Not too much else happening. I received some memory for
the laptop, which was left with the neighbors, who aren't home right now.
So a little more waiting. I want to benchmark it, though at 266Mhz
it won't be much. Maybe put linux on it, upgrade from Win98v1.
Talking to my father, he said the passion vines in his back yard are
not budding. Oh well, cuttings are like that. We'll plant something else,
if we can't find some more of those. His sister, my aunt, has invited us
out to meet in Halifax this summer. Not sure that we'll go, but it's a neat
thought. They have a corvette there, the
, which is a sister ship to the U.S.S. Action
, which he served
on in the Atlantic during the second world war. The Canadians used them,
and gave us fifty or so as well, but the Sackville is the only remaining
ship of her class, the Flower Class Corvette (Monsarrat's fictional ship
being called the Compass Rose
- british humor I guess). It
would be neat to see her and go aboard, though the Canadians did things a
little differently. Wire cable instead of hemp for example, and different
guns. They were designed as low cost submarine chasers and did the job. If
we flew into Boston ( Logan, hmmm... ) we could also see the U.S.S. Constitution,
and drive up through Boothbay Harbor where he grew up.
My neighbor just dropped off the memory, oh joy,
. What a nice guy.