Showing posts from July, 2005

Bombings in London

So we woke up this morning with a bit of a shock. It felt almost exactly like 9/11 all over again when we heard NPR reporting that terrorists had bombed London's tubes and busses. My first reaction was one of slight stupor, "How could they do this to innocent people?" After a little while, I started to get angry. I wanted to just bomb/nuke the heck out of any terrorist out there. The problem is that they are often so skilled at blending in that it is very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. You will kill innocent people if you try and just bomb them. It seems like no one is willing to give in, and so I don't see how this conflict can reach a good conclusion.

Moving, we hope...

We got a finalized offer on our house in a record 5 days, and now the job of actually moving begins. We are moving to a great new neighborhood in Cherokee County with lots of walking trails, pools, forest and fields, etc. Therese has been working her arse off putting most of this move together, and I've only just started to be able to help out. We worked on the garage this weekend, and we cleared out a bunch of garbage. It's funny how much "plaque" you build up when you live in a house. Little bits of plastic or metal that you think you might need later for some project sometime just kinda accumulate. I still can't bring myself to throw out network cards, or video cards, or old hard drives. Anyway, during our cleansing of the garage, I found out that our hot water heater is leaking. Oh, joy... Of course, since we have a buyer and a closing date, the whole house is going to start falling in on itself. Luckily, Home Depot got someone out to us at 10:30 AM after I ca