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January 2005


So, this week Brandy’s mom has been visiting.

And nearly every day while I have been sitting at meetings at work and answering work emails and other such activities, my girlfriend with a bad back and my girlfriend’s mother with a history of heart issues have been packing boxes and moivng heavy things at the old house. In retrospect, that sounds really bad.

Yesterday they rented a truck and started loading boxes into the truck. We were going to try to finish moving all of our stuff out of the house we are renting from Ivan’s family today, and then clean it all up by the end of the month when we are officially supposed to be out of there.

But… right after they started loading boxes, Brandy’s mom started having chest pains. And since she had a history, there was no chancing anything. Off to the emergency room. I left work early to go meet them. After not too long a wait they were monitoring her in the ER. A couple hours later they admitted her for overnight observation.

It is now over 24 hours later. As of the last update I had from Brandy her mom is still in the hospital. They observed her overnight and she is going to have some more tests soon. If she passes, she can be released, if not, she’ll be there longer.

She is in good spirits, because appearantly she thinks her Doctor is hot. But still… the intention was her to visit and have fun… and she was insisting on helping us move… but spending a day or two in the hospital was NOT on the agenda.

But here we are.

I’m hoping I get a call from Brandy at any moment saying her mom is ready to come home. But it hasn’t happened yet. Up

OK. During the day yesterday all my stuff finished transferring to Virginia, and last night Chris got back up and running on his servers. So the site is back up although I’ll still have to work out some details of some things.


The old server still can’t boot itself, although I think I can remedy that as soon as I find some system disks. I won’t be able to boot off the clone drive I made though because of the firewire issue. I tried cracking it open and seeing if I could just pop the drive into the internal slot, but the drive types don’t match. Oh well.

I’ll have to work on what to do as a long term solution, but this will do short term.

I miss having the server right in my office though. There are not too many practical reasons why that is needed, but I just LIKE it. :-)