08:34 – One of the advantages of ordering so much stuff on-line is that I always have something handy to use for a gift. For example, I realized yesterday that I hadn’t ordered a Thanksgiving present for Barbara. No problem, though. UPS showed up with a delivery from Amazon. So Barbara ended up getting not one but two Thanksgiving presents: a D-Link wireless router and a 3.25 pound (1.5 kilo) restaurant-size box of Idahoan instant mashed potatoes. The beauty of this method is that Barbara, who likes surprises, never has any idea what she’ll get for a gift. It might just as easily have been a case of 1,500 bottles or 500 Petri dishes or 2.5 kilos of salicylic acid.
Barbara left work yesterday at 1500 and stopped on her way home to pick up the Saturnalia tree. We got it set up in the living room. She’s putting up Saturnalia decorations now, and will probably start working on the tree later today. Colin is helping.