Death and Dismemberment

Am I the only person who is concerned about the fact that my credit card company seems determined to give me death and dismemberment insurance? And that they're so on giving it to me they've called eight times in the past week so I can "... take advantage of this incredible one-time offer!" ?

So our last run failed again, due to a lack of heat shields and thermal shorts in our system. So, I've spent the past few weeks making new heat shields and a new vacuum can to hold everything. That's all done now, and we'll get a run started early next week.

About the same time as I take a week long vacation. Tad, an old acquaintance of mine from Santa Barbara, and I are going backpacking in the Los Padres National Forest with one of his friends from Livermore. And I haven't told anybody up there I'll be in town yet. I need to make some calls, and see if I can spend some time with people. I'll be up there a week, and I'm looking forward to the change of pace. Sometimes, you just gotta strap a big, heavy pack on your back and hit the trail for a while.

I'll tell you all about it when I get back. Should be fun.

And, I have an interesting Tarot reading from a week ago I meant to write up, but I didn't get around to it. I'll try to get that this weekend. Trust me; it's a bugger.

Brian Naberhuis
Last modified: Fri Apr 19 11:33:04 PDT 2002