Weekend Wrap-up for 31 December 2005/01 January 2006

Happy New Year, everybody!

As you’ve probably guessed by now, we didn’t have an “accountant’s baby” over the weekend. In lieu of spending the New Year’s Weekend in the hospital with the breathing and the pushing and the epidural,  ((I think I’m going to get one of those “sympathy epidurals” when the time comes.)) we:

  • Watched Airplane! with the writer/director/producer commentary. That was kind of disappointing, to be honest. It’s a funny, funny movie, but the guys who created it are really rather dull.
  • Got the car seat installed in the MVoD. Fireman Joe was very helpful, offered us some nice tips, then installed the hell out of the car seat! Thanks Fireman Joe!
  • Celebrated New Year’s Eve with Laura’s family. As usual, there was enough food for about triple the number of people eating.
  • Celebrated New Year’s Day/Christmas ((I was initially under the impression that we were celebrating our belated Christmas on Saturday, but found out Saturday morning that it wouldn’t be until Sunday. It was like Santa Claus kicked me in the nuts.)) with Laura’s family. Same deal with the food, naturally. I scored AVP: Alien vs. Predator and The Incredibles on DVD, ran all the necessary Windows updates on my father-in-law’s computer, ((Scary stuff. He was thirty critical Microsoft security updates behind. Next time I stop by his house, I’m just going to turn on automatic updates.)) and “borrowed” his broadband connection to download OpenOffice.org. As the day drew to a close, we watched The Muppet Christmas Carol.

3 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-up for 31 December 2005/01 January 2006”

  1. Are you upgrading to OpenOffice.org 2.0? I downloaded 2.0 about a month ago,just haven’t installed it yet.

    Of course, my Visor quit communicating with the computer in June and I’ve been too lazy to completely uninstall everything related and start over, since it looks like that’s next. The easy fixes have failed.

    You married his daughter, live just down the road and let his computer get 30 updates behind?? Harrumph.

    I was initially under the impression that we were celebrating our belated Christmas on Saturday, but found out Saturday morning that it wouldn’t be until Sunday. It was like Santa Claus kicked me in the nuts.

    We all hope you feel better. Mean ol’ Santa Clause.

  2. Thagg asked:

    Are you upgrading to OpenOffice.org 2.0? I downloaded 2.0 about a month ago,just haven’t installed it yet.

    That’s the one. I installed on my machine Sunday night and I’m going to install it on Laura’s sometime this week. Haven’t played with it yet to see how compatible it is with my old MS Office documents.

    As for the matter of my father-in-law’s computer, I just haven’t had much of an opportunity to sit down and make sure everything is getting updated, which is why I’m kicking myself that I didn’t just turn on the auto-updater.

  3. That’s the one. I installed on my machine Sunday night and I’m going to install it on Laura’s sometime this week. Haven’t played with it yet to see how compatible it is with my old MS Office documents

    It’s about 95% compatible. Doesn’t do Visual Basic, as I recall. I haven’t had any issues, yet. I downloaded and left 2.0 as a file on the hard drive, but never installed. I need to do that soon, because when I installed the last edition, I didn’t have Java.

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