A few weeks ago I woke on a sunny Saturday with nothing in particular on my to do list, so I decided to go out to 'play' in my backyard. In my backyard I have an old garage that I now use as an office. Some 70 years ago, when my mom was very young, her family (my Grandpa and Grandma Spencer) had lived in that garage during the summer while they were building the house where we currently reside. Because they had lived in it, the garage featured a functional brick chimney in the back corner. Earlier this year I had noticed a small drip developing in the roof, back in the corner by where the chimney was. When it rained, I would hear a drip, drip, drip onto the ceiling tile just above the work desk where I keep my computers, web servers, modems, routers and other electronic stuff all plugged in. I have learned that water and electronic equipment don't mix well, so I decided to fix the roof so that it would not leak.
My mom (and my grandkids) couldn't be at all my public speaking assignments, so I post them here for them/her and you to read ..