More hoodoos


Here’s LRN4 in front of a bunch more hoodoos in Bryce National Park. Wasn’t it a beautiful day? It wasn’t really as cold as LRN4’s bundled-up appearance might make you think. She was just feeling cold that day. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at Bryce National Park during our recent vacation there, and part of my famous Vacation series.

It was a bit cold that day; just not quite as cold as you might think. At least it was sunny. On the other hand, it was windy. Otherwise, it was perfect.

Good day today. We saw LRN4’s third-string doctor, who is a lady we both like very much. Our normal Las Vegas doctor was on vacation. Her white cell count is down to 0.8, so it continues to improve. Chemo resumes on Monday, undoubtedly pushing the white cell count even lower. Things are going as they should at this point. Three cheers!

We leave for Salt Lake City early tomorrow morning. Not that I particularly love getting up early, but it has to be done. I got the Taurus filled and washed it and my beloved pickup today. So the car is ready to go. Still need to pack tonight. Also need to do a few dishes, pick up the mail, and finish this blog post. I’m really looking forward to a nice weekend. Bloggage might not happen tomorrow, just for my Loyal Readers’ information.

I got some excellent news on the beloved pickup front this morning. Due to the truck’s age, the driver’s seat bottom cushion has torn. I went to my local Ford dealer a few weeks ago to see about ordering a new seat cover. Sadly, they told me the part has been discontinued and is no longer available at any Ford dealer in the country. I didn’t know what to do. LRN4 mentioned to me today that she had seen an automotive upholstery shop very close to our house. I went over there and had them check it out. It turns out that there’s a company that makes exact duplicates of pretty much every automotive upholstery fabric ever made. He quoted me a very reasonable price and I ordered it. The fabric should arrive in a couple weeks and it will take one day to do the work. I’m really excited to get that done!

I know I shouldn’t get that excited about automotive upholstery, but it is my beloved pickup, after all

I got an email from Apple today telling me that developers can download a free copy of OS X Server. So I did. I installed it on Shemp, my old MacBook from 2009. That’s the machine I originally bought for LRN1 to use before he went to Guatemala. When he left, it was handed down to LRN4. When he got back, we got him a newer machine, so LRN4 kept it. When I bought New Curly in June of this year, I gave LRN4 Old Curly (now named Shannon) and she gave me Old Shannon, which I renamed Shemp. Got that, Loyal Readers?

Anyway. The old machine has plenty of power to run OS X Server, so that’s what it’s doing. I retired Larry, my FreeNAS-based power-sucking server this evening and put Shemp in its place. Larry will hang out in a closet somewhere until he’s either permanently retired or repurposed yet again. Don’t know where to put it, which is a great motivating factor for getting rid of it.

So now Shemp is serving a Time Machine volume and I’m getting ready to set it up as a regular file server also. I can also set up a calendar share server, a web server, a mail server, a local wiki server, and a whole bunch of other stuff. And it’s so easy! And it just works! I love it.

Okay, it’s time to get all that other stuff done. I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: baboon burglar!

See you tomorrow.

4 Responses to “More hoodoos”

  1. Sandy Says:

    I kind of got a headache reading the part about all of your computers and their various names and uses. But as long as you can keep it straight I am impressed!

  2. Shannon Says:

    He can’t, Sandy. Or at least no better than he can keep the kids’ names straight!

  3. michael Says:

    Au contraire! I remember the computers’ names WAY better than the kids’ names.

  4. Paul Says:

    It’s funny because it’s true!

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