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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it hasn't been a great month. Lot's of unexpected expenses.

Of course, things continued to go sideways...hadn't head from the hardware guys yesterday, and delivery was supposed to be 2-3 days, so I contacted them to discover that oh, they were out of stock on one of my components, and it would take 2 weeks, but they didn't bother to let me know.

So I had to pick a different kit in order to get it by the weekend. Considerably more expensive. On the other hand, it is an i9-9900k. First time I ever bought a top of the range latest gen component. Laughing

(Now I'm worried about my PSU being able to handle it.)

Also, turns out they took my nice trauma kit from my boot (trunk) as well. ::sigh::

So...Cat vaccinations, computer meltdown, car repairs, and...I accidentally paid my rent twice this month. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will pick up a Lexicon Lambda laptop sound card today. So looking forward to a weekend of recording.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Definitely a rough trot 😬 ... the upside is no rent payment next month 😉

Niiicce Lazy .. do you record your own music? What do you play?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh you muthereffingboard.

I just typed a whole long THING about how I was feeling, a big longass narrative about harry cutting his foot and having to go to ER in the middle of a blizzard and how the idiots gave him freakin hydromorphone which made him whine and pant all night long and how creator and I were up all night...blah blah blah...not gonna type it all again,

and then that freakin error code that makes me lose the entire freakin post.

dammit.

you're just going to have to IMAGINE how I'm feeling. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor luci m mm may. hugs n stuff Very Happy

That actually sounds very stressful - I hope things have settled down now.

I'm feeling a little stressed I suppose. But overall ok Very Happy

My daughter has a trampoline competition this weekend, so it's dad and daughter time Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww daddy daughter times are cool 😎We used to do mum and son days and daddy daughter days .. great to have one on one time with each child.

Poor Luce 😢 love n hugs to you, Creator and Harry 😘😘
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, poor Harry. Hope it wasn't too serious. (ER in a blizzard sounds serious.) Sad


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My daughter has a trampoline competition this weekend, so it's dad and daughter time Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Congrats balon on your engagement ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ How perfect ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️


Thanks dude! We're so excited. Still have to set a date and make plans and all that, but we love being able to say fiance! haha

Already been living together for a couple years so its mostly formality, which I like.

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you're just going to have to IMAGINE how I'm feeling. Razz


I feel your pain dude! Doctor visits (and vets) are the worst. I always get really anxious just sitting in waiting rooms, but it helps with other people. I'm totally that chatty guy talking up strangers haha.
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My daughter has a trampoline competition this weekend, so it's dad and daughter time Very Happy


That sounds fun! What's it entail? Is this a full contact sport? haha Pads and helmets? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I feel your pain dude! Doctor visits (and vets) are the worst. I always get really anxious just sitting in waiting rooms, but it helps with other people. I'm totally that chatty guy talking up strangers haha.
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The waiting room of my local emergency vet always has an interesting (and chatty) crowd. There's always that one person who casually drops what that particular visit is costing them, and then it turns into this weird contest over whose pet has the most expensive problem. A lot of it is probably down to stress - worried about the pet and the bill - venting and anxiety talking rather than actual bragging - but it's still weird.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is weird lol 😂 but yes Im sure its just the nerves and anxiety talking

Sorus am I just imagining it or has your Av changed several times in the past week? Shocked Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're just imagining it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The waiting room of my local emergency vet always has an interesting (and chatty) crowd. There's always that one person who casually drops what that particular visit is costing them, and then it turns into this weird contest over whose pet has the most expensive problem. A lot of it is probably down to stress - worried about the pet and the bill - venting and anxiety talking rather than actual bragging - but it's still weird.


Yesss... I love games like this! Social situations are my favorite place to do weird things like that hahaha, I would totally boost my cost! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cheating. Shocked And I can see it happening.

I think it all started when they moved their fancy coffee machine from the dog waiting room to the cat waiting room. Some of the dog people would feel they had to justify their intrusion into cat territory, and the cat people would commiserate. And it would quickly devolve into a contest, because people are weird.

I won the contest without cheating a few years back. It's not really a contest you want to win.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are looking to sell this house,
Buy some land and place a modular
House on that. Meaning instead of
Retiring for good from the prison in
About six years; I would retire in six
Years and go back. Double dipping
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We are looking to sell this house,
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Retiring for good from the prison in
About six years; I would retire in six
Years and go back. Double dipping


Great plan!! We've been planning along the same lines. I want to keep some pigs and chickens, get our own eggs and bacon instead of buying.

Good luck! It's worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope the double-dipping thing works out for you, Sarge. Although I kind of wish you could retire from that place for good. Sounds like a horribly stressful job.

Speaking of my stressful workplace...: 264 days 'til I can retire. More like 472 before I will, though. I met last week with one of the financial planners that the firm brings in to talk to us once a year. She had a lot of advice for me, mostly of the cautious variety. Stuff like having 6 months of expenses set aside in case I can't get settled as fast as I hope to, and so on. Kinda scared me, tbh. But then I talked to a co-worker who reminded me that we've all taken big leaps of faith before, without having the financial cushion these folks always tell us we need, and everything has always worked out. So I ran the numbers on my own again yesterday and I'm pretty sure I'll be fine. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

472 days sounds like a long time, but in the scheme of things not long at all (I think I have 6500 days before I can retire but hoping I'll make my millions before then Razz)

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My daughter has a trampoline competition this weekend, so it's dad and daughter time Very Happy


That sounds fun! What's it entail? Is this a full contact sport? haha Pads and helmets? Wink


Not exactly Laughing It entails jumping up and down on a trampoline and doing fancy tricks, flips and twists.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty darn cool imo.

6500 days is that like 17 years? Good lord thats a long time Razz 472 days is a drop in the ocean comparatively 😉

Thats what we kinda did Sarge and Balon but no intention of double dipping at all ... never going back .. ever 😉

Although when I left State policing ... I received three requests from them for me to go back 🤷‍♀️ but Id already got my sights set on federal LE by then.

Our course gets together every 5 years .. we travel from across the country for one night of dining and wining .. that always degenerates into whining 😉

Im sooo glad I left SAPOL .. youd say SAPD .. cos they are doing it tough. Taking case work home, a mate in prosecutions, where Id worked too .. looked soooo old, just from the stress, the demands and the hours.

Nope we bought a small property 20 acres, 5 acres laid to garden the rest grazing lease. We ran sheep, alpaca, horses and goats .. but we moved on the livestock. The goats we trained to join a team that works in the lov area, the rest we sold for a pittance. But the drought made it impossible to feed them.

Now I only have one horse and weve had sooo much rain the grass is ridiculous and my one horse isnt keeping it down. Murphys Law right?

But we have chooks and ducks so eggs aplenty and veggie beds where we grow what we need, and a greenhouse I designed and built for my husband so he can keep his plants alive all year round. Plus I will be building an orangerie when I get back home .. for the citrus trees. It gets too cold in winter for them outside or in the ground.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh...computer still not sorted.

First, my old power supply wasn't quite right, and though it would have worked, the relevant cable was too short.

So, I went and bought a new power supply on Saturday.

Then I set everything up, carefully and tediously injected the boot-critical drivers into my existing OS, and it all worked and booted up.

Then, it turned out that the new gen chipset for the motherboard has no Win7 support. So as far as the PC was concerned, I had no USB ports (so no mouse / keyboard) and no network ports.

So, resigned to finally installing Win10, I tried to boot up on my Win10 installation USB. But, the system didn't see any USB ports, so it wouldn't boot off it.

So I said screw it, and ordered a 500GB SSD to do a clean install.

And then it turned out that my Win10 drive was broken.

So I've had to make a new Win10 installation USB today at work. But when I get home, I will have no power. ::sigh::

Anyway, this went from replacing the MB and CPU to a seriously expensive build.

On the plus side, when it works, it will be the most powerful PC I've ever had. Very Happy And the most expensive. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL well powerful is good Big Grin
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