On the 'what rock have I been living under that I didn't see this' front, I just discovered DavidRM's (my roomie at the Day's Inn) excuse for not writing any new games in a while. It's called The Journal, and it looks like it's gonna solve all my diary-writing needs, along with a few others. It talks to about a half-dozen commercial blogs, so it shouldn't be a problem to keep my diary on that and use the software to do the uploading. That way I'll get niceties like spell-checking and on-screen formatting that I've been missing from doing the stuff in HTML.
Buying a house sucks. They actually want me to sign a paper transferring ownership of the original homeowner's ten year-old Sears riding lawnmower with blade-guard being held on with bailing wire. According to my realtor, it's so I can come after him legally if he doesn't leave it as he agreed.
I knew there was a reason why the last time I did it was 13 years ago. Sheesh.