Move completed.

We have moved into our new digs. No, this isn’t the house. The good news is that we were able to find a buyer for our previous home rather quickly and should close in a couple of weeks. Bill Schmalfeldt didn’t make an offer. Funny, I haven’t received a summons nor a court order to turn it all over to him. Oh well.

Since the new house has double the living space in it, the Rule 5 wife got brand new furniture. I also have a man-cave now that I will be remodeling over the new few weeks. It has some neat amenities like a bar and green carpeting with football field lines painted on it. My office is set up in the back of it since I am still working. I will post pics once it’s completed.

It’s been a crazy summer. Things should return to normal now that inflation is back to zero percent. Or something.

Appreciate your patience. Rule 5 returns tomorrow with a special weekend edition.

We now return you to regular programming…

A lot has happened the past couple of weeks – some of it planned, some of it not so much. There are still several big events left to get through. To quote rarely used words from a famous Maryland Jedi Master, things didn’t happen like I had foreseen.. like.. at all.

At some point, I will share all the crazy things that have been happening, but for now the waters have calmed and I am focusing on the more important things, such as moving. That was one major thing that was unplanned. No, it had nothing to do with Bill Schmalfeldt and him making a federal case. This was something my wife and I had been contemplating for some time, and after a few missed opportunities, a very good one presented itself and we took it.

Closing should be completed by the end of the month and we just listed our current house. We are hoping to get a good offer in the next week. The realtor was able to line up a few prospective buyers within hours. Buyers are still out there.

Also during this time, I had a family reunion to attend which also afforded me the chance to meet up with some old friends for some impromptu gatherings that includes fireball whiskey shots and late night karaoke. Couple that with a bout of Covid-19 earlier this week (one home test was positive, but subsequent tests have been negative) and my body finally gave out. Contracting Covid-19 was another of the major unplanned events. Full disclosure: I’m not vaccinated, and it was very mild.

I realized earlier this week lying in bed that I hadn’t completely staged the previous week’s Rule 5 and FFOD posts and had nothing set up for this week. So last week’s posts will resume tomorrow. I am staging a few of weeks worth of posts to help me get through the move. I’m only moving a couple of miles away into a more affluent neighborhood, but a lot of work nonetheless.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Maintenance Mode

I’m in the middle of some office upgrades and wasn’t able to get this week’s Rule 5 and Fun Fact posts staged.

This involves installing a new motorized standing desk that supports a few monitors, including a 49″ monitor I bought a few months ago

In order to support the types and number of monitors, I also had to buy a new docking station that would host a more powerful graphics adapter. The graphics card is based on an nVidia GE Force GPU that supports 4 displays, each with a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60 MHz.

I’m also doing some additional wiring to add a couple more outlets. Once I had the old desk removed, it dawned on me this might be the best time to do some additional work to support some other equipment I plan on buying.

Unsurprisingly, there are still some items on order which have not arrived that is also complicating these enhancements. It would seem the Joe Biden economy isn’t well suited to support some of these DIY upgrades.

Working from home has its advantages, but I can hardly take over other areas of the house with my normal setup. So I’ve been relegated to one side of the couch, squinting at a 15″ LCD screen during the day, and working in my office at night trying to complete the upgrades in between weekends.

So there won’t be any Rule 5 posts or Fun Facts this week. I will have new posts starting next week. Oh, and some much needed graphics updates to the website will follow shortly after that.

Thanks as always for your patience and understanding. I’ll post pictures when all is said and done.


Quick note..

Playing a little catch-up with things around here.

The quarantine has not affected my work and, in fact, has ramped up a bit.  I have been tracking a number of things in the world of politics. I’m hoping to have some time to post my thoughts over the next few days.

Hope you all are doing well under these circumstances.  All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.