Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? Today is the tragic anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. As I write this, services have already been conducted in England. I was reminded of where I was 10 years ago, and the things that followed since.
I gotta say — it’s been a very interesting decade. I definitely could not have predicted the things I’ve seen and done, or where I’d have ended up.
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Once you have a kid, your life is supposed to end. You’re supposed to become one of the living dead due to sleep deprivation. You don’t see friends anymore. You can’t go anywhere. You now hold a fragile china cup that might break at the slightest movement. You have to be silent as you tip-toe around your home.
Thankfully, it ain’t that bad!
Continue reading “How much has my world changed?”
We’re at home now. It was a blissfully short stay at the hospital for Alex and baby, and now we’re adjusting to the new family life.
Except for Asia. She’s not really digging this loud pink thing that’s stealing her thunder…
Today started off like an ordinary day. I got up, showered, went to work, had breakfast, and prepared to go through the motions of an ordinary day.
Then I got a text message from Alex. Her water had broken.
Continue reading “Alex is a rockstar!”
The as-of-yet unnamed Baby Sowrey entered this world at 18:24, weighing in at a hefty 9lbs.
Both mom and baby are healthy and well (if a bit tired) and resting. Dad, on the other hand, is a bit of a nervous wreck…
Welcome to the world, kid!
Stay tuned, folks! The world’s about to change. 🙂
Update: we’re at the hospital, but we might be sent home until things pick up a bit.
But no matter what, baby’s coming in 18 hours, so says the doctor.
Update (14:30 ish): we’re not going home after all! Alex is doing well (not feeling great, mind you). We might be parents by the end of the day!!!
Well, it’s happened. I am now officially on crack.
Crackberry, that is…
Something else I’ve noticed about the iPhone — it takes a long time to charge. Or at least, the one I have in my possessive trust certainly does.
For the record, I’m comparing this to my cell phone, an LG 6070. Perhaps not a fair comparison, but I’m coming from the experience angle.
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And the wonders of renovations continue. As you are aware, we’re getting a new electrical service. The panel moved, the meter moved outside, and the wires into the house are being moved to the roof.
Yesterday (yes, I’m a bit slow on this) the work was finished.
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Two weeks, today. That’s the due date. It can’t come soon enough for Alex.
I think I’m finally getting scared. Before I was excited. Now I’m actually worried.
Dunno why, I just am.
Okay, this is actually more of a rhetorical question. I now know the answer to the question, thanks to a call to my handy electrician, Mark. My biggest worry was that I’d made a mistake with high-amperage wiring.
Turns out that I’m just ignorant. Electrically-speaking, anyway.
Continue reading “Why does my dryer not get hot?”
On the weekend, I spun by a very busy The Camera Store to pick up my new lens, a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. This is the standard prime used for virtually every camera for the last 60 years or so. Even the digitals picked it up for it’s sheer standardness (if that is, in fact, a word).
I just haven’t had a chance to really play with it yet. But I figured a few pictures of work done around the house would be a good place to start.
Continue reading “Pictures from my new lens”
It’s amazing now much work you can get done once you’ve got a floor to stand on! Even if it’s a little on the unfinished side.
Where to start?
Continue reading “New appliances and a pruned tree”
Today was a day of considerable progress, especially since I wasn’t actually doing any of it. But progress in any form is appreciated, since it means I can continue moving forward with changes and getting things back to normal around here.
Well, assuming that “normal” means “slightly less than insane”.
Continue reading “Renovation update”
This was a process far more painful than it really needed to be. But if nothing else, it really just illustrates the difficulty in getting things done in Calgary as of late.
Continue reading “The concrete is in!”
Imagine my delight at the arrival of a Bobcat out in front of the house, with a guy dressed like he’s been pouring concrete.
Which, oddly enough, he has.
Continue reading “And so the concrete begins … I hope”
I’m pissed. Way beyond pissed. I’m about ready to kidnap the schmuck at the concrete vendor who keeps screwing me over, handcuff him to the sewer pipes in the basement, and tell the concrete vendor if they want him back they can come get him … and put my floor in at the same time.
Sigh, if only violence were an option. ‘Cuz I sure wanna hit something.
Continue reading “Still no floor”
Yesterday, Alex picked up our new car seat. It’s a Britax Marathon, designed to grow with the child as it grows. A smart idea. And because it’s a permanent seat (as opposed to a removable seat), we think there’s a bit more security in that.
Except for one problem: it won’t fit in the Jetta.
Continue reading “Car seats for smaller cars, please!”
I could classify this as “rants”, but I’m not actually feeling the urge to rant. In fact, I’m more feeling the urge to laugh heartily at spam. Namely its ineffectiveness. Yes, I’m sure that there are people who periodically click on something that looks remotely useful (I admit to having done that very thing many moons ago), but these days I really don’t see how this stuff could be working.
Especially since I never actually see over 99% of the stuff — it’s usually blocked, deleted, filed, bounced, or otherwise hidden. You’d think the spammers would have figured that out by now.
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