January 14th, 2008

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Well gosh

Tommy flies out this afternoon. He's been here for three weeks, and it's been really ..

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So, I have been pleasantly surprised. Maybe, after 7 years, I am finally getting the hang of my on-again-off-again parentliness. And I have a kid who I can enjoy and be proud of. What more could I ask for?

Also, note to self: Windy days, floaty skirts and bouldering do not necessarily go together.
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The Black Bitch is dead - the end of an era

She came to me in 2002, in a trade whereby I bought Gadgit a fancy (at the time) new box with a blue LED display that beat in time to music, and he gave me his old box. At the time it was a huge upgrade. OMG no more making coffee while waiting for startup!

And that did me fine until the advent of WoW in late 2004, when I spent $800 on her - new motherboard, new RAM, a couple of power supplies in between, and away she went again. Last year was one new hard drive - I think I've bought her about three in the last 5 years. And a shiny black keyboard and mouse as Christmas presents from grist who has more sense of colour coordination than many might think..

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While I'm at it with the techy stuff, does anyone who reads this know of someone local that repairs Marshall guitar amps? We have one in need of a coat of looking at.