I have lots of friends with children, but Eric and I don’t have kids yet. The closest we’ve got are Eric’s electronics. We don’t have a stork, we have the mailman who regularly leaves us randomly sized boxes. I rarely know what they are and I usually don’t know that Eric’s ordered them. Often it’s some small cable or something. Yesterday we got another XBox. We have one already, but neither of these are used for games.
See, the thing about Eric is that he needs something to do. These projects usually involve our electronics. We used to have an incredibly complicated setup that was so bad that when I wanted to watch a DVD while Eric was out of town, I was at a loss at how to do so. (The DVD player, the device you’d expect, was being used for other purposes. I eventually had to watch it on the computer.) Recently we’ve scaled back enough that I can work things myself. The XBox is pretty much the extent of it, and we watch all our television and movies with it, and we save pictures and music there. The second XBox is to add another similar setup to the bedroom. Do we need this? No. But it was cheap and took up a few hours of Eric’s time, so I suppose it’s a victory.
Eric has admitted in the past that he upgrades our system so regularly that it often gets out of control. I’m wondering what he’ll move on to next, since we’ve got a great, simple system right now and everything pretty much runs itself. At this point he can probably only overcomplicate things so hopefully he will move on to something else. (To give you an idea, all that empty space above the XBox and other game stuff used to be full of stuff stacked on top.
And something unusual:
Yup, that’s right: snow. In Atlanta. We may even get ice tonight, which could make for an interesting commute tomorrow. I think it’s the first time we’ve had snow since I moved here more than two years ago. You can’t tell from the picture, but they’re big, puffy flakes, too, not just wussy ones.
But I admit, I liked it better a couple days ago when it was nice and warm and snow-free. Someday we may have snow as a daily occurrence… I think I can wait.