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Wow. When I came home today, I noticed something black on the floor. Turns out it was part of the band for my watch. And my watch was sitting on the table, with the band in pieces. I'm still scratching my head as to what happened, but I figured I'd check and see if an original replacement band was still available, considering it will be 10 years old this fall. Well, not only are bands still available, the watch itself is too. Now, mine doesn't have the "1V" notation, but otherwise it seems identical. Who would have thunk?

Now if only that thermometer watch I had before this one could still be found.

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Well, I guess the question of "Do you really want to do this for 3 years?" at the interview for this job didn't need to get answered, since it is 3 years later, and I'm still here. I think I'll let that speak for itself.

The other day I finally got with it and posted the last photos I took of 818 Bewick Dr. In some ways, that doesn't feel like it was very long ago at all, yet in others it feels like an eternity ago. I really hated certain things about that house, but I put a lot into it. I miss it, yet I'm so glad I'm gone. I had high hopes...

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Guess I had a busy weekend. Did some cleaning and organizing in the garage, some of which has been long overdue. It's still cramped in there, but it's a little better than it has been. I wish the bikes had a better home. The truck has a new home with Amy's parents, which means the garage might actually be used to house a car on a regular basis. Kind of debating putting a garage door opener in. Of course, the bigger issue (and project) is all of the rotting OSB that was used to sheathe the shed on the back. I'm not looking forward to dealing with that though.

Finally got a new quick release plate for my tripod today, so I went out and took some night photos. I guess I liked how they turned out, but I need to try another vantage point - and a longer lens. Sometime I should go on campus and take some shots there too. A few months ago I was looking through my photos and realized I have very little in terms of Madison landmarks.

I guess it's getting to be that time - bed time. Until next time...

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That wish for a quiet week on-call came true. No calls in the middle of the night, no service calls until 2:30 in the morning, no patch parties, and the new token thing even worked without a hitch. Let's hope this becomes the norm.

Went with Heidi to Blue Mounds on the afternoon off yesterday. Very, very cold. Windy too. I think I read the high temperature was supposed to be lower than the average low. Sunny, but I'd rather have rain and warm than sun and cold.

Finished most of my electrical work. What was previously on one circuit is now on four. This should mean the end of half the lights downstairs dimming when the refrigerator turns on. I've got one more new outlet to install (cable already pulled, breaker already in), but that can wait. And no, I didn't kill myself hooking things up in the breaker box.

Drove all over creation with Amy today. The cold was very bitter in Madison, but didn't seem quite so bad up in Sauk Prairie. Only forgot I was driving a stick once (getting off the freeway). And I didn't feel like I was going to fall asleep between Portage and Madison on I-90, which is a good thing.

My Christmas Cacti are going crazy. No spring flowers (I just saw one with a bunch), but lots of new growth. I think they appreciate water more than I had previously realized. Must not neglect them.

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More busyness around the house. I was pulling cables today to add some circuits. Right now there's an insane amount of things on one circuit, which I'm working on changing. Whatever the case, I think I've now got enough NM 14-2 and 14-3 to last a lifetime.

Took the kids (including a freshly shaved Freckles) to the dog park for the first time in a long time the other day. They love it so much. I really wish I would have taken them there more when we lived right next to it. I guess I just didn't want to deal with it after work and stuff. Another reason to win the lottery.

Also went to campus and took some early spring photos.

Guess I should go take the garbage out.

Hope it's a quiet week on call.

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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.

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.

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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.