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The weather outside is frightful. Just not here. - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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The weather outside is frightful. Just not here.
Mother Nature gave me an early Christmas bonus yesterday: several glorious free hours.

We continue to be nearly snow-free here in the northern reaches of Western New York- but our neighbors to the south got bombed beginning Thursday.  So much so, Bankruptcy Court called off its monthly trip to Olean that would have required me to travel a good three hours (in good weather) plus waiting-round time, all to adjourn two hearings.  It's now all off until January 20th, when whatever the weather does will not be the worst thing happening that day.

So I made the most of my unexpectedly freed time. Most importantly, I sealed the deal on the new Smart car, which I will take delivery on this coming Friday. It's been named- JARVIS, after Iron Man's onboard computer system. The ALL CAPS are mandatory, although I'll waive the periods:


JARVIS the car;


J.A.R.V.I.S. the onboard computer in the suit.

You see the resemblance.

Because I'm buying and not leasing this one, the finance office experience was a little different from what Eleanor got.  While they processed the loan application, I got to watch a video showing me exactly how expensive everything will be to fix in the last three years after the basic warranty expires (WHAT IF?) and why I really need to up my payment 50 bucks a month to double it.  I'm thinking it over.

Meanwhile, I also arranged a free but very necessary repair now that we're committed to letting the kids use my current car.  The Honda has the dreaded Deathtrap airbags, which they wrote to me about early this year when they didn't have parts. I supposedly put myself on "the list" for them back in the spring but never got a call from the dealer.  Now, though, I needed to make sure it was took care of, and it will be- the same Friday morning I will pick up JARVIS.

I called Emily to give her the news. She got pretty weepy; we then worked on the logistics of getting the car to them, and the furniture to them that Cameron's mom has in storage for them, and we finally settled on that-all going down the following Friday, aka Christmas Eve Eve, right before they will be heading here to be with family anyway.

After all that, I got to spend several hours in my office I otherwise wouldn't have, getting some useful work done, and also hearing a wondrous holiday song which I finally tracked down to its source.  It's from a Rochester band called Watkins and the Rapiers, from an album of theirs with several equally sick carols,  but I just love this one:



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Despite being out relatively late last night for John Cleese, I got at things early enough today and accomplished quite a bit: weeding out desktop and drawers, drafting a client's bankruptcy, getting my hair cut, running other assorted errands, and finishing several more chapters of the Hamilton bio before my tablet sends its data back to the liberry on Monday.  Fortunately, the page count includes close to 100 pages of footnotes, so I've got a decent shot at finishing tomorrow- or even beyond that if, as a friend posits, a tablet will keep an expired Kindle loan active as long as you disable its wifi.

I'll have to ask JARVIS about that. Or J.A.R.V.I.S.
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angledge From: angledge Date: December 13th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
::muttering:: Squiggy
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: December 13th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Schlemiel, Schlimazel.
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