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It Was Like Ripping Out A Fingernail

I finally got up the courage to throw away all the computer components leftover from half a dozen random upgrades over the last decade or so.

Random computer parts

There’s some perfectly good memory, power supplies, video cards, cables, and who knows what else in there — well, perfectly good except that they aren’t compatible with any modern PC system — but I finally got up the courage to toss ’em, and clear up some space around here.

It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done!

Follow-up on a post long overdue

I had forgotten to take pictures of the front of the house last week, so could only post pictures of the front and backyards.

BUT NOW I HAVE FOUR PICTURES OF THE FRONT!!!

Good think you keep visiting this otherwise uneventful blog, wouldn’t you say?

This is what you’ll see as you approach our house from the south – a mailbox with the wrong name, the front yard, and a pair of vehicles if we’re both home and haven’t loaned out either of them…

As you come around the front, you’ll see this glorious view! (That’s our barn visible straight back behind the left side of the house.)


And most likely, we’ll be watching you through those huge windows while eating our grub.

And if you forgot to hit your brakes, or hit them too hard on an icy day, you’ll progress across the front…


… and then see the far side of the house as you skid past, looking over your shoulder at it while your wife screams in terror.


I mean seriously, why do women get so worked up over a little ice slide?

An update, a week overdue.

Exactly last Monday morning, at 8:08 AM, Becky and I went to a nicely furnished room with three other people, and plunged ourselves deeply into debt.


But in exchange, we now have this view from our new front porch!


And this is our new view from our new back porch!


Well, we don’t actually have a back porch, so that’s the view from the garage’s back door. Still though, it’s pretty nice.

If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones you used to know, but don’t have any snow where you are, feel free to drop on by!