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Sunday, July 20th, 2003

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Sunday, July 20th, 2003

Ergh. Just spent $350 on a new computer – had to get something, because my old machine, though it tried to serve me faithfully, was constantly plagued by hardware problems, crashes, etc., that no amount of technical troubleshooting ever was able to fix. A constant crash problem with the only two PC games I’m even remotely interested in using in any way, shape or form (primarily Neverwinter Nights), made me finally give up on trying to fix this, since I spent most of yesterday rebooting over and over and over again, than doing the productive stuff I’d hoped to do.

So, out $350. Now I’ve gotta get tires for the Mini. Whee.

Otherwise, things are pretty good. Gonna start drywalling in earnest downstairs this week, since the electrical systems passed inspections with no problems at all. Also read The Da Vinci Code, and Angels & Demons, both Robert Langdon books, by Dan Brown, and the new Harry Potter book, all three of which were excellent.

Right. So, hopefully, we’ll be crash-free, shortly. Hopefully.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2003

Hm. Sort of … pensive. Don’t really know why. Was going to spend the day drywalling downstairs, but due to still needing the wiring properly inspected, I can’t close up the walls just yet. So, no drywalling. Bought shelving for the new room’s closet, which was pricey, but not particuarly, say, fulfilling, because we don’t have a studfinder, and don’t know precisely where the studs are, because we’re twits, and never marked the boards.

Other’n that? Not a whole lot going on. Checked out the GF’s Civic to figure out why it’s rattling when the engine’s hot, but due to my inability to find anything super-obvious, the car’s headed to the shop this Friday. Still, sorta fun examining stuff, but nothing fruitful. The Mini’s in need of some rust repairs, which I should do soon – maybe this weekend, I’ll at least strip the rust, and hit with some primer, in some inconspicuous place (probably the inside of the driver’s side door, where it’s really unnoticable if I completely screw it up). Got the tool for it, just not the stones to actually do it, never having done any bodywork before. Still, ought to be fun, or screwed up, or both. Hopefully not horrifically tragic.

Almost trashed the Mini today, actually. The rear end broke loose on a turn, and though that wasn’t actually a problem, the problem was that it regained traction in a really odd spot. A quick correction and all was well, but definitely need to remember this is a car with absolutely zero traction control, ABS, or anything of the sort. Right after I get new tires, but before they’re mounted, I’ll be taking a trip to a parking lot, in the wee hours to practice dealing with the car in more … unexpected situations. Should be fun, so long as I make sure things are clear enough to be safe for all involved.

Hm. So much to do, so little I can actually *do* right now. Waiting on parts for the Mini. Waiting on inspection on the house. I started the Neverwinter Mod that I’ve never mentioned before, but it’s coming along nicely. Got a couple areas set up, and basically just making sure I’ve got stuff in place to start working on for scripting & characters and the like. Also, should be a good time, and a project I can work on more or less whenever.

Whoo. Yeah, so that’s really about the swing of things. This weekend, what to do? Probably will hack & slash the front yard, and Round Up ™ the whole thing to kill all the weeds and … everything, because we really have to just nuke it from orbit. After all, it’s the only way to be sure.

Man, I need no job. Gotta free up time for all this STUFF!