November 07, 2005

A new milestone

Every day for the last few months, when I leave for work, I wave goodbye to Nathan. And every morning, he looks at me kind of blankly.

Until this morning. I waved goodbye, and he stuck his arm out and waved goodbye back.

Neat :)

Posted by Mike at 10:11 PM | Comments (2)

November 23, 2005

Happiness is a hot tub

For years, I’ve said I wanted a hot tub, but it never seemed like the right time to get it. Since adoption expenses are unbounded, we didn’t want to drop that much money during that process, so we eventually decided to get one to celebrate once Nathan’s finalization was complete.

And so, yesterday, at long last, our new spa was delivered.


Posted by Mike at 08:20 PM

November 26, 2005

My fubar phone

My Verizon Samsung I600 phone just decided to stop responding to left, up, or right arrow presses. Down arrow still works.

This is going to make this phone fairly useless.

Posted by Mike at 10:37 PM

November 27, 2005

Update on phone

Verizon insisted that I do a hard reset of my phone to see if that fixed the problem. It turns out, too, that it wasn’t just the three arrow keys that were dead, but also *, 0, and #. It further turns out that doing a hard reset without those keys is challenging, but not impossible.

To my utter shock (OK, not at all), the keys still failed after the hard reset. So they are mailing me a replacement phone, to arrive in a few days.

The good news is that Verizon’s customer service has always been great for me. The bad part is that I am having to use it so often – this will be the third phone (same model) I’ve had since I switched to Verizon 18 months ago. But still – when I was a Sprint customer, I had to use their customer service rather frequently, and it was beyond wretched.

Posted by Mike at 09:23 PM


Meredith was up most of the night sick with some horrid stomach thing, so I spent all day taking care of Nathan and trying to let Meredith sleep.

I am really hoping at this point that she just had food poisoning or something and not something contagious. Although there’s almost nothing she’s eaten in the last 72 hours that I didn’t also have, so …

Posted by Mike at 09:26 PM