January 24, 2005

Wide Screen TV

For Christmas Wendy got me an HP vp6121 video projector. I have had a powered movie screen in the garage for ten years, waiting for this day. Mounted the screen in front of the entertainment unit. Flick it's switch down and the screen drops from the ceiling to display it's 90 inch wide by 60 inch tall viewing surface. The projector is ceiling mounted, about 11 feet away, adjusted to fill the screen. It connects via a 25 foot S-video cable to the combination LD/DVD player. "Dances With Wolves" looks fantastic :

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January 21, 2005

Avalon, California

Arrived at work Monday, John asked if I wanted to go to Catalina. He had the ticket, but he also had to meet with a contractor and Doug declined the call-out and there was no one else.


So the Boss gets me a two way ticket with an 8:30 boarding time. I gather up the boxed replacement switch, box up some tools, bungee to my lightweight handcart and drive to the Catalina Express terminal in San Pedro. Pick up my ticket, and wait to board the boat. Leaving San Pedro, rounding the lighthouse on the end of the breakwater, you can see Catalina 23 miles across the see.

Leaving the Central Office I head back to the dock to catch the return boat. Departs at 3:45 pm. I am supposed to get off work at 3:30 pm.

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January 03, 2005


She's visiting for a couple of days.

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