Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday tidbits

Hellooooo, Our Shiputzim fans!

I’m still working on the big ten-year aliyah-versary post, but in the meantime, here are a number of blogging tidbits (bligbits? bloggits? blidbits? bliggits? blodbits?) for your reading pleasure:

1. First, an update to this post, where I reported that the new downstairs A/C controller board came with a new remote. Here’s a picture of the new remote sensor on the wall:

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Yes, we still need to do some patching up.

Interestingly enough, the old remote itself still works (B”AH), and so we sold the new one to someone who was looking for one.

2. Second, a trivia question for our readers: In addition to our aliyah-versary, we also celebrated another anniversary B”H last week.  What anniversary was it and how many years has it been? Leave your answers in the comments section. (Those of you who complained that our previous competition was over before you even had a chance to read about it will be glad to know that the winner of that competition is currently in transit and doesn’t seem to be reading this blog for the duration. Of course, that winner was actually disqualified, but that’s not important right now…)

3. And, lastly, we have started to think about this blog’s future. Way back in this blog’s heyday, we would receive supportive comments such as this one and even this one. But lately, even our most ardent fans (such as the authors of the two comments I just cited) have been neither reading nor commenting. So, we need to ask ourselves if there is any point in continuing…. Nu? What do you think?

…And that’s about it for now.

As always, watch this space for future developments.

Good night from the entire Our Shiputzim staff.


  1. About 30 years ago, in our Jerusalem apartment, which we gave up in 1981, we closed in a merpeset. I don't think I've recovered from the experience. Next spring, my daughter plans on expanding her house, and they'll probably move in...

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

    We've heard many construction horror stories, but B"H, we have only good things to say about our kablan. He really went out of his way to make sure that the entire process went as smoothly and painlessly as possible (b"ah).

  3. how about you getting engaged 18 years ago

  4. Yes, that is, of course, correct.

    But as we specifically told you in this post:
    "Unfortunately, however, according to the official bylaws of this blog, we cannot award the promised three points to anonymous commenters. Should 'Anonymous' choose to identify him- or herself, we would be more than happy to designate him or her as our champion. But in the meantime, our hands are tied.
    In other words, 'Anonymous,' the ball is in your court......

    BTW, if you weren't "anonymous" (as if), we would be able to wish you a mazal tov on your aliyah-versary (also 18, right?).


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