Derby Street Summer House (Peabody Essex Museum)
I may have overreacted: The other day I fired my dog walker but then later hired her back.
Bandit's regular walkers were on vacation so the owner of the service had a new one come to take Bandit for his afternoon work whilst I was at the office. Well, apparently she dropped a piece of paper with detailed instructions, including the security code, on how to work our alarm system. I found it on my front lawn when I came home.
Needless to say I was very upset. I sent an email to the owner which apparently took her away from her vacation plans for her to explain, at my request, her security policy on storing and sharing such codes. Long story short, I was satisfied with her storage policy and will provide her a new visitor's code. Accidents do happen.
Oh, I decided to go with the Avira virus protection. So far so good. For now I’m going with the free version but am not ruling out the premium upgrade after 30 or so days.
It’s Saturday morning and I’ve been up since 4:15. I know…crazy! I’m loving my new Office 2010 suite. I have Outlook again! I haven’t used it for my personal email since I left my sister’s house. I like to use Outlook as a notepad of sorts to type up blog posts, such as I’m doing now, and then copy and paste into Blogger.
Yesterday was our anniversary; though, we’re celebrating it today. We’re going to the museum to see either the new Treasures from the Forbidden City exhibit or the Historic Houses through the PEM (Peabody Essex Museum) - not sure we'll be able to do both. At night over to my favorite 62 again (recall I went there for my birthday a few weeks ago) for a drink and an appetizer at the bar and then to The Grapevine for dinner. We couldn't decide which of these two fantastic restaurants to go to so decided to do a bit of both.
Bandit had his biannual comprehensive exam and got a clean bill of health. I dropped him off Friday morning and then picked him up on my way home from work. He wasn’t too happy that he had to be there all day but they said he was a good boy and played well with the staff. They love to play ball with him and I got a babysitter out of the deal.
Well that’s it. We have a bunch of errands to get in this morning, another reason why I’m up so early. I'll leave you with a video clip of some of Boston's best eats, of which The Grapevine is mentioned.