Bit of Everything!

Hey Everyone!

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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Freezing Cold & Beauty And The Beast!

Hey Everyone!

Back again after a very chilly Monday! *This was me yesterday*prepare-your-car-for-cold-temperatures-this-winter-2j-s-automotive-96gKJ4-clipart.jpg

I was all set to go work on my tub last night, when I remembered that my wife said the furnace wasn’t working quite right. I stepped into my house only to be greeted with a cold blast of air. I first checked the settings on my thermostat, and it was in good working condition. I went into the basement and checked the filter and cleaned what I could. Still no luck. I noticed that there was an instruction sticker on the side of the furnace, that let me know how to completely shut it down and bring it back up. I ended up following those steps twice, trying to get it to work. You see it was about 14 degrees outside with the wind whipping, and only in the 50’s in my house, yikes! I needed to get this thing working, my poor pets must have been cold. Well at least the cat, the dog is a Norwegian Elk-hound, she probably loved it. I next noticed that the led light indicators were pointing me in a certain direction, so I looked it up online and saw that it was most likely an issue with something being dirty or backed up. Not knowing the inner workings of a gas furnace, and not wanting to blow myself up I called a guy. It took him THREE whole hours to get to my house. Once he did it was smooth sailing. I watched closely to what he did, so I can do it myself next time. He popped off 3-4 tubes and just blew into them clearing any build up from the gas itself. He then checked my filter, and flipped the switch and everything worked. One of the tubes was gunked up and caused the ‘switch’ to open, which was a signal to the furnace to stop operating and let me know. Good news is that everything worked like it was supposed to and nothing was broken. I will still get a bill from the heating guy but it is better than no heat!

Today at work I have been pretty busy. I have helped people with obtaining Auto Cad licenses, drives disconnecting, outside sales reps using VPNs, and a few more. I have also been setting up two new PCs for replacements. This took me right up to lunch and this post. I was also able to order a book of checks from Vista Print. I need checks for the handymen that I have to call. they seem to be the only people that don’t accept cards haha. I had to write them for the plumber, the chimney sweep, and now the heating guy. They were $12 for a book of 25, after shipping.  I got some that look like this:

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Being a big fan of the outdoors and hunting it was a good pick for the cost. For my wedding my brother bought me a nice Remington 810 12Ga. shotgun, in wetlands camouflage, it looks amazing.

I am scheduled to get my TDAP shot today after work. My wife got hers a few days ago. We need these shots to cover Tetanus,  Diphtheria, And, Pertussis (Whooping Cough). It is smart to have anyone that will be in contact with the new baby to get one too! My wife has been having a hell of a time with her arm after this shot, so I hope I’ll have a better reaction to it.

My wife and I are going to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie on Friday. She has been counting down the days, so we can go see it in the theater. I think it looks great and can’t wait to go! The cast looks spectacular. Click the picture to be taken to the official trailer!

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That’s all from me today! I hope you had a warmer Monday than I did haha. I hope to see you all back again tomorrow, hell feel free to invite your friends as well. 😀 😀