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This Day in My History

2001:  Nose to the Grindstone
2002:  To Me from Me
2003:  Oh Those Wacky Australians
2004:  Comfort Food
2005 Give the Little Lady Her Cathedral

2006:  And So It Begins

"Jack Lynn"

Books Read in 2007

Updated 2/10:
"The Partner"


"100 Years with SCS"

Retirement, Part 2
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Flash Version here

Mefeedia Video Archive

My Favorite Video Blogs

Desert Nut

(for others, see Links page)

Look at these videos!
Guinness Hands Video
(this is so cool!)
The Machine is Us/ing Us
(Thanks to Missbehavens for this one)
Andy Taylor & the Patriot Act
T.R.Knight responds to gay slur

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Walt's Retirement Party

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Support liberty and justice for all

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12 February 2007

It's been a very long day.

Taking advantage of the loan of Ned's video camera last night after the party, I sat up until nearly 2:30 transferring videos from my camera to my computer.  The videos went back to Christmas (be forewarned).

I couldn't start the transfer process until everyone went to bed because I didn't want to be rude.  We had Jeri, Walt's sister, and her friend Gingie staying with us.  Gingie had a minor accident with her car and ended up stranded in Davis, so we invited her to spend the night.

At 2:30, I finally decided I needed some sleep and I decided I could afford to sleep 4-1/2 hrs, so set the timer on the stove for 7 a.m., figuring I'd finish the last of the videos in the morning.

Unfortunately, I didn't think to clear that with Sheila, who decided to bark at 5:30.  I got up to quiet her down so she wouldn't wake all the sleeping bodies around the house, then I realized that I had to make a birthday coffeecake for Walt's sister, so decided that since I was already awake, I might as well just stay up.

I continued copying videos, and got a coffee cake made.

People started trickling downstairs around 7:30, Ned and Marta came in from Sacramento; Tom and Laurel came in from their hotel and we had breakfast for 9, complete with the birthday coffee cake.

After breakfast, people set off in all directions.  Ned & Marta went home; Walt and his sister went to the home she owns in Sacramento to do some business; Gingie went to meet a tow truck at the spot where she had her accident; Tom, Laurel and Jeri left for San Rafael, so they could all see Grandma before going home, and, shortly after, I followed them.   (Tom and Laurel were going on back to Santa Barbara, and I was bringing Jeri back here.)

I was already really dragging and the very last thing I wanted to do was make that trek to the Bay Area again, but I was going to pick up the new computer on the way, and that was a nice perk, which I figured would keep me awake for at least the first 30 miles.

The guy at CompUSA told me the machine was "flying" and that it was a great machine.  I stuck it in the trunk and finished the trip to my mother's.  It was all I could do to drag myself up the steps.  They were just starting a game of cards and invited me to play, but I just collapsed for awhile. I think I dozed off briefly. 

I really, really didn't relish driving back home again, but my comfort was knowing that I wouldn't have to:  Jeri could drive and I could get a nap which would leave me at least somewhat alert and I could finish off the review I've been struggling with.

I did eventually join the game just in time to lose all of my money (my "beginner's luck" has obviously ended), and then we had dinner. 

By 7:30, both Jeri and I were ready to leave but when I asked if she could drive, she confessed that she wasn't feeling well.  So I had to drive after all.  Thank goodness I made it home without falling asleep, but I feel like a limp dishrag.

What with one thing and another, I didn't get to sleep as early as I hoped, but I was too sleepy to even start the new computer.  THAT's sleepy.

(Though the astute among you will, by now, have noted that I did manage to get a journal entry written and a video posted...)

(NOTE:  I got all of Ned's photos for the retirement party and the slide show is here.)




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