I am now on vacation and so can spare a few minutes to type up the notes that have been hanging in my pocket for a while.  I will apologize to my readers for making them wait so long, but I will not feel guilty.  Blogging is something most mothers in the history of the world did not have on their list of responsibilites and I will not let it grab a top priority from other important things.  (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on December 24, 2008, 1:42 pm | Read 2502 times | Comments (1)
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This is the traditional Christmas breakfast in the Daley family.  It is too good to only have once a year, and I often make it for potluck brunches.  No one knows where the "Presnor" part comes from. The original recipe from Jon's mom has plain monterey jack cheese, but the pepper jack gives it a superb flavor that's not too spicy even for my non-spicy friends.

Eggs Presnor

6 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 lb pepper jack cheese, shredded
3 oz cream cheese
8 oz cottage cheese
3 Tbs butter, melted
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. flour
chives and parsley for garnish

Preheat oven to 325.  Mix eggs, milk, sugar, salt.  Add cheeses and butter.  Mix
well. *Can be made ahead to this point.* Mix baking powder and flour, add to wet
ingredients and mix.  Pour in greased 9x13 pan. Bake 40 min until set and beginning
to brown on top. Garnish.

Posted by Heather Daley on December 22, 2008, 5:15 pm | Read 2857 times | Comments (5)
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It has been annoying me that the "tagcloud" on the side panel has the largest word "water", (it sizes the words based on the count the frequency of word usage in our most recent posts), but here I go again, adding to the count.

We had a bunch of water in our basement again, this time definitely coming up from the floor drain.  I have figured out more how the system works as time goes on, and I think there is just one question left to answer regarding the whole puzzle.


Posted by Jon Daley on December 21, 2008, 10:25 pm | Read 2547 times | Comments (2)
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And we just discovered that there is yet another Pittsburgh tax we didn't know about, and maybe even a couple different taxes we may or may not owe.  I called Pittsburgh to cancel our estimated tax forms that they have continued to mail to us, even though we now live outside of Pittsburgh.  In the course of the conversation, he said that we would probably still have to pay the payroll expense tax.  I asked what that was, and he said, oh, that's the new tax that replaced the mercantile tax.  I said I hadn't heard of either of those before... (More)

Posted by Jon Daley on December 18, 2008, 11:33 am | Read 23801 times | Comments (19)
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As I wrote earlier, I use worklog to keep track of my time.  I use some other scripts to help manage worklog's output, and now that I made one of the scripts work even nicer today, I figured I should post them.  (More)

Posted by Jon Daley on December 8, 2008, 3:25 pm | Read 3371 times | Comments (7)
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