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A story about how one screws up her own website beyond recognition
October 15, 2004

So, last weekend when I was g33king around with some other stuff in my MT, I accidentally overwrote both my css table and my main index for this site, which was totally not cool. Unable to recover the lost information completely, I was able to find some older templates saved at home (where I should have saved backups of all of my templates), and had to redo the whole thing. Some stuff still isn’t working properly, which I’m thinking will be fixed this weekend, so please ignore the current ickyness.

In other news, I fell in love with an apartment that’s being vacated at the end of November. It’s less than a mile from our current place of residence, and it just happens to be in the same building where my friend Gabby lives. At twice the size of our current apartment, and only $100 more a month, it’s a total steal. The place is gorgeous, with all-hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and a massive kitchen. As soon as the current occupant tells her landlord that she’s moving, I’ll be putting in the deposit. Will post pictures soon.

So, with the above move looming, I’ve been going through my things, trying to figure out just what to pack and what to get rid of. I’ve always had the tendency to be a packrat, and the fact that the B is a collector doesn’t improve the situation. I’m taking a big step in deciding that most everything I haven’t touched in 6 months or more is something that I don’t need, and it’s either going to get thrown away or donated to a local charity. I started the baby steps last night when packing up our massive amount of books – there were plenty of books in there that just weren’t in v. good shape, as well as those that I’ve had around since high school, but I haven’t wanted to re-read. Those are now gone. However, it was only about .5% of our current shelfspace. I promised myself I would be more discriminatory in future. We'll see how that works out...


Yay! You're back, even if a bit buggy. I can't wait to come to dinner parties at your new place as I am frequently too lazy to cook. Smooch!

Posted by: ms.chan at October 15, 2004 4:08 PM

Dev donate the books to a hospice or something like that even the VA Hospital or a skilled nursing facility will sometimes take books. and you can write it off on taxes. i loved the pics from australia and Miggie wants to see them i just wish she'd get computor literate. So send her some would you now that you're her favorite grandchild. We also get to take Renee home thanksgiving week so maybe you and b should come down for thanksgiving. luve aunt su

Posted by: auntiesu at October 18, 2004 12:37 PM

whoa-ho. you could get rid of hal your stuff, and b's stuff would still be filling up every crevice of the apartment. i think you should have the 'haven't used in more than 6 months' conversation with him....
i have a cold and am therefore pissy. mwah.

Posted by: zach at October 18, 2004 1:54 PM

sorry about the template - what a nightmare. i wonder if i'd be given some credit in hong kong if i were to donate my books...hmmmm...

Posted by: j-a at October 19, 2004 3:02 AM

aunt s - would love to, but we're heading up to canada for t-day. :( also, i normally just give all my stuff to the women's shelter or the youth ranch... i don't think the VA would want most of the books i have to give away. then again, i could be wrong...
zach - believe me, the B threw away a lot of his stuff, as well. we still have a lot of the nicknacks, but it could be worse...

Posted by: Devlyn at October 19, 2004 4:06 PM