May 22nd, 2008

Dead Dog Cat

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Car's out of the shop.

Left, rearview mirror fixed, thank God.

Air conditioning, yippee!

Shock repaired, much better.

Check engine light off, now that the hose has been replaced.

Nail removed from tire that I didn't know was there...

Whew!
Dead Dog Cat

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So, last Friday, the office had satellite TV installed. Saturday, coming into the office, I noticed that the hatch to the roof was open, because heat was radiating into the corridor. I shut the door, figuring that they were coming back to finish up; they wouldn't have left it open if there weren't some things up there that they had to finish, right?

Monday, nothing. Tuesday I tried to tell someone about it. Wednesday, I finally got someone to take note.

Today, it rained. The hatch was open. I tried to climb the iron rungs of the ladder, but could barely manage it, since they were wet, and I was in dress shoes. Once up there, I couldn't get enough purchase on the hatch to close it, what with wet slipperiness and all. I gave up, and eased my way back downstairs, wet and irritated.

I'm feeling very "not-my-job"ish.
Dead Dog Cat

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I was blown away, just a few minutes ago, as someone posted that Robert Aspirin, the author of many MythAdventures of Aahz and Skeeve, along with a creative editor of the Thieves World series, and many other books, died, just as he was to be Guest of Honor at MarCon. Stunningly sad; he's just started to really get something going again with the Myth series, and I had hopes of more works for the future. I believe he was only 62...