June 11th, 2004


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Ah, thank heavens for reactive software developers. Just grabbed an update for my Mac LJ client; it had developed the nasty habit of refusing to connect to LJ. Updated, and now things look fine. Good opportunity to add the developer's community for the client (phoenix_lj) to my list of friends.

Slept pretty well last night, even though we crashed out around 10. We got a room at the Super 8 just down the street; I splurged and got the room with the "spa" bathtub, which Dee had a nice soak in last night. A little pricey, but at least it was very relaxing!

We went by Home Depot this morning to get a new... well, I'm not sure what it's called. We had install a Pür water filter (hehehe, accented characters are so easy on Mac keyboards!) on our kitchen faucet, and when I removed it I discovered that we were missing an adapter to put the original aerator back on (both the faucet & the aerator had male threading). We got a new aerator (with female threading) and put that on the faucet. Cleaned up a little, basically picking large litter off the floor.

Not sure what to do now. Maybe try and clean a little... there are some really nasty walls that could use a good scrubbing. All we have left is a few chemicals and some paper towels, so I might give that a shot later.

Also signed up for Speakeasy DSL last night, and got an install date for next Wednesday when I checked this morning. And it includes a Speakeasy dial-up account, so we're set for connectivity.

Now to call SBC & get the old service here disconnected in a few days...
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Not much left to do. Did some minor cleaning, so the cleaners tomorrow won't think we're complete slobs (I hope). More importantly, had lunch at Chik-fil-A, which I found out (via online search) aren't in the area up there, except for one on the way to Sacramento (about 75 minutes away from us). Ouch.

We also went to see Garfield this afternoon. Cute movie, really should be considered separate from the comic. I think there are a lot of in-jokes that the target youth audience won't pick up on. Also, I don't believe I have ever seen so much product placement crammed in a single movie. Sorta disappointing that there wasn't anything after the credits.

Oh, it also opens with a short featuring the rat from Ice Age, still looking for a place to hide the acorn. Good luck!

Hanging out here for a bit, then we'll get dinner and head back to the hotel. SBC will cut off service tomorrow, but I don't know if that will be early in the morning or later in the afternoon/evening. I have my notebook set up (and tested!) for Speakeasy dial-up, so we should be able to get online tomorrow night.

The cats are taking it about as well as possible. They seem to be adjusted to the empty apartment, but I'm sure I'll hear it while I have them in the car tomorrow. Basically, they'll be in the carriers from when the cleaners get here until we get to the new apartment. Long day in close quarters for them; hopefully they won't be too angry. We got new little cat beds to put in their carriers; they've been laying down on them occasionally.