Well, it had to happen. I bugged Comcast/Xfinity long enough about the sucky connectivity at the Blivet Hacienda ver. 3.0 that they sent us a new cable modem/WiFi/internet device via UPS. Today I jousted with the dragon that is improved speed to no avail. I did manage to change the default password to thwart various unidentified hackers (doubtless sympathizers of who know what splinter group) and then it never resolved. I wanted their router to act like a bridge as before, but no… FRACK.
I hate you, technology.
Three crashes involving long post drafts that just went away… I hate you. Back to Firefox? Hmmm…
The furnace was down overnight but Aaron Heating was out first thing and we’re back up to 60º F. It never got lower than an indicated 51º F. Sweet! Our relatively minor (compared to east of the Mississippi River in N.A.) cold and snow has lingered, leaving the streets semi–clear except for those patches of black ice to keep you on your toes…
Ian resumes school tomorrow after the long break. I predict wailing and teeth gnashing.
I’m investigating using a shelf in the Arvada Gardeners green house for starting some veggies two to six weeks before the typical ‘last frost’ around Mother’s Day. That means I get to actively peruse those seed catalogs yet again!
My local nursery, Timberline Gardens, is open again after their end of the year hiatus. They were putting out their seed starting supplies so I got to browse through lots of kinds of seed trays, peat plugs, starter pots, and other stuff. Lots of ideas with enough time to get things organized. We’ll see how long that lasts!
I had picked up a couple of butternut squash and an acorn squash from the supermarket just before Christmas to make some soup but was down voted by the menu police for the extended family gathering. Poo! So Audrey made it today. Nom!! Didn’t purée it but I think it’s better rusticá, country style…
Well, here we are in 2014. A light dusting of snow and little wind made the day very pleasant though unproductive. I was going to go over to the community garden and put a couple of wheelbarrows of fresh compost and a bale of straw on my plot but opted instead to look at heritage seed catalogs. So many possibilities and only a 12 x 22 foot plot!
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This blog was begun on December 23, 1999. Somehow it has persisted to this day. Yea me, yea us, and all those I’ve met during those 14 years. Here’s to the next 14!
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After all that Christmas stuff, that is. Ian should never complain again but will — likely today — thanks to the generosity of his extended family and parents. There was the gathering at the titular homestead analogue in Parker, CO, now essentially southwest Denver.
Layla, our Siberian Husky mix rescue dog got to exercise her genetic imperative by running as fast as she could in the snow across hill and dale. She slept well last night.
We had a good day! However you observed it (Chinese food and a movie?) how was your day?