June 3, 2009: Katie Comes to Househunt

Today is our last full day in Peekskill until Monday.  This weekend we are traveling to my dad’s house for a few days then on to Dominica’s parents’ house.  We are coming home to Peekskill on Sunday night.  Lot’s of driving to be done this weekend

Today was an all work day.  The replacement HP Proliant DL185 G5 arrived today.  That was a relief.  Been looking for that to come for a while.  I didn’t get a chance to unbox it today or to do anything with it so that needs to be done tomorrow.  I can’t actually start the real work on the server yet as not all of the parts have arrived for it yet.  I have additional drive trays on order which I expect any day and need to order the first of the 1.5TB drives to go into it.

I am going to see how long I can get away with only having the one additional pair of drives because I really want to load it up with 2TB or larger drives as those are due out later this month from Seagate in a low power consumption “green” configuration.  I am going to be using two 80GB drives that I have “laying around” for the time being to increase throughput potential.  Since I already own the drives I might as well being getting use out of them.  Come to think of it… I might have four 250GB drives which I have forgotten about somewhere at dad’s house.  I need to investigate that!!  If I do they have been there for years.  Three years or more.

I worked all day.  Nothing new there.  Pretty uneventful day.  Katie wanted to come over later this week to visit but we are leaving immediately after work tomorrow so that will not be an option.  So she came over after work tonight arriving at our place around eight this evening.

Our first order of business was to go out and take a rather quick drive around downtown Peekskill so that Katie could get an idea of what type of apartments were available or options and how the town was layed out especially in relation to the train station which she would be using to commute to and from the office in Manhattan.  That took about twenty minutes to half an hour.  Definitely some interesting apartment possibilities within a nice walk of our place and of the train station.  That would be handy to have her living so close.

Shortly after we got back to the house the Italian take away that we had ordered from Forno’s before leaving arrived.  Yum.  We ate dinner and watched several episodes of the second season of Father Ted which Katie loves.  Many, or possibly all, of these second season episodes were new to her so she has some awesome stuff yet to watch!  Father Ted is definitely one of the greatest television shows ever made.

Katie left around eleven.  Then I had some additional work to do and ended up working late into the night.  Not a lot of sleep to be had tonight, unfortunately.

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