I had originally planned to go skiing this past weekend, but when I woke up to my alarm at 6AM I realized it wouldn't be worth the 7 hour round trip drive to ski for around seven hours. So I have decided in the future to spend the night in Amesbury and put myself an hour head start. So instead I dropped my new skis off at REI to get them hooked up with tele bindings. Afterwards we went to my mom's house and then did some shopping in Salem. On Sunday I spent most of the day online shopping for Christmas presents and became extremely stressed about gift giving. After spending a couple hundred dollars and only being halfway done I wondered what it was all for. I wish we could all just agree to spend quality time together on the holidays instead of all this damn shopping. Luckily Jennifer came home and calmed me down and amazingly enough my stress level went down quite a bit.
To further relieve my stress I worked on a little electronics project. You see I had two of those "tape on a rope" units. The white one had a good cable, but the tape part was very loud. The black one had a quiet tape part, but a faulty cable. So I did a little cutting and taping to form a multi colored "tape on a rope." It took me a couple of trips out to the car before I perfected it, but it works.
I did another constructive thing this evening. You see I was looking for a wine balance holder for a yankee swap on Friday night, but was unable to find one anywhere. If you don't know what I am talking about it is a piece of wood with a hole in it. A wine bottle can be inserted into it and it will balance parallel to the table. So I set out to make my own and after a little hand sawing, drilling and sanding, the thing worked. I couldn't believe it.
Okay thats it for today.
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