Random Thoughts 14: I can see clearly now 2020 edition

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  1. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    Definitely needs to be some understanding all the way around. The local school wlooks like they will be going with online stuff soon, after Trumps announcement. That means there will be three online students in my house and one teaching online. No way you can coordinate all that with all having different classes.
     
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    Jogged.

    DND

    Pace: Galápagos tortoise level.
     
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  3. ImJustKCClone

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    Spent a couple of hours today clearing winter waste out of my iris bed and the main lily/hosta/coneflower garden. Naked ladies are 6-8 inches tall, hostas are crowning, day lily bunches are grassy green, tiger lilies and bleeding hearts are already peeking through along with one or two asiatic/oriental lilies. My neighbor gave me about 25 coneflower sets last fall that we planted almost too late. That increased my coneflower bed 3x. Today I was looking to see if any of them survived, and found new shoots on a half-dozen of them. YAY!!!

    Lew just unburied the daisies and the hydrangea that are along the east wall of the house. The daisies are very enthusiastic, but it looks like every single hydrangea shoot got nibbled. We'll see how they do.

    I'm in a happy place right now - it's finally nice enough to go outside in a t-shirt and enjoy the day. All too soon it will be 90 degrees out there. :(
     
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    In other good news, the sink/countertop & tub surround finally arrived (the tub bypass doors were already here), and the stacking washer/dryer will be here on Thursday. So we may be able to proceed with the remodel. The biggest hangup is that I have trouble lifting & holding things in place (thumbs can't grip, back can't support) so it may be slow going. Certainly slower going without the two friends that were helping us originally. :(
     
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  5. madguy30

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    I'll take 90 degree days so long as it means I can be somewhere and feel safe doing it.
     
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    When I was a kid, ZOOM was a TV show from Boston Public Broadcasting on the fourth of four channels, and it taught me how kids in Big Cities made stuff out of popsicle sticks and stuff and how peas were harvested.
    Now, ZOOM is how we have make-busy meetings to make sure everyone isn't out on 50 mile bikerides on sunny days when they are supposed to be "working from home".
     
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  7. BCClone

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    You haven’t bought a safari hat and taped a photo of the back of your office to it and then adapted one of those gopros that attach to your hat to hold your phone so that it appears you are at home working during the meeting when you are out on walks, bike rides or drives?
     
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  8. SaraV

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    First nightmare I remember...and quick background. The pantry at my original childhood house was located under our stairs, accessible by a door in the kitchen.

    My nightmare was that there was a man that lived in that room, but he had no face, longish pilgrim hair, wore a tall hat, and didn't walk but crawled. One or two of the cast members from Zoom had come to see my parents, and they needed to talk about important stuff and sign papers. I was in the dining room with them, and the scary man made a brief appearance. I whimpered and sidled up to one of my parents, and he went back to his room.

    They later "retired" to the living room to socialize, I got bored, and wandered back into the dining room. That's when the scary man burst out of the pantry and started crawling very fast towards me. Try to scream, wake up.

    Fast forward MANY years later, I'm watching Doctor Who, and they decided these would be great henchmen for a particular villain.
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    My scary guy didn't even have a mouth, and these ones didn't crawl, but gosh I felt uneasy watching those episodes. I do now just talking about this. I hope I haven't triggered another nightmare for tonight. I've had about 2.5 in the past ten days. One I don't remember, one had a feeling of the movie "Get Out" (which I haven't seen, but kinda know the presence), and the half one was kind of a worse-case scenario for the world we're in now.

    Good grief I took a tangent on Zoom.
     
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    So, the overall root of the problem, after having Mediacom out (sort of, it's complicated):
    We needed our own router rather than the Mediacom one.

    Our speed now is pretty incredible. It'll still take a few hours, probably, to upload classes, but I can do it now.
     
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    Ever have one where you wake up but are paralyzed?? Then someone is there going to hurt you or someone you know somehow?? Had one where I finally screamed myself awake, literally, at 3 in the morning. Wife was impressed.
     
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    Oh, and it's official. No university reimbursement for equipment required for the transition.
     
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    This my wife literally said today that the dean assumes everyone is trying to cheat. So she went to her grandparents house to take it while her mom watched the kids for a half hour until I got home.

    It is made worse by the fact that this dean throws out anything that the students give as "negative feedback" and only passes along positive comments.
     
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  14. BoxsterCy

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    Cause why the **** not!

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    What’s the glass for?? Just drink from the bottle. Won’t waste dishwashing soap then.
     
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    apple TV is a scam. Gotta buy everything. Like paying to be able to get pay per view.
     
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    And hopefully your grocery store won’t be out of dish soap when you need more.
     
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    Gotta drink out of a flute. No worries, I have like 20 champagne glasses.

    #party ready

    Note: You might want to get ready for some drunk postings.
     
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