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Old 07-13-2023, 10:31 AM   #1121
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Continuing to recover data from a single drive NAS device (WD Cloud) that failed. Knowing it was a single drive device, I did not keep anything on it that was of concern if lost. After of couple of days not being able to connect to the device, I took it apart (thank you again YouTube videos), removed the drive, and the drive to one of my workbench systems. SMART reports yes, the drive is failing, but still readable, so I have a copy humming away more for the purpose to seeing what happens. There are frequent read errors but files are being recovered, just slowly.
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Old 07-13-2023, 01:49 PM   #1122
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Now I want to see that project with updates!!! That would be a great project. That would be a awesome thing to hand down to the kids something dad or grandpa built.
Hopefully it will look something like this. Can't wait to get the supplies and get started. Probably won't be done until spring.
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Old 07-13-2023, 04:13 PM   #1123
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I finished mowing the back yard that DW did most of yesterday, starting at 9:00 AM. So now we're all caught up on lawn care, still have to do some trimming of bushes but we're taking it easy in the heat, low 90's and 50% RH, which is hot for around here but not unusually so. Later in the day the two ceiling light fixtures that we ordered for the freshly painted downstairs family room arrived so I installed those.

DW still does not want me to rehang the stuff we had hanging on the walls, a large print of the B-17 "Shoo shoo baby" on approach flying over a couple of guys throwing hay on a wagon, a framed D.C. area sectional chart that expired in September of 1940 (it was my father's) and a framed copy of the poem "High Flight". The sectional chart I found in the attic at my mother's house after Dad died and I thought it would be neat to keep it.

DW wants to look at the freshly painted and unmarred walls before rehanging all that stuff. I have no idea why, but hey, no harm in it.
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Looking at a string of 100 degree days coming up. So, went out early on the moto and back at 11 AM when it was only 90 degrees. Next up, need to get back to the painting and house stuff. It's mostly inside so that's good.
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Old 07-13-2023, 05:20 PM   #1125
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Hopefully it will look something like this. Can't wait to get the supplies and get started. Probably won't be done until spring.
Oh boy they do look beautiful, what a great project. Are you getting a kit or are you using some instructions guide for building one?
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Old 07-13-2023, 05:43 PM   #1126
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Hopefully it will look something like this. Can't wait to get the supplies and get started. Probably won't be done until spring.
Ronstar, those are works of art!
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Oh boy they do look beautiful, what a great project. Are you getting a kit or are you using some instructions guide for building one?
I'm getting the kit. I was going to just wing it with just the plans, but then I would need to buy an auto feeder for my router table, router bits, a source for yellow cedar, and a lot of other things that are tough to find to the point where the kit end up cheaper than the stuff I would have to buy otherwise.

But I am going to improvise though with some accents.

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Ronstar, those are works of art!
They are. Some people really dress them up. I need to figure out a design and add some accent woods.
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Took DW in for her first ever infusion of Prolia. She's had a hard time thinking about it. Panic attacks have become normal over the last week. She had 15mg of valium before she went in. Afterward, she thought it wasn't so bad. Who knew all that anxiety was for naught?

I received an email from the attorneys who represented me and a bunch of my former Megacorp coworkers regarding our lawsuit against Megacorp. This was over Megacorp's profit sharing plan for breach of fiduciary duties. They allowed a risky investment to grow to over 50% of the plan before the feds shut down that risky company.

I lost about 100k and have received 10k in settlement from the fund company that managed the investments. I figured it was done and over as it appeared Megacorp had successfully used two different jurisdictions to fight against each other, and they would save millions.

Well, Megacorp finally updated their offer to cover everyone's losses. This includes Megacorp paying 3X their prior offers, the attorneys taking 50% less, and the clowns who mismanaged the money being exempt from the settlement(my favorite part).
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Old 07-13-2023, 08:11 PM   #1129
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I finally got tired of the motion sensor switch in the bathroom, and replaced it with a switch identical to the others in the same box,
At one point I needed 3 hands and called for DW. She handled the operation like a pro.
She was married to an electrical contractor before she was widowed and used to help him. I was embarrassed that I had forgotten that.
With my late wife, I had to do everything myself.
My DW is a real gem
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Old 07-13-2023, 09:27 PM   #1130
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Went to ranch for the morning to mow and pump water for trees. I see that the wild berries are ready so stayed longer to pick them. I should have been picking a week ago but been too busy.

When I was picking, I seem where there was a heavy trial of big game coming through the creek. I setup a camera to see what we got using that trail. I will go over on Saturday and pick again and get SD card.
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street--those camera catches will be fun to see!

Picking some blueberries today, our bush has not done well this year. Berries are small but sweet, so the is good.
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An AM trip to Lowes with DW for new blinds for the freshly painted downstairs family room. Apparently the blinds that had been hanging in the windows for the last 20 years, and doing a fine job of what blinds do, weren't good anymore and we "needed" new ones. Some things just can't be explained. So we now have new binds to replace the old still-functional ones. No one knows why.
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Old 07-14-2023, 05:34 PM   #1134
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Thank You. I used to give but haven't for many years now. I need to start that Gift of Life again.
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Went fly fishing in the AM and was going to go to another very rural location after lunch. I decided not to go because the smoke is so bad here.

I took a couple of naps this afternoon still kind of recouping from the last couple of weeks. My body must need the rest.
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I'm in Joplin, MO visiting my old friend from Connecticut who moved here years ago and has a 10 acre farm. We worked together for many years in manufacturing in CT. He's in his early 80's and still runs 5 miles every other day (more slowly now, though). We were runners in CT for a couple of decades back in the day. We are now two old men with vivid memories of the past.

We took a ride to Branson this morning to visit the Titanic exhibit. Pretty neat place. I'm heading back to Texas tomorrow morning.
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It's raining hard and I can't go to the garden, so I took the opportunity to install a new wax ring for the powder room toilet.
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We have a 6-year-old grandnephew visiting today. We went outside for a bit and played with R/C cars in the court but in a few minutes it was too hot & muggy for him so we went back inside. DW took him up to the pool for a while and they're not back yet.

Meanwhile, I was eyeing that leftover paint from the last project and I'm thinking about painting the hallway bathroom. But I haven't told DW yet so maybe I'll just start on it before she has time to object. She does like the result of such things, but hates the disruption of the process so it can take a while to talk her into it.
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We had all the grandkids and their parents here for lunch today. Itís always a bit of chaos, but so much fun to have family together.
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