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Monday, December 17, 2007

Picture A Day Challenge for 12/16/07

It was another long Saturday night and going to church with no sleep. It's getting to be a pattern that I don't like. It wouldn't have happened except for a recalcitrant computer that wouldn't get itself on the network. At work, we rotate on-call every week and each person comes up every four weeks. The third weekend (generally) is the scheduled maintenance weekend and unless we're doing cluster testing, the on-call person does the work. Guess whose turn it was? I had to resize the boot disk on a server and didn't have any problems with that part. It was getting it to come back up on the network that was a problem. Anyway, after several hours of beating my head against the virtual brick wall, I called the vendor. A clear-headed technician helped me get it figured out and what was supposed to take about 3-4 hours ended up taking eight hours.

What that meant in the long run was that Sunday was totally shot. All the things I wanted to do Sunday afternoon didn't get done because I was sleeping. I almost didn't get my picture of the day taken, but I woke up at some point in the evening, grabbed my camera, and tried to figure out something to take a picture of without going outside. I figured out that I could take a picture of the giant box in my scraproom, which is DH's Christmas present. I can tell you now because he doesn't read this blog, yet. I wasn't happy with what I was getting when my eye fell to this:

This precious item is the wedding cake topper from my parents' wedding cake. I found it at Thanksgiving when I was digging around in their attic. My parents were married February 11, 1961. They were married for 42 years before my mother died. I don't know if there is any way to restore it or if I even want to, but it's something special to have found. Now I need to find a place to put it. It's a perfect subject for the picture of the day. Oh, yeah, it's sitting on top of the giant box!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Oh Karen, what a precious find! It's gorgeous, and I wouldn't restore it either. It looks perfectly aged, and tells the story of two happily married people. Awsome pic!