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Happy New Year, everybody!

Yes, I know that I haven't updated this journal since 2005. (December 31, 2005, to be exact.) Sorry about that.

I haven't done much on LiveJournal because [livejournal.com profile] landley was staying with us until the 8th, and after he left to get ready for his move to Pittsburgh Eric spent nearly a week working in New York, so I've been working late, and when I've been home I've been too tired to LiveJournal. Last weekend, I spent the time I might have spent LiveJournaling doing updates on a site I help to moderate, MedCos, a resource and mailing list site for people interested in historic costume from before 1600 C.E. By way of apology, here's a brief catch-up/catchall post on personal news.

Eric's laptop refused to boot one morning about a week ago. It refused even to be turned on. I took it back to the repair job where we'd just gotten the new system board replaced, and scowled at them. The tech removed the board and the battery, put both back in, and the machine powered up and worked fine. And continues to work fine, so far. Cost = $0. (Insert deep sigh of relief here).

Meanwhile, the insurance company where Eric fell and dropped his laptop (see this entry) has agreed to cover the repair bill provided that he signs a release. He was just about to do that....the day his laptop refused to boot. Fearing that we would need to increase our demand to cover additional repairs, we held off on sending out the release. Now, we just have to get the release signed and mailed.

But probably not tonight. Tomorrow, we fly out to ConFusion. So naturally I'm typing this instead of getting last-minute tasks done, thanks to a certain friend who nudged me to post. [livejournal.com profile] metalfatigue0, I'm going to make you pay for this! :-)
Music:: "Jeff" by Jeff Beck, burbling out of Eric's speakers
Mood:: 'rushed' rushed
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Remember we got Eric's keyboard fixed for $180? Well, now his laptop has to go to the shop again; it started to develop a flaky key over dinner tonight, and by the time we got home was refusing to boot. I blame the fact that, on Saturday, Eric tripped over some idiot's foot in the aisle of a busy restaurant and fell, dropping his laptop, hitting his head on one of the booths (no sign of concussion, just a nasty scrape just above his hairline) and getting ginger ale on it to boot. So it goes back to the repair shop tomorrow.

In other news, a piece of weatherstripping on my house came loose yesterday and is now hanging off my house in front of my window. How soon it will get fixed is a question, because it's snowing now, and they're predicting 6-8 inches.

And, of course, I still haven't taken my car back to the mechanic to find out why the fan in my car's HVAC system will only operate when set on "high."

On the bright side, Verizon sent me a $71 reimbursement check. They shut off my home phone line shortly *after* I paid them off in full, and when I called them to reinstate my service they realized that they owed *me* money. Fancy that.
Mood:: 'mixed' mixed

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