nimitzbrood (nimitzbrood) wrote,

Boo for fireplaces without doors!

January 9, 2009 11:33 AM 1/9/09

So the fireplace kept us warm until the power back on but since we have only screens and not glass doors I had to stay up with it until I was sure it was burnt enough to not pop something onto the carpet. (Fireplace doors have suddenly moved up the list but not too far as spring will be here before you know it.)

Anyway that made me tired so I left later than usual and thus hit traffic making the drive to work longer thus making me even more tired.

On top of it it was snowing and only half plowed everywhere. Yuck.

Aruba. Aruba is nice...

Anyway we’re in for more snow over the weekend. It’s supposed to come in shifts of 4 inches each. Which means I once again plow and shovel about once an hour until it’s over.

Trying to change our spending habits because we’re falling into a spending trap again. It’s not nasty but we pre-spent a bit during Christmas and I want to put an end to that. Unless my wife overrules me I’m going to happily pay off the personal loan in the credit union and then start accumulating savings. We’re still discussing it. I suppose I could pay off part of it now then wait until later to pay off the rest of it. Frankly though I want the debt gone.

That said I can see her point about wanting a buffer in the accounts but if we are careful that will happen naturally. Much thought is required on this subject...

Rescuing an AT&T 3B1 system from a local person today. It’s small and I wanted to make sure it went to a good home so I volunteered to pick it up myself. I will likely keep it but if I find a better home for it over time that will be okay too.

The power outage last night left me thinking more about how better to run things in the house. I can still reduce my number of servers but it’s going to take work to do that. I think at this point it would be more beneficial to me to get another SmartUPS or something and split the load down there. Those systems should really run more than half an hour on the UPS as they pull so little power.

Lots of things to do...

Interestingly I met a couple of kids last night while out walking to see how far the power outage spread. I talked to them at length and though they were pretty young they seemed to have a clue as to what was going on in the big picture so to speak. That gives me a great amount of hope. I’m happy to see people of that type but seeing them with a clue while they’re young is so much better.

I really hope society doesn’t beat that out of them...
Tags: computer rescue, finances, fireplace, green, weather
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