You might have noticed I haven't been posting here for awhile. The day after my last post we left for a two week vacation in Tennessee. My wife is from there and we haven't been there in a few years so it was about time. It was a good trip, but with a 17 girl, 7 and 6 year old boys and 3 month little girl I wouldn't categories as restful. At least not for me and my wife. Both boys contracted a rash that comes from going into an unclean hot tub. The hotel was nice enough to pay the medical bills. We won't be staying there again. We left Tennessee at the end of last month about 11PM because it was time to leave the next morning anyway and we didn't want to stay in that hotel. We spent 24hrs on the road, a straight through, no sleep, drive back to Texas. If I wasn't exhausted before the trip I sure was after it. I was up for 42 hours. No, I didn't transpose the numbers. 24hrs plus I was up all day before we left Tennessee that evening. Did I mention the 7 year old was sick the entire way back and oh yeah, he threw up a few hours into the journey. The pore thing was in misery.
We got back to the house about 2am and everyone crashed. The next day, after a good night sleep, we woke up and realized the AC wasn't cooling the house. After several quick fixes I was able to get it working pretty well, but with 105 degree heat it can only do so much. Then we noticed the refrigerator stopped cooling. I got it working but it failed again the next day. Did I mention the roof on the house needed to be replaced? We arranged for a new fridge and scheduled the roofing guys to do the work which they assured us would take one day. The new fridge broke. We arranged for a swap out and left for the day to avoid the roofing noise. We went to grandmas house.
We didn't hear from the roofing guys all day and came home to an unfinished roof and an AC that wasn't cooling at all. There were roofing nails, little circular metal things and staples all over the outside AC unit which wasn't running. The roofing guys agreed to put us up in a hotel for the night. The next day after driving around and sitting in the car all day the AC was fixed and the roof was finished.
This brings me to about 5 days ago when I was able to get back to work. Then we got the water bill and it appears one of our toilets was running the entire time we were in Tennessee. The water usage was 3 times our usual and the bill was about $120 more than we normally pay. I spent the afternoon completely replacing every part of both toilets in the house. Then I got back to work again.
I have been working on some new videos about upgrading computers. If you've built your computer already you may think these videos won't be worth watching but there are lots of issues that arise when you upgrade a computer that you don't have to worry about when you build from scratch. The first series will be RAM upgrades. I should have the first video online in a few days. I will also be posting here again on a regular basis and will update all of the Computer Parts Lists tomorrow.