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Day of Production

Today was quite productive. I normally telecommute on first and third Thursdays, and I usually get a lot done working from home, and today was no exception. It's great being able to focus for several hours on one task, without interruption. I wrote a tool, used it to establish links to numerous tables in the datamart I maintain, kicked off some reloads, migrated several new tables, wrote code for a new external interface and tested it, tested a mainframe interface, worked with our system administrator to try to figure out why Outlook 2003 on my workstation isn't working right (alas, we'll have to reimage), answered numerous emails and a telephone inquiry, and other miscellaneous tasks. I was also able to drive rootbeer1 to his medical appointment (he had to pick up liquified dust mites to desensitize himself, to cure his strong allergy to them--ick!) before logging on.

During my lunch break, I called a TV repair place to see if I could bring in the set from our den, where we watch most of our TV. It's right off the kitchen and has the TiVo attached--we only use the big screen with surround sound in the living room to watch DVDs these days. Well, the remote on the den TV stopped working, and the TiVo remote won't work either, so it must be the sensor in the set itself. I also called a roofer to set up an estimate to fix the two small leaks we've developed this winter.

After work, I brought the TV to the shop, bought groceries, came home and prepared a South Beach delight for dinner (turkey meatloaf with homemade tomato sauce, pureed cauliflower with cheese, sugar snap peas). Yes, we're on the diet again. Wish us luck!

When Steve came home, he presented me with a reward for being so diligent today---Super Scrabble!!!

I can't wait to play it!! We'll have to have fuzzygruf and double_ohsteven over to whup our asses play a game or two.


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May. 5th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
Wow! You were productive!

May. 10th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)

May. 5th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
I love your icon.
It goes with my current window display at the salon, of origami cranes, seagulls, and pigeons.
May. 5th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I gotta come see it--I'm an origami addict. When I do stop by, I'll fold you a Flapping Bird.
May. 5th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
I bought some glow in the dark origami paper for my halloween window display, from my fav shop in Japantown. It's gonna be soooo cool with a black light, and bats and witches n stuff...
May. 5th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
Sheesh! I'm tuckered out just reading everything you did!
May. 5th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to some Super Scrabble!

Great! Good job, Jack!
May. 6th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Wow, come here and do our windows!
May. 6th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
Ah sweet memories, playing Scrabble with double_ohsteven and that uppity bitch was waxing lyrical how she was gonna kick my ass... until I laid down a seven letter word on a triple word score! Hah!
May. 6th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
Super Scrabble has quadruple word score...I can't wait!!!

We must have you over, too. And we haven't forgotton we owe you a dinner--soon, baby, soon.
May. 6th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
Is the board bigger, and are there more letters?
May. 6th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yup, it's got 441 spaces vs. 225, 200 tiles vs. 100 (2 Zs! 2 Qs!!), and quadruple letter and word score squares. But the rules are exactly the same--7 letters per draw.
May. 6th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
Liquified Dust Mites?!?
Liquified Dust Mites?!? Wow that must be some allergy he has, poor guy. The allergist just suggested shots to me and washing the bedding in very hot water once a week. What exactly does he do with the liquified dust mites???
May. 6th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Liquified Dust Mites?!?
He has to put a drop under his tongue each morning. I guess it's the new thing--easier than getting or giving yourself shots, which my sister had to do for years. We still have to change/wash the bedding each week, and we're getting mattress and pillow covers and a special air cleaner. I'm hoping it will help my allergies too.
May. 6th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
Please invite me to play super scrabble...that would be super!
May. 7th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Pleeeeeaaasse
Will do---when are you free?
May. 10th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
lb925 and I love games.....

This weekend is an SF weekend.....

*hint hint*

*Waving hand from the hill*
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