Bit of Everything!

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Back on track a little bit today. Things are a bit more ‘normal’ you could say.

I got to get my hands a bit dirty today with some of our hardware in the server room. We are making room for a new setup to allow a mirrored set of servers running virtual servers. We are also making room for a new cloud backup, and a high availability array, to store over 9 terabytes of data. That was sort of fun and scary all at once. We were doing all that in a live environment. If anything was to get unplugged it would could have taken down a server that was currently in use, and mess some stuff up.

We had some left over cookout food from yesterday. That made for a nice lunch again today. I have also been binge watching Dr. Who season 5-11 which is only on Netflix in Europe, I believe. I have a new web browser that I am using. It is called Opera and it has a built in VPN or virtual private network, which makes it near impossible to trace back your location. Since I have mine on Netflix thinks I’m currently in Sweden. Its really cool actually.

I have a Masonic practice scheduled for tonight at 7 pm. We are going to cover the 2nd degree a bit since next week we have to preform one on our newest member. We shouldn’t be too long tonight since we should have most of it down pretty well.

That is all that is going on today! I hope you all have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you again tomorrow! 😀 😀

 

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Bits of Everything!

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This will have to be another quick post. Today for lunch we met in the cafeteria and ate with one of the summer help kids that worked within our department. We had a couple departments there and the new VP. It was nice to just chat with everyone a little bit because we don’t always see each other.

It is pouring down rain here today. It was pouring down rain last nigh as well. I’m sure my yard is flooded lol, and I hope it hasn’t come into the house. Fingers crossed! We haven’t had a ‘flood’ in a while so I hope we are ok. It has been a nice reminder that the summer is, sadly, ending soon. 😦

Everett has a haircut scheduled for tonight around 6pm. This will be his 4th cut in less than two years. His hair grows pretty darn fast.

I was also informed that tonight we have a Masonic practice. I found out about it this morning. It got lost in the long month. It is usually the 4th Wednesday in the month and general the next Wednesday is our meeting at the beginning of the next month. Months like this one have five Wednesdays and screw everything up haha. They are going to motion at the next meeting to just have it be the last Wednesday of each month. That will be much better.

Lastly today is my pay day! Woo! I was finally able to put a couple bucks into each of my savings accounts this time.  XD I’m hoping to keep saving until I hit my own set buffer amount and keep going. That way I can feel safe in getting a few things done and know that I didn’t just drain the whole account.

That is it for me today. I hope you have a less rainy Wednesday than me, and I hope to see you back again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Birthday Girl! (&Some Work Stuff)

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It was one of those days again, yesterday. It was a fairly calm day until just before lunch.

My co-worker called me up and needed me to bring him a tool. He was in our other shop location, and was sick of driving back and forth. He offered to buy me lunch, so of course I was in! 😀 That is why I wasn’t able to post yesterday. I was helping him gt the WiFi up and running at our other location. It took about an hour, then we stopped off and grabbed a sub from the local gas station that makes them pretty well. I picked up a weird taco sub, with Doritos, and your general taco stuff. It was really good! That busy momentum from before carried all the way through the afternoon.

If we go back a bit further, it was my wife’s birthday yesterday! I got up ad made her a breakfast sandwich, with some strawberries, and an iced coffee. I was able to fix Everett some breakfast too, taking some of the load off of her. She and Everett have been getting up later since she starts work later now, so she has been getting stuck making her own breakfast most days.

I ordered her a camera bag that she has wanted for some time. It was on back order for ever and still won’t ship out until the 31st but it is worth the wait. I let her know she had that coming and now she is super excited and can’t wait to receive it.

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If you would like to take a look around that small shop click the link: Here!

After work let out, and my wife finished up working as well we got ready to go out for dinner. I let her pick where she wanted to go and she decided on the local Taco Hut! They have some of the best ‘south of the border’ food around us. My wife got some Fajitas, I got the steak tacos, and we split a nacho buffet! 😀

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Everett picked off of our plates. He really seemed to like the beans more than anything, but also had rice and chips as you can see from his chin haha. 😀 😀 That rounded out our day and we just spent the night watching New Girl re-runs and lounging.

Today, so far is a terrible day for the terminals in our shop. I came in to three of them not working correctly and have only been able to get 1 back online. I took a break from them to write this because they are driving me nuts.

These are the two models that have been failing hard lately. They are both about 20+ years old and need to be thrown out, but until we upgrade the whole thing they need to work. If you don’t already know 20 year old technology is not something you want incorporated in your modern business haha. 😀

that is all for me today! I hope you have a great hum day and I’ll be back again tomorrow! (as long as nothing drags me away again) 😀 😀

Softball & Haircuts!

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This week is slow going as of now.

I have received my order of an ‘All in One’ PC and a fancy laptop for one of our maintenance guys. I am still waiting on a terminal order that will probably take forever. lol

Last night after work we had our first softball practice. It went really well! We had about 10 or 11 guys show up so we ran through a bucket of ball and had some batting practice. We were able to gauge the interest and ability of a few guys that we were unsure of. Everyone hit fairly well so splitting the group into two teams will be a bit tough. I will be the pitcher of the first team, so I pitched to about 7 of the guys. This morning I woke up and my pitching wrist hurts really bad. I’m going to say it was from sleeping on it weird and not believe that it is from lobbing balls haha. 😀

Today we will take our first stab at having Everett get his hair cut at a salon. Wish me luck and cross those fingers that everything goes well. He has had it cut twice before, but by a family member. I will be taking him alone to get him a cut and myself. It is a new salon for me too, as I have been semi-actively been looking for a new spot. this place was recommended to me by a friend so I’ll give it a shot.

If everything goes well we might go for a bike ride tonight. We tried to last night but it just didn’t pan out. I hope we can do something to enjoy this weather tonight, even if it is just hanging out in the yard.

My wife is home with Everett alone for the first time with her new job today. I hope everything is going OK. The last few days she has had her grandma and mom come cover for her a bit, but not today! I think she will do fine. She just wants to manage her phone time around when he is being a pain in the butt lol.

That is all for me today. I’m hoping the week speeds up and then slows to a crawl this weekend, but I know better haha. I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then! 😀 😀

 

Keep On Rollin’!

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Last night I met with a guy who helped run the gas plant that needed some IT help. I wan’t able to fix anything last night but I was able to determine what I thought could be done to help. I’m still in the dark on a ton of things that they have going on, but I have a direction for the issue that I saw. They have a machine that measures the amount of certain gases in other gases? I guess? It is pretty cool either way. It isn’t communicating with the PC that runs the software. I believe that they are clearly not on the same network based on their IP addresses and therefore cannot communicate. Coming in late to the game I have no idea how or why this is. I have them calling the company to confirm, and left myself open as a contact for further issues. I hope I can help a few more times.

This morning work as been a bit hectic. I have been tasked with taking care of all of the ‘dummy’ terminals in the shop, since our co-worker retired. Well, its a bit of a mess. I ran around all morning getting the make, model, serial number, status, and location of all terminals and scanners. It was not terribly fun, in any way. I have since entered them in a simple Excel sheet to keep track. It will have to be updated every time we send one out, replace one, or get new ones. After this I’ll run over to our other shop and do the same.

Tonight we will have our first company softball practice that huge softball tournament. I am excited to see if we get a decent turn out. I’ll be pitching so I’ll be sore tomorrow, after pitching to, potentially 20 people. With a bit of luck we can determine who is good at what and who can hit. If we hold a couple more practices before the tourny we should have a pretty darn good team. Our company hasn’t come close to placing and getting a trophy for years now, so it would b nice to bring something back! 😀

That is all for me today! I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then. 😀 😀

Bit Of Everything!

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I am still unbelievably busy here at work, but I left you with nothing yesterday so I will do my best to get this one out for ya. I’m currently sitting here with two laptops on my desk with wireless mice. That means I have a total of three on my desk, I keep grabbing the wrong one haha.

Last night I had a Masonic practice. We were running over how to conduct a Masonic funeral ceremony. They are performing on on Saturday. The diseased or his family can request one, before their funeral. It is a nice, short program that honors the brother for the final time before he is laid to rest. The main thing is you want to have your lines and movements down, so you don’t mess up in front of their grieving family and friends. The practice is a very dressed down event held at the lodge. We have a pot of coffee going and just run through anything people want to work on for about an hour then head home. there is no real time frame on it other than it starts at 7pm. Some times you show up and no one comes other times you show up and its like a mad house. It really just depends on what you are covering that night.

Everett has had to get a new prescription. They gave him Augmentin for his ear infection, and he just throws it up. Most likely because it is disgusting haha. I remember having to take that and hating it. I don’t think he is allergic, but there is no talking a baby into swallowing haha, we tried!

We are also going to meet up with a different baby sitter either tonight or next week. She may be able to take Everett in when he turns one in a couple months. I believe the mother daughter duo, still operate under the table, but they keep their house up to the current codes set by the state. That makes my wife and I very happy. We have noticed that since we have told and shown our sitter that Everett is on the move that she isn’t using her baby gate?!? Why, we have no idea. I get there and it is down, I pick him up and it is down. If he falls down those stairs, because they didn’t have it up I will make sure every legal action is taken on her. Especially because we have told her and she still ignores it. If that doesn’t work who knows, we will for sure not take him there, as we are already trying to find another. I wouldn’t let it go though that is for sure.

We are going back, for real this time, to my wife’s grandparents house this weekend to talk about putting a house down. If we get the go ahead yes, then it looks like our lives will be changing 100%. Being proactive I have been looking for job openings in that area. I have applied at a local college and a local hospital. Now timing is going to be huge, but it will only matter if we can have a house put down. If he isn’t willing or able then it is just straight up over. But we will know more after this weekend. I don’t want to leave my nice job here unless it is a real deal, or unless they want to double my salary at another place haha. I’ll keep you posted.

That is about it for me today! Back to the old grind stone to finish out the day strong. I’ll see you tomorrow, but it may not be early. My boss is off and I also have another work commitment in the morning, so it may be a regular post. Anyway, see ya then! 😀 😀

Blah Tuesday…

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It has been a slow evening followed by a slow day, so far.

My wife went and picked our baby up from his first day at daycare a bit early. She was out of work so why not? Everything went well. He seemed to be good with it all, and the lady we take him to had nothing but good things to say.

Last night I was able to relax and play a few video games, which has become a rarity lately. I miss it but at the same time I don’t. It is hard to find time for them but I know my time is also needed elsewhere so it doesn’t bother me much. After that I sat down and practiced my Ukulele a bit. I want to brush up on it so I can take it to the reunion. My extended family is very musically inclined, which is awesome. I want to be able to have a little jam session at least once with a group of them, if I can. One of my cousins that is coming is going to make a short film I believe. So that would be cool. Anyway, I was trying to learn the next few riffs in the Bohemian Rhapsody song I have been trying to learn. It is hard when you only have a four stringed instrument haha.

Today at work I have designed a few wallpapers for desktops in my spare time. I have to run right after this and create a backup image of our badging PC. It was broken recently and we never had an image of it. Well, I fixed it and never want to have to do that again lol. The rest of the day will prove to be slow as well.

Our softball team somehow has 20 members on it. Last I heard we barley had enough to play. Shit we could have had two full teams… I’m going to HR and ‘pitch’ that idea soon. I wonder if its already to late to throw another team in?

That’s all from me today. I hope your Tuesday is calm and productive. I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Almost Forgot!

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I thought I would get some stuff done around the house and clean up a bit, but that didn’t happen.

I had some reminders set, for good reason, for the masonic practice yesterday. I knew at the end of the day that I wouldn’t get much of what I wanted to done. I heated up some leftovers for dinner and checked my mail and what not. I hung out and watched some Netflix with my wife and that was that. At least for the practices you don’t have to dress up, I’m not a huge fan of wearing a shirt with the top button buttoned haha.

My dad came over and picked me up to go to practice. When we got there we thought we wouldn’t have much of a turnout, as we were the only people there. Within minutes more people showed up. We went over how to do the ballad box for voting and part of the 3rd degree. It was a fairly quick practice.

After practice, and on the ride home we discussed the cabin and how we need doors and windows. That lead to a conversation on cars, and other stuff. If I can’t find a vehicle when the baby is here, we will share vehicles until I can. Only living a block away is good for that. When I got home I loaded some boxes up and a pair of stained glass windows, to take to his house. We are going to use them on the ends of the cabin.

Today, after work I am going to pack my to go baby bag because I haven’t yet. I am also going to put the Apple Jack back into the original bottles, and freeze them at my parent’s house because I don’t have any freezer room. We are looking into getting a chest freezer, but ya know, that costs money that we don’t have haha. I also found out last night that we have another softball scrimmage tomorrow, so that will be fun.

That is all for today, sorry not a ton of content but it was a bit lax yesterday.

I hope to see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀