Or anyway, the last ten days of last month. I finally got around to doing
some much-needed maintenance on the computers and their configuration...
and figured out why the UPS kept turning itself off -- it must have been
doing its periodic battery test... on a totally dead battery. :P
I also got the backup scripts back in operation. I now have a complete,
almost-ready-to-boot mirror drive as well as my traditional incremental
backup. What, me paranoid?
The Shuttle box I've been using as a desktop system is dead; it runs for a
few minutes, then kernel panics. Possibly memory. Not going to worry
about it; it's had a good run. I seem to be doing ok with just the
netbook for most purposes.
Colleen's caregiver turned in her resignation on Monday, after leaving
early Saturday for a family emergency, and not showing up at all on
Monday. That's ok; today was going to have been her last day anyway.
We've doubled Emmy's allowance.
The YD is just as good a caregiver as May was, and more concerned with
cooking things the whole household would like to eat. I'll miss the
occasional spicy dish, but that's what sriracha's for.
Colleen is mostly doing better, gradually getting her strength back. The
YD is more willing to be firm with her about exercise than May was, so
that's a plus, too. Of course she did spend the week with a fever of 102,
not eating, and ended up spending most of the weekend in the hospital.
(With a UTI, low blood pressure, dehydration, and messed-up blood
chemistry.) She's better now, as I said.
The LG washer/dryer combo arrived last Saturday; they couldn't actually
install it because there wasn't a 110V outlet within reach. Got that
taken care of, and finished the install myself. Not as tight against the
wall as it should be, but it'll do. It's nice to have the extra laundry
Somebody, probably May, didn't close the door to the deck firmly enough,
and it blew open. Naturally, out little cat burgler found it and went
outside. She hadn't gone far, though; after I tracked her down Naomi
coaxed her back inside, looking wet and bedraggled. I doubt she's learned
anything from her little adventure, though.
Oh, and the idiot Republicans let the government go into shutdown. Again.
The problem with coming up with a string of lies aimed at getting stupid
people to vote the way you want, is that eventually they end up voting in
stupid people who believe the lies. Oops. Did I mention idiots?
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