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It was a mixed bag as weekends go.

The August Dormer Roofing Project of 2009 is officially finished. With the prospect of friends coming over on Sunday - one who hasn't been to Osage in years and one who's never been at all - I applied my energies to finishing the portion of the ceiling and wall affected by the leaking water. I have a little touch-up to do in the paint along the ceiling (you wouldn't notice if you weren't looking for it), but it's done and looks really nice.

That and a trip to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was most of Saturday. That story, with an update on the shed project, is detailed here.

Sunday, Jami became feverish, hitting 101° or higher. Not sure what he's sick with, but he's a kid and the weather's been very changeable. Dinner with friends was postponed (bummer, that). By mid-afternoon I was feeling very out of sorts myself, but as I look back I think that was a product of a very bad sleeping night.

Dinner was chicken tenders made with Panko breadcrumbs, very successful there.

I have discovered the joys of MySQL and Wordpress. I've set up three websites so far: Bill Morris Music, Lezlie Revelle's Blog, and The Road Less Ordinary, a blog about responsible living, good food, and autism. What I'm learning there will serve me in good stead not only for personal projects but for work projects as well.

Date: 2010-01-25 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Having had a bad sleeping night last night myself, my sympathies ('course ours was a phone call at 3am...but that's a whole 'nother story...).

Looking forward to seeing what the shed ends up looking like.

Date: 2010-01-25 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Looking forward to seeing what the shed ends up looking like.

Hehehe...yeah, you 'n' me, both. Right now, it's just a growing (though neat) pile of lumber being periodically snowed/rained on. I'm sure my neighbors to the West are appreciative as they're trying to sell their property.

I need to get it properly stacked closer to the driveway fence so I don't have to haul it as far. (What was I thinking putting it all the way at the back???)

Date: 2010-01-25 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think, from my niece's experience*, I might try that someday, but not until they make the documentation easier to understand, or I get REALLY familiar to PSP and everything other majic wand they use to create pages.

Oh, and I HATE trying to figure out what "widgets" do AFTER the fact.

*I couldn't say no to a plea for help after she installed a widget, went live (by way of Godaddy's technical suppport) and fouled the SQL db so terribly that it shut the thing down. Sucked Rotten Eggs and re-confirmed my belief that Godaddy is not the place to be for anything web.

Date: 2010-01-25 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The beauty of Wordpress is that you don't have to know PHP or MySQL. If you have a webhost that supports both - webHost4Life is one - then you just install and go. Easy steps at

If you want to experiment first, sign up for a free blog at

And, I agree, GoDaddy's services, beyond their original function of domain registrar, are shit. I tried it once, and killed the account after two weeks.

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