Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Identity Theft Security Risk - From Employer

So I get an email today from our IT department at work. In a nutshell it says that there was a virus a few weeks ago and they believe my work computer may have been breached. The virus was such that I may have had my passwords stolen.

They warn me that I should change my password for all my online accounts, as well as all my work accounts. They did give me a gift-certificate code to a credit monitoring service for 1 year of credit monitoring.

I know it wasn't "their" fault, and they are doing good to rectify the problem, but it sure is a chore to implement what is needed and stressful to boot.

What a hassle. :(

Monday, July 14, 2008

Another work-filled weekend....

Getting ready for Hope's move up here next month, so I spent a good part of the weekend getting the garage fully cleaned out so that there is room to put the things that won't fit in the house. Cleaning out the garage was LOTS of fun, I can tell you.

I'm anxious to hear how my friend Jason did on the STP over the weekend. He was going to attempt the STP in one day (200 miles on a bike!!).

Go Jason!!

Oh well, it's Monday morning (oh joy)....back to the grind stone.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Driving across the country....again!

Well, it's almost time for the girlfriend to finally get up here with me. It's been a tough year (just over a year actually) without her, but we'll finally be together again when she moves here.

The trick? She's finally decided, like I did when I moved here, that driving is the best all around method for the pets. Like me she doesn't trust the airlines and other weird problems are more likely to occur. So the solution....a 5 day trek from Florida to Washington. The same drive that I made with my dogs in May of 2007.

However, it will be easier, as this time it will be 2 people sharing the drive. I'm flying back to FL, getting in a 12:30am and we'll literally be on the road the next morning. It was a bit rough, but my memory of the drive is more fun than rough, so we'll make a good time of it. The cats will be more difficult, I think, than the dogs were, but we'll manage.

I'm sure another little stop at Mt. Rushmore on the way is in order. I didn't get to stay long or see much because I had the dogs with me. I think the cats are easier to leave in the car a little longer, so we can walk in the park a little bit.

It should be a fun drive.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Back on the commute...just in time for summer

Well, I haven't been riding the bike much this year. I'm not 100% sure why it has just not been fun, but it hasn't and I've probably only ridden about 5-10 times this year up until a few weeks ago.

If you recall from previous (some of my early blog) posts, I switched the bike to a Brooks B-17. I finally decided that the Brooks just wasn't working for me. I talked my friend Jason, whom I'd given my old saddle for a saddleless bike he had into trading me my old saddle back for the Brooks (I think he got the better end of that deal *wink*).

Well, from the moment I put my old saddle back on, the bike suddenly felt much more comfortable to ride again. I'm still having a little ass hatcheting, but I think that may just be reacquiring my saddle sores again (aka hardening up my ass).

My guess is that the Brooks B-17 was too wide. My old saddle is quite a bit narrower. Even though my ass is fat, apparently my ass bones aren't as wide apart as one might guess. Maybe if I want to do Brooks again, I'll have to consider the B-17N or some other narrower saddle.

At least I'm back to riding the work commute again with about 10 rides in the last few weeks or so. :)

So summer is here, and KT is "back in the saddle again"!