Sunday, August 31, 2008

Update 08-31-08

Update Labour Day eve (08-31-08)
I received a large rechargeable spotlight on Friday, and both of my parents (whom I live with) were rather urinated about my having purchased it because of its size.
This means that I will no longer be able to evaluate large products on my website - they'd get totally pissed if I were to receive another large product after having been told that doing so was a rather severe no-no.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Update 08-26-08

Update 08-26-08
I have now had success in installing my ProMetric beam cross-sectional analyser and the computer that hosts that instrument. The installation is quite large, but I can set the instrument itself up on an "as needed" basis - extreme accuracy in positioning is not super critical for this particular application, so this type of installation is perfectly acceptable.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Update 08-24-08

Update 08-24-08

Here's the view from the window in my room.
As you can see, it's nothing to write home about...O WAIT!!! I'm already home!!! but it does allow me to take spectroscopy of direct sunlight - something I have not been able to do at my last two homes due to how the windows faced in relation to the spectrometer.

O, and I've had TV since Monday 08-18-08.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Update 08-14-08

Update 08-14-08
There is a Raley's store, a UPS Store, and a bank nearby - well within range of my electric wheelchair!!!

I found this out a couple of nights ago; my sister drove me there last night so I could kind of "eyeball" the distance...looks like ~1.5 miles (~2.41km) to me.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Update 08-12-08

Update 08-12-08
I now have broadband internet access, so I can say goodbye to at all times except when answering email - but this is how it normally works so I'm quite used to it.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Update 08-09-08

Update 08-09-08
The AC has been repaired, and my cleaning schedule now only includes vaccuming my room once weekly (Friday) instead of having to do it every single bloody day.
My cleaning/chores schedule now goes something like this:
  • Change the dog's water (one bowl and one bucket) 2x a day
  • Feed the kitty cats 2x a day
  • Clean out the plastic cat toliets (litterboxes) (three units) 3x a day
  • Set, unset, and clean the table 1x a day
  • Clean the kitchen; load & empty the dishdoucher 1x a day
  • Vaccume my room 1x a week (Fridays)
  • Do my wash (including my blanket and other bedclothes) 1x a week
In other news, I have had no TV at all since moving; my stepmother made me dispose of the set I had, and she furnished me with another set that turned out to be defective.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Update 08-07-08

Update 08-07-08
The AC is malfunctioning at the new house, resulting in indoor temperatures of 87°F (30.6°C)...yucko!!!