Daryl Grunau

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Upgrading….

Well I finally got my hands on Leopard, Mac’s newest operating system upgrade. I have read many great things about it and was looking forward to installing it on my MacBook as soon as I could. First I would like to point out that I have install/upgraded Tiger on quite a few machines as per being the “tech” guy at our office. I have also had experience using the mac’s ingenious Migration Assistant when I bought my Macbook and transfered everything to it from my old iBook. All of those experiences went smoothly and without a hitch. Well, installing Leopard, wasn’t that way. While the overwhelming majority of user upgrading where able to do it without a problem, I was in the “What??” category. After upgrading my system was more or less useless. I reinstalled again (I thought to myself, am I really doing this? Re-installing something, but I don’t use windows anymore) and as I thought it didn’t fix the problem. To make a long story short and another couple installs of Leopard and another day later. I am very happy with leopard. Oh, and I did finally wipe the computer clean and reinstall all needed preferences, apps, files, etc. That part was just time consuming but went without a hitch. Thankfully. I think I have narrowed the problem down to some third-party software I probably installed at one point on the old ibook, coupled with old powerpc system files that I had never gotten rid of….best part to this story is that while most users reported Leopard eating up 3GB of space, while doing the clean install and removing old unnecessary system files, I can now say that I have 7GB of EXTRA space. Sweet!! Now I can get on with checking out all the sweet new features of Leopard, and doing it at a tremendously fast speed I might add.

So while I wasn’t happy with apple for a short time, the ease of setting up my system with such ease and speed has renewed my love. Can’t wait to do this all over again on my work iMac. Hope that one goes smooth like the other 99% of the population.

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Alive, Sorta

I am sorry that I haven’t been able to write a good update and I seem to have disappeared. Well this past weekend I got sick. This is something that happens on a very rare occasion. I could count on one hand the times I’ve been sick in the past 5 years. This time is different. By Monday I felt good and went to work thinking the sickness had past. Then I did something stupid, I played street hockey for 2 hours. I know, I know, not the smartest thing I could have done. Well, its Thursday and I am still paying for it. The rest of this week I have felt exhausted, and still fighting some the the symptoms from the weekend. What makes it difficult to recover is that I am constantly active with youth. Playing more floor hockey, soccer, and the list goes on. Well, today is the last day for these types of activities for the week and then I will retreat to rest. Please pray that God would heal my body so I am recovered by next week. I thought the picture (gotta see the picture at my new blog) was fitting as at one point this week I was actually laying down on the ground much like Libby. To funny. Maybe its just that I am getting old as Ben pointed out over at his blog.
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Alive still, sorta

I am sorry that I haven’t been able to write a good update and I seem to have disappeared. Well this past weekend I got sick. This is something that happens on a very rare occasion. I could count on one hand the times I’ve been sick in the past 5 years. This time is different. By Monday I felt good and went to work thinking the sickness had past. Then I did something stupid, I played street hockey for 2 hours. I know, I know, not the smartest thing I could have done. Well, its Thursday and I am still paying for it. The rest of this week I have felt exhausted, and still fighting some the the symptoms from the weekend. What makes it difficult to recover is that I am constantly active with youth. Playing more floor hockey, soccer, and the list goes on. Well, today is the last day for these types of activities for the week and then I will retreat to rest. Please pray that God would heal my body so I am recovered by next week. I thought the picture was fitting as at one point this week I was actually laying down on the ground much like Libby. To funny. Maybe its just that I am getting old as Ben pointed out over at his blog.

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Belated Thanksgiving Wishes

I got this video from Greg Benson today and I just had to post it as a Belated Thanksgiving message. Especially since they don’t have a blog or anything. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving

We had a busy weekend, with a house full. Our friend Kailey came to visit for the weekend from Hay River, NT and my in-laws come from Barrhead, AB. We have had a great thanksgiving with family. While my mom is in BC visiting my sisters and more importantly our neice, Taylor, my dad was able to take time off from harvesting and come enjoy a great thanksgiving meal.. (thanks honey) Libby has recently decided that she wants to help mommy in the kitchen. She loves to climb up onto a chair and “help” mom. She got her first taste of a turkey dinner, and I wish I could report that she loved it, but alas, my daughter isn’t into that type of food yet. Someday soon she will be loving mash potatoes and gravy just like her father. After all, she is mennonite!

On another note…please continue to pray for our Dimension Four, we started this week with only two volunteers, however, more notably we had zero kids show up. The start of D4 this year has been very frustrating and stressful on myself. Please pray for God’s wisdom as I lead this group.

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Thanksgiving

We had a busy weekend, with a house full. Our friend Kailey came to visit for the weekend from Hay River, NT and my in-laws come from Barrhead, AB. We have had a great thanksgiving with family. While my mom is in BC visiting my sisters and more importantly our neice, Taylor, my dad was able to take time off from harvesting and come enjoy a great thanksgiving meal.. (thanks honey) Libby has recently decided that she wants to help mommy in the kitchen. She loves to climb up onto a chair and “help” mom. She got her first taste of a turkey dinner, and I wish I could report that she loved it, but alas, my daughter isn’t into that type of food yet. Someday soon she will be loving mash potatoes and gravy just like her father. After all, she is mennonite!

On another note…please continue to pray for our Dimension Four, we started this week with only two volunteers, however, more notably we had zero kids show up. The start of D4 this year has been very frustrating and stressful on myself. Please pray for God’s wisdom as I lead this group.

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Making a Switch

Welcome to my new blog. I am slowly building a blog over here as I have recently acquired a dot mac account. I hope to build on this page. You will notice a few other links at the top, these where my first pages I created a year ago as a sample Portfolio when I had a trial mac account. For now I will post on both blogs, but hope to make more use of the dot mac over time. Especially the web galleries features… let me know what you think.