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11/11/2006

Freeze! - so that I can take your picture.

medium_salamander.jpgIt's getting pretty chilly out, today the high was only 40°F. Too cold for the salamander on our front porch to be able to run away.

So I could take my time, get the camera out, and take a close-up picture of a really pretty black salamander.

When Mollie came home she wanted to take the salamander in, to see if it would move once it thawed out. Of course it did - and now it sits in the bathtub. Armani wants to eat it.

11/07/2006

still have my (temporary) job

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 After our vacation trip to Munich Lincoln moved me from the factory location back upstairs. The customer service department needs help with sanning and filing their huge backlog of unfiled purchase orders. So I built myself another tool to speed up the process of renaming and moving those documents once they are scanned.

And in between I am entering tax exempt certificates into the new database.... there's over 2,000 of those - and only three people to do it. With these two tasks on hand my job is guaranteed thru the end of this year, even though it's still a *temporary* job, and I am still not a Lincoln employee.  

10/12/2006

Is it "global warming" or "new ice-age"?

For me this is a new record - first snowfall on October 12th. It lasted only 15 minutes, and it didn't stick either, but it was definitely real snow.

Just the other day we heard the weather forecast, and didn't really believe it was actually going to snow. Snow in October was last recorded in Fort Wayne in 1942. So, is that good or bad? Like always, it's good for some people, and bad for others.  

 

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