Friday, June 29, 2007

Reunion update

So far, the ins:
  • Scott
  • Mark
  • Sandy/Alexander
  • Jeff
  • Gary
  • John
  • Max
Better turnout than I would've expected. It's all still conjecture until we actually pick a date (dates?) and start making plans, but I'll be optimistic for now.

We need to get the erewhon list rolling again, if we're going to do this. If you're reading this - go join if you're not already there. Email if you can't find it. There's LOTS of bouncing accounts there.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Now Reading (Late June '07)

Where I share with my dear readers (all four of you) what I've read since the last time.

  • Now on my way through the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, a few of which I've read before. Currently reading Memory (and I started with The Warrior's Apprentice, which I suppose means I cheated).
  • Read Galactic North by Alistair Reynolds. His Revelation Space books are always entertaining, although it's extremely difficult for me to pick one up and remember character names from previous books, for some reason. Very much what I'd describe as Hard Gothic science fiction.
  • I can see the influence that Superfolks has had on comic books just from the little I've read, but I'm finding it extremely difficult to pick up and read more than a chapter at a time. Odd, since it's written in a simplistic style that would seem to lend itself to quick reading, but it's having the opposite effect on me. Can't get into it at all.
That's it - not much reading this month, I've been busier than usual (or so it feels, anyway). Or I'm forgetting something. Or both.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Columbus Aberrant Gaming Reunion

(The title should get some interesting hits...)

Gary, John, Jeff, Mark - I know you read this sometimes. Would you be interested? Post if you are, or email me.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Robot Chicken: Star Wars

What do you mean, you didn't see it? Go now! Watch!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I can't make this stuff up

So the air conditioning people missed two appointments to fix the A/C - kind of annoying, after our flooring woes, but we'd used these people before so they get a little more slack.

They were out last Thursday to put in a new A/C unit. Did all the work, gave us a break on the price because of the problems we'd had (work was supposed to have been done on May 18, originally).

Saturday night Heather notices that the floor is wet by the cat's food. We look around for a bit, thinking maybe the cat had just had an accident, and then Heather discovers the floor is wet by the utility closet as well. She digs everything out of the closet and finds a pipe leaking.

Turns out they hadn't bothered to connect the condensation line into the drain - just left the original pipe in and hooked it back in, except that it was now two inches too long and didn't hit the drain. Our air conditioner, which had been working overtime, had been dumping water onto the floor of the utility closet at a rate of "about two cups per hour"*. Not enough for us to notice a gush of water, but enough to have soaked through the wall and into the carpeting on the other side.

So we may have another water claim due to flooding, not less than six months after the first one. Joy.

The technician's response was "oh yeah, that's an easy fix - do you have a saw?" I don't think he was getting that I was pissed because they should've caught it in the first place and now I might have water damage. AGAIN.

*also from the tech. Didn't seem to bother him that it had been doing this for two days, though.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

The joy of 2007 continues...

I guess the furnace failing this winter should've warned us - we need a new air conditioner now too. *sigh*

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