work as if you live in the early days of a better nation
tidyin’, fixin’, payin’, all the while livin’ off plastic
Income taxes filed. Some tidying was required in order to find all the necessary paperwork. I know it’s ages before the deadline, but Catherine needs it early for her US taxes.
Noticed the last two water bills were double what they should have been. A $3 flapper valve for the loo should sort that. You’d never get that with a British syphon flush …
One of the neighbours just got a Linksys wireless router (with no encryption and default passwords, no less), so I had to rename and rechannel ours. Most hassle was getting the WET54G wireless bridge to talk to the new location. It didn’t help that it had the oldest version of the firmware in the world, plus it kept trying to rejoin the neighbours’ network.
Braved IKEA. I now have a basement server/printer rack fashioned from multiple Rast bedside tables screwed together.
Opened up the outside tap, now that the threat of -20°C weather is gone for the year.
Paid many, many bills, some of which were routed from their mulching sleep while I was looking for tax paperwork.