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09:32 AM - 07/08/2008

The topic: *Sigh*


We've got a mailbox alert system in our mailbox.  When the door to the mailbox is opened, an alarm in the house goes off.  Very annoying loud beep and it continues every five minutes for an hour, unless you push the button to stop it.  After the hour, a red light stays on, just in case you didn’t hear the loud beep.

We did our shopping yesterday after the mail was delivered, so the mailbox alert had been reset.

This morning, Brian had an envelope to put in the mailbox on his way to work. The alert sounded. Then he came in the house. Then he went back outside. Then he came back in the house. I asked what was going on.

It seems, someone put a firecracker in our mailbox. And it exploded in our mailbox.  Nothing was hurt, there was just a mess of burnt powder and paper.

But why on earth didn’t the alarm go off when the door was opened?  Unless whoever did it barely opened the mailbox door and just dropped the firecracker in, like say, from the passenger seat of a car.

You know, if one of these things hit the pine needles on our bank, it would be not a good thing.  Not a good thing at all.

Rat bastards.

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09:16 AM - 07/08/2008

The topic: Serial to USB adapter


I mentioned (a couple of times) getting the adapter online, eBay as a matter of fact.  Free shipping, the adapter was under $8.00.  I’d looked at stores online and found these things for $19.99 up to $29.99.

Yesterday afternoon, we had to go shopping.  Flat out of food (hey, here’s another reminder, the dinnercam is on nightly and you even get to see my legs!), we hit the petfood store, got one #15 bag of Taste of the Wild food, two #20 bags of Felidae, thirty-six large cans of Wellness and thirty-six medium cans, came to $208 and change.  Then we picked up a couple bags of Costco dry and a 48 can loaf box of Friskies. 

Since the pet store is next to Best Buy, we went in because I wanted to see how much they charged for the adapters (if they carried them at all).  They carried them alright.


Oh, my goodness!  I can wait.  *lol* 

I got an email that it shipped yesterday.  The seller is in Pomona, which in the Los Angeles area, so hopefully it will be here today and I’m hoping to have the backyard cam remote going!  Gosh, it’s been so long.

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08:40 AM - 07/08/2008

The topic: It’s TUMMY TUESDAY #98!


And once again, two Tuesdays in a row, the model is Benny.

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Stretching out on the sofa late yesterday afternoon. 

Bart finally turned on Benny earlier this week, he actually was fighting him off.  I haven’t seen Benny jump him since!



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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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