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By georgeha (Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 10:31:08 AM EST) snow, cold (all tags)
as a catch up on shit around the house day.

Poll: Weather/natural catastrophe most likely to make you miss work?



Just about every school district around was closed today, and the kids' school was closed, too. Normally this wouldn't have been a problem, but Mrs. Ha had an interview, and my parents are still in Vegas, so I took today as a vacation day(it didn't take much arm twisting).

I ended up catching up on a few of those niggling chores I don't get too. I balanced the checkbook, paid a few bills, remounted a handrail, and started cutting out game counters.

The handrail won't last, I moved the lower support to the wooden molding, but the upper one had to stay in the plaster, and it seems to move a bit, I expect it will wear through in a few weeks. I need to go to Home Depot, buy some molding for the upper part, and a longer handrail. Good thing I got a $25 gift card for Christmas.

Cutting 1/2 inch game counters out of thin cardboard is tedious and messy, I think I'll buy a bunch of blank die cut counters for next time. Maybe that will be my birthday indulgence.

I did fail at installing JRE 1.5/5.0 on hoary hedgehog, it looks like a lot of steps, and my Ubuntu might be too old. Oh well, I'll play Ticket to Ride online some other way.

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Ice will make me miss work by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 10:37:43 AM EST
Not that I really miss work when I'm not there, but that's another poll. Snow, since I have AWD, isn't much of an issue for me in DCia, but ice sucks regardless of how many wheels are driven.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I'm okay with just front wheel drive by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 10:41:48 AM EST
both the Windstar and Tercel can handle modest amounts of snow, say under 6 inches. I do miss the 4wd of the Subaru when I want to park on the street, in the snowplow mounds.


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The quality of your own car isn't the problem by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 04:59:57 PM EST
It's the quality of everyone else's car - and their driving - that makes me stay home in ice.

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It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
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Got that demonstrated today by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 03:16:37 AM EST
On the way into work this morning I was stuck behind a guy trying to go up a steep hill in his Honda. He had no idea how to drive on snowpacked streets. Eventually, after he started sliding backwards, with his wheels still spinning, I pulled around him and went on up the hill. The AWD on my Element never kicked in.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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just the thought of snow by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 10:49:32 AM EST
would make me miss work.

flooding is pretty usual around here.

if there were a hurricane, i'd be required to come in.

The poll should not be multiselect by debacle (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 10:56:58 AM EST
Also, Kinkos will usually let you use their paper cutter for free. Hell of a lot faster than scissors or a utility knife.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

You won't even borrow Panzer Leader for me by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 12:30:10 PM EST
why should I listen to your paper cutting suggestions?

I do have access to some guillotine cutters, but it would be a lot of cutting.


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Steal! by debacle (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 01:18:00 PM EST
You want me to steal it!

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Don't you read those stories to your kid by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 02:17:50 AM EST
about the lonely forgotten toy/doll/bear, sitting on a shelf, unloved and unplayed with, just wantin gto be appreciated by some poor kid? Cordoroy is one example.


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I don't read stories to my kid by debacle (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 06:18:25 AM EST
If he learns to read, he'll know that I was lying about the whole Santa thing.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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My solution would be a dowel by lm (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 11:01:40 AM EST
A miter saw and a half inch dowel can produce zillions of half inch counters in mere seconds.

My wife's solution would be to whip out her mommy's little helper.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
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The women are smarter by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 12:31:46 PM EST
most of the counters are different, so I'd still have lots of cutting out and sticking with your suggestion. I need something like your wife's die cutter, that can do 140 1/2 inch counters at once.


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School by Phil the Canuck (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 04:12:53 PM EST
My kids' school closed yesterday due to severe temperatures. This morning the windchill was worse, and it was snowing like crazy. Open. Oh, and they didn't plow the parking lot, so I had to trudge through two feet of snow to get my kids from the after school program. Bah.

I just upgrade to feisty fawn... by R343L (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 08:34:01 PM EST
...in my vmware installation. From edgy eft. It was insanely smooth, just took a long time to download all the packages. Seems stable. I'm impressed. Ubuntu does appear to be something a joe-blow-windoze could use. Feisty even makes the system control guis look more familiar to someone coming from windows (under gnome anyway).

But yay, hoary hedgehog sounds way out of date. Aren't there three stable releases since then?

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

in theory by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 12:40:31 AM EST
Many of these.
In practice, DR protocols have me working from home.

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