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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Good morning, GN -- beyond that I got nothing except a vague apprehension that some crisis or other will strike today. Or that could just be indigestion.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Please accept my most humble apologies, Mac. I really thought it was just overly strong coffee from earlier this morning.

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

We had our flower of 80s technology A/C unit fail a year ago Memorial Day (it’s always on a holiday).

It was already in the mid-90s by then and while Mr. TeX can handle the heat, I can’t.
We got one of those portable A/C units at Home Depot and set it up in the master so I had some place to escape to.

I’m glad we got it because the A/C guy was lackadaisical in the extreme. It took five days for him to finally get the job done.

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

:: fingers crossed ::

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Mine too.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Mine three.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Wow. That’s a bummer. Hope you get it fixed promptly, Mac.

But… it makes me think about Miss Harper. Maybe I should get a portable AC in advance of this happening.

There are those Free standing ones that put the heat into water, that you then have to drain and refill periodically.

Also, We have this small, unopenable window in the bedroom. We usually keep it covered by a picture anyway. The Room has a huge almost wall-sized window also.

Anyway, the small window is probably just big enough for an AC unit. Then we’d have a backup for when our main unit fails.

Also, it might actually save us money to be honest. Because although Harper needs it to be cold, especially to sleep well (i’m pretty used to sleeping in teh cold all year ’round also, at this point) the rest of the house doesn’t need to be quite so cold. So a small unit like that might actually pay for itself.

Still, for us older foks… not a bad plan to have a backup.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Yeah, they’re pretty cheap these days. Plus, I have a friend who’ll help me put it in, if I want. It’s always good to have an extra set of hands--not to mention an extra brain.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Gosh I just reread your comment. Internet down too. That was me last week for nine days, as you know. Everything okay now. I guess. hope your net AND your A/C is up soon.

I have a dental appointment tomorrow morning so I’m going to try to sleep today for a while, so I’m not so tired in the morning--tonight is work and the Big Route ™. Harper tells me she’s coming along again. That’ll be nice.

Next week, I’m getting a kill switch put in the Caddy, so the battery won’t be dead the next time I try to drive it.

I took it for a drive a few days ago, just for fun. Talked to friends on teh hands free (I installed a bluetooth thingy in it for the phone/stereo) Drove through McDonalds for lunch, Etc. Good times.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

That’s what I did too. I even live streamed over the phone on USB tethering. Pretty low bandwidth but still doable.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Bastille Day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

Today is the first day of the 10 day leadership academy that I’m attending. 9:30 -- 1:00, Tuesday and Thursday, for the next five weeks. Normally it would be held all day, for five days, but COVID. We’ll see how this works out.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Hi, Paddy -- good luck with the training.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
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I feel like the wrong heads usually roll………..

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

By the way, Rush’s latter stuff is very solid. I’ve heard some of their more recentish stuff. I feel like it’s both familiar and different. More mature, maybe. Solid… yeah.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  dv8

I’m kind of the opposite -- don’t care for anything after A Farewell to Kings and that was like 1979?

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

When it comes to a favorite band, there is nothing like the classic stuff. I understand. But it was pretty cool that they kept making music for decades. I heard something from the early 2000s that I remember liking. Geddy’s voice was somewhat lower, also, but still clearly identifiable.

It was easier for me, because they weren’t my #1 band from back then. I think that was probably Gentle Giant for me. After that, though I kinda got more into Prog Jazz and Prog Jazz Rock Fusion. That was when I started studying Jazz and Jazz theory. It was cool but too cerebral in some ways, so I liked fusing it with rock elements--which Frank Zappa (which I didn’t realize until fairly recently) more or less invented.

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago

Happy Tuesday, GN!

The largest number of COVID cases in our county have/had come from *one* residential home. That’s evened out a bit since April (they’re also no longer reporting that little factoid anymore*), but as of today, COVID’s popped in one of the other facilities.

I sense a “re-opening” rollback in the offing. Things continue to be “interesting”. Buh.

I think I’ll look into lunch or something.

BBL.

* At one point of the 146 cases in the county, 109 were from the first residential facility.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Has anyone died?

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

To answer your question, yes, 32 as of today.

The local news *was* keeping dual track -- the nursing home and the general population, but I guess that got a little sensitive so the stats are now combined, and even the archives have been purged.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Sad. All the churches are shut down, so I can’t go light a candle and pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery. Oh well.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Blame Gov. Newsome if anything happens to RBG.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

If she dies, it will be because Trump refused to wear a mask.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
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Yah, I kno. That’s how raaaaaaacist he is.