Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.

3/4/2003

Outdoor Plumbing and Networks

Filed under: Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Dog which is in the evening time or 8:28 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

What do those two things have to do with each other?

Nothing, really. Except, of course, that’s what I’ve been doing for the past week or so.
My pond is looking good now. A week or two ago, I thought it was leaking so bad that I’d have to replace the entire liner. Not so. In fact, the waterfall isn’t even really leaking. It had gotten so clogged with roots and mud from the papyrus the original owners had planted there that the water was just flowing out and under the liner! I spent a couple hours this weekend cleaning it out to the point that the water was flowing again and it seems fine now. Honestly, after getting into it, it’s a wonder I didn’t have problems sooner. For pity’s sake, it was so clogged with dirt that there were earthworms living in the waterfall!

And, I’ve started a little consulting work on the side. It’s just a couple of hours a month, and I’ve only been doing it about a month, but it’s nice to make some extra money. Last month, I billed out four hours and last night, I’ve already racked up four hours! But, I think that was a bit unusual. In any case, I’ve got a great contact there that’s really flexible on hours and all, so I’m able to do it after I’m done at my main gig. So far, so good. I’m just going to see how it goes and not put too much pressure on myself. I’ll evaluate how things are going at 6 months and decide if it’s worth continuing from there.

Stay tuned!


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