The first Yule Lad of 13, Sheep-Cote Clod (Stekkjarstaur), is known for harassing sheep, but is impaired by his stiff peg-legs.
These legs are killing me. Every year it’s the same thing. I keep telling Mother to let one of the others go first. I mean, why must I always be the one to kick open a path through the snow? Then they just get to sleep late and walk easy? I can’t even bend my left knee at all anymore! Can’t remember when was the last time I managed to get my hands on a sheep ...
True to form, Mother gave me a stiff one with her stick for my trouble. Now my head hurts too. And then she said I have nothing to complain about, my Men & Mice Health Monitor status indicators were all yellow. If anything was seriously wrong with my legs, like a DNS slave zone was expiring or parts of a DHCP scope were over-utilized, it would show up bright red.
I wanted to tell her that if she’d bothered to expand my Health Monitor bar, she’d get the real story, but my head was hurting too much already, so I just whispered something about how a bit more “support” would be nice.
I thought she was going to explode. She banged on the table and roared on and on about how the Men & Mice Suite is always adding more and more support, just look at how from Version 6.9 it also supports retrieving host and subnet discovery information from VRF enabled routers! I should just STOP my whining and get on with it, I’m not the only Yule Lad on the calendar!
The old bat sure is getting crankier and crazier by the day. Perhaps I am better off trouncing through the stupid snow with my sore legs and this silly sack of presents. At least then she can’t get to me with her stick.
Merry Christmas, Me. Ugh.