The House

DHI 34-40

February 7, 2003

Mucking about in Mac OS X, fun with water, more gas, desktop action, FM broadcasting, curtains for Rochelle, and a party!

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Fun with water

February 4, 2003

This week I drained our water heater. My mother tells me you’re supposed to do it every month, but our last plumber — who was there to fix the water heater — said twice a year. The concept — hooking a hose up and turning a valve — seemed simple. I thought this would be an easy DHI.

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DHI 27-33

February 2, 2003

Magazine reorganization, another basement disposal trip, long efforts on the computer, sanding, and more.

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Missing mate

January 29, 2003

Yesterday Rochelle did a load of laundry, and this morning I was putting my items away. I came upon a single sock, and couldn’t help but ask aloud “Why is it that I only lose socks when Rochelle does the laundry?”

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DHI 20-26

January 26, 2003

More CRAP improvements, getting rid of boxes of stuff, a dozen items of clothing, and rearranging all the BeBoxes to give Rochelle most of her parlor back.

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BeBox extension Top 10

January 21, 2003

Rochelle suggested that I should write up a Top 10 list of reasons why I should get an extension on my BeBox project, instead of her throwing them on the street.

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BeBox project update

January 21, 2003

Back in October, Rochelle got me to publicly commit to finishing my BeBox refurb project, or terminate it. She cleverly suggested a deadline far in the future. The date was last weekend.

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DHI 13-19

January 19, 2003

BeBoxes, software updates, configuration fixes, more clearing of shelves, meta tags, meetings with designers, more fun with gas, clearing a flat surface, and over a dozen t-shirts bite the dust.

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Fun with gas #2

January 19, 2003

On Friday Rochelle had an appliance repair guy come and hook up the gas heater we had such fun with two weekends ago. We felt the need to have an expert come in and handle it, since we’d gone to another 5 hardware stores (yes, that’s 9 total), and not found the part we thought we needed.

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DHI 9-12

January 12, 2003

Thursday I moved some cut boards from the hallway to the back of the house, where they will go to the basement. Friday I culled out a shelf’s worth of books, for selling/donating. Saturday I put a bunch of books that were stacked up around the house into boxes for storage. Sunday Rochelle and I de- and re-constructed our bedframe to be more stable, added a new power strip for my side of the bed, and rotated our mattress and box spring.

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DHI #8: Phone charger swap

January 8, 2003

I unplugged my old mobile phone charger from the rack, and plugged in the new one. Now I can charge at my desk, instead of random places around the house that have a free plug.

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DHI #7: A coupla boxes

January 7, 2003

DHI #7 was emptying three shipping boxes of detritus, recycling the plastic inserts, and consolidating the shipping boxes to my “will be using for eBaying old computer books Real Soon Now” pile. Hey, it was three boxes in the way of my bookcase, it counts!

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