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Clodfobble 04-26-2008 10:03 AM

I've been cleared to drive again. No more cabin fever!!

Sundae 04-26-2008 02:18 PM

I'm at home and online - woohooo!

Sundae 04-26-2008 06:45 PM

... and am fascinated by my new webcam.
No idea how to use it in any useful way, but am captivated by my image on a slight time lapse.

In fact - vain as it is, horribly vain as it is - I find myself on camera quite addictive.

jinx 04-26-2008 06:51 PM

Take a webcam RNF pic! Do it now!

Sundae 04-26-2008 07:16 PM

Oh I am having such a fight with my laptop!
it's epic.

The photo was completely candid (smeared eye make-up and all) but there would have been time for professional air-brushing before I get the damned thing on here!

Teething problems. I still love it. Ahem

Sundae 04-26-2008 07:16 PM

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Fifth try.
I assure you I don't look half so damned complacent right now.

zippyt 04-26-2008 07:46 PM

Full size !!!!

zippyt 04-26-2008 07:49 PM

My Old Puter ( 5 plus years old )DIED !! power supply and mother board ,
I'll have to take a pic of the NEW PC ,

Sundae 04-26-2008 07:49 PM

1) I am actually the colour of the shoulder shown on the right of the pic - ie pale blue
2) I scare even myself
3) my heart can't cope with trying to do it again and my cats certainly can't bear all the swearing

btw I look like a man in that pic!

Elspode 04-26-2008 08:52 PM

Damn, are so smoldering hot. Is it painful to be so damn sexy?

Sundae 04-26-2008 08:59 PM

Els I do adore you, but I seriously question your judgement re that pic.
It was a genuine, one-shot RFN as requested by Jinx - the time lapse solely to do with me fighting Windows Vista.
But not something I would ever have promoted otherwise!

Ah well - for the record, am going to try the webcam for tonight while I sleep. Have a feeling it will be too dark.

Elspode 04-26-2008 09:24 PM

Okay. I'm happy. Verging on deliriously so. Even so, I have a slight mixed feeling. One of the things that is making me happy is also giving me pause today.

The main thrust of my day today has been loading out my eldest child's entire apartment (as those of you who have known me for awhile will recall, Stephen, my blood son, has lived in the studio barn apartment behind our house since we moved to the new place. He was the main reason we actually bought the house we did - because it had a place for him to live near us). Why did we do this? Because he has moved 60 miles South of KC to live with his fiancee, Julie.

Today, I dealt with my ex wife, my ex brother in law, my girlfriend, my son, his fiancee, my stepson's girlfriend, my son's friend Richard (a Tourette's sufferer), my wife's girlfriend, and my wife for the several hours it took us to load up the trailer and pickup my ex and her bro brought to the table. How was it? Almost painless...thanks for asking. So...I'm happy about how it worked out so far, but I have reservations about my kid being so far away from now on.

Everyone worked together with patience, love and mutual support. It was the least likely outcome imaginable given all the factors involved. The weather was perfect, the work flow was totally acceptable...even the dogs, who constantly got out of the house, stayed close by all day, not running off or being underfoot.

As soon as the moving caravan pulled out, my girlfriend decided that the beautiful redbud tree in our front yard needed a haircut, and so climbed right up in it and proceeded to strip all the dead branches out, throwing them to the ground so as Selene, K and myself picked them up and stacked them off to the side. Pretty impressive for 5' 2", 120# 48 year old, I thought. When that was done, L and I planted a rose bush that was gifted to our household.

The afternoon was still young, so L and I ran to the store and grabbed me a 12 pack of PBR, and then we came here to her place and planted four azalea bushes and a couple of bulbs in her front yard. Then, she dolled herself up, drove to my place and picked up my wife, and headed down to the new Sprint Center to see Barry Manilow with Selene. When they return, I'll stay over with L tonight.

L and I will awake early and drive to my partner Lane's house, where we will load up our PA and gear, and head out to do two 45 minute sets for a local neighborhood organization's annual Chalk Walk (Selene isn't attending, but I am rather blessed in that *both* of my women get incredibly turned on by watching me play and sing - no accounting for taste, I guess), including me running sound for two other acts, and having to haul all the gear back to Lane's (our practice site) afterwards. Then its home for our weekly extended family dinner with Selene and myself, K, her girlfriend, L, my girlfriend, Colin, my stepson and his girlfriend (who are in process of moving into Stephen's vacant barn apartment as I type, leaving their rooms empty for K to move into - she's starting chiropractic college in the Fall, BTW), and my eldest stepson Clifton.

Sorry to ramble on so much in a thread that is filled with simple statements of joy. I have a complex life, and a certain amount of verbosity when I talk about it. Summary? Life is beautiful right now.

Sundae 04-27-2008 04:58 AM

Elspode you never ramble. You explain your thoughts, moods and complex situations succinctly and I for one appreciate the insight into your life.

So glad that such a complex situation worked out well.

I'm happy because (laptop!) I contacted HM's bro via Skype last night and when I woke up this morning (laptop!) he was online and said good morning to me. Then he called my laptop (laptop!) and we chatted for about half an hour. He's my adopted little brother in way - I'm so comfortable with him. Always good to have another sibling, especially as this one is also an IT expert! Useful when you have a new laptop.

Oh I'm also happy with my laptop, did I mention that?

Buffalo Bill 04-27-2008 05:11 AM

Today, my daughter come back home for the summer. She's in school 100 miles from here. I missed her very much.
Whatever happen today, it will be a very good day.:D

Griff 04-27-2008 04:37 PM

Good for you BuffB!

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