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Author Topic: GAAAAAHHHHHH Mk.VI: The Return of the Son of the 50ft GAAAH that struck back!  (Read 83672 times)
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« Reply #1500 on: August 09, 2021, 01:56:01 am »

mums come down with some bug that has a fever involved. she's have her vaccinations though so hopefully it's not the worst case, though she is edging up on 80, so even if it's a bit of flu or something it can still be bad for her.

I am finding it difficult to hope which way to go - I hope that if your mum does have Covid, that it is a really mild case. If she does have it and it is a mild case, then it could be a good thing, because it means she will be over the worst of it and have even more antibodies to protect her going into the future. Here's hoping she is OK and does well.
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« Reply #1501 on: August 09, 2021, 02:59:01 am »

mums come down with some bug that has a fever involved. she's have her vaccinations though so hopefully it's not the worst case, though she is edging up on 80, so even if it's a bit of flu or something it can still be bad for her.

Best wishes for her! May she recover quickly. I live in fear, for my mom is not vaxxed and she's 70. Luckily she's now in medical care.
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« Reply #1502 on: August 09, 2021, 05:15:50 pm »

My employer's sole customer have extended their "2-week" summer shutdown by yet another two weeks, for a total of 9 (so far.) I will now have been laid off for more than half of 2021.
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« Reply #1503 on: August 09, 2021, 07:25:41 pm »

In other news, three weeks ago I and the rest of a certain oldtime music club's membership were informed that one of our number had been hospitalized with pneumonia and covid, despite having (supposedly) been vacinated-

Two days after our latest meeting, which that person attended.

I've so far come out on the far end of it with no infection; I can only hope that the others, who have yet to respond to queries, can say the same (as I have already stated on here, I have had both doses of the Pfizer vaccine).

Wish me luck for the third (and hopefully final) week of self-isolation, please. On tenterhooks, etc., over here.
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« Reply #1504 on: August 09, 2021, 10:35:00 pm »

My dacha radio has broken down.

The part that is responsible for tuning to medium, long-range, short waves. Sometimes I listen to stations in the evenings that I don't know the language of.

This is not critical. A "daytime" radio station is available.

But this is not the order. We need to look for a repairman and carry this heavy box.

And besides that. I want to buy the same one. But a new radio. A few years ago, they were still sold from army storage. But it's not visible now. This upsets me.

And I also feel sorry to spend money on this rather useless toy.
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« Reply #1505 on: August 10, 2021, 04:58:54 pm »

In other news, three weeks ago I and the rest of a certain oldtime music club's membership were informed that one of our number had been hospitalized with pneumonia and covid, despite having (supposedly) been vacinated-

Two days after our latest meeting, which that person attended.

I've so far come out on the far end of it with no infection; I can only hope that the others, who have yet to respond to queries, can say the same (as I have already stated on here, I have had both doses of the Pfizer vaccine).

Wish me luck for the third (and hopefully final) week of self-isolation, please. On tenterhooks, etc., over here.

Wishing you much luck.
Over here isolation is 10 days, so hopefully if no symptoms have shown up in two weeks you'll be ok.  Even if you get it, the Pfizer vaccine is very good at preventing serious illness and hospitalisation in 90% of cases.  Your fellow musician has been very unlucky (yes, I know statistically someone has to be in that other 10%).
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« Reply #1506 on: August 11, 2021, 02:21:50 am »

In other news, three weeks ago I and the rest of a certain oldtime music club's membership were informed that one of our number had been hospitalized with pneumonia and covid, despite having (supposedly) been vacinated-

Two days after our latest meeting, which that person attended.

I've so far come out on the far end of it with no infection; I can only hope that the others, who have yet to respond to queries, can say the same (as I have already stated on here, I have had both doses of the Pfizer vaccine).

Wish me luck for the third (and hopefully final) week of self-isolation, please. On tenterhooks, etc., over here.

I'll wish you the best, but I think you'll be fine. But as Reagan said "Trust but Verify." You needto be careful, suspend the visits for the appropriate time period.
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« Reply #1507 on: August 17, 2021, 10:57:46 pm »

replacement for the car that blew it's engine in june is now idling hard and the check engine light kicked on, took it for a check and it's throwing code for cylinder misfires detected. so it's at a service center over night because 5 different garages can't do anything all week.
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« Reply #1508 on: August 19, 2021, 07:41:59 pm »

At least they found a fault to fix; it's those unexplained and intermittent faults that are the frustrating ones - you know, the ones that never happen when the mechanic is test driving it ...

My own gahhhh today is that our neighbours have come home a day early from their holiday.  This means we've had to turn down the stereo instead of playing our favourite pieces very, very, very loudly, something that we only do when they are away as they are good neighbours and who wants to be upsetting nice people; but there are some things that need more volume ... 
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« Reply #1509 on: August 20, 2021, 05:26:30 am »

Our "2-week" Summer shutdown has just been extended again, from 9 weeks to 11 weeks. I may have to give in and dust off my resumé.
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« Reply #1510 on: August 21, 2021, 03:50:40 pm »

My doctor and my pharmacist have been disagreeing for a month now on the correct dosage for my antidepressants.
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« Reply #1511 on: August 21, 2021, 04:16:21 pm »

My doctor and my pharmacist have been disagreeing for a month now on the correct dosage for my antidepressants.


The pharmacist is not a medical doctor or qualified psychiatrist. Change pharmacy if you can.
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« Reply #1512 on: September 02, 2021, 07:38:26 pm »

Our "2-week" Summer shutdown has just been extended again, from 9 weeks to 11 weeks. I may have to give in and dust off my resumé.
And again, for a total of 13 weeks, due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis.
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« Reply #1513 on: September 03, 2021, 04:46:59 am »

Our "2-week" Summer shutdown has just been extended again, from 9 weeks to 11 weeks. I may have to give in and dust off my resumé.
And again, for a total of 13 weeks, due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis.

If it makes you feel better, my job situation went south real fast. I'm working alright, but the physical conditions are brutal and I'm constantly exhausted to the point of falling asleep anywhere I lay to rest. Worse my Covid infected boss is coming to work without a mask. I'm one blink away from walking off the job. I've never done that before in over 30 years of adult life.
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« Reply #1514 on: September 17, 2021, 05:52:23 pm »

Our "2-week" Summer shutdown has just been extended again, from 9 weeks to 11 weeks. I may have to give in and dust off my resumé.
And again, for a total of 13 weeks, due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis.
Two more weeks! (That's 15 and counting!)
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« Reply #1515 on: September 18, 2021, 12:26:56 am »

Our "2-week" Summer shutdown has just been extended again, from 9 weeks to 11 weeks. I may have to give in and dust off my resumé.
And again, for a total of 13 weeks, due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis.
Two more weeks! (That's 15 and counting!)

You need to go get another job. Don't even bother telling them now. They won't miss you until they're good and ready.
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« Reply #1516 on: October 14, 2021, 04:01:30 pm »

Exactly a week ago I got a callback to work, to start October 18th. A few minutes ago they called again to say the restart had been postponed for another two weeks, and that it might only be one shift.

Definitely time to dust off the resumé and look up the number of my Agency.
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« Reply #1517 on: October 15, 2021, 02:09:46 am »

Exactly a week ago I got a callback to work, to start October 18th. A few minutes ago they called again to say the restart had been postponed for another two weeks, and that it might only be one shift.

Definitely time to dust off the resumé and look up the number of my Agency.

Man! They're treating you like a rag doll  Undecided

Well if it makes you feel better, I just lost Saturdays at my job. The shop in the ghetto is closing for good, sales are not picking up, in spite of the fact that sales normally rise in Fall by 15% and keep that way through winter.

So my workload now goes below 40 hours to 35 in a good week, and I lose two hours of overtime. Equivalent loss 9 hours for the week. I have to go back to rationing food and discretionary expenses, and forget about saving money or paying school loans

I don't know if I can go back to selling stuff online. I'd have to build on Saturdays and Sundays. And October is already gone. Good sales happen in October through end of November. .
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« Reply #1518 on: October 15, 2021, 02:13:48 am »

Man! They're treating you like a rag doll  Undecided
To be fair, it's not my employer that's being a dick, it's their ultimate customer, an auto manufacturer in Ingersoll, ON which I shall not name.
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« Reply #1519 on: October 15, 2021, 02:16:49 am »

Man! They're treating you like a rag doll  Undecided
To be fair, it's not my employer that's being a dick, it's their ultimate customer, an auto manufacturer in Ingersoll, ON which I shall not name.
Still. No job security. At least my job move a couple of months back brought me into production. The only place where I'm sure I won't lose my job (roof over my head, food in my belly, but nothing else) !
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« Reply #1520 on: October 16, 2021, 02:43:18 am »

Nope, I'm not dead.
I never caught Covid, and just had my Covid Booster shot.

Folks are vaxxed anxd scheduled to get their boosters.

Musically, I jam with a bunch of diehard bluegrassers once a week, and perform monthly for the Dulcimer Society's ZOOM meetings (about five other people do so as well; the home-isolated ZOOMsters say they love having a whole "band" to play along with instead of just one person. I face away from the mic whenplayingthe banjo so as not to overpower it (strummed multistring instruments tend to do that). I hope the suggestions for me to go out in the hall and fifty feet down are just jokes...

Fiddle-wise, they love my playing, even though i'm nowhere near as accomplished as our star fiddler, who still hosts meetings, but unfortunately invjured her hand and can no longer play. teh flute's always  well-received. Teh flute and teh fiddle are single- or double-note instruments, at leas the way I play them, so there's less possibility of overpoweringthe mic; Though inexplicably, my harmonicas also do not tangle up teh sound either (?).

We're back to doing occasional public period performances, though not nearly so many as before, mainly due to event planners not wanting tio risk extra bodies exhaling germs whilst making music (understandable, yet still kind of aggravating  Wink). We always require our musicians to be fully vaxxed, and are masked except in windy outdoor situations where the audience is kept at a safe distance. Oddly, I canplay the harmonica behind a large bandana-folded cloth, but not the flute.

So, I guess the Gaaagghhh here is the relative abnormality of our return to relative normalcy...  Huh
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« Reply #1521 on: October 16, 2021, 03:16:21 am »

Nope, I'm not dead.
I never caught Covid, and just had my Covid Booster shot.

Folks are vaxxed anxd scheduled to get their boosters.

Musically, I jam with a bunch of diehard bluegrassers once a week, and perform monthly for the Dulcimer Society's ZOOM meetings (about five other people do so as well; the home-isolated ZOOMsters say they love having a whole "band" to play along with instead of just one person. I face away from the mic whenplayingthe banjo so as not to overpower it (strummed multistring instruments tend to do that). I hope the suggestions for me to go out in the hall and fifty feet down are just jokes...

Fiddle-wise, they love my playing, even though i'm nowhere near as accomplished as our star fiddler, who still hosts meetings, but unfortunately invjured her hand and can no longer play. teh flute's always  well-received. Teh flute and teh fiddle are single- or double-note instruments, at leas the way I play them, so there's less possibility of overpoweringthe mic; Though inexplicably, my harmonicas also do not tangle up teh sound either (?).

We're back to doing occasional public period performances, though not nearly so many as before, mainly due to event planners not wanting tio risk extra bodies exhaling germs whilst making music (understandable, yet still kind of aggravating  Wink). We always require our musicians to be fully vaxxed, and are masked except in windy outdoor situations where the audience is kept at a safe distance. Oddly, I canplay the harmonica behind a large bandana-folded cloth, but not the flute.

So, I guess the Gaaagghhh here is the relative abnormality of our return to relative normalcy...  Huh

Good to hear. So it's the abnormality of the normality? Or the normality of the abnormality?

Man! They're treating you like a rag doll  Undecided
To be fair, it's not my employer that's being a dick, it's their ultimate customer, an auto manufacturer in Ingersoll, ON which I shall not name.
Still. No job security. At least my job move a couple of months back brought me into production. The only place where I'm sure I won't lose my job (roof over my head, food in my belly, but nothing else) !

I was listening to a newscast on the current supply chain problems in the US. The entire supply chain or well, anything in the US is all out of whack. Los Angeles Port will start operating 24/7 to try to aleviate the glut of products waiting off shore in containers. There's not enough time and port workers to unload the shipping containers. I hear there's great demand for workers and drivers. Your own auto manufacturer customer customer probably is being forced to stop production due to some other supply chain that is interrupted.

If so, the solution is too move upwards in the supply chain, where there's demand for workers.
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« Reply #1522 on: October 22, 2021, 05:16:01 am »

Nope, I'm not dead.
I never caught Covid, and just had my Covid Booster shot.

Folks are vaxxed anxd scheduled to get their boosters.

Musically, I jam with a bunch of diehard bluegrassers once a week, and perform monthly for the Dulcimer Society's ZOOM meetings (about five other people do so as well; the home-isolated ZOOMsters say they love having a whole "band" to play along with instead of just one person. I face away from the mic whenplayingthe banjo so as not to overpower it (strummed multistring instruments tend to do that). I hope the suggestions for me to go out in the hall and fifty feet down are just jokes...

Fiddle-wise, they love my playing, even though i'm nowhere near as accomplished as our star fiddler, who still hosts meetings, but unfortunately invjured her hand and can no longer play. teh flute's always  well-received. Teh flute and teh fiddle are single- or double-note instruments, at leas the way I play them, so there's less possibility of overpoweringthe mic; Though inexplicably, my harmonicas also do not tangle up teh sound either (?).

We're back to doing occasional public period performances, though not nearly so many as before, mainly due to event planners not wanting tio risk extra bodies exhaling germs whilst making music (understandable, yet still kind of aggravating  Wink). We always require our musicians to be fully vaxxed, and are masked except in windy outdoor situations where the audience is kept at a safe distance. Oddly, I canplay the harmonica behind a large bandana-folded cloth, but not the flute.

So, I guess the Gaaagghhh here is the relative abnormality of our return to relative normalcy...  Huh

Good to hear. So it's the abnormality of the normality? Or the normality of the abnormality?





A bit of both, I think.
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« Reply #1523 on: October 23, 2021, 03:41:18 am »

During my layoff, I've been working on a Contact Manager database application for a community group to which I belong. Now I think I've run out of things to do to it.
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« Reply #1524 on: October 23, 2021, 07:12:47 am »

During my layoff, I've been working on a Contact Manager database application for a community group to which I belong. Now I think I've run out of things to do to it.
I know the feeling. I just spent the last 10 weeks copying the 5 carpet pages from the Book of Lindisfarne to fill my time. I've now finished but the laser cutter that is needed to take the next step still isn't working (after 18 months Sad ) so I'm at a loss what to do.
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