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Friday…

The weekend is almost here
Not long now, never fear.

I could try to wax more poetic, but that would be silly at this point. I want to go home, work on my office (cleaning), and writing, and generally just veg for part of the weekend (“veg” being used more to mean “stay home” as opposed to “travel forth and get little done”.

Unfortunately, I will have to travel a short distance to a funeral – one of my wife’s great-uncles passed away last night after fighting several health issues for more than a year. The major significance is that this great-uncle lived across the street from my in-laws, and as such, maybe about a few hundred yards from where we live now.

Services will likely be some time this weekend, but as of this writing, I have not heard the details.

Not a rosy, happy post… but this shall conclude post #99…

** Edit, 2-12-07: I found out shortly after posting the above that services would be Monday (today), so I found myself scrambling at the end of the day asking for today off to attend services. Did the services last all day? Not hardly, but they were right in the middle of the day, and it was just easier to take the whole day instead of working for about two hours, then leave for about four hours, and then returning for the remaining tweo to three hours.

I used the remaining time to take care of some other things around the house – and I am happy to announce that I have made a very large dent in the “pile o’ stuff” that is the “spare bedroom”.
Yeah! I have also switched (for now) from NFS:U, to Mechwarrior (which I had started months ago, but tabled, since I was still working “funky hours” at the time.

TTFN… and we shall be logging 100 tomorow!

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Friday…

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is Friday…

It is now late afternoon, and five o’clock is just around the corner. Pretty soon, it will be time to kick up the heels and bolt out the door(s)…

The training continues – our last person has finally started, bringing us at last to “fully staffed”… the last time we had the full staff was my first week here (back in August!) But there are two people training (the first of the two has been around now for a few weeks and is probably close to a third of a way through the process…

And it is cold… windy and low temps… but managable while the sun has been up.
No mileage yet (today), as far as words go, but the day is not over. As I may have mentioned, I knocked out a couple of hundred words yesterday (actually finishing a section, setting up for the next transition point).

I have also gotten back into Need for Speed: Underground, where I have been trying to “advance my career” within the game… after not playing for a while, I have gotten a little rusty (my right pointer finger is a little sore – used in the game for the accelerator!) but have done pretty well the last couple of nights in getting back into the flow of the game.

And my joy will likely be short lived, for even though the joy of Friday will be wonderful, I have several projects that I will need to work on over the weekend (in addition to writing).

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Wednesday, again…

Yes, Dear Reader, it is that dreaded “middle day” again… half of the week gone (yeah!) but still so much time yet to pass before the blessed weekend (doh!).

I did not get more words written last night, but I did accomplish a few other items… a lot of the cleaning that needed to get done towards recovering from the past weekend’s festivities was completed, as well as getting some laundry done to get ready for the coming weekend’s travels.

I was also able to get past the “drifting” level (after about an hour of trying), and went through a few other levels as well before calling it a night. Here, however, is a funny story about getting through the drifting level…

If I hadn’t mentioned before, the game is Need for Speed: Underground, and it is level 11 or 12 that was giving me trouble. The game has its own soundtrack, mostly of R&B, hard rock and Krunk, and it normally works fine, but for some reason I was never able to finish better than second, but mostly 3rd or 4th, and you must place 1st in order to advance.

I had put on my iPod shuffle and had been doing some of the cleaning as mentioned before, and happened to go back to the game after finishing, but still wearing the shuffle. The shuffle is still stocked with music from the trip to New York, and has a wide range of styles (Ozzy, Van Halen, James Taylor, Bowling for Soup, Chicago soundtrack, and Rush are but a scant few of the items on the shuffle, not to mention the library of songs that I have access to.) The point of humor here involves knowing the wide selection that is in the library… During the run that finally got me past the drifting level, the song that was playing on the shuffle was John Denver’s Country Boy. I thought it was funny, anyway…

Time to see if I can log some more words, and maybe come close to matching yesterday’s count!

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There was little accomplished (again) yesterday on the writing front… a steady day at work, followed by a trip to the barn and our usual Monday night dinner and rehearsal…

On a “lighter” note… during the festivities this weekend, my nephews were up and were playing on the Xbox… The were playing Need for Speed: Underground, and talked me into playing, too. I hadn’t played it too much before – my wife was the one that originally wanted the game, and we’ve had it for at least a year.

Anyway, they got me into playing it, and I continued to play even after they left… last night, I played through two tournaments, increasing my “completed races” to about twelve… currently, I’m stuck on a drifting sequence that I have to complete before I can go on… Drifting is a bit tricky on the game, and I spent about twenty minutes playing with that level (once I got there) before finally calling it a night… and not once did I finish out of fourth place…

We’ll see what happens tonight… between more cleaning from this past weekend, and doing laundry and packing for a weekend excursion this weekend… see if I can log a few miles, and a few words…

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