First things first (entry below is actually from last night):
Happy birthday to my sister Ashleigh!
PS. Yes, she's in the scrapbook. The first scrapbooks should be arriving at people's addresses starting today — I hope those people will assist in building the online index since it's an awful lot of work (but worth doing I think).
Oh, and when I say “a beacon in the darkness”, I mean the satellite. As much as there are things I hate about it (latency and cutouts), there's a real romantic beauty to a piece of high end telecommunications technology strapped to an old barn and tying a little rural farm into the global grid. That said, with the snow coming down right now, I doubt I'll be tied in much longer.