by-wire and discovered that several wires weren’t making a connection.  It was then that he discovered that the panel in the closet where all the wiring comes together had never been properly assembled.  He used my handy punchdown tool and everything works now!  It’s obvious that the Ethernet in this apartment has never worked.  Sheesh.  We should charge these people.

And now we have several of the devices in the apartment wired together!  For everything but the [amazon asin=B004KKTCWS&text=Ooma], we could have stuck with wireless, but the wires were there and the wired connection is probably a bit faster for stuff like video, so we’re wired up.  Pretty cool.

And it’s time for bed.  Lots happening.  We’re busy and happy and working hard.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: body-sniffing vulture!  What could possibly go wrong?

See you tomorrow.

One Response to “Gilligan’s lagoon”

  1. LRN1 Says:

    And don’t vultures eat dead bodies? Seems like a bad idea for searching for missing people…

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