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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Out With the Old; In With the New

Thanks to Mazza Inc. and Kessel Construction we have a new heating/air conditioning system. Work like this fascinates me, so I thought I'd capture it in pictures.

Taking the old AC out:


Putting the new AC in:

Update: 3:44 p.m. - The heating part of the new system works really, really well (she says, wiping sweat from her forehead).

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

By the middle of the 4th quarter of last night's Bills game, I had a post written for this blog. The title was "Nothing is a Sure Thing." At that time, it was supposed to mean that whether you're playing football, auditioning for a play, applying for a job – or just about anything else you might do – you can't predict the outcome.

The Cowboys came in to the game undefeated and, well, the Bills are the Bills. They're the Bills of this decade, not the early '90s. I mean, really, did anyone but the most die-hard Bills fans think they could pull it off?

But, when Jabari Greer ripped the ball from Terrell Owens, saving the two-point conversion that would have tied the game, all the die-hard Bills fans were looking pretty darn smart. We'll, I'm sure you all know what happened from there. I'm not going to rehash it yet again.

So, while I went into the game saying "nothing is a sure thing," meaning I thought the Bills could win, I came out saying, well, "nothing is a sure thing," meaning "don’t count your chickens before they're hatched."

(OK. So I'm full of clich├ęs today. I stayed up for the whole game and had to be here at 5 a.m., so I hope you can forgive me.)

Since I'm using sports as a metaphor for life, I probably should be using a piece of Yogi Berra's wisdom – "It ain't over 'til it's over." I know you don't need me to tell you any of this, but I think it's a good idea to remind people every now and then.

I think it's pretty good advice coming from a radio station news director whose high school guidance counselor told her she didn't have what it took to go into journalism, let alone broadcast journalism.

It ain't over 'til it's over, Sister.