27 Dec 2002 steve   » (Master)

Another Christmas has come and gone. A few of us gathered at my sister Linda's house and joined her family for Christmas day. The usual sorts of holiday activities occured - food, games, lots of talking, and helping the kiddos assemble a few toys. And we made some calls to those who couldn't (or didn't wish to) come.

We decided to take today and tomorrow off work as well. Today we visited a few of the antique malls on highway 80 near Forney and saw everything from an antique Russian MIG to a Jeanette Cube cup and saucer that Susan had actually been looking for. We brought the cup and saucer home with us but left the MIG - it had too many rivets.

I closed an eBay transaction today that has been pending for some time. I've been searching for a particular Canon FD macro lens for nearly a year. Earlier this month I finally found one in good condition and managed to nab it at the right price on eBay. Unfortunately, the seller was located in Guam which was hit by a major typoon within hours of my winning the auction. After a few days the seller did manage to get an email through saying they had no power, no water, no public services of any kind (including mail), so no lens. This week, however, the seller made it to California and is shipping all his eBay stuff from there. So by this time next week I may finally have my new lens to play with.

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