Blank Slates


It's been tough to get here and write lately.

There is no coherent structure to life as it swirls around and around, but the chaos has been somewhat overwhelming.

Two weeks ago today I carried my friend through a field of snow to a hole that had been chisled out of the frozen ground. I was lead on the left and kept thinking to myself that I just better not slip and fall. One of the things that I remember the most of that day was just how deep the hole was. I've been to many many funerals, but this time I thought they had dug half way to China.

I have no clue what that was all about, and I'm still kind of pissed about the whole thing. That's one thing I wasn't really in the mood to write about.

Another big moment in our lives came just a little over a week ago when my son told me on a Thursday evening, "Dad, we're not going to the College tomorrow."

"Oh yeah? Why not?"

"I've made up my mind and I'm going to go to Arizona."

Woah baby, someone get online and sign that boy up right this minute.

So we did.

And that's that.

We also scheduled a combined "let's go check out Arizona" trip along with orientation for the boy. Spouse and I leave in about 3 weeks leaving the boy home alone, and then he comes along for a long weekend at the end of our trip. Seeing how he wants to make it back in time for a track meet, a red-eye flight is how we all get back.

Then there was this moment early in the week when my brand new home photo-processing computer decided to have a brain fart.

After 2 hours of hold and talking to tech support, and an additional 2 hours of testing, the hard drive decided to "remount" and my computer is back to the races.

Enter here an image of a very frantic NSR trying to figure out how he was going to recover half the season's hockey photos that had not been backed up. The next night you might have seen me in the den with 3 computers all networked together, all burning images at one speed or another. When the cyber dust cleared I had burned 50 new backup disks in just a little over 3 hours.

And somehow in the middle of all this I decided to make a hockey web site for the team, but ran out of space on "free" server site.

Long and short, I've got a new web server with an 800% improvement in cost and storage. I went from 200 to 800mb of storage and dropped the price for the site in half.

Over the weekend I repopulated the new server with the over 1000 pages from my site, and now, YAWN, I think because I'm bored, that I'll go to bed.

And if you see a red x instead of an image, not to worry, it's a test to see when / if the web updates the move of all my site.