Last Sunday during a brief period of inattention I managed to break my
[digital camera][1]. I noticed that the CF Media card was feeling a
little stuck when I tried to insert it into the camera. Instead of
stopping, I applied a little more pressure and happened to bend two of
the I/O pins. There are two Canon service centers in the states for
digital cameras. My camera was wrapped in bubble wrap, placed in its
original box, wrapped in bubble wrap again, placed in another box and
shipped to Irvine, California with $1000 worth of insurance and
track-able delivery confirmation as requested by Canon. The service
center received the package at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. I will
hopefully have my camera back in 7 to 21 business days. My biggest
fear now is that the repair will cost almost as much as the camera.

This whole fiasco can be blamed on my stupid Canon scanner that won’t
work with Linux. I needed to copy my insurance card so I could mail it
to one of the labs that did Hailey’s blood work last month. I couldn’t
use the scanner so I decided to take a picture of the card and then
print that out. That part of the plan worked perfectly but fell apart
when I decided it would be faster to plug the CF card into the
printer’s media card reader instead of plugging the camera into the
USB hub. My downfall came when I plugged the CF card back into the
camera. What a way to ruin a day.

[1]: /archives/2003/10/25/its_digital/


Hailey is sick again. It has moved into her respiratory system
again. She is on a nebulizer again. She has a high fever again. She is
moody and irritable again. And we have to stay home with her again.

Tonight we went to the E.R. for a new chest x-ray, as of now she
doesn’t have pneumonia again.

One new development is a nasty ear infection. She hasn’t had a bad ear
infection before this one.


We removed [Hailey’s old bed][1] and replaced it with a queen size
bed. We now have a bed suitable for overnight guests, and Hailey when
she gets older.

We have also reorganized Hailey’s
closet so she has more room for all of her Christmas and Birthday toys
like the Baby Tad that even Natasha loves.

[1]: http://dustyjones.com/archives/2002/11/23/bed_and_bath/

The Handyman Can

I installed a new faucet for Sanna and Elizabeth on Saturday. I had to
make one trip to Lowe’s to buy a new supply line. Other than that the
install went smoothly and looks better.

While we were there we saw the finished results of the Hailey garden
mold, it will soon take its place with the hippo.

Ha Ha Ha!

As you know web servers keep logs of who accesses a page, what
operating system they use, what browser they are using, and the
referring site. When the referring site is a search engine, the
referring URL includes what the user was searching for. According to
my logs, at least one person came to my site looking for a [“how to
change a diaper video”][1]. After [searching for this on Google][2], I
think the searcher had bad intentions.If you really wanted a diaper
changing video I wish could help you out. I have changed enough
diapers to really be a pro at it.

Another popular term is the [“genie
excellerator”][3]; an awesome garage door opener with difficult to
install safety devices. I have a new easier way to make sure the
obstacle beams are aligned properly. As soon as I can buy another
garage door opener for my side of the garage I will post instructions.

[1]: /articles/20021229.html
[2]: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+change+a+diaper+video
[3]: /articles/20020827.html