So yesterday really sucked. This post is a vent as much as anything else…so, mostly, you should probably ignore me…
I design and write computer software for a living. I am around computers all day. You’d think I would be somewhat immune from viruses as I mostly understand how they work and how one gets them. Still, somehow I got a really really nasty virus on my main development machine (i.e. my bread and butter) yesterday. I spent all day and half the night chasing down and fixing the mess that it made. Of course, I really need to be working on the demo of the new project on which I am working. It is due Monday. This is not the time to be jerking around with a virus. I don’t hate much, but I hate computer viruses and the people who create them.
I love sauerkraut. I had some last night for supper along with some Polish sausage. I am starting my training for the New Year’s day kraut feast. Anyhow, about 15 minutes after eating it last night, my throat started to swell and blister. I guess I had some sort of an allergic reaction to the kraut. I also drank a Mt Dew with supper but I doubt my reaction was to it. Mt Dew makes up 22% of my blood so I don’t think I suffered an autoimmune reaction. Anyhow, an hour or so later, my throat was fine. I still love kraut and I hate the thought of being allergic. I will certainly try it again and soon, but I will be cautious too! I can’t really figure it out, but I’d rather not get a trip in the ambulance over eating kraut. I read that the Dutch eat donuts for good luck on New Years’s day so I may have to call upon my Dutch ancestry (or make some up) and cash in my kraut for donuts. That’s a tradition I can get behind!
We also got word that our house is indeed racing down the hill to the river. A structural engineer recommended 6 helical piers be inserted under our house. It may take 3-4 more depending on what they find. “Gosh, that sounds expensive”, you might say. “You are correct!”