They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Oh, and my internet problem may or may not be resolved. Had no issues for a couple of weeks and then it went south for about a day. This happened like a day after I cut the UPC off the box that the modem came in and mailed it in for the rebate. I connected the modem directly to one PC rather than to the router and it started working. Went that way for about a week (was out of town actually but Susan used it) and then switched back to the router when I got back and it hasn't failed since. Maybe the latest was some unrelated issue that would have been resolved by simply restarting the modem and router.
Just checking in...

I started a diet on Sunday and have lost 4.5 pounds so far. This, of course, is the easy part.

We had a disaster where the rack of wine and martini glasses that hung over the bar in the family room dislodged from the ceiling, destroying all of the glasses and damaging the counter. We found a company that repairs Corian and they did a beautiful job of removing all of the cuts and scratches for $350. Have not replaced the glasses yet and Susan does not want to try another rack.

Mike started taking classes at the University of Phoenix. He plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Management(!).

I was pleased with the way the MLB Division Series came out. 3 of my 4 desired finishes happened with only the Houston/Atlanta matchup going the wrong way. Unfortunately I am 0 for 2 for the Championship Series, having favored the Angels and Cardinals. Definitely rooting for the White Sox in the World Series.