Teh Squeaky Wheel
Vigilant Puppeh Sunday greetin’s, GN!
BK’s still asleep; have a feeling she was, once again, up very late reading. She spent a lot of time sleeping yesterday, too. Don’t know how much of her fatigue might be from chemo round 6 vs. keeping odd hours.
Sent Jim a draft of my response to HH-A HOAs latest shenanigans yesterday. He approved it, save for being unsure if we should include the last sentence. (He’s leaning toward “yes”, as he’s nearly as weary of this carp as I am; we’ll revisit today as we want to send letter to lawbaw for review ASAP.)
Summary: They’re now trying to manufacture evidence of JimCo’s malfeasance out of whole cloth, and we have documentation which shows they’re prevaricating. (They have the same documentation but apparently don’t know or care.)
Current last paragraph:
Lastly, has [HH-A HOA] contacted Owens Corning as we suggested in our 05/08/22 letter? If Paragon was as negligent and incompetent as we have been constantly accused of being for the past fourteen-plus months, surely [HH-A HOA] would want the Manufacturer to be aware of how slipshod and substandard our work is.
Heat. Of. A. Thousand. Suns.
Good morning, Fatwa -- thanks for the update. An old friend just started chemo for pancreatic cancer last Tuesday. The odds are not good for her, but she has a loving husband and good support around her, so she’s giving it her best shot. We saw them last weekend and the stress they are under is heartbreaking -- I can only imagine what you are going through.
Our former next door neighbors that moved to Arkansas came back to CA for a visit. They are really pushing Arkansas as the place we should relocate to -- have to say they’ve never looked happier.
Working this weekend -- I spent 4 hours last night troubleshooting an issue and discovered this morning i made a boneheaded mistake that I’ve now corrected…I think. I think I’ll play dumb and wait to see if any users complain -- getting into that IT Admin mindset.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Fatwa -- thanks for the Brenda update. I hope you can end this HH-A HOA foolishness soon, with a hefty check in your pocket.
Sven -- I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s cancer. Pancreatic cancer is tough.
Thanks, Paddy. It seemed like for the first several months this year that we were hearing about a friend’s death or serious illness every week.
Was reading that Sarah Palin advanced in her bid to become a representative for Alaska. They are trying something called “ranked-choice voting” :
Here’s how the new voting system works: Alaskans cast ballots for single candidates in an open, nonpartisan primary race. The top four vote-getters advance to the general election, in which voters rank four candidates in order of preference. Any candidate who gets more than 50 percent of the vote wins the race. If no one gets a majority, the candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated, and ballots cast for the eliminated candidate are recast for voters’ second choices. The elimination and retabulation process continues until only two candidates are left. The candidate with the most votes wins.
It makes no sense to me. I can see the first part, the primary, where the top 4 are put on the ballot in the general, but the rest of it is bullshit. Do they really expect voters to continue voting?
I’ve studied this and other voting scenarios when I was teaching a class in math for people who can’t stand math. There are only two times that the voters go to the polls: the primary, and the general. In the general, the last place person is eliminated (Mr. Smith) and vote counters look to see who Smith’s voters chose second. Those votes are then added to the counts of the respective candidates. If no one still has a majority then the new last place person (Ms. Jones) is eliminated. Here’s where it gets a little tricky. For those people who ranked Jones 1st, you look at their 2nd place choices and distribute those votes accordingly -- unless their 2nd place choice was Smith -- who has already been eliminated -- then you look to their 3rd choice. For those who had Smith 1st and Jones 2nd, you look at their 3rd place choice and give their votes to that candidate. Now, with two candidates left, someone will have a majority
Ah. I should have taken your class! Thanks, Paddy.
I’m still wading through the series The Mentalist. Seven seasons, so about 150 episodes, and most of them are meh. Entertaining, but not memorable -- kind of the same way I feel about the original Magnum PI with Tom Selleck. I’ve seen maybe ten or so that are worth re-watching. One of my favorites so far is from Season 5 -- Episode 2: Devil’s Cherry. In it, Patrick Jane accidentally ingests some belladonna tea and hallucinates meeting his murdered daughter, alive and a teenager.
Good dialogue between the two, especially about his obsession with catching her killer, and the actress that plays his daughter is quite good in the role.
Tomorrow is supposed to be abig SCOTUS day -- have to see what happens in DC.
No matter how violent the Left becomes, it will never be labeled an insurrection.