Fr. Justin came over tonight to bless the house. A house blessing is an annual event for Orthodox Christians that serves to rededicate the home to God’s protection and drive away all evil influences from the home and everyone who lives in it.
It’s not a long service, though Fr. Justin and I stayed and chatted for a while afterwards, but the house really does feel different. It’s got a much more peaceful feel to it now.
Tonight was the last night of WEB/410, and I’m glad it’s done. All of the assignments were due last night so tonight really was a non-event, but still, it’s good to have a week off to rest up and to go up to Illinois to visit Reese.
I found a 10% off coupon that I’d gotten with the Vonage rebates and went back over to the store to see if they could apply it. It turned out that they could and I saved another 10% on the purchase price, which I’m not going to scoff at.
When I signed up for Vonage, Circuit City was doing a pretty sweet deal with rebates and such. They paid for the adapter, the signup fees, and left me with a gift card to put towards an upgrade of my receiver. The only problem was that the card had a rather short expiration date.
So, that being said, since there was a sale going on today, I picked up a Sony STR-DE898. It does component video switching so I can run the TV on component input and have the receiver do all of the video switching. I’ve got everything running now and it’s working well. Even got the Harmony remote reprogrammed.
Thanks to a friend I got to go see Joe Egg tonight over at The Dallas Theater Center.
The play was excellent. I’m glad I went because it was definitely outside of what I would have looked for. The subject matter’s pretty serious but it’s delivered with a large dose of humor and even some inclusion of the audience in to the piece.
If you get a chance to go see it, it’s definitely worth it!
As you’re probably aware today is Superbowl Sunday. I had a few people over for a party, grilled up some brats, and sat back to watch the commercials and the game. It wasn’t the most impressive game, I was expecting a little more intensity, but it was good to see that the Steelers won.