Without the huge coffee table, the library is going to be transformed.
I am going to get a new wireless router and redo that room. It will have both of the desktop computers in it for #2 Son and Little Girl.
Bigger Girl, #1 Son, and I will all have our laptops. Yes, she now has a laptop! It was one the pastor of the church was throwing out, he said it was not fixable. $150 later and she has a machine that will carry her the rest of the way through high school, so we won't have to buy her a bigger new one until she goes to college. Hooray!
Then, of course the Wii and the XBox 360 both get online, too, so a much stronger router that can handle that many items is needed. Especially since friends come in and ask if they can temporarily hook up their own machines to our router while here.
So, I am going to arrange for one of my favorite Nerds from RentANerd to come over here and set up the new system for us, hooking it to the modem and getting it all up and running. It will be worth the money spent from the education trust, which I try to use sparingly, because they must be online, and regularly, to get their school things done these days.
Now to clear all of the stuff for the garage sale out of the way so we can move the furniture and computer desks around and get the room situated. A great deal of work cut out for me over the weekend.
Blame Somebody Else Day (I wouldn't suggest it, it will only start a fight you are too tired to finish.)
Festival of Huitzilopochtis -- Ancient Aztec Calendar
Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Hercules Victori -- Roman Empire
Independence Day -- Central African Republic
International Left-Hander's Day
Lao Issara -- Laos (Day of the Free Laos)
National Filet Mignon Day
Skinny Dipping Day (I no longer skinny dip. I chunky dunk!)
St. Cassian's Day (patron of teachers -- yes, they are back in school already, heaven help them)
St. Concordia's day (patron of nannies)
St. Hippolytus' Day (patron of horses)
St. Pontian's Day
Women's Day -- Tunisia
Danny Bonaduce, 1959
Midori Ito, 1969
Dan Fogelberg, 1951
Philippe Petit, 1949
Don Ho, 1930
Pat Harrington, Jr., 1929
Fidel Castro, 1926
George Shearing, 1919
Ben Hogan, 1912
Alfred Hitchcock, 1899
Bert Lahr, 1895
Annie Oakley, 1860
Today in History
The English army under King Henry V lands at the mouth of the Seine River, 1415
Tenochtitlan of the Aztecs is conquered by the Spanish, 1521
Tenbun Hokke Disturbance, in which Buddhist monks from Kyoto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto, 1536
John Smith submits the story of Jamestown's first days for publication, 1608
Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap, 1642
Founding of Litchfield, CT, 1651
Marie Antoinette and other French royals are imprisoned by Revolutionaries, 1792
Nat Turner sees the solar eclipse which he interprets as a sign from heaven to begin his ill-fated slave rebellion, 1831
Earthquake in Peru and Ecuador kills 25,000, 1868
Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon", 1889
First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, 1913
Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, 1918
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is established as a public company in Germany, 1918
The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York, 1969
Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history, 2008
Storks in the field.
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