Teh Squeaky Wheel
Not sure I’m making it to church today. we’ll see, it’s already kind of late.
“Halo Puppeh” Sunday greetin’s, GN!
Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!) --
Hope you’ve recuperated from this week’s Huge, Ginormous, Big Route and that your shelving acquisition trip was successful.
Kind o’ excited about the SoCal rain tomorrow as that sort of thing tends to be good for JimCo. Speaking of which, Jim drove by HH-A HOA this week and observed that they have not replaced the roofs on the remaining ten buildings (which are all severely deteriorated).
I’d be very surprised if they don’t have some problems tomorrow.
Spent some time yesterday upgrading the RAM in my laptop from 4GB to 16 GB (as well as replacing the nearly 10-year-old battery). When I originally purchased it, it was primarily for travel and to have an emergency backup but since the desktop was moved upstairs last year, I’ve been using it a lot more on a day-to-day basis and it’s been frustratingly sluggish.
Hugely improved performance, which was expected. But dealing with all o’ them tiny screws -- even with the help of a magnifying glass -- at my age was vexing. Vulgar language may have been involved. 🙂
(Was amused to find that -- stored along with my “small electronics” tools -- there was a useful box labeled “Spudgers, etc.”. Teh yay™ for selective pack-rattery.)
Currently finishing-up calibrating the new battery; hope to get several more years of useful life from Mr. Laptop.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), and Fatwa!
Mac -- excellent thread pic!
Fatwa -- I hope tomorrow’s rain brings lots of joy and feelthy lucre to JimCo. Also, that’s good news on your laptop!
Good morning, Fatwa, Dv8, and Paddy -- wishing you a happy and blessed Sunday. Yeah, seeing rain in the forecast, but I don’t know how much -- doesn’t look like much of a storm.
A real case of “domestic terrorism” that no one will hear about: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/driver-hits-crowd-at-vaccine-mandate-rally-in-palmdale-injures-woman/2729737/
Odd that article doesn’t make clear which “side” the protesters were on. While one could make a guess based on the video snippet, it’s missing some basic elements of Who, Where, Why, What and When.
It is odd, isn’t it? Not a joke.
Congrats to your Braves, Fatwa. So now the World Series is between two teams from racist states that have worse than Jim Crow laws -- still curious as to how this will spun by the media and MLB. Call for viewer boycotts in 3 2 1
SoCal forecasts for tomorrow are around 0.5″ (depending on location); that’s certainly enough to cause some roofing issues.
Here’s a Twitter thread from someone who alleges they’re an armorer for films; it’s long but interesting:
Here’s hoping that those that deserve to have some roofing issues get some. I will take a tour around the house and check things out in a bit -- just back from the market. Empty shelves on every aisle and prices are noticeably up. Asked the cashier about it and she said their deliveries are down by about 25%.
Interesting thread, and what’s described as standard practice raises more questions about how this could have happened.
An eyeball update.
My right eye was “bandaged” with a special contact lens for 6 weeks to see if the cornea would heal naturally. It was quite uncomfortable. It’s been a bit more than two weeks now since that bandage was removed and so far, so good. No searing broken glass in my eye pain. My vision in that eye is variable and things even with glasses on still appear blurry. I go back in another two weeks for a more thorough examination and then based on that, figure out next steps.
The dry eye problem is still there and affects both eyes. It’s bothersome, but manageable as long as it doesn’t damage the cornea in either eye. If my cornea is OK, then we can start to address the dry eye problem, which is more than likely -- consideirng other symptoms -- caused by an auto-immune disease.
So that’s where I’m at -- still a wait and “see” thing, but moving slightly in a better direction. Thanks for your concern and prayers.