Lately, I've been too busy to really blog. You know what? That's not really a bad thing -- I'm busy living my life and all that.
As a result, I think I'm going to give up on my hope of "catching up" with entries I've been meaning to write. Here are some quick hits, more for my reference than anything.
- Visit from my parents: Last weekend, my parents visited. It was a great visit.
- Geocaching: I've slowed down a little bit, partly because I've found all of the caches really near both my house and my office. Most of the closest caches are now multi-caches, so they aren't really convenient for a quick lunchtime hunt. When my parents were here, we did go to an event cache for National Trails Day.
- National Trails Day: Really cool event. I did some geocaching. I won a cool hiking stick in a raffle (OK, I didn't really win it -- when the raffle was over and the hiking stick was still unclaimed, I asked the organizer if I could have it and she said I could.). I won a free bucket of golf balls for the driving range, which I gave to a coworker. I got some neat hand-outs, including something to register on the Thorlo socks website. A few days after I registered, I got a free pair of socks in the mail! After wearing them for a day, I've decided that I really want to convert my entire sock wardrobe to Thorlos. I don't see that happening anytime soon.
- The kitchen sink: while my parents were here, the kitchen sink sprung a leak. No, not one of those easy to find and fix leaks near any of the water connections, but an actual hole in the sink basin itself. I noticed it when I stood in front of the sink and the rug was squishy wet with absorbed water. A little investigation revealed it was a small pin-prick sized hole near the front of the basin. It's a stainless steel sink, so it wasn't rust. I'm guessing it's a puncture wound of some sort. I really didn't want to replace the entire sink as a result of this, so my dad and I spent some time looking on the web for possible solutions. We did the phone-a-friend thing to my uncle, who suggested an epoxy. Great idea! We picked up some J-B Weld, took it home, and made a nice big patch for the sink. That patch has been in place for over a week now without a hint of leaking, so I'm not worried about it anymore. I'll just keep an eye on it from time to time.