Thursday, November 07, 2002
Closed for the Weekend
Having worked 23 years in one job has some benefits. You know where all
the skeletons are buried and you accrue vacation time at a higher rate.
Iím in the comfortable position of having too much time on the books so
every year I have to use up vacation days or loose them. Itís fun having
the boss say you have to take a vacation. I get a kick out of it.
I decided to use up two of my days by taking today and tomorrow off. I hit the grocery store to stock up on junk food and locked the
gate behind me when I arrived home. Catherineís visiting her brother so
itís just me, Clancy the cat, four peacocks, two chickens and a parakeet.
goes out of town I get some kidding about wild parties on the ranch but the
kidders roll there eyes when I tell them what I really
I'm spending this long weekend working on the
Hall membership data base. I was asked to sort it out and put it into
some sort of functional shape so it could be used to print labels and list
members by various criteria. Iím no database expert but I enjoy that sort
of thing. Iíve played with different data base programs since the mid 80ís
I was looking forward to seeing what sort of set up the town hall was
using. The first problem was transferring the file to my computer. I could
read the floppy disk but I got an error when trying to move it. Experience
told me I was in for trouble but I plunged forward. From the file
extension I could see I was dealing with a Works data base and I tried to access
it straight off the floppy. Didnít work. The file is corrupt and Iím now
spending my time trying to track down a new copy. That will probably mean
unlocking the gate and taking a trip to town. Dang!
peahen has been really sick for the past week and we've been trying to
nurse her back to health. Before Catherine left, she mixed up some
antibiotics and I saw some positive results today. She was feeling well
enough to go outside and wander around a bit. For now, she's sleeping
inside during the cold nights.
May 17, 1966
There are so many things I have to leave behind! Our shipping weight is limited to
7,000 pounds which seems like a lot but it really isnít. Over the years a
family tends to accumulate quite a lot of stuff and our family is no
exception. We have two garages and both are stacked nearly to the roof
with boxes and other odds-and-ends. Some of the stuff that we canít bear
to leave behind weíll put in storage but most of the other stuff weíll
either sell or give away.
I have approximately 30 to 40 model airplanes and ships, 110 lb. barbell set,
foot balls, base balls and over $200 worth of aquarium equipment that I
have to find owners for. I almost forgot, we also have a parakeet that we
all love but itís impossible to take him along
There are many things Iíll miss about Coronado but with so much stuff to
keep me busy I donít get much time to think about it.