A refreshing weekend.
So since the chance of another devistating blizzard scared the grandfolks out of heading out to Cimarron, I found myself with a weekend with nothing in particular that needed to be done. First one in quite a while. That doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything all weekend, it just means I didn’t do anything important. I’m used to being on a regular sleep schedule these days of going to bed around 11:30 and getting up around 7:30 or 8:00. That went out the window this weekend. I kinda reverted back to the olden days where I’d be up until 3:00 am and sleep until 11:00. Ahh those were the days. Luckily I didn’t have much trouble getting back on track and up for work today!
My 250gig hard drive and monitor got delivered to work on Friday. So after I finished up my remote at Manhattan High for the basketball game, I went home and got to work setting up all that. It takes a LOOONNNGG time to format 250 gigs. I can only imagine how long it’d take Brian’s 500 gigs (I’m guessing twice as long). I got my monitor hooked up and man is that thing nice. It’s not the top of the line Dell widescreen or anything, but I think it’s an awesome monitor for the price I paid for it. 19″ widescreen, 5ms response time, 700:1 contrast ratio for all you who are interested in specs. And the thing is freakin’ bright. I don’t know why anyone would want it on the brightest setting unless maybe the sun were shining directly on the monitor. I have the brightness set at 80% and it’s still noticablly brighter than my old monitor.
Andrea did a little splurging herself and after seeing my monitor she just had to get one for herself. She also picked up a “Wal-Mart special”computer desk for herself (finally)! She didn’t get a widescreen though. To each their own. After going widescreen, I don’t think I’d ever go back. I used to think it’d be awkward but it actually feels more natural. Go figure. But with the extra space left on my desk left from Andrea’s computer, I hooked my old monitor back up and am running dual monitors now. Just because I can I guess. I’ll try to get some pics later when I get home from work.
So after 130 screws and pieces A through L we got Andrea’s desk put together and my desk organized. Then I finally cleaned out the closet and made room for the old twin bed frame and tucked the box springs away. The room is nice and organized now. Now if I can just motivate myself to do that to the rest of the rooms…
It was nice to have a weekend where I could pour myself into something I enjoyed. I was able to be a little productive, get some video games in, and mostly just take it easy. Bring on retirement! 😉
EDIT: Here’s the pics I promised. And added one more.