Radiogurl a la Carte

Sunday, Apr. 18, 2004
The End of an Error

Okay, I got the message - and redid the basic layout of the page again. Hopefully fixed so it's easier to read now. End of experiment! No more scroll boxes.

Went today to a local festival and will post pictures soon. Part of the entertainment includes mining events. (This is a mining community.) Among the contests is the 4- to 6-year-old pile driving competition. There are also adult competitions which are very serious, including hand-mucking (drilling) through some mighty big pieces of rock. It's hard work and the contestants accomplish amazing things using only a single hand-powered metal drill.

But the big event is the bed races. Local groups literally push wheeled beds through the street. Some dress up in costume, most just wear whatever works. It's a lot of nonsensical fun.

Boss found me there and informed me he screwed up his computer at work so I had to begin a program to kill the hijack-ware he downloaded. At least, thank God, we've got a Linux router so the junkware won't trip the light fantastic to the other computers on the network.

It's a gorgeous day here - sunny and warm without being too warm. It's actually been a gorgeous weekend, though I slept through a significant portion of it. Not a cloud in the sky and the temperatures in the 80's daytime, or thereabouts.

I found some goodies to mail off to a friend who's preparing to move across the country. They were living in Washington State, moving to the midwest. No doubt it will be a frantic, stressful time at the very best, as they've only got a couple of weeks to be there!

I don't know what's going to happen next at my end - I know I'm looking to move, looking for another job. Several of my best friends have moved east from here, and the one who said she was moving west in February still isn't here and no move date in sight.

It's also been the weekend for family connections. My younger daughter called to remind me that my granddaughter's birthday is in a few days so I'm expected in Phoenix next weekend. My youngest son called to ask for the recipe to chicken and dumplings. (Both my boys not only know how to cook, but they're excellent cooks.) My oldest son hasn't phoned yet but the day's not over yet.

The great experiment in scroll boxes is over - viva the long page! Hope your weekend was a good one and your week even better.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )