What an unbelievable weekend! Some incredibly good, and some incredibly bad… I’m going to break this one up into a couple of posts, as a LOT of stuff happened, and most of it is topical. Friday started off with Harry Potter. I posted a review
here. Next, Saturday turned into one of the days that even the things that went wrong were great.
First up, my motherboard finally died. I tried to install the latest BIOS, and it toasted the machine. How is this good? Keep reading.
Next was trying to get one of my customer’s DSL working. To be quick (and the full story will be in another post), I was able to get Bellsouth to admit the problem was on their side, and hopefully, they will fix it Monday.
After racing to get a certified letter (whoever heard of a Post office that is only open 10-4 weekdays and 10-1 on the weekend?) I headed to Compusa
to get a new motherboard. Fortunately, they had the perfect board in stock.
Next, was a visit to my local music store, MAE
, to see what the latest PRS guitars they have gotten in stock. As I was walking in, my salesperson, Seth, was walking out to lunch. So, I waited around, flirted with Denna (the EXTREMELY cute and nice lady who works the book section), and ended up finding a new song book with some cool songs in it. When Seth got back, he showed me a double-necked Dragon
. Amazing! In person, it’s easy to understand why it’s so expensive. I went to play my McCarty that I have on layaway, and as I was noodling, a friend of mine I haven’t seen in a LONG time walked in and said hello. He ended up buying a guitar, and invited me out to jam with him, his dad, and his band.
Getting back home, I installed the motherboard. No problems with the new board. What a difference! Now, the computer’s working great!
After that, it was back out to catch up with my friend’s band. I took my blue guitar out for it’s first action out of the house (I’ve had it over two years!!!! Far too long to not have played out). My buddy Rick
showed up, and it was a GREAT evening for a concert and general hanging out.
Sunday started off much worse. I received news that one of my co-workers was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I’ve never met someone that has had such a run of bad events as this person. Hopefully, we can do something to help, maybe a miracle or two… All I know is that I’ll do anything I can to help.
The rest of Sunday was similar, recovering from a serious sinus headache (I didn’t drink any alcohol this weekend!) I helped one of my friends out, her mother flew in from Tampa, and we went out to lunch. Lunch turned into a diaster, but that’s mainly because of my headache. The remainder of the day has been spent crashed out on the couch, sleeping.
Well, at least this week is a short week!