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December 17th, 2003

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02:43 am - A long weekend
Not much to show for my long weekend. Stuff to send off to charities still sits outside my garage where it is now festooned with a dusting of snow. Thankfully, it's all be in my garage for years and so it shouldn't be unduly harmed by the snow or cold. There'll be some damage to the boxes it sits in, but that shouldn't be too bad as there are always more boxes to put stuff in.

Ericka's helper for Monday called in sick. I ended up staying up all day and so didn't go into work. Picked up pizza and movies (finally getting to see Pirates of the Caribbean) instead, which made for a nice night with Ericka.

Gave 90_percent_sure a ride to her work on Tuesday morning, as her car had died during the week. Then it was off to bed for me and back in to work tonight.

My goal for this week is to get the new light installed on the front of the house as I did for the back last week. These are motion-detector lights and I'm pretty pleased that the rear one appears to be working quite well. The front one will add a nice bit of light to our corner of the block, making us good neighborhood watch-y neighbors.
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Date:December 17th, 2003 04:23 am (UTC)
We are absolutely terrible neighborhood watch-y neighbors.

People move in and out next door and we don't even notice.

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Date:December 17th, 2003 06:00 am (UTC)
We're all lucky I don't live next door to you two. *My* next door neighbors have offered to make cedar plank salmon, and maybe a pork loin, "plus some other bits to fill in" for the Toad Hall House Cooling Party. They notice when someone moves out, and in the tastiest of ways, too.

Beth asked about how many people I'm expecting and said she and Caroline wanted to cook for it before I even had a chance to tell her about your great idea that I ask everybody to bring stuff.I really am going to miss living next to The Best Next Door Neighbors in the Universe (tm).

The party is now confirmed for Saturday,December 27th, starting at 7pm.The "bringing stuff" part of your plan is off to a great start! It's an open fannish party in accordance with Terry Carr's New Year's Party rules.(When Terry was alive, he and Carol Carr hosted a huge, annual New Year's Party. One year, someone who was feuding with someone else asked Terry to please disinvite the person, as they weren't on speaking terms at the time. Terry's response went something like this, -"I'm not going to do that. This is the New Year's Party; everybody's welcome. Hell, I invite people *I'm* not on speaking terms with to this party."-)

And, yes, I'll get the word out as best I can over the next week or so. I welcome other fannish efforts to do the same. Just don't have people call me with questions about the party; I'm too busy packing and trying to stay productive on the business front, too. Email is okay; I'll do my best to respond.
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Date:December 17th, 2003 06:03 am (UTC)
Must remember that comments put inside forward and back arrows disappear in LiveJournal! Please insert "[friendly grin]" after my opening sentence when reading above! (Here's hoping stuff in square brackets doesn't also disappear.)

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