Day 15: July 6
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I've been meaning to write for some time, but either haven't gotten around to it, or have tried and failed. Time to try again.
Not that the weather is all that exciting. But in the course of a few weeks we've gone from rain, unseasonably warm temps and people complaining about global warming to snow, teens (or less), and just general winter misery. Not that I'm terribly surprised - this is Wisconsin after all. But the effect can be a bit jarring at times.
I've also been thinking about something lately. It always used to be that my measure of nice weather was if it was sunny or not. But lately I've been thinking I'd rather have it raining and a bit warmer than sunny and really cold. Rainy days don't seem too bad...
Whatever the case, I don't think spring (and summer) can come fast enough. I've had enough of winter.
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After having our bedroom upstairs since July (when we got the floors downstairs done), we're finally back on the first floor. Heidi came over today and helped us (thanks!) move stuff down and clean ("clean" is an understatement). The desk that was in the hall upstairs is now in the bedroom up there, which is going to be Amy's office/junk room, apparently.
On one hand, it's nice to be "home" again downstairs, but I do have mixed feelings about everything. Even though we didn't really settle in upstairs, and even though it was far away from the bathroom (that could be fixed!), I must say I liked having the bedroom up there. For a long time it felt like the upstairs was this foreign area of the house that we just never went to. Getting the futon and TV up there helped a little, but with the bedroom there, I finally made it up there on a regular basis. I guess I'm a little afraid that it will be forgotten again, at least by me. We'll see.
Other than the clutter in Amy's new office, it's pretty clean up there. And in the bedroom downstairs. I hope it stays that way.
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DOB 2/16/79. I'm a web developer at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. I like lots of old music, including The Who. I spend a lot of time working with computers. And my favorite TV show (when I actually decide to watch TV, that is), obviously, is The Simpsons. Education:
In May 2002 I officially graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in computer science. In 1997 (man that seems like a long time ago) I graduated from Washington Park HS. Yes, I know, that site isn't very impressive, and no, I haven't touched it for several years.
One of the best experiences I have ever had was on a trip called Western Field Studies. This is a 33 day adventure throughout the western United States. Students travel on a school bus to national parks, monuments, forests, and places of historical interest and camp out (in tents or under the stars). I was a part of trip 25, which took place in the summer of 1996. A first for WFS was we took along a laptop computer and kept up a web site. That link will take you to the 1996 site, where there is a link to the current site.