I'm being quite remiss about blogging recently, kidlets. At least I've returned to updating the scratchpad, right? Amuse yourselves with it. Other things going on... oh, we get a new washing machine tomorrow! This is exciting to people who've not washed any clothing in 3 weeks, let me tell you. Our last one melted while I was on holiday; apparently that 200-decibel metallic shrieking it made during the spin cycle was not just normal operating noise; who knew?