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Wed
29
Feb '12

Another Day, Another Issue.

And The Sniffles.

Waking up with a scratchy throat and a drippy head is not good. At least for visiting people in the hospital. The motto today: chill, don’t push it. Did the morning stuff (email, Google news, Wall Street Journal), had breakfast, read in bed for a bit, moved some stuff to the garage (not good for […]

Tue
28
Feb '12

Out And About.

Before taking off on a day of errands, I got another issue of SOTT eBooked: Yes, I know, it’s out of order. Volume Four, Number Three should have been the next issue, but there is a problem with the Libboo image uploader, so I moved onto the issue above. I’m putting them in the system […]

Mon
27
Feb '12

Wine Tasting Treasure Hunt.

Noon found me bedside with Swanda and an ever growing list of things to do. No time to get a job this week! He was able to stand twice this morning and had another round of physical therapy planned for the afternoon. Seems several people in my life are getting regular physical therapy, like my […]

Sun
26
Feb '12

Full Day At The Shop.

Up and out and open at 11. Dead, dead, dead in the shop with the first customer at 2:30pm. Luckily the day improved as it went along, with an OK day, and half a bottle of wine to take home for dinner. How to spend those hours? Working on the layout and information for the […]

Sat
25
Feb '12

New Work Schedule.

Starting today Jimmy and I will be splitting the Saturday shift, overlapping for the wine tasting. So, I opened, but left at 4:30 (well, 5pm because my friend Marlin showed up). Jimmy started at 1:30 and stayed until 7pm. Next week we will reverse that. It means that every other week Jimmy can actually make […]

Fri
24
Feb '12

Another Issue Published.

Today’s accomplishment is getting another issue of Sign of the Time turned into an eBook. This would be Volume 4, Number 4, and it should be live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble by the end of the weekend: One step closer to getting all of Volume 4 eBooked by the March 5th marketing push. […]

Thu
23
Feb '12

Need To Clean The Office

Or Printer’s Row.

I really need to clean my office, so what do I do, I go to the wine shop and clean up the store room. Saw Swanda on the way to the office. He wasn’t having a good day, though by the end of the day when Fluffernutter was there is was doing a little better. […]

Wed
22
Feb '12

Errand Day.

Today’s hospital run was timed for noon to hopefully avoid having to hang out and wait while he has procedures done (and having to pay for parking). After running more stuff over to Swanda stopped by the Habitat For Humanity ReStore to look around. Ended up with four end bolts of fabric for $10. Not that I have any […]

Tue
21
Feb '12

A Visit To Swanda.

Visited Swanda this afternoon. Because of what they think was a minor cold last week, I everyone needs to wear masks. Don’t I look great with the surgical mask on? It doesn’t help my feeling comfortable in hospitals. Delivered his mail. He was in better spirits than last Tuesday when I talked to him on […]

Mon
20
Feb '12

Faerie Camp To Civilization.

Rolled over this morning and the clock said 10:57. YIKES, we need to be packed and out of the cabin by noon. We made it, barely. To speed things up I just pulled the car up to the housekeeping shed which is right next to our cabin. Much easier since I have all these boxes […]

Sun
19
Feb '12

Faerie Camp, Day Five.

True to my prediction, I didn’t make it about of bed until 11 unless you count getting up to pee. And speaking of peeing, the other night (not last night), like woman living together for a long time have their cycles line up, at 5:30am each of us got up to pee. Ah, men in […]

Sat
18
Feb '12

Faerie Camp, Day Four.

The snow has arrived. At times a little, at times a lot: It’s a little washed out, but you get the idea. Let me tell you one thing, that fur coat is plenty warm: Spent a little more time in the lodge today, though I still had someone come up and ask me when I’d […]

Fri
17
Feb '12

Faerie Camp, Day Three.

Tips for roughing it in the woods. Once you are done brewing the coffee, move the pot to the hottest radiator in the cabin. This saves fuel, but only keeps the coffee lukewarm, a fair trade-off as it can also stay there for hours without scorching: Make use of nature’s refrigerator and keep the white […]

Thu
16
Feb '12

Faerie Camp, Day Two.

Time for the morning coffee: I found out that the new mini-camp table is even handier than expected as it fits nicely on top of the cooler allowing me to not melt the cooler lid (and much less bending over as well). Yes, that is a propane-powered drip coffee maker (Coleman, $85 with stainless steel […]

Wed
15
Feb '12

Non-Faerie Camp Day One.

A very late morning around the house. Julian finally rousted at 11:30 and by noon we were on our way for Thai food at Halo Thai on Alberta. We split and order of salad rolls and had the ginger beef as my main. Swung back by his place to drop him off with enough time […]

Tue
14
Feb '12

Headed To The Woods Via Portland.

Headed to the woods once I get all these damn errands done, which includes picking up GreyShard at the train station, running stuff to the shop, going to the UW Surplus house (only open Tuesday from 12-5), going to the bank, picking up an order at True that I was supposed to get on the […]

Mon
13
Feb '12

Booked A Birthday Cruise.

Well, the birthday cruise came up and is settled. CaddyDaddy and I from Vancouver to San Francisco that ends on my birthday in September. That cruise ends on my birthday in SF, but alas, I have to work the next day so probably will just head back. Hoping to put in an extra day or […]

Sun
12
Feb '12

Full Work Day.

A dead morning at the shop until a guy came in and bought a case of $13 a bottle Rioja for the same party that last Sunday the guy came in and special ordered 5 cases of wine for. Apparently Rioja guy was worried that 5 cases weren’t enough. I didn’t point out that he […]

Sat
11
Feb '12

More Hours At The Shop Today.

Jim was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday so he ask me to work the morning shift through the wine tasting, so that would be 11-4:30. I sort of like that, it’s quiet in the early part — maybe I should see if we can make this a regular thing. Of course, with Jill showing […]

Fri
10
Feb '12

Homo HandiMan Day.

A day for errands and fixing things. First stop, off the apartment to pick up packages and Swanda’s mail, arrange to get his carpets cleaned on Tuesday, then off to the hospital to deliver said mail. Swanda was in a deep coma when I arrived. OK, it was really a nap, but he was definitely […]