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Well, yesterday I finally turned the new computer on for the first time....so 6 weeks?

I first tried installing OpenSolaris, but it choked. I kind of figured that it might have a problem taking to the SATA...but I wanted to have at least tried. Even though I had pretty much decided that I would be running Linux of some sort.

So, I have started mucking about with installing Linux on it. I want it to be a server, but I also want to do desktop stuff. And, it has been a long time since I've done personal system setup....so there'll probably be a period of tweaking things before I declare it stable enough to where it'll spend the rest of its days mainly just doing BOINC.

That sounds wasteful, so I'm sure I'll find other things it can do as well...

Meanwhile, I'm waiting for the arrival of a new washer and dryer that I bought last weekend. Due to the untimely and catastrophic failure of my washer.

I had gotten this mismatched, free pair of washer and dryer when I got this condo....since I wasn't ready to buy my dream washer and dryer. The washer turned out to be in rather poor shape. But, follow certain rules...like only run it during the day and when I'm not home....only my neighbors have to listen to the freight train running through my apartment...it worked. There was a small tub leak, which I had ignored...though I had forgotten that I should probably check the stack of magazines that were holding one corner up now and then....guess over time the combination of the excessive vibration and water dropped the corner until it reached its limit.

I came home from work last Friday, to find that the washer had almost made it across the hall....and load was heavy with water and other gunk. So, I moved the washer back, found new magazines to get back into level. And, did a quick rinse and spin of the load. This lead to a very noticeable puddle under the washer this time.

I decided, that it was likely time to finally buy the new washer and dryer that I said I was going to do last summer. Only problem, is I'm short on cash due to other things recently...and there are other short term things that are on hanging around.

Now the old dryer was of a smaller capacity than the washer, which is kind of a nuisance.... Plus it would sometimes get stuck running....so I just replacing the washer wasn't really the option....

At least my dad didn't die. We now learn that he was a bit sick before going on a cruise just before the Xmas....though he ignored it, and half way through the cruise it started getting really bad, but he continued to ignore it. Until he forced the airplane to make a rush landing and drag him straight to the hospital by ambulance.

They made a rushed assessment and sent him home the next day....where he gradually got worse and worse, requiring a new trip back to the ER. Where they found spots in his Xrays....where he then became convinced that his cancer had returned and spread to his liver and lung. So, he said he just wanted to die rather than find out for certain....

Turned out to be an infection of some sort....so they finally found him a bed and did a course of IV antibiotics...and soon he had his appetite back and him saying that the hospital food was really great. (so much for the food on a luxury cruise).

So, I didn't have to rush out and find airplane tickets or cancel the delivery of my washer and dryer....etc.

At the suggestion of a friend, I looked to see if anywhere was having a do not pay or no-interest for 12 month or something deal on appliances. It being a holiday weekend, it turned out to be rather easy. Though I was worried about whether I would get the financing. I didn't want more credit or debt....especially store plastic (its what got me into trouble in the beginning). Plus I recently had fraud alerts placed on my credit, due to a pile of fraudulent charges on my credit cards....and having to cancel and get new cards, etc.

But, one way or another I was in a position to pay for the washer and dryer, I was just seeking to avoid the early redemption penalty on my CDs.

So, after much thought I went ahead and applied for store credit to do the no-interest financing...I got the credit....just barely enough to buy the washer and dryer...and I completed the order, etc.

It is amazing how laundry piles up, though I guess its partly because I'm not using the old washer as a place to store some of my dirty laundry. I have just the one hamper...but during the week, I usually put whites straight into the washer and everything else in the hamper, so I guess I don't notice as much.

Though it'll be interesting to see what I do now that I have a extra large capacity washer and dryer now. Wonder if I generate enough laundry in a week to do two loads anymore.

At least I can now wash my comforter....which I wish I could've done at the beginning of the season....it had picked up a musty and plastic smell while being stored over the summer. And, I didn't get around to bring it out until the last moment, so I just had to put up with the smell until it aired out....

Anyhoo...

The Dreamer.


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