Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

She's a goner for sure

The A/C in my car, that is. I thought it was not as cold as it was last Summer. My brother confirmed that it did not feel very air condition-y the other day. I contacted my car fix guy and he says he'll need it for a half day so, really, this week was out. Tuesday at 7 am.

And so of course, it's getting hotter and hotter and there is less and less A/C. Yesterday afternoon sitting in traffic on the way to the game, it was bad, really bad.

Just now my brother came back to collect his suitcase and join his wife over at the hotel. Oh and drop off the car and he said there was now, officially, no A/C at all.

I told him I'd come collect them for dinner about 5:30ish. He said fine. That was 2. So I thought, hmmm, maybe I'll pop over to the gym and swim. (I did not go this morning because I needed sleep more than swim.) But, then I remembered no A/C in the car? NFW.

It will be fine in the mornings and I don't think there's really any place I need to go in full sun before Tuesday. I am excited - not - about spending more money on stuff that isn't fun. But, having no A/C is not an option. I'm beginning to feel like a cartoon purse with dollars just flying out of it.

I've had issues with my internet coming and going really sporadically in the past few months. It's been a bitch to pin down enough even to describe if I called the service desk. Finally about a month ago, I found and installed a network monitor program that showed me a gazillion things that didn't even really point to any good info I could use to troubleshoot. I was going to get my brother to look at it but when I explained the issue he said 'Why don't you use that great little tool you told me about a couple of years ago?' Net Uptime Monitor. holy crap. That's exactly what I needed and I'd totally forgotten about it.

I downloaded it and installed it. When it came up, it was like seeing a beloved old friend again after years of separation. It's simple and easy and does exactly what I need without a fuss. Already, twice today I've thought the network failed and I was able to look at that simple log and see that, nope, it actually did not. Or if it did, it failed and corrected w/in 5 mins which is ok with me.

My brother says he's been using it for several years ever since I told him about it. So nice to have two people to share institutional memory!

I've done laundry and put the sewing room back in order and now I think I'll maybe do some TiVo catchup.
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