Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23rd

Another Friday and I am busy writing this to avoid writing that which I am supposed to be writing, an interactive case study on urinary incontinence for medical students. How I let myself get roped into that one, I'll never know. I consider such things penance for all of my faults, real or imagined.

The HVAC people were supposed to come today to replace our lower unit. We have been without heat since April. This has not been a problem until the recent cold snap. However, it chose to rain (again) today and the installers were reticent about bringing 1500 pounds of machinery down a muddy 30 degree slope. I can't say that I blame them. We will continue to wear sweaters and hope for drier times next week.

The only major thing on the docket this weekend is an opera rehearsal for 'Aida' (Note to self: must learn Italian by New Years...) so I better get on the stick about finishing up the basement clean out. We're down to the last parts - I'm hoping to have everything either in a box or be a large piece of furniture by the end of the weekend. Then all we have to do is figure out where to stash everything for a couple of months while they dig around down there. Why wasn't I born into a family with a couple of domestics? I'm really not cut out for this sort of thing.

Still holding my place in the top 100 world wide at - I really need to stop wasting so much time there. Someone from Germany asked me why there were so few Americans on the site? I think it's because, as a game, you cannot win and there is no end in sight and this troubles the American psyche which like to dispatch of tasks, even in their game playing, and then move on to the next game/level/whatever.