Greg Hewgill (ghewgill) wrote,
Greg Hewgill

morning miscellanea

It's been a busy morning!

  • We were awoken this morning by the roar of a large jet overhead. By the time I found some pants and went outside, all I could recognise was four nacelled engines and a T-tail. With the help of my friends at Flightaware, we figured it was either a C-141 or a C-5. It was probably on its way back from Antarctica (since Christchurch is the base for those flights).
  • Amy called me into the bathroom to help take care of a large spider—which turned out to be a White-tailed spider. White tails are relatively rare in the South Island, but they can leave a nasty bite (while they are apparently not venomous, the bacteria left behind when they bite often causes swelling or infection). They're the only dangerous spider around here, and of course they originally came from Australia.
  • We got an early courier delivery of our re-soled Chacos! Even paying for overseas shipping both ways, it's still a great deal to re-sole Chacos instead of buying new ones.
  • I finally accepted an offer of employment! I start in two weeks. While it's a lovely time of year to be out of work, I'm looking forward to getting back to a normal schedule.

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