Up late. Took delivery of a love seat from my parents. Of course it ended up in the basement (a.k.a. “Man Cave”). The hand-me-down chain continues.
Emily and I had lunch with my parents at the new Pittsburgh Burger Company at the Waterfront. Tasty burgers all around, and they have more exotic stuff like boar, ostrich, end elk. My bison burger was delicious.
Emily started installing the new bathroom sink while I cleaned up a bit in the basement. I cut a pipe for her and managed not to mangle myself this time.
Finished installing new cellar floor with Father-in-law. Then built a very nice work bench with a peg board and storage for tools.
My parents joined us for Easter Dinner. Lots of Polish food, all of which was as delicious as it is hard to spell.
After dinner Emily and I opened belated birthday gifts from her family. I got a home brewing kit (with a starter set of ingredients to make a porter), a Star Wars apron and lunch box, as well as a solar-powered lantern for the back porch. Emily got a similar apron along with Star Wars cookie cutters and a solar-powered wind chime.
As thanks we took them out to dinner at Blue Dust. Dad reminisced about when that place was a “shot and a beer joint” sitting conveniently at the entrance to the Homestead Works steel mill.
Took Emily out to see The Adjustment Bureau. Good movie with an interesting premise, but it seemed too short to me.
Finally managed to get Linux Mint Debian Edition running on my laptop. The secret was apparently using the usually dormant Windows (gasp!) partition on Emily’s computer to run some SanDisk software to remove the weird read-only partition on my flash drive. LMDE definitely boots faster than the traditional Ubuntu-based versions. I’ll have to play around with it a bit more before I can say for sure which I prefer.
Up relatively early, to church. Music (and most of the sermony stuff) today was provided by Jim Scott, a prominent Unitarian singer/songwriter, as part of a promotion for the Unitarian musical he’s written (not making this up).
Home to change into dingier clothes then off to Wings, Suds & Spuds with Emily, Greg, and Jaos. Much was discussed and many wings were eaten.
Visited my parents. Performed requisite tech support (brought their computer up to Ubuntu 10.04 and fixed their printer) while watching most of the Indiana Jones movies on USA.
Remembered that one of the few things I miss about cable is turning the TV on to find a random awesome movie marathon. Also this is one of the reasons I got rid of cable. I get so much more done nowadays.
Returned home and putzed around on the computer. But at least the TV was off.