July 21, 2008: Blah, blah, blah

“…the average millionaire can’t tell you who got thrown off the island, but they can tell you exactly what they have in their 401(k).” – Dave Ramsey

It is very, very hot here in Newark, New Jersey again today.  Hot, muggy and sunny.  There was supposed to be rain to give us a little reprieve but we are not so lucky.

I slept in a bit this morning and didn’t log in to the office until eight thirty.  It was a disaster in process by the time that I did log in.  What a mess.  We had a lot of work done over the weekend which, of course, is expected to have some issues come Monday morning but we also had a key authentication migration which can cause far deeper levels of disruption.  So that was my morning.

It is so hot that the air conditioning is having a hard time keeping up with the sunlight and overall heat.  The apartment is seventy-seven degrees with the air conditioning running pretty much all of the time.  I closed the blinds some to ease the load on the A/C unit but I can only close them so much or the plants are not exactly happy.

My whole day was pretty busy.  The bulk of my afternoon was spent on a very long conference call.  I really need to make getting a nice telephone with a headset a higher priority.  I am using the cheapest, most basic Walmart wall phone that money can’t buy and really need to get a wireless phone and a headset like I used to have some time ago.  One more thing that I really should not buy until after we move.  I don’t want more stuff in the house to get lost, ruined or just moved in general.  A speakerphone feature would be nice too.

I ordered in dinner before Dominica even got home to make the evening more relaxing.  We got pizza from Nino’s and spent the evening watching the final episodes of the final season of Third Rock from the Sun. Before getting to go to bed, Oreo made me walk him twice!  Then, got me up in the middle of the night so that he could hang out in the living room at three thirty.  He really needs some time at daycare to wear him out!

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