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5 minutes ago, Hurlsnot said:

I have my first cold since before the pandemic and it suuuuuuuuuucks.

Had that last year, was probably the worst cold I ever had. I even used a nose spray to cope with it, and sticking something up my nose and snorting an aerosol from it is very high on my list of not fun things to do, like driving rusty nails through my scrotum or watching nuTrek. So yeah, get better soon, and for once you don't need to feel bad about man-fluing. :p

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I can't even remember the last time I had an actual cold or flu, at least one that was worse than my normal allergies to make me notice. A benefit of an isolationist/asocial lifestyle. I suppose.  😄

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Other than getting the rona earlier this year, I haven't been really sick in a while. I get some digestion issues and insomnia though. That's better than a cold at least.

Today I went to work. I've been an independent contractor for a minute and I'm making about 50-100% more than I did as an employee. I'm going to make as much money as I can doing this over the summer and then look to getting a 9 to 5 outside of Houston specifically and maybe (hopefully?) Texas generally. It's time to run away from the hurricanes.

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1 hour ago, LadyCrimson said:

I can't even remember the last time I had an actual cold or flu, at least one that was worse than my normal allergies to make me notice. A benefit of an isolationist/asocial lifestyle. I suppose.  😄

In the same boat so to speak... 2.5-3 years since the last common cold. I love it. One of the perks of working from home I guess, you don't get exposed to all those people in the office and trains.

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Its one of my brothers 40th birthdays this week and we have booked an Easter weekend at  a mountain resort  called Sani Pass. SA offers 3 types of main holiday destinations that include beach, game reserve and mountain resorts. Everything was fine until the province where we going was hit by the worst floods in living memory. Now we not sure if the Cpt family should go because of all the damage done to infrastructure like water supply and roads. But I think we will still go, Im flying out at 3pm today if everything is till happening  

https://www.booking.com/hotel/za/sani-pass-resort.en-gb.html?aid=330631;label=msn-vGhbmuGGDLKc8ZoXRP6liw-2971246154%3Atikwd-16754163194%3Aloc-168%3Aneo%3Amte%3Alp164220%3Adec%3Aqssani pass hotel website;sid=a9d006787ba00c2a461db12b3f22e5d5;dest_id=-1237281;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;group_children=0;hapos=1;hpos=1;no_rooms=1;req_adults=2;req_children=0;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;srepoch=1649837307;srpvid=8b1e393d96870114;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

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Continued from previous episode:

 

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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Levolt room (700ish sq ft supposedly, if it was perfectly square and empty I guess) air filter unit: $161
Replacement filters, 2pk: $80
How often you'll have to replace the filter, even if you blow the loose dust off once or twice to extend them, depending on fan speed used/other factors: 2-4 months

😡😡🤬  in my old fart brain, such shouldn't be more than $15 for one considering how often needs replacement.

But the one I bought a couple years ago seems to help allergies a lot - dust, particles in the air etc. So I grudgingly ordered another one. Found a somewhat cheaper 2pk of replacement filters ($50), maybe they'll be the same/work just fine. They are both going in my room in Sac. so I can have at least one allergy-free space. If I wanted to fill the whole house with them the annual cost would be stupid.

I should have gone into the air filter replacement business.

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We've got 3 air filters in our house (bedrooms and living room) and the cost of the filters is crazy. I had to give up drinking so that I could afford clean air.

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Sister's monitor wouldn't turn on, so had got her a replacement.  Was going to throw it out today, and on a lark decided to plug it and check....then it turns on.  I let it be for 4 days then tried again with different cables.  Well guess she got a $400 monitor for now reason :lol:

Strange, had though it was an issue with the board, or the button. Maybe it still is.

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2 hours ago, Malcador said:

Sister's monitor wouldn't turn on, so had got her a replacement.  Was going to throw it out today, and on a lark decided to plug it and check....then it turns on.  I let it be for 4 days then tried again with different cables.  Well guess she got a $400 monitor for now reason :lol:

Strange, had though it was an issue with the board, or the button. Maybe it still is.

Have had a couple of funky monitors that would seem like they were dead for a bit, would suddenly resurrect because of something strange like switching the cable, then months later would suddenly "die" again, and rinse and repeat. It's really annoying when it happens. My assumption is something somewhere in it is getting rattled/unrattled because of using and messing around with the monitor, leading to seemingly random life and death.

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There's a chance it is a damaged aluminum electrolytic capacitor, but then the monitor would actually turn on (i.e. the power light would most likely indicate it is running) but the backlight of the panel would stay off and you'd just not see any image. That randomly can and will still work for a while whenever the electric field doesn't collapse immediately or remains stable enough to sustain the drain of the backlight, at least until it dies completely. Not sure if that's the issue here, but it fits the descriptions.

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https://www.iol.co.za/news/10-heartbreaking-pictures-that-show-the-true-extent-of-kzns-flood-damage-c91570a5-8dec-4066-b041-36fdd478f28c

These floods in the province I have travelled to has caused the deaths of over 300 people so far, their is no water supply   in parts of the province where their is flooding. Here are some photos of the devastation

From Easter we will in mountains where they havent been hit by the rains so at least I will be able to take a normal bath🛁

  

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Watched some nature parks of the world documentary with Obama narrating, on Netflix. It was pleasant enough, and Obama's voice was apparently smooth enough sounding or whatever that I fell asleep in my little recliner after an episode and a half, waking up at 5am.

...maybe that recliner will go in my room too. Hubby may never see me again etc. Although, to quote him:

"You are NOT allowed a mini-fridge in there!"

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G decided she want's to renew the lease for this house for one more year. The owner is a family friend and the rent is pretty reasonable for the area. I tried to persuade her to do something else but she's comfortable with her situation and doesn't want to rock the boat. So I dropped it. I'm planning on retiring at the end of next year (possibly) so this time next year I'm going to be a little bit more insistent. We'll cross that river when we get there. 

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If I don't become ill within the next couple of days, it'll be a minor miracle. My nieces went from minor cold-like symptoms at the beginning of this week to full-on flu symptoms suddenly as of yesterday and today. I've spent many hours being right next to them while they've been coughing and sneezing on me since they've staying home from school, and now it's Easter break. Prognosis seems...uh, less than great.

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6 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

G decided she want's to renew the lease for this house for one more year. The owner is a family friend and the rent is pretty reasonable for the area. I tried to persuade her to do something else but she's comfortable with her situation and doesn't want to rock the boat. So I dropped it. I'm planning on retiring at the end of next year (possibly) so this time next year I'm going to be a little bit more insistent. We'll cross that river when we get there. 

GD you too young to retire, what are you going to do if you retire and arent you worried you will get very bored ?

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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1 hour ago, BruceVC said:

GD you too young to retire, what are you going to do if you retire and arent you worried you will get very bored ?

Won't retirement just give him more time to post here all day? :cat:

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33 minutes ago, Amentep said:

Won't retirement just give him more time to post here all day? :cat:

Good point, maybe he could be a  moderator so he is kept extra   busy :-

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bartimaeus said:

If I don't become ill within the next couple of days, it'll be a minor miracle. My nieces went from minor cold-like symptoms at the beginning of this week to full-on flu symptoms suddenly as of yesterday and today. I've spent many hours being right next to them while they've been coughing and sneezing on me since they've staying home from school, and now it's Easter break. Prognosis seems...uh, less than great.

Get well soon in advance! ;(

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50 minutes ago, Amentep said:

Won't retirement just give him more time to post here all day? :cat:

A fate worse than death.

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Wrong thread

 

 

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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This mountain resort we staying is amazing, I havent been here for 30 years and lots has changed and its vastly improved

Their are all these activities like archery, trout fishing, putt-putt, golf, horse riding and other fun things to do

The only problem is its .....raining so we cant do much outdoor events. Hopefully the rain stops sometime over Easter 🌧️

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Some of us decided we cant sit inside the hotel and waste the Easter weekend so we went for a 2 hour hike despite the bad weather. I took this photos to capture the beauty of this mountain region and the resort from a hill

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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