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Posted by Jon Daley on February 19, 2024, 1:50 pm | Read 139 times | Comments (5)
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Announcement: Team Victory!

Joy has designed a tshirt for Grace's cancer journey.
Grace wearing sample Team Victory shirt.Grace wearing sample Team Victory shirt.

We are selling them as a fundraiser for David's House. They cost us $20 each, but we're selling them for $10 minimum and any amount you give over $10 will be donated to David's House, the free housing we used while we were at Dartmouth Hospital.
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Posted by Heather Daley on January 25, 2024, 10:34 am | Read 617 times | Comments (12)
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In a recent post, I mentioned that our bed is a little too high for Jonathan to comfortably get off by himself. So today, I took the bed off the frame (and took the legs off the headboard, which was quite the job by myself, I should have waited for Jon to come home, but it's already done.)

Jonathan then practiced several times. He still requires much encouragement, and he gets nervous when he starts to slide. He is then pleasantly surprised when his feet hit the ground before he loses his grip on the covers.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 27, 2004, 4:56 pm | Read 2277 times | Comments (0)
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On Monday, which is my vacuuming day, I did two floors while Jonathan took a nap. Then for the other two floors, he was awake, but he was content to be out of the backpack - which is a great help to my energy!

As always, I warned him when I was going to turn it on. Usually, he would run away when it came on, and then come back when it looked safe (ie, Mommy had not gotten eaten.) He would alternately follow closely and run away.

But I consider this a great step forward because he is getting heavy!
Posted by Heather Daley on October 27, 2004, 4:52 pm | Read 2210 times | Comments (0)
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Our paperwhites from last year are starting to show little green tips!

Our hot pepper plants are starting to flower again. I wonder if there will be any fruit, since the plants are now indoors for the winter.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 27, 2004, 4:21 pm | Read 2303 times | Comments (0)
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People at work have finally gotten sick of the lack of support from our IT department. Their FTP site was not operable the other day, and a sales guy needed to get some files for a meeting, so R&D purchased its own FTP site so we would be able to manage it, rather than depend on IT to get it working again. We just purchased it for a month, so then we could evaluate it after the month is over. The month has now run out, and so R&D decided to instead pay for my internet connection, and then I can run the server for them. Pretty nifty.
Posted by Jon Daley on October 26, 2004, 1:10 pm | Read 3736 times | Comments (1)
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I went to a dermatologist this morning to have a mole removed and a small skin lump checked out. My referring doctor said this dermatology practice is the best in Pittsburgh. However, I really am getting more and more disillusioned with medical practice as we know it. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on October 21, 2004, 1:27 pm | Read 13123 times | Comments (3)
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I just noticed on SpamCop that since August I have received 1.5 bytes/second of spam. And I get significantly less spam than most people I know. What a waste of time.
Posted by Jon Daley on October 17, 2004, 9:55 pm | Read 2318 times | Comments (0)
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I have been evaluating different version control programs for my company for the last month or two. My current evaluation is that all of them are broken, although I hope to discover a good solution someday soon. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on October 15, 2004, 2:42 pm | Read 180027 times | Comments (35)
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There is a spot of wall on the landing of our basement stairs that has been getting soggier as the summer progresses. We've had lots of rain, and every time it rained hard enough, the spot would be damp. I finally called someone who advertised in the Pennysaver and he came this afternoon. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on October 15, 2004, 2:24 pm | Read 3023 times | Comments (2)
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Jonathan likes to watch me "take the diapers out of the washer and put them into the dryer." This evening, he closed the dryer door before I had finished transferring the diapers. So I asked him to please open the door, and he did! Then, when I had finished, I said, "ok, now it is time to close the door. Will you please close the door?" And he did!
One educational opportunity missed if we had a diaper service. (:
Posted by Heather Daley on October 14, 2004, 5:45 pm | Read 2413 times | Comments (1)
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Jonathan and I now have this fun game where we sit on the bed and fall back. He will do this by himself now, and he thinks it's very funny. Also, the other day, he did several practice trials of getting off the bed feet first. It's still a little high for him to comfortably get all the way on his own, so we're going to take the bed off the frame soon. He likes to walk on the uneven and unsteady surface of the bed, and he is quite aware and careful of the edge now.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 14, 2004, 4:43 pm | Read 4058 times | Comments (0)
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At some point in the middle of the night, Jonathan, in a sing-song quiet voice, said, "Hi-eye, oh, bdoy" It was cute.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 13, 2004, 8:51 am | Read 3196 times | Comments (1)
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That's Jonathan's favorite phrase nowadays. He says it while walking, while looking at lights, and at other random times. Somtimes it's "ooh yeah" sometimes "ho yeah" but it sure sounds like any teenager to me. (:
Posted by Heather Daley on October 7, 2004, 7:03 pm | Read 9908 times | Comments (0)
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Jack Ganssle is a conference speaker and has a monthly newsletter that I have been subscribed to for a couple years. He wrote an article called, A Boss's Guide to Software Process Improvement that I found myself agreeing with the majority of it.
Posted by Jon Daley on October 6, 2004, 1:52 pm | Read 5549 times | Comments (0)
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Jonathan can now flip the light switches in both directions. He also continues to enjoy pulling the chain switches.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 6, 2004, 12:10 pm | Read 2524 times | Comments (0)
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The last of our four gospel fish was so weak on Monday that he got stuck in a plant. Then when I freed him, he got stuck on the filter intake. So it was time to put him out of his misery. I can't do the most humane way - that is, one quick slice to cut the head off - so I did the next, a cup of poison. I used rubbing alcohol, but in the future, I'm going to try to find a more toxic poison, because it seemed to take longer than was really humane. I did apologize to him.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 6, 2004, 12:06 pm | Read 2355 times | Comments (0)
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