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Intermittent Notes

August 2014

August 31, 2014

Audubon ravenIt's hectic trying to keep everything working. There's the memorial service for my parents — coming up fast — and then there's paying estate taxes on their two trusts (DC, unlike most states and the federal government, has an estate tax that dings the middle class), managing a working farm (the crop will be in soon), managing rental properties, and managing an investment account (which I finally got around to last week). Not to mention getting everything necessary done with the lawyer and the accountant.

On top of all that, which is a full-time job, the BlueHost server for EP is having issues. Despite the fact that I haven't added much to the site for months, every couple of weeks site usage jumps by 1%, which in this case is about 300 MB. Recently it's jumped from 84% usage to 88% usage. BlueHost is unable to explain what's happening. If I do nothing about available space disappearing we'll run out of space in a couple months.

Continue reading "General Housekeeping"...

August 14, 2014

An orchid against the skyI'm holding a memorial service for both of my parents on Saturday, September 13th at 1:00 p.m., at Westmoreland Church, which is on Westmoreland Circle, at the intersection of Western Ave. and Massachusetts Ave., just over the District line in Bethesda, Maryland. The service — probably slightly less than an hour — will be followed by light refreshment in the Church's parlor.

Although two ministers will be involved this is not going to be an especially religious service; I've arranged for live music (vocals, piano, guitar, flute), a couple of poetry readings and a couple of personal remembrances. It should be pretty nice. All are most welcome.