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Wireless Coffee

September 24, 2003 | Leave a Comment

Oh the wonders of the internet. Last week I was in Japan, and due to the joys of broadband access in my hotel room was able to surf the web on my trusty (Apple) Powerbook.  Now I’m sitting in a Starbucks store in midtown Manhattan, sipping a lousy coffee (Americans in general seem to have no clue how to make real coffee) and again surfin’. Now I’ve no excuse for ignoring my email…

No major news; the kids are doing well. Orla is delighted with her new rabbits, and turning into a real pony afficianado… Eoghan is a right little monster… Jenn is in great form… and I’m waiting for my new Apple G5 to be delivered.
We’re also in the process of upgrading from our 640kbps DSL to our new 8mbps cable modem. Unfortunately this doesn’t currently support static IP, so I’ll probably move the website to an external server. We’ll see…

Meanwhile, I have some new pictures which I’ll post this weekend. Stay posted.

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This past weekend saw a lot of excitement at The Barn. First, there was the build-up to Orla’s 3rd birthday, with Orla organising invitations for her guests and discussing the cake and other arrangements with Jennifer.
Then of course, the big day happened to coincide with Labor Day here in the US, so it was a public holiday and most of us were off work. Everyone was all geared up for the barbecue. There was only one problem – the weather. Monday turned out to be a horrendous day, with torrential downpours all day.  That pretty much put paid to the idea of dining al fresco, so instead of using the grill we fired up the AGA and held the party indoors.

Monday also saw the arrival of Fr. Eoghan from Dublin, who is over to officiate at RB’s wedding on Saturday next. Unfortunately, we weren’t fully able to convince him that the party was in his honour… The big excitement, though, was the arrival of Barney. Despite my cycnicism, Jennifer pulled out all the stops and the purple dinosaur was a spectacular hit, especially with Orla who had a smashing time. In fact, we all did; pictures are here !

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