Saturday morning, I went for breakfast at Charlies (yum!) on Columbus Avenue, then at 9:45, reported to my volunteer position at 1 Claremont Park on the roof deck. I worked until noon, helping folks up and down the spiral staircase to the home owner's garden on the 4th floor. It was a nice garden with a spectacular view of the Back Bay! Following my shift, I checked out eight of the other gardens (I didn't have enough energy to view all 31.)
I should have gone to the Boston Bears Barnight on Saturday night, but I had a migraine, took some pills and hoped it would go away so I could attend -- but alas, it did not go away... I guess it was a good thing in the end, as I was woken up at 5:00am Sunday morning with a page -- all of the servers I manage needed to be rebooted due to a problem with the mainframe. All would have been well, except for the one server in Lancaster, California that has been giving me grief for the past three weeks. It would not boot; damn P.O.S.!! I had to wake up the site contact, and contact Sun to go onsite to replace the SCSI interface card (second one in one week!) -- by 2:00pm it was done. At least the entire day was not wasted.
I called Derek and we went for a motorcycle ride!! We headed up I-93 heading toward Concord, New Hampshire. When I came up to the Windham exit, I decided to get off and head to Robin's house to say hello (she wasn't home) :-( We came back to Boston via Route 28 (and a few other side roads) stopping in all sorts of towns on the way home including Peabody, Salem (where we had dinner), Andover, Lynn and many other places of interest. It was a nice 6-hour Sunday drive. It was needed after last week's work schedule and the problem from this morning.
Your Government in Action!