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post #811 of 880 Old 06-16-2020, 10:54 AM
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Double post, but, the parts I was expecting did arrive today :) I'm having fun playing with my PC and I THINK I might be able to finish it next week!
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post #812 of 880 Old 06-16-2020, 11:00 AM
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Sorry for those that had responded to my previous message--so much had happened these past two weeks that I haven't had a chance to actually get online (not just here but everywhere)!
But not to go into major detail with all that, it's a new week. It looks like it's shaping up to be a light week at work *knocks on wood*.

Riding went well both weekends, the weather was really good and sunny. I had a much easier time getting the canter (I think i'm, after four years, finally understanding how to use my seat...).

Might write more a bit more in my journal, or at the very least have more . Also...trip to the Brooklyn bridge! I say trip lightly, im 30 minutes away haha...I just haven't been there in a long while up close.
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post #813 of 880 Old 06-16-2020, 08:28 PM
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Also double post (sorry sorry)
But I forgot to add that I really felt inspired by the bridge walk and had time to sketch out a very w.i.p 'fantasy' bridge too! I just had to get it out my mind and on paper..
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post #814 of 880 Old 06-16-2020, 11:59 PM
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@blue eyed pony , you need to come work on my computer. Not sure if I actually have a computer problem or a keyboard problem. I can be typing away and it will freeze plus I have missing letters. Typo right? Nope, when I proofread I find those missing letters in other places.

@Finalcanter , everything looks pretty and green in your neck of the woods.

Your drawing of the bridge is great! I have been to Buffalo, NY when I was young but never to NYC.

I hope whatever you had going on the last couple of weeks is better now.


BRRR! 3 pots of boiling water was not enough to take the chill off the cold water I ran in the tub. Probably the fastest bath I ever took. LOL Plumber is supposed to be here first thing in the morning to replace the water heater. I'll probably hide until they leave so they don't see my greasy hair.

Water heater is in hubby's office closet so he had to clean out some of his hoard today. I didn't stay for all of it but among the most ridiculous that I found was a calendar from 2015 and 2 empty padded envelopes that somebody had sent him something in who knows how long ago. Who the heck saves empty used envelopes? After holding them up and giving him a mare glare I threw them away. It would not surprise me to next find them somewhere in the garage.

Mr. Grumpus (Flash) was having one of his rare affectionate days. His nose got lots of smooches so then he had enough and quit standing wherever I was working. Do I know how to clear an area or what? LOL

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post #815 of 880 Old 06-17-2020, 06:33 AM
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@JCnGrace that sounds like either a keyboard issue or a keyboard driver issue. Firmware (that is, driver) bugs are particularly frustrating.
Keyboards are an extremely complex piece of hardware with a LOT of moving parts so random failures are pretty common, especially with cheaper ones (a keyboard is a keyboard to a degree but you definitely get what you pay for; I have a $200 Logitech and it's magnificent but I got it on sale for stupidly cheap)

If you're having a lot of random freezes, it could also be the program you're typing in (for instance google docs likes to bug out over a certain file size), if it's consistently the same program. Google Chrome likes to eat a LOT of resources so on a lot of basic consumer-level PCs it'll perform poorly, and an alternative browser will probably perform better. Lots of people like Brave (Chromium based, so it's very similar to Chrome but better optimised).

If it's not one of the above then it's likely to be a CPU problem. Or PC age, depending on how old your PC is. My brother's PC performs horribly now, but it's 6 years old and was low spec 6 years ago haha
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post #816 of 880 Old 06-17-2020, 02:57 PM
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@JCnGrace oh wow, glad you noticed it before it got worse! Hopefully the new one doesn't take too long to install & then you can have hot water again! Ugh! & awww, Flash wanted some lovins! <3

@Finalcanter such a cool drawing! & I'm glad you've gotten a lot of riding in, yay!! Love the between the ears photos. :)

I confess, I got another good ride in this morning. It's been super nice out in the mornings, like 65-70 degrees, perfect riding weather. Not too hot or humid. The next two days it's supposed to rain though. Slowed down a bit at work this week (thank goodness) so I've been getting some house chores done & also taking the time to relax with some Netflix. Gotta be lazy sometimes!

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@blue eyed pony , I'm still hanging on to Internet Explorer (I hate change LOL) although I have to switch over to Edge for some things. Computer, monitor, and keyboard is Dell. What seems like not too long ago to me but could me more than the year or two I think it was it was serviced and Windows 10 put in to replace our Windows XP. I still like XP better! LOL Anyway, he said we still have plenty of space and there's room to add more if we ever need it. That's about all I know of this computer. I piddle around and that's it. Forum, e-mail and a couple of online games. Some surfing when I want to find something out but that's not often.

@PoptartShop , R & R is a must have for our mental well being!

Took them about 2 hours and voila, hot water again!

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post #818 of 880 Old 06-18-2020, 03:02 AM
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@JCnGrace oh wow it's REALLY old if you had XP on it! 15 years or thereabouts? I'm impressed. Pre-built usually doesn't last as long as custom built by an enthusiast (because pre-built uses the cheapest parts physically possible in most cases) and a good lifespan for custom built is 6 or 7 years. I think you've got a hardware issue, but try replacing your keyboard first, those Dell keyboards aren't great quality and at this age it'll almost certainly be on its way out. There are decent ones as cheap as US$16 on newegg.com :) (Logitech is your best bet, by far, at a cheaper price point; I have a very expensive Logitech gaming keyboard but even their cheap ones are decent)
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post #819 of 880 Old 06-18-2020, 03:38 AM
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I have a confession. If I'm in the wrong place just nudge me out gently please.

Anyhow, I fell like a terrible person. We have hypo-therapy at our yard. I cannot handle some of the children that make a lot of noise. One boy in particulars screams the place down the entire time he is there. He is so loud that he can be heard in every single corner of the rather large property. I know it's not his fault but when I hear him arriving (he can be heard even from his parents' car) I just dismount mid ride, rush through untacking and evacuate the yard as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the BO noticed and asked me if there is anything she can do about it - obviously not. I hope that the parents don't notice - but I just cannot handle it. Poor kid and poor parents.
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@Horsef I don't blame you a bit. It's hard with kids who aren't able to understand when it's appropriate to be loud and when they need to be quieter. I would avoid him too since it isn't fair to ask his parents to make him quiet down.
Would it be possible to ask the BO to have specific times the therapy kids are there, so you can avoid being there at the same time? The answer might be no, but you never know if you don't ask. Politely, of course!

Ikora is starting to settle down. She is still extremely forward in canter, and seems to be a bit uncomfortable on the right lead, so we're going back to walk/trot only. I need to get her saddles fitted, but I don't think her discomfort is coming from them, I think it's coming from the hip she broke back in January. Not sure if she just needs bodywork, or if she needs to go back to the vet - she seems fine though so we'll see I guess.
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