Does This Look Like Happy To You?
I had just set her down on the floor, and she became very unhappy. Could she possibly look any more sad? :)
It's been cold outside the last few days, and all indications are that this will continue to be the case for the next week or so. And that's fine by me; it is December, after all. That, and we've got the snow cover.
I didn't write anything last night because, well, because I decided to go to bed. I didn't get to bed until nearly 1AM on Thursday night, so by the time Friday's bedtime rolled around, I was a bit on the tired order. So I took another night off. :)
Today's projects were varied and fruitful. I spent time at home -- just Kirstin and myself -- for a while today. That was nice in ways (I was able to read the paper while Kirstin had her morning nap) and fun as well. She's quite the little character, really.
Anyway, this afternoon I decided that I was going to have to at least attempt to get something done, so I brought Kirstin up to her room, set her in the crib, and I then proceeded to install plastic shrinkwrap on her bedroom window. I really should've done this some time ago, but I didn't have/take time to do it. So she played a little bit and mostly watched me work and dance (the radio was on). Shortly after I got her bedroom window completed she had her lunch and then Beth was back home.
So I finished the other two window sets upstairs and also shrinkwrapped the bathroom window. Basically all the windows that have those shitty aluminum storm windows that just don't fit quite right. Note to self: I really need to replace those some time. I've been telling myself that for the last three years. In an ideal world, it would probably just be easier (and cheaper) in several regards to replace all the upstairs windows (since they're the ones that are in the worst shape) and be done with it. But that's a topic for another day...
I also raised the dog water bowl this afternoon. After our official (at least at the airport) 8" snow last week, their bowl was pretty much buried. That in and of itself isn't that big a deal, but then the dogs have to more or less lay down (especially after a few storms) in order to drink liquid water.
I basically just put a few concrete blocks on the ground (after I chipped out the bowl which had frozen to the ground), which makes the base stick up about 6" from the current top of the snowcover. Should be good for some time. They were happy pups, but that really had nothing to do with their water bowl. Mostly since I was out there with them for a while.
Then I finally came inside and mounted the structured wiring enclosure! I've only had it for three years. Go me! I hear it was national procrastination week -- guess I'll celebrate tomorrow. :)
The real problem (or catalyst, as it were) is that Kirstin likes to grab on to the old POTS wire that runs from the office, through the hallway (past the bathroom), into the living/dining room, up the stairs, and into our bedroom. This gives us phone service upstairs.
I've had the low voltage stuff terminated upstairs for some time, but the basement end has never been completed. So seeing as how we need to get that cord out of the way, now was the time to get this done. I've only got two telephone extensions currently wired -- the living room extension and one of the extensions in our bedroom -- but that's all that's absolutely necessary at this time. They both work, so that's a Good Thing. It means the old cord can be removed and everyone's happy again. :)
So I've managed to get a few projects done. It's been a pretty busy day, so I'm going to call it a night. Well, after I go watch the 10PM news and be a part of the Flickr community again. :)
So until next time...
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell