Lots of Stuff

Lots of Stuff 2 vote(s)

This weekend was one of the busiest in recent memory.  Not only did my parents and sisters visit but Erin’s parents are out for two weeks and her sister, brother in law, and niece.  Erin was treated to a surprise baby shower where even more family came into town from Phoenix.  My house was packed and I was told that the shower was very nice.  And now her brother is in town!

We got a ton of stuff.  Everything from the big stuff (crib, dresser) to the gonna-use-a-lot-of-this stuff (diapers, clothes).  Thanks so much to everybody.  We’ve just about outfitted the baby’s whole room.

It was great to see family in town.  I’m really excited for little baby Schlueter to throw up on me.

Work is still very busy but weather is nice.  Days are regularly in the 90s now and evenings are in the 70s which is lovely.

We don’t have a lot of stuff left to do before the baby comes.  I’m going camping this weekend and throwing a party next.  Where does the time go?

Cool Thing

Cool Thing 2 vote(s)

I work at a company that does research on advertising.  Helping clean out an old closet I found this awesome portable VHS player which was likely used to show people commercials in focus groups.  It has a pretty good small screen (though mine seems slightly damaged).  You can even record to it through an RCA video in port on the side.  The bottom says it’s from 1992.  It takes a nickel-cadmium battery which probably hasn’t been charged since the mid nineties.

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I don’t own any VHS tapes so a co worker let me borrow an Anime called Appleseed.  I only watched the first few minutes but the VCR seems to work fine.  The speaker works, tracking, brightness, everything.  The rewind button seems to stick a bit.  There’s also audio and video out so you can use it with a real TV if you want.

I’ll see if the battery can hold a charge this weekend.

The whole thing weighs a ton but I think that it is overall pretty slick.

Top of the dude chain.