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Old 07-07-2020, 06:34 AM   #12661
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:44 PM   #12662
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Got a letter from my Insurance company saying after the two $44 checks I got they are going to continue to send me C-virus discount checks for the next four months. Don't have the heart to tell them about Watkins Glen in September.
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:29 AM   #12663
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I finally - FINALLY - had a haircut this morning.

I was in need of one at the time when lockdown commenced at the beginning of March, and things, not surprisingly, have gone from bad to worse.
I went through the badly thatched cottage phase some weeks ago and had become perilously close to bearing a horrible resemblance to Peter Stringfellow.

I had considered various courses of action during the interregnum, including the 'all off look', a pony tail and even, horror upon horror, a man bun.
I mentioned the latter option to a neighbour who said she wouldn't speak to me if I did that.

Anyway, I left behind enough hair (in a rather fetching shade of grey since you ask) to stuff a settee.
Chillingly, I also had to leave contact details which is only to have been expected in the current situation, but on balance I am HAPPY!
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:31 AM   #12664
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Chillingly, I also had to leave contact details which is only to have been expected in the current situation, but on balance I am HAPPY!
Oh, folks, you are in for a treat today--if you look out the left side of our rover, you'll see a beautiful specimen of Contactus tracetus, a rare beast indeed! C. tracetus can't thrive in our harsh American climate, but it does well in calmer, more level-headed habitats of the world. Get some good pictures, because you'll probably never see one of these beauts again!
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:02 AM   #12665
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Oh, folks, you are in for a treat today--if you look out the left side of our rover, you'll see a beautiful specimen of Contactus tracetus, a rare beast indeed! C. tracetus can't thrive in our harsh American climate, but it does well in calmer, more level-headed habitats of the world. Get some good pictures, because you'll probably never see one of these beauts again!
This says it all.

Happy: I'm on vacation and off Bacefook!
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:13 AM   #12666
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Old 07-19-2020, 11:02 AM   #12667
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:17 PM   #12668
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Man, that's the epitome of adulthood joy, right there. Relax in a hammock and watch the young people have fun. Vicarious excitement without all the sunburn and sore muscles.
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:18 PM   #12669
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My computer is fixed

It full on died last weekend, and I got it back from the repair shop yesterday.
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:20 PM   #12670
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My computer is fixed

It full on died last weekend, and I got it back from the repair shop yesterday.
Power supply, perchance?

Whatever it was, I hope it wasn't expensive.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:49 AM   #12671
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:46 AM   #12672
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Perhaps sabotaged by an animal who shan't be named to increase lap time?
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:02 PM   #12673
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Power supply, perchance?

Whatever it was, I hope it wasn't expensive.
Alas - Motherboard was kaput

Needed a new board, processor and ram

Not cheap - fortunately the two Js were able to help with the bill )
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:14 PM   #12674
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:19 PM   #12675
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Alas - Motherboard was kaput

Needed a new board, processor and ram

Not cheap - fortunately the two Js were able to help with the bill )
Ouch! Treble trouble.

The reason I ask is that I used to help a local computer repair bod and the first port of call for any machine that was dead on arrival was to check the power supply.

Quite often, lightning had created a surge in the overhead telephone line which took the shortest route to earth which, of course, was via the PSU knackering it in the process.

It was a quick and easy repair and relatively inexpensive.

Sorry to hear that you drew the short straw this time.
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