For a little bit, then I'm going to try starting things, a fire and a bike,
The birthday party is for a new girl who started at the charter school in the middle of the year, she's the first blonde girl there in a while. She doesn't live far, and may live just over the city line, I should check when I pick her up.
The first surprise was seeing a mom of nearly_sixteen_year_old's friend, her youngest and ours are mutual friends of blonde_girl. That's neat, at the end of summer there's a huge group sixteen birthday party being planned, for nearly_sixteen_year_old, newspaper_girl, this girl and sa_girl. We told our youngest she'd meet this girl, and now she did.
The next surprise was leaving, A co-worker who was friends with the AFs showed up, his oldest daughter is friends with blonde_girl.
And next weekend is nearly_eleven_year_old's party, in the park.
In other nearly_sixteen_years news, she doesn't have to go to summer school. It was a worry for a while, and her last marking period grades are maddening. She got four As, one C and three Fs, the hallmark of a very smart but lazy person.
Work sucks. Big layoffs a week ago last Friday, my team is down to me and my manager, on the East Coast at least. There's a West coast dude, and a slew of offshore people, too. An H1B showed up last week too , he's here for six months to learn all he can from me. I bet that will end good. He does seem eager to delve more deeply into debugging than I do, maybe I can make him a developer, though he doesn't know UNIX. What sort of developer doesn't know UNIX?
In other work news, I'm blaming my poor ergonomic desk at work for my severe neuropathy flare up of my left arm. I changed my keyboard position and it's slowly helping. I could blame Civ, too, but that's not fun,
Our street is done, wrt to curbs, now the others streets have to suffer. I'm sure I'll still be dodging the odd backhoe and dumptruck.
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