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Yesterday at 1 in the afternoon our power went out. It was the first really beautiful day we'd have in a while -- blue skies, sun, 51° F outside, no wind -- so obviously the power system just couldn't handle it. The UPS on our networking gear lasted another hour and twenty minutes, but then it died and I had no 'net connection.

Sarah got done with work at 4:30 and when she got home it was already getting dark, so we decided to go to Hanover for coffee and dinner, since making dinner with no power would have been tricky. So that's what we did, and ended up having dinner with Kelly (my sister) and her bf William at 7:30. We got home at 9:30 and discovered that the power was back, and judging by the elapsed time blinking on our alarm clock, it had been back since about 5 p.m.

Two days ago I started feeling funny fuzziness in my mouth and throat and by the night before last I was convinced that I had thrush, a yeast infection in my mouth and throat. This is a known possible side effect of taking an Advair inhaler, which I just started a couple weeks ago. Yesterday morning I went to the doctor, who agreed with my self-diagnosis and prescribed some pills. I have to take five of them each day for two weeks, and let them dissolve in my mouth for as long as possible. They usually last about twenty minutes. This will be a fun two weeks!

On Saturday, we were driving to New York for my family's Christmas party, and on the way we went to The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT because I had recently bought and was reading Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong, and it was really good, and she was doing a signing there. So we got there just before the signing was scheduled to start, and when she sat down at the table there was nobody else in line, so I went and got my copy signed and chatted with her about searching for polar expedition journals, and she told me to go to Cambridge (U.K., not Mass) and visit the Scott Polar Research Institute.

The book is a lot of fun. It's written for teenagers, so it's very accessible, but still accurate and in-depth, and reads like an adventure novel despite being nonfiction.


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Dec. 15th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
i am glad you are not full of yeastie beasties.

that book looks cool! at least , the cover does.. :)
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