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August 29th, 2006

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We had thunderstorms yesterday, so I shut off all of the computer equipment and used the time to clean my office(!). I untangled all of the various wires and cables that connect things with one another, moved the printer off of the computer table and moved my laptop off of my writing table and onto the computer table. Then, I swept all the crud off of the floors, put up the shade that's been sitting there waiting for me to put it up for three months or so (I've had a bath towel hanging over the window for several years now), assembled a lamp that I bought for myself several months ago, weeded through my bookcase and got books out to be resold or donated to the library, moved a bunch of stuff that's been hanging around doing nothing into the spare closet in the room, and generally decrapulated everything. Two hours later, I hardly recognized the place. I now have a clear view of the back yard from my writing table, which I've wanted for some time, I have room for all of the computer equipment elsewhere, and the place is more or less clean.

Then, I went to restart everything, and of course the cable internet service was down. I call Comcast, they tell me they know there's a problem, blah blah blah. This morning, internet service is still down. I try a different modem. No connection. I call Comcast. They've got to send someone out. Can't do it today, have to do it tomorrow morning. I have a feeling they need to replace the wire into the house.

Anyway, time to clear out of here (I'm at the office, obviously) and to come in tomorrow.
 
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From:sharonthenurse
Date:August 29th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Yay for cleaning bliss! It gives such a feeling of satisfaction. Way to go, you animal.
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From:john_holton
Date:August 29th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
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It was so weird. I got the table all cleaned off and wiped it down with Orange Clean, and it was like it unleashed a whole lot of endorphins in the room. I just sat there for about ten minutes and soaked them all up. Of course, it's also possible that it was the negative ions from the thunderstorm outside, since I had the window open...and didn't that feel great, as cool as it was while it was raining. This room desperately needed some fresh air.

I'm going to put a sign up over my desk that reminds me to decrapulate every once in a while. That's all it's going to say: decrapulate.
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From:sharonthenurse
Date:August 30th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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You have been bitten by the bug! I got it and it stuck around for 12 years, forcing me to go on the streets looking for other people's homes to clean. Luckily, I have been innoculated, and I am cured. But you need to enjoy it while it lasts!
Decrapulate is a fine word, and should be in the new dictionary. I intend to use it often, and will give due credit.
From:dafne99
Date:August 29th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
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I wish we could get a thunderstorm. :(
It's actually sprinkling here and my yard is so confused because it doesn't have any idea what this wet stuff falling from the sky is.
Yay for drought! :p
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From:john_holton
Date:August 29th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
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It's been dry here in Atlanta for most of the summer. We've had watering restrictions imposed on us (not that Mary and I really care), so the free water from the sky is a godsend.

Hey, I tried emailing you the other day, and it bounced....
From:dafne99
Date:August 30th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
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odd.
try littleman2003 at satx dot rr dot com

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