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Green Eyed Monster

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  1. I'm back! We currently have some 400 feet plus of RG-58 laying on the ground before it goes up the utility pole to junction with Spectrum's FO Line, but even though the recommended max run for this cable is 250 feet it seems to be working OK for our humble needs. They tell me our service comes out of the Reno Hub instead of the Carson City Hub. At a guess, since we are over the hill from the mega industrial park where Musk has built his OMG how huge battery factory, we are on the same spine as the entire Industrial Park Complex. Our furniture and SWMBO precious things are all here. Movers and packers stuffed a 26 foot truck with as much as it would carry, plus our utility trailer. After we got back to V.Ville they loaded up another utility trailer load with the last of the furniture plus most of the outside stuff. The trailer is still over half full of stuff for me to unload but it's in the upper 90s, I'm tired to the point of wobbly legs and since the installer just finished up I figured it would be a good idea to check out what's happening to the rest of the world while I get some strength back into my legs. I have one more load to do to finish up my office, which has been totally trashed due to a break in while we were making the big move with the U-Haul. The thieves emptied every box out into a heap, including all the drawers in my wooden machinist chest where I keep most of my modeling tools and some supplies. I don't know for sure what all they got away with, fortunately all the irreplaceable stuff [I think] got moved before the break in happened. Having to deal with that put me a couple of days behind last week as they went through every room and emptied every box. Sheriffs were sympathetic but offered little hope in the way of catching the criminals. They currently have 7 deputies per shift to cover an area larger than the State of Connecticut, and that's just the high desert areas of Victorville and the surrounding desert communities, plus too many square miles of scarcely populated area that is still within San Bernardino County but north of the San Bernardino Mountains. Such is the world we live in. Won't have to worry much about such things at the new place, neighbors keep a watch on each other and every body is armed, from compound bow for the guy behind us [who has set up archery butts after talking with me about it and me saying go for it] all the way up to whatever caliber of portable artillery you can afford to feed. Our tortoise, Samantha managed to exhaust herself just checking out the new house. I kept her "penned" to the laundry room are for a coupe of days after we first got here and now that she has been granted free roam of the house [more or less] she spent two solid days just cruising around checking out every nook and cranny with her head held high and her legs extended to make herself as tall as possible while exploring. She completely wore herself out and has spend the last 36 hours in one of her customary "parking" spots without moving more than 2 feet. Going to take me days to get caught up. GEM
  2. This is going to be my last message until we are up and running in Nevada. Play nice and everybody please stay safe. Bye for now. system shutting down in 3 - 2- 1 ....... GEM
  3. It's been an incredibly busy day, and I'm exhausted, but it isn't over yet. I'm running on powerade, tramadol [prescription painkiller], red bull, and the last of the ice cream from the freezer. Movers are here, living room is a big empty except for a few boxes we will be moving, the appliances are ready to move, hence the ice cream cram and the dining room table is still there because they need it for wrapping and packing boxes. SWMBO office is all moved out, my office and the master bedroom are left, plus the kitchen cabinets to pack. Forgot to mention, they started just after 1:00PM and it's now 5:30PM. Not the movers we had contracted with, they bailed over the problems from the weekend. These guys are a local crew, with all 5 star ratings. And they are flying through the work, faster than I can get what I need to get done ahead of them. Four strong healthy young people, three guys plus the owners sister, have done more in just over four hours than I could accomplish in a month. I feel very old. GEM
  4. May I humbly suggest that starting out you use "light" weight and concentrate on repetitions? When you can comfortably manage two sets of 20 reps each, with a couple of minutes of rest time between sets, you are ready to add more weight. Might take a little longer to get to your desired goal but it's easier on the body. It also gives you multiple sense of accomplishment as you progress to heavier sets of weight. GEM
  5. Nah. In my version it would be on a panel festooned with switches reading: "clear cache", "terminate all programs on shutdown", "reboot from Initial State" and similar. After the initialization command "Let there Be Light" there would be a substantial period of time before the concept of "critical systems" even came into play. The critical systems trying to be rebooted would be things like an oxygen rich atmosphere. GEM
  6. Thanks. If it wasn't so difficult to hire movers right now I would be firing these people. The whole situation could have been avoided if the <redacted> running the office had just explained last week that we would need to pay for the truck up front. The difficulties with dealing with the bank would have been discovered when there wasn't such a time crunch and been dealt with without all the attendant drama. As it is, I'm borderline migraine from the excess stress and just want to crawl into a cardboard box and pull it in behind me. Adulting under these circumstances is no fun. GEM
  7. AAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I had a button marked "Planet Earth - Press to Reboot" I wouldn't just be pressing it, I would be hammering it. Our Bank is showing a debit for nearly a thousand dollars as pending and the movers are saying it shows as declined on their end. I've had to go and make a digital copy of the transaction report and send it too the movers, who are now complaining that Gmail is taking so long to send it through their system. Is anyone else having this level of difficulty with machines right now? GEM
  8. Today was supposed to be "moving day". Got hit with a surprise over the weekend, that being we have to pay for the truck rental up front because of people in the past having caused problems with interstate moves. Long story short, as it was an interstate transaction the bank flagged the debit card and our efforts to try to unscramble the situation ended up with the card being locked and reported as stolen. Got it all straightened out at the bank this AM. Currently waiting for the crew chief to get back to the rental place so we can complete the rental. So loadout will happen tomorrow, We drive up to the Carson City area on Wednesday and have stuff delivered on Thursday. Spectrum is scheduled to do an inspection and hopefully install on Friday, so there will be "radio silence" occurring until then. Hopefully they will be able to lay the cable and get the basic hookup all done on Friday. I explained that it will take 200 feet plus of cable to get from the street to the house "so bring a fresh spool of cable". We'll see if they are actually paying attention. I'll probably post at least once more before I pull the plug on the internet here. I'm so looking forward to having my new office/hobby space. The north light into the room is going to be very good for painting and model building. GEM
  9. You all might want to wander over to Fat Dragon Games website in the next day or so. A graphic I found amusing is pitching their current promo. It's the one with the birthday cake and a certain recognizable character that looks remarkably like someone on South Park. GEM Having been talking with somebody this last week about insurance the thought occurs to me that you might want to have a talk with an Insurance Underwriter [not just a salesman] about the possibility of obtaining an insurance policy to insure against the [however unlikely] undesirable outcome. An Insurance Underwriter will see things from a different perspective and may have questions for the different people giving you varying opinions that you wouldn't even think to ask. IMNSHO it's worth investing some time just to pick somebody's brain who does risk assessment for a living, even if they can't write a policy for this somewhat unusual circumstance. GEM
  10. "Because your meeting is interrupting my regularly scheduled lunch break" "I've already done a half a days work, have you?" GEM
  11. Turn it into an Eastwood binge and add The Outlaw Josey Wales. GEM
  12. An observation: Additional storage devices are a special class of "stuff". Have you ever noticed that the larger the storage devices get the faster they seem to fill up? GEM I know, First World Problem.
  13. The perspective of too many who don't actually understand how the world works beyond where the sidewalk ends. GEM
  14. If it has pockets then it's a Utilikilt. Pockets are practical and when combined with a kilt provide a maximum of male "freedom" GEM
  15. Thanks. I read about your problems with migraine, and I literally "feel your pain". Most of the time I can keep mine under control. Right now, with the increased stress of moving combined with a failing AC System on the place we are living things are just getting out of control way too often. GEM
  16. Blurg! Ever have a headache so bad it induces muscle cramps in your neck? That's me, basically all night long. Finally took one of the Large Red Capsules this AM and passed out for several hours. Still have the headache, which has been my constant companion since early 2007, but it's backed off to where I can function, sort of. GEM Remembering shipmates and squadron mates today, especially the ones who died in a stupid freak accident.
  17. Indeed they are. GEM How does the brain get "crossed wires" like that?
  18. Oh yes. I hate when a sneeze starts to crank up and then just goes on hold/dissipates. Living in a low humidity environment sneezing is a regular event and when the body gets all cranked up and ready to let loose then pushes the emergency stop button "vague discontent" is an apt description. GEM
  19. The ongoing saga of setting up the new digs continues. Our new modular has a built in microwave, which is defective. Whirlpool has been contacted about a warranty replacement. They just phoned to explain that the new microwave was shipped to a local dealer, who received it "damaged in shipping". So it's going to be another month, or two, or three, until we have all the appliances in functioning order. On a happier note, I discovered that the new range has one touch button settings for both pizza and lasagna. Cooked pizza over the weekend, Freschetta frozen with added cheese and meats. It was very good. GEM
  20. In the USA Military Retirees continue to receive a medical benefit through the Veterans Administration, which runs a very large system of clinics and hospitals across the nation. Admittedly, the system has some problems but there are remedies being worked on. Do you have anything similar in the Netherlands for your Military Retirees? Something like that could make a difference in your retirement and needs to be checked into. Regards GEM
  21. There's a name for this, as it describes an actual identified syndrome. Dunning-Kruger Effect. GEM
  22. I'm back! What a trip. You never know what kind of adventures you might have once you leave your own front door. Trip up was - - - exciting??? Gale force winds on the south end of the trip. Snowstorm on the north, with near white out conditions. Eastern Sierra got hit with a very late winter storm starting just about the time we left Victorville. We got in safe about 2:30 AM. Got our work done over the weekend, one step closer to fully moved. June 7th can't get here soon enough for me, which is when the young and strong muscles with a big truck show up. Going to take a couple days to get caught up. GEM
  23. And away we go!....... Time for yet another round trip to Nevada. About at the point where it's going to be round trip from Nevada to California and back. Just as soon as the movers get the big stuff moved. GEM
  24. Congratulations on hitting the 1000 post milestone. You may change it, or not, all up to you. GEM
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