for dinner we had some nondescript curry. i gave hailey a rawhide chew earlier in the day; the half she didn't finish she hid somewhere in the house where nobody could find it. my father decided to sleep on the living room floor in hopes of relieving his back pains with a hard flat surface. after attacking my father in the face with a punching ball, hailey decided to sleep nearby as well. i made my way back to cambridge on the motorcycle. the temperature was a balmy 55 degrees, i tried to enjoy it while it lasted, not too many more days like this during the winter.
i went over to bruce's place as soon as i got back home. his system died today and i was trying to help him retrieve his personal files prior to a complete windows re-install (something about a corrupt hal.dll file). what i thought would be a pretty cut and dry operation ran into a snag when we realized his hard drive had some sort of encryption so i couldn't access his system to replace the corrupt file or even get into his user folder. i gave it a shot but he's going to have to take it to a professional now, borrowing my spare external drive for the data dump. for my troubles, i got some maple ice cream and tried some bailey's irish cream. bruce was still obsessed with ice penguins and kept the centerpiece from christmas dinner. before i left he started on a new penguin with multi-colored body parts.
although my roommate wasn't home when i got back the first time, he was home when i returned, putting away some grocery into the fridge. i managed to find 2 more missing state quarters from bruce so now my roommate only needs wisconsin to complete his set. he was at work again today and told me he planned on working every single weekend until mid-february so he can take some time off to spend with his wife when she arrives.