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11 February 2009 @ 08:53 pm
Tweaks And Preparations  

Things accomplished over the last few days:

1. Install 8 GB microSD chips in our phones and transfer the files from the old chips. That ought to last a while, even with video clips.

2. Fix the furnace-closet door so that it closes properly (and stays closed when Basement Cat finds work for idle paws).

3. Rehab one of the old UPS/surge suppressor units I had lying around with new batteries. I thought I ordered batteries for both of them, but only one set showed up -- it could be a mixup in the order (two batteries vs two sets of batteries), or it could be two separate shipments (they packed the batteries I got like they were plutonium-powered and polished with anthrax dust).

Things to be finished:

4. Pack for Boskone. Figure out how to pack as light as possible to minimize the airline's opportunity to add nickle-and-dime luggage fees.

After that, things mostly settle down into a routine for a couple weeks; the only real event for the next month is the Coulton/Paul&Storm concert at the Birchmere.

Current Mood: busy
hms42 on February 12th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Safe travel. Have fun at Boskone.
hillarysherwoodhillarysherwood on February 12th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Hope your trip to Boskone is uneventful.
Steve Brinich: Ansom (Celebrating)stevemb on February 13th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
At least there's no snow to contend with this time....
Zevzsero on February 12th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
See you there.
madfilkentistmadfilkentist on February 12th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Is there anything I can bring that will help keep your luggage load down?
Steve Brinich: Caffeinestevemb on February 13th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
I can't think of anything, but thanks.
gorgeousgarygorgeousgary on February 13th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
The more I think about it, the more I think airlines should charge by total weight of luggage rather than number of pieces.

The intent of the luggage fees (as I understand it) is to encourage flying light(er), thus reducing fuel consumption. So why should the guy who checks a 49-lb 28" rolling meat locker suitcase only pay $15, but me with my 22" roller bag and guitar which probably only weigh 30-lb combined pay $50?

(Oh, and I'm waiting for the day a check-in agent decides a guitar is "oversize luggage"...)