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On the Positive side of the ledger:

The IRS says my refund will be in the bank tomorrow, so I got to go ahead and confirm my furniture order. Because I got it in this month, instead of next month, I saved 5%...and because I am willing to overnight them a check, I saved another 3%. That comes to approx. $135 that I saved.....almost enough to buy another chair. (But I didn't. :grin: Or barstools - Sweet Geek and I decided we don't need them; we never use the 2 I have, so they'll be donated this weekend)

Paychecks were issued yesterday, which is good - I hit the grocery store and missed a lot of the crowds. Always a plus.

I think I've narrowed down my camera choices. I *think* I'll be getting a Nikon Coolpix 5700...but I might go with the 8800, instead. Depends on who has the best price on which one when I order it tomorrow. :lol:

My laptop won't be green :pout: Instead, it's gonna be some souped up, techno-geek's dream :lol: I don't know all the specs, but I know it has over 100GB on the HD, 5 (I think) USB ports, wireless capability, a port, a DVD burner, a....I really don't know. I just nodded my head and kept going "uh huh" as he was gushing over it. :giggle: HE wants it to replace the PC; I don't...but we'll see. I just have nightmares of taking it with us someplace and having it stolen...and my whole life just *gone*. (Yes, someone could steal the PC and have the same thing happen.....I just try not to think about that. Besides, another police report just builds my case, y'know?.)

On the Negative side of the Ledger:

Got home last night to a floodplain. SOMEONE came in and turned the water spigot on Full Blast - and, judging by the depth of water, it had been on for a few hours (at least). Sweet Geek is pissed - there will be a police report today, and he's making plans on doing -something- to help prevent this from happening again. :sigh: He's such a great guy!

In other news, I've decided against ordering the Vintage Sock Kit (as lovingly described and knit by the Yarn Harlot). I just.....I Love it, but I can't see myself actually *wearing* the finished socks. The leaves are too keen, the grapes, the wineglass heel.....but. My Birks would hide the cool inset leaf at the toe (all my Birks - I checked. :sigh:), the clogs AND sandals would smoosh some of the grapes over the instep (which would, I think, be uncomfortable), and my pant legs would hide the cool leaves at the cuff. :sigh: So...no Vintage socks. I'll get the Spinner's Flock sock kit instead. :grin:

Need to finish the dishtowels so I can start on a tablecloth. Need to work more on my tank (I'm on row 3 now! Whee!) so I can dive in on Sweet Geek's sweater. I need to get away from all this smoke....:ick:
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Date:January 31st, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
You need a portable hard drive for the laptop. Keep it somewhere else than the laptop case when traveling. My laptop died instead of being stolen, but I had the important stuff (knitting and cooking blather etc.on the portable HD)
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Date:January 31st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks! I wouldn't have thought of that! I'll ask the Sweet Geek what I should look for in one, and grab it with the money I saved on the furniture. :grin:
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