Destruction and Reconstruction Day

I have absolutely torn my office apart and reconfiguring everything, computers, network, cams, layout of the stuff… untangling wires, consolidating and removing…


In the meantime, don’t forget to vote for WDTPRS everyday until the polls close.

You can vote once during a 24 hour period.

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  1. Ed says:

    One vote, every day…

    It’s unexpectedly entertaining to just sit back and watch this blog, sometimes. So much happening, so many fervently concerned folks. What a good feeling.

  2. Dev Thakur says:

    I voted for you just now, Domine. May many others follow.

  3. Jillian says:

    Father, you are doing a great job with the Z-Cams! I can’t wait until it’s all sorted out (I miss the music today!).

    PS- I’ve voted for your blog everyday so far!

  4. sacredosinaeternum says:

    It appeared that you had begun that work last night during the chat. I hope it can be brought to fulfillment!

  5. cuaguy says:

    I hope everything turns out ok. In the meantime, I guess this will have to do for an update. CB denotes the Catholic Blogs

    First Place: WDTPRS- 1237 votes 39.2% (CB)
    Second Place: Standing On My Head- 463 14.7%
    Third Place: Conversion Diary- 428 13.6% (CB)
    Fourth Place: Happy Catholic- 397 12.6% (CB)

    As of 2:56 PM on Jan. 7th, the Catholic Blogs are in first, third and fourth.

  6. When it comes to reconfiguring your office, experience has taught me to go slow and don’t rush– do it right.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day!

  7. Anthony in Texas says:


    Good news: Standing On My Head is a Catholic blog too, written by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.

    – A

  8. Trevor says:

    You’re cleaning up, Father!

  9. Nicknackpaddywack says:

    “Destruction and Reconstruction Day” – For a moment I thought we were commemorating the anniversary of the novus ordo!

  10. David Osterloh says:

    Oh Gad, I hate that job, what a nightmare, good luck and don’t get buried, send up a flare if you start to go under,
    I’ll pray for your safety ;>

  11. patrick finley says:

    Always fun pulling computer equipment wire all around

  12. Geo F. says:

    Just did that in my study over Christmas break, it’s amazing how things build up and get mis-placed since the last overhaul ( ~ every 6mos.)

  13. Good luck with that Father. What a pain. Reminds me – would you have a word with my husband please? That geek has stuff all over the house – wireless speakers, a network room in the basement, I even have two computers… drawers and boxes of wires all over. HELP ME.

    Not that I have anything to do with this whatsoever [ahem.]

    I was watching the History Channel’s series on the 7 deadly sins [with a few reservation, HEY its pretty good!!!] I was reminded that Greed/avarice is the root of HOARDING. hmmmmm. uh. oh. I immediately started cleaning out some cabinets. The show mentioned that hoarding involves ‘fear of the future’. oh how true.

  14. “Destruction and Reconstruction Day”

    I was in the comments section of another thread, just saw this title show up under “Recent Posts”, and assumed it would be a post on the renovation of churches that occurred during the Great Leap Forward. But then a quick scan — not for sense but only for individual words — showed no mention of jackhammers or statues thrown out back, and I realized it was something more mundane.

  15. And here that title made me think that Fr Z turned into a modernist Scripture Scholar with all that destruction and reconstruction going on. But I’m sure his classical and Patristic background wouldn’t afford him that horror.

    Tonight I clocked in at 1304.

  16. just had a great idea, how about turning the cam around and let us watch you reconfigure your office, bet “we” could be a lot of help, remember to leave the mike on ;>

  17. JoyfulMom7 says:

    hoping that everything gets works out in time for another chat this evening!

  18. Paul S. Quist says:

    Father, you just got my vote!

    Edmonton, AB

  19. Geo F. says:

    hoping that everything gets works out in time for another chat this evening!

    Yes, yes !

  20. Yea Father, turn the cam on so we can watch you do the reconfiguration. We’ll give you advice. How else will you know all the stuff you could be doing better?? We know how much you like advice from us laymen. hee hee.

  21. Edward C. says:

    Wonderful to see the Catholic Blogs doing well! You especially Father!

  22. Allen says:

    Hopefully the day did not entail too many dust bunnies and too much sneezing. Such days alway make me hungry for spaghetti.

  23. Kradcliffe says:

    Well… at least while you’re doing that, you’re not shooting squirrels.

  24. Tony says:

    Hopefully the Holy Pontiff has taken to task as well!

  25. Allen says:

    Pretty sure that was a mispelling in Ambrose’ post. (In addition to redocorating and lilbit.) Shall we conclude an “innocent” slip? (

  26. Jean pearson says:

    Getting worried about this voting thing – happily doing my once in 24 hours, but three computers etc!!!??? Like it’s not an American Presidential election??? Thank you for the blog.

  27. Jane says:

    You will reap the benefits of fixing up your office. I am waiting for my husband to do the same with our home office.

  28. nasman2 says:

    birdcam looked very good today….. And chapel cam is much better too.

  29. Cleaning up office…. I hope you did enjoy your “Day of Penance”!

    Will vote for you again. Thanks for the chat room, it was a good experience last night to chat with a number of good Catholics on-line and to see you talking live. God bless.

  30. Folks: I think it is okay to vote just once a day. But you can vote once every 24 hours, according to the rules established.

  31. Geo.F. says:

    1,692 votes and 40.5%

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