Operation Surge Basura

The big move weekend is almost here.  I’ve been working on this project since December of 2006, and it is hard to believe that after next weekend it will be over.  But it isn’t time to celebrate just yet.  There are plenty of tasks to be performed – not all of them glamorous.

One of my IT duties was suggesting that we purchase all new surge protectors for our computers.  The ones we had been buying over the last 20 years were consumer models – and not all of them were even surge protectors.  For those that were once surge protectors, they are likely beyond their useful life.  So we plunked down the money to buy all new 4-port Isobars (made by TrippLite).  They arrived a couple weeks ago.  Then came the daunting task of figuring out how to distribute and install them.  A portion of them were installed by our furniture vendor, but that left plenty for us to unbox and plug in.

Several co-workers got a jump start on this Saturday.  I joined the action Sunday afternoon.  The process had been worked out the day before, and it included distributing new trash cans as well.  So we set out on our journey – installing surge protectors and placing trash cans.  At the end of the day, Roger (who was a HUGE help with this effort) coined the phrase “Operation Surge Basura”.  By 6:00 PM we had it all knocked out.  Special thanks to Chuck as well – he put in a lot of hours both Saturday and Sunday to make it all happen.

Next step – extension cords and cord covers.  The saga continues.


  1. mom said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    Tell Roger he is very funny…although I had to look up the word, “basura,” before I got the full funniness. Good luck on the rest of your move.

  2. Christian said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

    Don’t worry my friend, next weekend I’ll be there to help 🙂

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