Last weekend was another blur for me. We are wrapping up our validation project at work after 11 months of testing and re-writing reports and testing and more testing. A real painful, slow project that is finally going live this weekend. We took the system down on Friday and will install the upgrade and bring it back up (hopefully) on Tuesday. I am not in the IT department, so my role is just to watch the process and assist when they reach a roadblock. In the interim, everyone is supposed to stay off the system (under penalty of death) before the new system comes on line. I have a small task on Monday to do a “smoke test” when it is partially up just to see if things look ok. For us, we are glad to have this project come to the end of this phase. Lots of work after it gets installed, but that is way easier than all of the testing and report writing we have been arguing over for the past few months. I, for one, will be elated to see this turkey fly.
I did a few home chores last weekend. Was playing catch up from last week’s road trip to SoCal, I had a few things to clean up, put away. I got
After all those mutt butts, the old chair has seen better days. Threadbare, tears in the fabric, sagging cushions, creaky springs. One arm had become so threadbare, I resorted to duct tape to correct the problem (Motto: If it moves and it is not supposed to, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and it is supposed to, use WD-40).
Now SIL has very eclectic styles and will buy whatever suits her fancy for that day. She relies upon my wife to pick out stuff that actually looks good. My wife found a nice couch and chair set that were very conservative, blended well with the house and, after some debate over fabrics, SIL made the call. My wife lamented that she liked the set up and we still needed a couch/chair for the living room after our last couch left for college a few years ago. The front room is a formal living room and doesn't see much action except for holidays, so it was lacking proper furniture. I prefer the uncluttered look. Heck, if it were up to me, I would have put in a pool table and dart board, but that idea got voted down rather quickly. Now, momma was pining for a new set and I told her that getting me out to do furniture shopping was about as easy to do as herding cats, so I told her that we should go ahead and get them. So, long story short, we have a new couch and chair to adorn our formal living room. Of course, I was off at work when the new toys were delivered, so momma sent me pictures. The movers even came and hauled off the old dog chair (we used the old sectional sofa for the dogs).
Imagine my surprise when an hour later, she sent me a picture of our new couch with an addition included. Apparently, someone has given his approval of the new arrangement.
I guess somebody approves of the change.