Daily Archives: May 29, 2019

11 and 13 . . .

Jan and I both agreed that today was the first day that we felt halfway normal again. Which is pretty good for us, since half-normal is pretty much normal for us. At least on the Normal-Crazy scale.

Getting to work I was hoping that the website Linux computer had finished doing it’s hard driver repair scan. But it was still cranking along. So rather than telling it to fix one problem at a time by pressing the ‘y’ key, I stopped it and then restarted it , including the ‘-y’ in the ‘fsck’ command from the # prompt.

And off it went, and it was still running when I left, which doesn’t bode well at all. If it’s finding this many errors it’s probably a major malfunction, and not repairable. But either way, I got back on moving the site up to Godaddy.

Luckily I’ve got the data files backed up so once I get the Zen Cart shopping cart set up and functioning I should be able just install the SQL databases and pick up where we left off.

Our European Advenutes LOGO 4

11 and 13 are how many pounds Jan and I each gained on our trip, so dinner tonight we were back onto our regular meals, and back on to our diets.

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have a chance to at least get to take a look at the radiator problem on the truck, but, as usual, we’ll see.

Random Thoughts on our Europe Trip:

TJMaxx is called TKMaxx over there. Same logo, just a K instead of a J.

There are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam, and it seems like they’re all on the streets at the same time.


At Least It Waited Until I Was Home . . .

Since our truck developed a radiator leak right before we left on our trip, I needed to rent a car until probably this weekend, so my ordered Enterprise rental showed up this morning. And after I drove the Hyundai Tucson I ended up with, I don’t really like it, especially compared to the Chevy Impala’s that I’ve had previously.

It’s not nearly as comfortable, and not nearly as powerful. Plus, unlike the Impala, when you really step on it, it gets ‘whiney’, and sounds like an enraged lawnmower.

Although I was still a little loggy this morning it was good to be back at work. At least for a while.

Though I had been checking out things while we were traveling, there are some things I can only do from the keyboard. And one of those is security updates. So I shut down the Apache server, installed the updates, and rebooted.

And then it all went down hill fast.

As soon as the system came up, it showed a hard drive error and indicated that I need to run ‘fsck’ (file system consistency check) to fix the error. And when I did, it took off, finding a lot of errors. And several hours later it was still going.

At least it waited until I got home to mess up.

And of course the websites were down as well, with customers finding a dead page when they came to the site. So I put up a forward on the URL to send people to a ‘We’ll Be Back Soon!’ page.

I’ve also got back on my goal of moving the websites up to GoDaddy, in case the HD problems are too severe.

Getting home about 4pm, Jan and I headed out to the League City WalMart to stock up the fridge since we left it pretty much empty when we left.

Then it was over Jennifer’s, the office manager, who had been taking care of Karma while we were gone. But before her home, we took Jennifer out to dinner to thank her for Karma-sitting.

Karma Won This Time 2

Then it was back over to Jennifer’s to collect our cat and bring her home. We were kind of wondering if she would remember us, but she came right to the sound of our voices. And getting her home, she went right back to her old routine, and found her favorite places.

Thought For The Day:

“You must look at the facts, because they look at you.” – Winston Churchill


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