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October? I hardly know ‘er!

And no, I’m not going to trawl through the years worth of archives to see if I’ve done that joke before. It’s my website and I’ll repeat myself if I want to.

I fell down on posting in September, and that’s largely because summer is awful and this one was particularly awful and somehow it’s not even over yet because here we are, partway into the tenth month of the year and still seeing high temperatures in the upper 80s Fahrenheit.

Good thing global warming’s a myth, eh?

The job’s fine, everyone in my closest circle of humans is fine, I’m playing a lot of Three Hopes and have picked Satisfactory back up again, etc. (I continue to expand my current/existing Satisfactory savegame and have started a new co-op game with both of the kids. We’re out in the desert this time, where none of us have started a savegame before!)

Dunno, I might do some Satisfactory posting soon. It’s nice to be back in that groove again.

Other than that, I’m just trying to keep my head down, my mask on, and survive all the things I need to survive.

Tualatin Hills Nature Park – Ch-ch-ch-changes

On an absolute last-second whim, I headed out this afternoon to take a hike around one of my favorite nearby attractions, the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. It’s just two stops away via MAX light rail, but between the pandemic and everything else I just haven’t made it over there in a couple of years.

This is what the entryway to the bridge over the creek bed from the MAX station park entrance looked like in 2018.
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How My Life Goes: A Brief Example

At 2:38pm Pacific time, I emailed Honeywell’s support folks requesting any available tracking info for the replacement AC unit, since I hadn’t heard back from them since the previous Thursday when they agreed to the warranty replacement.

At 2:41pm Pacific time, a quick tap on the door to the apartment heralded the arrival of the replacement AC unit, thus rendering the email I’d just sent absolutely pointless.

Now imagine a lifetime full of this sort of thing and you begin to understand why I feel so emotionally tired all of the time.

About that new AC unit

August 15th, a Monday. We took possession of the AC unit I’d spent an untidy sum of money on to replace the previous AC that went kaput.

September 1st, a Thursday, a mere two and a half weeks later, I cut the power cord and emailed Honeywell Support a photo to prove I’d done so. This was the last step in getting them to ship me a replacement unit under warranty, since this one had developed a worrying and occasionally rather loud rattling noise within days of going into service.

So here we are, another 90F+ day ahead, and we’re short an AC unit.

Again.

For an unspecified amount of time.

Again.

I am so, so tired of everything.

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