Plucked from the most recent conversation with my wife

“I’m thinking about kick-starting the home server project again.”


“I was thinking I’d serve up the web site and blog from home again.”


“Money’s a little tight and it’s another place we could save a little money.”


“What are you, two years old?”

“How much money would we save?”

“Somewhere between four and six dollars a month.”

“And why did you shut down our server?”

“It got to be a pain in the ass.”

“And why do we need more pain right now?”

I married a smart woman.

I really should stop typing right there, but the tinkerer in me is getting that itch again. Knowing that scratching it will only make it worse isn’t nearly the deterrent it should be.

Give the gift of words.