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No Snow for Ohio January 28, 2016

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The blizzard all went south and east of here, but we still got the cold. Fortunately, my furnace was successfully installed on Friday, and I even got a cool, programmable thermostat out of the deal. Though AT&T cut out for about 26 hours around that time, too. Just to finish off the crazy week in appropriate fashion.

Finished Skin Game by James Butcher, now I’m on Side Jobs – a collection of shorter works. I ordered The Wandering Fire through my library, so I now have that to get on with, as well. Also grabbed a book on Programming Perl to take a look at. Just keep learning.

My car is behaving since it got fixed. Except for the driver’s headlight. Bought a new one, but couldn’t get the cap open to change it… but then it came back on anyway. Ah, old wiring… I’ll have to get it looked at when I get the waterpump looked at.

Busy weekend ahead. Travel, friends, family, and all the usual.

Crazy Week January 21, 2016

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DeCon was great! As always, and even more so this year. Record-breaking attendance, and great participation. I had a lot of fun at the Tom Smith concert – with plans to get his kids album for a friend (didn’t have cash at the time). The parties were fun, the panels well received. A good time indeed.

Getting some movement on the job search front. Fingers crossed. Digitized a new newspaper at CML this week – The Columbus Challenger, so that’ll be going up soon. The OhioDIG meeting got postponed again, though.

On the homefront, I had to take my car in for repairs, and will have to again when I get a job sorted. Fortunately, it was the regular battery, not the hybrid battery, but still it isn’t a normal battery. Myers is replacing my furnace tomorrow morning, so I stayed with friends last night, and have electric heaters tonight. But hey, at least it looks like the blizzard is missing Columbus this weekend.

DeConpression January 14, 2016

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This weekend is DeConpression 13, a relaxicon put on by a handful of my friends, that I will be attending with a whole lot of my friends. Movies, singing, coloring, cooking contest, panels, dancing, and having a bunch of fun. So looking forward to it.

On the job front, I’m getting a lot of silence. But I’m back volunteering at CML, so I’ve got something to do besides watch Netflix all day. Two more rolls of the index digitized this week. Working on my PHP skills, soon to be put to productive use. No really, I’m going to get those genealogy pages working some day, I swear. 😉 Went to a Life Planning (death planning) class last night, and learned all about wills, and various powers of attorney, and advanced directives. So, some things to do to get my affairs in order… which will be more important when I get hired somewhere.

We have snow this week, that’s actually sticking around a few days. So, at least it’s prettier out. Finished Cold Days by Jim Butcher, and am now on Skin Game. Watched some new (to me) movies over the weekend – The Abyss, Pentagon Wars, Falling Down, and Practical Magic (turns out I hadn’t ever seen that). Finished watching Defying Gravity (why do interesting/good space shows always end too soon?) and started watching The Expanse.

Winter is Here January 7, 2016

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Consistently cold weather has settled in. Bits of snow floating around occasionally in the air. There was even ice in the parking lot yesterday. Welcome to winter.

I had a great time last week celebrating the New Year with all my friends. Games, and food, and good times were had by all. My volunteer groups both met as well, to get plans for the new year rolling. All in all, things are looking great for 2016.

Now that we’re out of holiday season, I’m hoping to hear back from my applications, and apply for whatever I can find. I’ve even started a spreadsheet to keep better track. I’m also going to back to volunteering at CML’s Local History and Genealogy department to get some more rolls of the Ohio State Journal Index scanned, and working my way through some webinars.

Halfway through my first book of 2016, as well (Elrics’ were both technically last year): The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Key. It’s weird and intriguing… and weird. 😉