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Stay safe. Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your N95 mask. GET VACCINATED! GET BOOSTED!

“Note to self: You gotta do this for you. This is for you. This isn’t about anybody. Live for you. Honor you. Never lose sight of that.”

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Oh boy, the gaping hole of the salt mine is just around the corner and I do not want to enter it today. What horrors await me, after 2 days off during serious crunch time? I have kept the work laptop closed the whole time, so when I open it, I will probably be promptly strangled by emails and messages, imploring me to get this, that and the other thing done before noon. I'll need to take plenty of breaks!

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I did finally watch King Richard. Pretty good movie, keeping me interested for the entire 2.5 hours. You can tell the Williams sisters were executive producers though, as it sure sugarcoated family life. I suppose sibling strife wasn't the point of the movie, but they made it a point to show how great all 5 of the sisters got along. And I always wonder of the father's who drive their kids who don't end up best in the world. But still, pretty inspiring. That's 8 of 10 2022 Oscar movies watched

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The Bruins lost game 7, so I will have to wait until October for more hockey. Well, I will probably root for a Canadian team in the playoffs, but it won't be the same, obviously. They gave it a good shot but just didn't perform well away from home for some reason. It was nice sitting on the patio, sipping an ice cold brew, reading a book (still pushing thru *China*) and listening to them on the radio. Could be my perfect later afternoon siesta.

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## Morning Mastodonians!

Mostly a weekend trying to recover from the crazy day on Friday, when R graduated from her 5 year Masters program. We stayed home after that, puttering about in the heat - finally! It was in the 80s on Saturday and a kind of warm icky 70s yesterday. We did finally turn on the AC to sleep. I did pick up a new TV for the living room. Now that it is wall mounted, the 40" one was too small, so I moved up to a 55". And amazing deal at Target for a $235 Roku TV. Works great!

*King Richard* was pretty good. An little idealized I think. I mean, 5 daughters getting along great all the time? No complaints about practicing? Not my experience.

But it was pretty good. I mean, I watched the entire 2 1/2 hours without complaint!

@snowdusk thanks! It's an amazing accomplishment and I am so proud.

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Wonder if they missed me in the salt mine the last couple days? I am already dreading the Monday Monster that lurks in that black pit of despair. I will have to try and forget it for a couple more days. The amount of work that piles up when you take just a couple days off is insane. Probably better to just take the entire week off, to be honest. It is a gruesome prospect no matter what.

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Not sure what the plan is today. I would love to just relax, but the weather is going to be rainy here tomorrow, so I should work outside and do more lawn and garden work. Maybe even mow the lawn for the first time this year. Back in the days of a gas mower, it was always a chore getting it running. But I love my electric mower! Plug it in and it just works. Perfect for a small lawn like ours. And then the - Game 7 at 4:30pm! They haven't done well in North Carolina but it is winnable.

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But it was a very long day for us. We were up at 4am to make the drive out there, as she had to be at the stadium for graduation at 8am. We also had to pick up our other daughter who is in the pre-vet program there. And she is a tough one to roust sometimes! But we finally made it. The weather was good, esp. in the beginning, when it was cloudy. When the sun came out, it was hot in the stands. Then off to a nice lunch by the river. And then the long drive home. But was worth it.

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## Morning Mastodonians!

Well, somehow we survived yesterday. it was a occasion to be proud no doubt about that. My daughter R graduated with her Masters in Education and is looking forward to a career as a teacher of 2nd or 3rd grade kids. And if the results from her earlier gigs as a teacher in training are any indication, she is going to be a great one. Kind, smart, empathetic and very even tempered, it isn't a surprise really.

Like the saying goes, a bad day on the golf course is way better than a good day at work. The weather was great but I had to hit the damn ball too often, even if it was the first time on the course this season.

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So yeah, no salt mine drudgery today or tomorrow, thank Zeus! I've been working from home for many many years and I have no problem closing down the work laptop and ignoring it until the next day of toil. They sure got their pound of flesh from me yesterday though. You'd think I was leaving for 2 months, rather than 2 days. But I think I got just enough done, and delegated just enough tasks, to keep everyone happy until Monday. BTW, isn't Outlook a serious piece of trash?

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I was hoping to bring A over to the local VW dealer to check out and test drive the ID.4 but, in typical fashion, I couldn't get her out of bed before 2pm. Oh well. I always try to be flexible when it comes to getting the kids moving, even at their age, and if it happens, it happens and if it doesn't, it doesn't. Consumer Reports doesn't give it a very good grade (only a 59/100) but the road test video is solidly enthusiastic, bar the usual complaints about the UI and the haptic controls.

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We tried playing *Generation Zero* last night for our 4 Guys Co-op session, but it didn't go very well. B is in Hawaii, so he didn't play. And I had it installed on Linux on both computers here for M & I but the networking code must be shaky in the Proton emulator because neither of us would stay logged in on the session. So I guess I'll have to install Windows on the other computer too. I was hoping to avoid it. I rebooted mine into Windows and it worked just fine. Blah.

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