: views from the Hill

Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, Apple is allowing folks to stop on by tomorrow and drop off electronics that are just a pain in the canoe to dispose of legally: computers, TVs, monitors, printers, stereos and other home electronics systems.

FREE RECYCLING! Can't beat that!

Small print says five monitors/TVs and five other devices per car.

I spent the day trying to get the last of my wanted files off the Pavilion from Hell. Got everything off except for two files that write onto the CD but have an MS-DOS error when I try to copy them back off.

Now to move files to the recycle bin, empty the recycle bin, squish and reformat and Bob's your uncle.

Next up! final check for files off the Gateway from the startup, followed by final check of the computer that preceded the Pavilion.


The wind has been kicking up a fuss, blowing branches and leaves and cones off the trees. The yard will need another clearing before the house goes on the market.

The wind is energizing as long as I block out the times a tree or a large piece of a tree has fallen on the house or this office. I walk to and fro the house and office and stand for a few minutes in the middle of it, letting the wind blow me around.

Nice weather to have on a day spent shovelling through the snows of yesteryear.

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I.
But when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.

(Christina Rossetti)

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