Chaos

Last night, a light went out in the podcasting firmament. We lost one of our own, P.G. Holyfield. This past weekend, it was announced on the site of PG’s latest project SpecFic Media, that PG had been diagnosed with a particular type of fast acting cancer. His first symptoms were noticed in July, and by the time he was diagnosed, the cancer had already progressed beyond the point of any treatment. With that announcement, a fund was started to raise money to help defray P.G.’s medical bills, and to help provide for his three daughters. In 24 hours that fund raised over $10,000 dollars. Unfortunately, that is still a drop in the bucket with the outrageous medical costs in the States. P.G. may be gone, but he still needs our help.

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Another busy week here at Swimming Cat Central. Home improvement continues to be a major theme here. With the ceiling repairs complete, out next step was to prepare the living room for the rest of the carpeting to be removed and a new subfloor put down. That meant packing up all the loose stuff that was still in the living room so that the workers could play furniture Tetris.

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It has been a while since my last post. To say the least, the days have been packed. In some ways, I wished they could have been unpacked a little.

I won’t go into everything… but let me tell you about last week.

On Monday, I went back to work and had to slog through some of the email backlog that had built up over the holidays… and deal with all the new stuff that came flying because everyone else was back to work. I made special arrangements to stay late to cover a meeting… and they canceled it ten minutes before it was supposed to start. Pretty typical day at work, actually. Monday night it was burning up in the house and I tossed and turned all night. I couldn’t sleep, so I called in on Tuesday.

Tuesday, it got cold in the house during the day… and that was when we discovered that the furnace had blown a fuse. This led to a trip out to Home Depot to get a replacement. With the furnace in operation again, we went to bed and I had another sleepless night, just tossing and turning. So I called in sick on Wednesday.

And then the waters came…

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