I had to make a minor change to the blog yesterday because of relentless comment spam. Something was attacking my webserver and driving the load on it up to about 15. (A normal load is less than 1.) So you will observe now that if you want to submit a comment, you have to hit PREVIEW first. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The hits just keep on coming. When I went by my apartment last weekend to check on things, I found that my beloved Monster (my iMac) is in the process of dying. It won’t run for more than about five minutes without the screen turning to gibberish.
When I got back to my mom’s place last night, I discovered that one of the water lines on their property has ruptured. Fred, one of the neighbors, and I spent two hours trying to find the cutoff valve. I’m about to call the plumber to see if he can come out and fix the line.
Once again, the knitting is my solace in tough times. The Café Bastille is just zooming along. ZOOMING. When I leave it in the bag, it makes little race car idling noises.