Stiff drivers

Here’s a beautiful old Ford being driven by a somewhat stuffy couple. In fact, we never got a word out of ’em. If I’m not mistaken, this is a rare Ford Model K – an expensive precursor to the Model T. Great Art taken at the Sacramento auto museum on Christmas Eve and part of my famous Machinery series.

The weekend’s here! Tomorrow’s my off Friday, and it’s Thursday evening, so that counts. Good day at work – got a few things done, didn’t get a few others done. Some great stuff is happening, which will probably be discussed at a future date. Also, I got a few man-months added to my funding this year, which is really good. Really.

No post yesterday – I stayed home sick. Had a very sore throat and a pretty serious headache. Slept it off and felt much better by evening. I faded a little this afternoon, but all’s well. Thanks to Anon for noticing, as usual.

Went to my first Scouting district committee meeting this evening. I already knew most of the people there, including my counselor Jason and my former colleague on the high council Rich. Not to mention everybody else. Pretty productive meeting, although I’m still not quite sure what an Assistant District Commissioner is supposed to be doing. Maybe I should just keep attending meetings until somebody asks me to do something. Or maybe I should go to the Scouting website and look for training. Which is probably there.

Anyway. I signed up for the family history indexing program yesterday and indexed my first 51 names. Also took a bunch of their training. I’ve decided to bring my personal laptop to work every day for a while and index on the train during the ride home. I did another 100 names today. It’s great because you can work offline – just have to download some batches ahead of time, and you can submit them the next time you have a connection. Pretty slick. And it’s fun too!

There’s a ward challenge going on right now, pitting the Young Men (my department) against the Young Women, Melchizedek Priesthood, and Relief Society to see who can index the most names during the month of February. The YM are widely thought to be the underdog in the competition, what with their heavy videogaming requirement and extreme sleep training. I’m trying to do my part, anyway. You would think that such a computer-savvy group would be way out ahead, but I haven’t spoken with any of them who are too interested. I’m having fun, though.

And that’s about it for tonight. Lots to do this weekend. Unfortunately, we decided to cancel our family camping trip due to the expected heavy rains and strong winds and cold temperatures. Not the best combination for a fun camping experience. So we’ll probably go to the ward dinner on Friday night and get a bunch of other things done. Need to reserve plenty of time for fun and frolic, though, this being LRN1’s final weekend at home before his full-time mission starts. I can’t believe it’s upon us already! I’m really going to miss him, but he’ll be having a wonderful experience and the time will pass much more quickly than any of us realizes.

I’ll leave you with this shocking Food Violence news: biscuit crash! Be careful out there when going out for breakfast.

See you tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Stiff drivers”

  1. Andy Morrow Says:

    At least the guy got out and had breakfast with his victims!

  2. Shannon Says:

    The offending vehicle looks like a "grandpa" car to me. He was probably on his way to breakfast and didn't see any reason for a change of plans.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Missed Friday's post.

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