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  1. Aug 2, 2019 #2081

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    Well there it is, I got a new job. More money, and actually more in line with what I like doing. I start later this month.
     
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    Congratulations!! Good things come to those who wait. That's what my grandpa use to tell me anyways.:woo hoo:
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulation Flyover.


    I picked up some stuff for the office. The plan is to give the office a facelift over the next few weeks, starting tomorrow morning.
     
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    Thanks, y'all.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2019 #2086

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    :good luck::great: Congrats
     
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    Got a start on the office Saturday. Since I have to work out of this office, it'll get done in phases. Get done what I can, then put it back together so I can work. Repeat. Office 8 3 19 1.jpg Office 8 3 19 6.jpg Office 8 3 19 7.jpg
     
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    Congratulations, Flyover! I hope you enjoy the new job!
    Gary, new flooring looks good!

    My plans to go help my friend with flooring install in his great uncle's house got derailed bc my friend was sick on Tuesday & then his great uncle died on Thursday. I just found out about it today bc I hadn't been checking Facebook.

    Not much going on today. I'm going to the store in a bit to grab more groceries & check on my friend.
     
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    There was a mass shooting recently in a city where I know a lot of people. Some reporters were on the radio today trawling through the shooter's social media, trying to divine what his motives were. I switched it off as soon as I realized that's what they were doing.

    I wish I hadn't learned about it unless I directly knew people involved (fortunately this time I didn't know anyone). Every time I see or hear anyone talk about it I know it's just amplifying the shooter's signal, and other would-be shooters will get the idea that killing a bunch of people is a good way to make a big wave. I wish history would just swallow them whole instead. I wish we'd give people the idea that shooting a bunch of strangers is the surest path to being forgotten. I don't even want to write or think about them, so I'm gonna stop now.
     
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    Yeah. They are just giving him publicity and humanizing him to get empathy/sympathy.
    We have a bunch of would-be Charles Mansons out there pulling the strings-- but these people are still choosing to go out and kill.

    The guy who sent the mail bombs used his sob story to get a reduced sentence. The law called for him to get Life + 10yrs for his crimes but the judge settled on 20 years instead. Although, one mitigating factor is that the judge believed that the guy could have sent active bombs that had a better chance of exploding if he'd chose to, but he deliberately sent ones that had very little chance of actually exploding.

    It turns out my best friend still wants to do the floor in his late great uncle's house bc his cousin will still be living there. I'm supposed to go over after 6pm to bring my floor saw for him to borrow.
     
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    @zannej Are you referring to Ted Kaczynski a.k.a. the Unabomber?
     
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    Since installing the weather station a few days ago, we haven't had any rain to test it. Last night we got some, so.....

    We had .25" rain overnight. Rain started @ 2:45a. then tapered off in intensity, ending @ 4:28a. There were 7 lightning strikes within 3 to 7 miles, during the rain event. Wind is out of the WNW @ 3.1 MPH with gusts from 2-5 MPH. 100% cloud cover. UV 0.6. Brightness is 7325 & Solar radiation is 61W/m2. @ 7.21am. Temp. is 68.5°f, dew point is 67° with 95% humidity. Sea Level Pressure is 29.841 inHg. and rising. Expecting 80°f for a high and 60°f for a low today.

    Still waiting for the big downpour with wind and lightning to see what it does. The lawn could use it too.
     
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    I think he was referring to the guy in Florida that was sentenced recently. The guy living in his van with the political stickers covering it.
     
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    Got the office finished up over the weekend for the most part. I have a couple shelves to build yet, a material rack & a cabinet for the network and hard drive storage. Putting the floor down was nothing compared to moving 20+ years of accumulated "stuff" and then going through it all to see what went back in. BUt, it's back together enough for another work week. Office 8 11 9 1.jpg Office 8 11 9 3.jpg
     
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    Nicely done Gary!
     
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    Looks Great!
     
  17. Aug 12, 2019 #2097

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    Are you to tired to work now? Looks like it was a pretty big job. Nice result!
     
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    Thanks oldguynewtrick.

    Yes, Fireguy, I'm pooped. I may have mention on the last project, this stuff was a lot more fun 30 years ago. ;)

    I just have a couple jobs that have to go out today, then I think I'll get the shelves, material rack & network cabinet built, so this project will be officially done.
     
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    Just got back from four or five days off the grid. That weird feeling where I'm happy to be back to work, my routine, etc. but not happy to be living as on the grid as I do most of the time.
     
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    This is my last week at my current job. People keep coming up to me and saying really nice heartfelt things, and it's almost enough to buoy me out of the depression I've been in for the past week. As for the tequila I'm sipping on, I can't tell if it's helping or hurting.

    Wow, my life is like a country and western song right now.
     

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