Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I'm still here

Yea, I am still here.
No, I haven't forgotten about you wonderful monkeys.
I miss you. I miss writing to you and hearing from you.
I have several posts simmering in my brain, I just don't have it in me to write anything too deep right now.

I had been very busy over the last couple weeks preparing for a party that my Dad's partner and family hosted this past Saturday. It was a gathering of people from the company my Dad and Bob did business with for more than 30 years (Right Bob?) You don't find many business associations like that in this day and age. It was a bit cool Saturday, but that didn't stop the kids from swimming. There was a boatload of food and drink. The company was good. The conversation was comforting. I heard more than a few enlightening stories.

I created a collage poster for Bob with Pics of my Dad:

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I put together a slide show and a customized a 6 hour play list in iTunes. We also hung the 6 poster boards of photos from the wake. I brought my PC and speaker set up (I've got a good sound system for my PC). It was a big hit, everyone enjoyed it. "Got that puppy rockin" didn't I Bob? It was a joy for me to be able to do it, a labor of love, Cathartic. Pictures and music and memories are all I have left of him. Doing creative things to honor him keeps him close. I'm finding I'm better off when I am busy, at least I'm moving forward and it occupies my mind. When I'm not, that's when I fall apart.

Thank you Bob & family for putting on such a great party. Thanks to all the Martignetti
crew for coming. My Dad would have enjoyed himself very much, in fact, he probably did.

It was a good day.


I put my PC back together at home Sunday to edit some 35mm pics I took and it crashed on me. It just shut off, no warning. When I booted up I got a "Thermal Event" message. Not good. My IT guy at work is ordering a new fan/power supply for it. The mother board looks OK. I hope that's all it is. It only runs for a half hour now before shutting off and I don't want to risk blowing it up. What am I going to do without a PC at home for more than a week? I'll be without it that long cause Mr. IT Guy is going on vacation, the nerve. I'm just glad it didn't happen at the party.
Once I get it back up and running I'll post a few pics from the party.

Anyone that took pics at the party - please E-mail them to me (sharfa84@yahoo.com). I'd like to put them all together on photobucket or something like so everyone can see them.