There is something to be said about things progressing in a logical order and benefitting from same. Of course, there is something also to be said about being in the right place and right time to take advantage of same. Well more or less, with work that is now the case, which I could not be happier with.
For one, after the major portion was done…I was able to proceed with setting up the databases for what is about 85% for the rest of same. Seeing that they were or rather…are not as intense as those for the vacuum tubes…this was a breeze. Also there was a structural change which is going to really make this trully accessible across all platforms on the net, no matter how or where one connects. In fact, every few days or so, via email I do get the updates from the client and they are happy beyond words that this is the case, due to the fact they are located in a portion of Washington State which has little access [currently] to anything beyond dialup. Or if they do, the startup and monthly costs of same are prohibitive [this in an era when the US was going to create something similar to the Rural Electrification Agency…that ‘alphabet soup’ agency from the depression era…whose sole mission would be to extend highspeed internet to all in the country. So far, that has not happened] and as such, these folks are stuck with dialup. Does not make them any less a population to be heard from as well as not their fault…it is the way that things shaked out and it is something that needs to be rectified.
As I had mentioned to ****, healthwise, things could not be better. To be honest, there is a boost of mental energy in this, because it is now on to the next amount of weight loss. The side benefit of the work being ahead as it is having to do with when the weather actually turns nice in this burg, I will not be locked behind the flightdeck at that time. Which means in addition to the standard set of outdoor pics *S*, there will be long walks from let’s say Freddy Kroger to the bus or LRT. Rae and Marty will be happy with this, in that it will mean they can take over the world [a la ‘Pinky and the Brain’] via the PCs. Good thing for me that they cannot [as of yet] open the laptop when the cover is on. Then again, I had not thought a few years ago that they would not be able to open the email program on the desktop, but gee whiz they did. Hence, I would not want to put anything beyond them and their reach.
The good weather also makes me wish that **** was here to share those walks with. Ok traversing the parking lot at the Kroger is not really fun, what I am referring to is in Portland proper, the NW section and Hawthorne. On some days there is something almost NYC-ish about the place and then on others…one is happy that it is not a major city. I would love to show her the mixture of tree lined streets which share their occupancy with that funky mix of businesses which help put the ‘weird’ in ‘KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD’ [the term refers to home grown businesses and not those franchise operations, unless they really want to blend in] as well as take in the natural beauty which surrounds us. There are two other cities I have lived in which feature incredible natural scenescapes either as part of a harbor [Seattle] or the city within a park [Minneapolis]. But there is something about this quirky happenstance at the confluence of two rivers contained in a valley which is pretty neat as well. Now if I can only get **** out here at some point…*S*
Before I run on, one of the major bits of good news that came out of the last ‘oilchange’ was that all is now on a semi annual schedule. While some may not see the following as a benefit…there is something to be said about not following the crowd into getting on the HRT when it is not medically advised to do so to be a part of ‘those who are legit’.It is rather childish for some…actually a lot….to adopt that attitude towards others, as well as makes one wonder if the community wants respect from the so-called ‘outside world’ that there is a severe lack of it in same around their own. And some wonder where the younger generation of bullies that are decried get their ideas from.
Well enough of that. It is time to close this one out, so til next time….from the land of the colourtini….enjoy the words as the pictures fly through the air.
[As an aside, with all the disasters that are popping up all over the planet, look in on friends and those family members who are living in harm’s way. Just a thought there….]