Day 15: July 6
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I guess it's been a while. Maybe I haven't had much to say. Maybe I just haven't wanted to post.
A few weeks ago I finally reached my breaking point with the toilet. In the fall I dropped the TP holder in while flushing, and well, it didn't want to come out. I got really sick of using the plunger all the time, so a new toilet was purchased. After 3 trips to Home Depot and a lot of swearing (and a call to Kohler), things are now going down the drain at 1.6 gallons per flush.
Also rewired the garage yesterday. That was a Luke project. That is to say, while it made things better in a small way, it was mainly for my personal satisfaction. Actually did that without any trips to Home Depot (or Menards for that matter). I don't count buying the GFCI, since I ended up putting that in the box on the back of the house, rather than in the garage.
I posted a handful of pictures of the kids from recently. For some reason I was thinking I had more, but I guess not. Check them out, they are adorable.
Speaking of the kids, I got really sick of the clippers I had been using to shave Freckles for the past few years. I couldn't go very fast, and as of late they kept jamming (for lack of a better term). Basically, rather than cut her hair, they would just vibrate it. Anyway, spent a seemingly enormous sum of money on a (semi-?) professional model at Petsmart. I'm still not happy with the price, but not only do they cut much better (read: faster and no jams), they are much quieter, which means Freckles doesn't go crazy if I try to shave her ears. Now if I could just do something about her feet...
I'm once again amazed at the weather. Record highs (upper 70's) the past two days. I know it won't last, but I guess you have to take what you can. It's nice to have the windows open again. Of course, the down side is now 50 will feel cold rather than really warm. It sucks how that works.
Went to Chicago on Saturday to see Body Worlds 2. I guess it was fine, but at least for me, it seemed like once I saw one I had pretty much seen them all. And you couldn't take pictures, which was a bummer. I liked the frogs better.
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I've had it for a while, but here are some pictures of my new turntable, for those who care about that sort of thing.
I'm sick of snow. Make it go away.
I guess I'm done with jacking up the floor. I finished up the reinforcements and removed the jacks. Things settled a bit more than I was hoping they would, but I guess everything is still better than before I started working on it. Now I have to move some lights and seal up the duct. And rebuild the POS drop ceiling.
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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.