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Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

Other family members are Laurie, Lani's beautiful daughter who teaches at elementary levels; her handsome son Alex, aka Alexander the Great; Mary and Bo, a/k/a Mom and Dad, and Bud and Ann, Steve's patient and wonderful parents.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Well, well! (posted by Lani)

Well well, you are alive, after all. I'm glad to hear it! I know the working-two-jobs thing must really suck and I hope it'll be over for you soon; the new position, with only Western Hemisphere travel, sounds a little less stressful than what you've been doing (and a lot less stressful than what you're doing now). When things calm down, post some pictures of your knitting progress. I'd love to see that petal sweater! And -- given your new hectic schedule, are you still thinking you and yours may come college-hunting this way in February?

I checked out Don's Velocity-building site but ran out of patience with my dialup while trying to leave him a comment. I'm fascinated by the whole thing though and I'll be keeping track of his progress. I have to say too that I was so touched by what he put on his "about me" page. When life gets overly frustrating, go read that to yourself a few times. You're a lucky woman, Annie.

Here on The Frozen Mountaintop, we're still fighting for a decent internet connection. Currently we're on dialup, and not just dialup but slow dialup. If we're really, really lucky we get a 26.4 connection; usually it's more like 21.6. Painful is not even the word. Steve and Mike, one of our neighbors, spent over 5 hours yesterday trying to get us a decent connection to the local wireless coop. Results? Well. Wireless depends highly on line of sight, and we just don't have a good one. The guys spent many hours on a ladder fiddling with the angle and orientation of the antenna, and still were only able to get reception to about the same as the modem ... scratch that idea. At this point what remains is satellite; I'll talk to the folks at WildBlue on Monday and we'll see. Satellite is expensive and I've never known anyone who was happy with it, but at this point it's any port in a storm. It HAS to be better than 26.4, right?

And onwards to a few more pictures. First of all, I realized that Jasmine has been slighted since we moved; we've had pictures of Pip, and of the other cats, but none of her. PhotobucketShe's quite happy here; she's found her preferred spot in the window in the upper stairwell, which has a nice wide ledge perfect for observing the world and supervising the household.

And more views here. I'm trying to get a good morning and evening view from the living room or bedroom, and these are the best I've managed so far. I'll keep trying, but at least these give you a bit of a feel for what we see first thing in the morning, and last thing at night.

It's kinda pretty. We kinda like it.


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Anita said...

Your Jasmine looks so cozy in the window... my cat's name is Jasmine too!! :)

Still working on your package... waiting on some things to arrive in the mail, looking for just the right something else... I sure hope you like it!

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Kimothy Jones said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your cats are lovely as well! I loved the picture of your cat and the tempting sweater XD It made me smile! Hope your having a lovely day.

At 11:15 PM, Blogger Maggie MacD. said...

Dang, that is one very awesome house.

I hope all goes well for you, and the kidlets.

Drop by and say hello someday .. we miss you. (Court was asking about you tonight).


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