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10 November 2017 @ 07:03 am
Repairs  
I forgot to mention we had a time change on the 5th. Fall backwards. This used to be the easy one for me when I was in high school because I used to sleep in a lot back then and had a hard time getting up. But even then I never liked how the days were shorter. Too much darkness and sunset comes too soon. I love using my Terra Time app and each day is about a minute and twenty seconds shorter than the previous. I'm looking forward to the solstice in Dec so I can start counting the seconds added to the day instead. Sun sets are around 5:30 now which is just wrong. I wish they time didn't change. I wish it just stayed on the previous schedule. I have had a hard time adjusting to it.

The gaming is going great. I have at last finished with my three pawns and am now focusing on my main game with Schuyler and George. So I hire Ophidius and Owen to join me on that game. Still need to back up the old playstation. I've been bad about that. Then I can finally show you guys pics of what this is all about.

The other day Chris and I found a new restaurant we like. We're really very sick of everything in town and in the area. Ruby Tuesdays is not what they used to be and they keep taking good things off the menu which I have not been pleased about. It all started when they got rid of the red velvet cupcakes and it's been down hill since then with one good item after another going. Like this one chicken meal. With my change in diet after my surgery it's hard to find things I can eat and I LIKE to eat. But this place is called Saigon Cafe. I was in the mood for something totally different and well this place delivered. I'll go into more detail when I post pics. I need to post pics and catch up on that too.

The ceiling fan light in the game room has not worked in a long time. So we went out and bought some LED lights to replace them. We just want to get rid of all the ceiling fans as we just don't use them anyway. Well what should have been a simple thing turned out way more complex. Of course that's life. So annoying. After buying the two round lights I realized we could hook them up but would not be able to use them because the switch on the wall doesn't go to the ceiling but to an outlet. That's something and electrician would have to rewire. So we called one up and I just showed him all the things that were wrong. The disco lights in the kitchen we haven't used in age because of the crazy flashing. The outlets in the bathrooms that were not working and the three rooms we want new lights in. Well the bill was high so I only opted for some of those things. We fixed the outlets and the kitchen. I LOVE the kitchen now with the LED lights. It's so bright and white in there. It's so darn nice. I can have indoor plants in there again. He even mentioned the plants would like the new lights. Awesome. I love that though LED are more expensive they last up to ten years so you aren't replacing bulbs every few months. He installed a surge protector on our switch box and put one of the lights in the garage. But the main issue is our game room is still in total darkness. Later on we'll have that fixed as all the bedrooms stupidly have the switch going to an outlet and not the ceiling fixture. We'll work something out. The bill was still hefty though and I have to rebuild my funds now. So much for upgrading to a new TV soon. That will have to wait. I will also hold off on the smart speakers for a while. I think I will go with Google Home Mini first in coral and then get Alexa since they seem specialized for different things. I think Alexa is more suited for the smart light bulbs while Google is more for entertainment systems since many TV's come with google already built in.

But after that I didn't get much accomplished. I wasn't feeling well. I got chilled standing in front of the AC unit too long, I had back pain and my firbro started acting up badly and I had a bad headache. It was a lovely 86 degrees outside but I was thinking about putting on winter clothes I felt so bad. I ended up taking a hot shower which helped but the there stuff still was there so I didn't game or do much of any of the other stuff I had planned. I'm still not feeling good this morning. Still have the headache but hope that will pass soon. Other than that the day was very good and I'm glad to finally have had some of these repairs done.
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actipton80actipton80 on November 10th, 2017 12:33 pm (UTC)
I wonder if that Saigon Cafe sells pho. That is one of my favorite dishes, especially when I'm not feeling well.

I'm not happy about all this darkness. It's been cloudy and raining since Tuesday, but I think it's supposed to be sunny today. I need light.
Desthagirion on November 10th, 2017 12:58 pm (UTC)
It does. I didn't know what it was but now I know it's a giant soup.

I'm the same. I need light too which is why I get sleepy in the game room and we really need to fix the light in there.
jokerforeverjokerforever on November 14th, 2017 03:25 am (UTC)
I can't say I feel as strongly about the days getting shorter, frankly I rather feel more secure with the darkness coming early, something about it just gives me comfort to the point where I'll just shop at Walmart to get my steps in for the day. That said, I can see how this annoys you.

I'm glad that you made good progress on gaming and more so that you found a new restaurant you both can enjoy. I never understood why restaurants get rid of good food on their menu, you'd think they would profit the business more, I guess no one else like them but then we NT's are more often than not on the minority on such things.

That's nice that the LEDs work in the kitchen now at least. I often find that even though a certain item is more expensive than a common item of similar function upon purchase, said expensive item proves more cost effective saves at least a touch more money in the long run. In my case I have been buying dubia roaches as opposed to crickets because, even though they're more expensive upon purchase, they last longer and don't have to buy them nearly as often. That and they typically have more nutritional value than crickets.

Darn ac unit, well hopefully you're feeling a little better now than when this journal was posted.
Des: Christmas Palm Treethagirion on November 14th, 2017 12:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's only going to get worse for me. I keep checking my app everyday seeing when sunrise and sunset is. Length of day today is 10 hours 46 minutes. Tomorrow 1 minute and 12 sec shorter than today. Ugh. I'm looking forward to the winter solstice when these numbers start to increase.

The game is coming along. Hopefully soon I can post some decent screen caps of it. I don't know. I think some items might have been popular but yes that's usually the case and I find that if I like a product it will get discontinued so I better stock up on it. Case in point they don't make those headphones anymore when I only found out about them a few months ago. I actually keep a list of the things that have discontinued on me because it's like a personal curse. Uh oh Thag likes this, we better get rid of it. Almost seems that's what the companies do.

I'm very happy with the kitchen lights. It's true what they say that you get what you pay for. I'm always trying to save a buck but sometimes being cheap doesn't pay and a lot of things are best bought new and high end. With pets it's best to buy the best we can afford for their health and happiness.

I am recovered now thank you. Ha yes I get chilled easily. I'm definitely a tropical species.
Samantha Falcosamanthafalco on November 14th, 2017 03:27 am (UTC)
I used to adjust very easily to daylight savings times, but I'm having a rough time adjusting to it this time for some reason. We've had some nice but cold sunny days this week and I've been inside in class or at work and by the time I get out, no more sun. I need to set time aside to get more during the week because no sunlight really screws with me.

I've only been to a Ruby Tuesday's once ans that was when our power was out after a hurricane seven years ago. When I get more money in, I want to take my sister out to a good restaurant since I have yet to take myself out to a real restaurant yet. I was thinking Red Lobster since I haven't eaten there in a while and I love their food.

It got cold really fast here in NY. We had a night that was 50 degrees and then the very next night it was 23. Yikes. I don't mind the cold but I need at least a week to adjust, not less than 24 hours, haha. I wore my budgie pajamas to bed that night.
Desthagirion on November 14th, 2017 12:14 pm (UTC)
You too huh? Yes it's not the same for me anymore. I definitely need sunlight too. It is important to us to get a decent amount of hours. I have noticed cold days tend to be sunny and nice. Too bad they are cold though. Skies are clear probably because it's harder to have humidity in cold.

It's very important to treat yourself. Definitely take time out to go with your sister somewhere nice. Chris and I love to eat out at least once a week. Red Lobster is very good. Been going there for years.

Oh man that sucks. We're getting nights in the upper 50s which is cold for us. For me if it drops below 75 it's cold. That's cool about the budgie pajamas. Haha.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on November 15th, 2017 01:44 am (UTC)
I wonder if it's an aging thing that adjusting is so hard! The birds always feel cheated by falling back. They are quite precise in their timekeeping and resent being put to bed "early".
Desthagirion on November 15th, 2017 12:07 pm (UTC)
I don't know. It might be. I used to be a night owl and my biological clock got changed after a bad case of food poisoning. If that had never changed I might still like the Fall Back schedule. Oh yes birds are creatures of habits and don't like changes in their schedules. Haha.