Archives for May 2002


No, the window didn’t get fixed today. The VW service center along my route said they “couldn’t possibly” get time to fix my car until, maybe, Tuesday. So, I have downloaded diagrams of the relevant procedures from Alldata .

And I’d like to thank VW service in Abilene for helping me decide which brand to avoid in the future.

First (of Many) Road Trip(s)

Just back from 660 miles on the US Interstate highway system. Why? We did the walkthrough for my mother-in-law’s new house, which closes tomorrow, but she had to stay out of state for some reason (?wanted?). Anyway, the house looks fine, and it seems quite a large house for one retired schoolmarm.

Did I mention she’s moving to the same city we’re relocating to?

A 4 br / 2.5 ba/ 3 garage for a widowed retiree? I think she’s anticipating my not doing well in the next job!

My window to the world

Today, on the way home, the window to my car fell into the door. Clunk. Permanently open window, until I get it fixed (maybe tomorrow). It’s complicated only by the mild problem that I live 2&#189 HOURS’ drive from a dealer.

It’s not like I own an exotic, it’s just a Volkswagen.


What, you ask, did I do with my Monday? I slept until about 12:30; got the house ready to show (again), and then had dinner at Red Lobster. Fried fish is about what I can tolerate, much to the chagrin of my coronaries.


I changed the background color; I like this one better (a little lighter, but on the right track).

Selling a House

We’re selling our house (slowly), and it’s painful. If you’ve been there, you know, and if you haven’t,

never purchase real estate.

Trying Templates

I’m trying various templates, and I like this one; if I were farsighted or didn’t occasionally indulge in adult beverages it would be great.

After Work, Sunday AM

Well, we were quite busy until about 0330, then our patients abruptly stopped coming in, and we actually had an empty ED for nearly 45 minutes.

It was a relatively easy Saturday-of-Cinco de Mayo weekend.


I’m at work, for the last hour. About 20 down; we’re not caught up, but all the rooms are full, and there’s only so much you can do.


My friend Rick is a computer genius (he’d be dismissive, but secretly agree). He has helped me get more interested in computers, and we have training and employment in common. He’s involved in a big coding project (his to reveal), using a language called “php”, which seems to be HTML for people who don’t think HTML is complicated enough.

A good person with unique thoughts; I wish he’d blog more often.


I am about to start my 4th 12 hour shift. I work either days or nights, in an Emergency Department, and I am tired. Interestingly, it’s a wierd mental fatigue, in that I still feel very mentally sharp (I can make decisions well, quickly and easily), but at the same time I’m just mentally tired.

Adding to the fatigue is the knowledge that I’m moving in about 3 weeks, have yet to sell this house or get a house on the other end of the trip.

Other than that, everything’s fine.


I’m very new to blogging, and my entry to this field of expression is driven very largely by my unabashed admiration for the geniuses of the field, whom I hope to link to as soon as I figure out how.

As I cannot decide how much to reveal about me or my life, I’ll hold close for awhile – the Genie and the Bottle.