An eventful few weeks

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During the break between fall and winter quarters, I had high hopes of getting in a lot of work on my new websites, as well as some of the old ones.

Of course, immediately after school was out, the plan was to just crash for a few days, and I accomplished that with no problems whatsoever. I didn't even want to go snowshoeing with Laurie.

When the Pineapple Express hit us in November, it dumped 18 inches of rain on Mt. Rainier in just 36 hours, and the damage has kept the park closed ever since. So Laurie had to find an area to go up near the northwest corner of the park, where she could walk in till there was enough snow on the ground.

It was a good thing that she went when she did, because a short time later the usual end-of-quarter-cold hit her. It wasn't too bad, and she seemed to be beating it, then the big storm hit on the night of the 14th. Some of the local weather stations showed sustained winds of 40 and gusts up to 69!

You've probably all heard the results of that by now. Over a million people without power. We were down for 5 days with the temperature dropping below freezing every night. It didn't exactly do wonders for Laurie's cold.

The phone seemed to work some times, but would stop working again a few hours later. It always seemed to work just fine when people wanted to call us early in the morning.

At least one of those early calls might turn into an interesting contract helping another BGTer's company do some SEO on their site. 10-20 hours a week would be a nice addition to the household funds while I'm going to school. Certainly better than getting work-study money.

Well, Laurie was starting to feel a bit better when I put her on the plane to her mother's house in PA on Tuesday. Then about 9 hours later the power came back on. Huzzah! I can now cook inside!

But of course, the damn cold hit me next. So there went another week down the tubes.

One of these days my sites will all be up and running, hopefully bringing in enough money to help support my school habit.

Oh well, it will get done when it gets done.