Friday, February 26, 2010

Stickin' With A Theme, Here

I awoke to the pounding on the door of the DaveCave. "Just a second!" I croaked. I was expecting the FedEx Guy, and posted a big "FedEx" note on the front door to insure the connection was made.

The knock came a little after 2 PM, and I'd been sawing logs since noon. I got out of bed, threw on some shorts, and opened the door. The sun was right behind the FedEx guy's head...I squinted as he said something about seeing my sign, yada, yada...He handed me his "tricorder" and stylus. I signed the screen, but couldn't see a thing with my just opened and sun-dazzled eyes.

I took the package, set it on the floor next to the bed, and went back to sleep. Even my new laptop wasn't going to jar me from this sleep cycle!

I woke up after 8 PM, and had a bunch of housekeeping chores that needed to be done before I could play.

Now it's make dinner and lunch for work...I'll get the battery charged...and that's about it, for tonight.

In the morning, I've got to do the grocery shopping...stocking up before the next round of winter storms makes a mess of Truckee and the roads. Forecasts say a foot or more starting Friday afternoon, with plenty of wind to blow it up!

Then it'll be playtime! This laptop is now six years old! I paid twice what I paid for the new one that came this afternoon. The new one has 8 times the memory, the hard drive has more than six times the storage, and the processor has four cores vs the one in the old reliable. Welcome to the 21st Century!

Armed with the new toy, I'll finally get to do some video for the blog.

First things first, however. There's a Mountain of hero snow waiting for me! SturgUrge and his GF are going to be guests on My Mountain Friday. Gonna be a good night in my BR350!


  1. Is this what they mean when they say someone has gone "snow-happy"?

    Hey, sounds like fun to me. If these storms keep lining up maybe you guys will make some money this year. Best of luck!

  2. Oh, we're having a good year...we're up 20% over last season. It's a fool's errand trying to figure out why, though.

    We're seeing more guests mid-week...which I'm chalking up to unemployment and all the unemployment insurance extensions...thanks DC Stimulus

  3. Your slam of those on un makes no cents and reads as a skewed observation. Arrgh! What I'd give to have an extra fiddy in my pocket and a new HP on my desk.

  4. I was careless with my words if you thought I was takin' a dig at the unemployed. I should have nutted up, and blasted the bastards in DC who've made the unemployment situation worse, since their housing bubble burst!

    Cut taxes across the board, and the treasury will fill in no time! It worked when Kennedy slashed taxes, it worked when Reagan cut taxes...the Keyensian stimuli don't work...they grow the government, at the expense of the economy.

    Hang 'em all!

    That's a Dell...I am so over HP!