Like cleaning the bathroom super good. The tile around the tub/shower now is as close to sparkle as it can be. Over time, the tile became water spotted. whatever you call it the usual wipe down was not getting it. We purchased some super duper cleaner that had me wishing I had put on a gas mask. UGH. A job that is much tougher to complete than it was a few years ago. It was a hold your breath, spray on, get out of the room, and breath affair. Rinse and repeat because I missed some sections while holding my breath LOL.
I purchased a new battery backup. I took the old one (ten years old) into the bedroom where I have my game consoles and hooked them up so the next power outage hopefully will not cause me to loose my save games. Last outage I lost my Assassins Creed Black flag saves. With over 65% completion of the game done, I was so not the happy camper. Now I have to start all over again.
The truth is I did not go out a purchase the backup because the old one was insufficient for the main computer and was so dang old that it did not work with my windows 7 or that it lacked features that I really needed. Nope – I bought it so I could use the old one for the game consoles. The surge protection stuff still works just not the auto shut down the computer features and it had no protection for the cable lines. So now, I can leave Darwin (main computer) on even when no one is home. Cool!
The Adaptive PE class I take started Monday. Our teacher is out again 🙁 so we have our teacher’s assistant and a woman that just graduated from college with a degree in physical education and adaptive PE. The dang classroom was to dang hot for me this week. We have been doing the basic testing we always do. Body measurements and how far, fast, or the number you can do something. Then those of us who have taken the class before and completed the day’s tests went off to exercise. The classroom was too hot.
A few of MS peeps were not doing so well with it so warm. I mentioned it to the teacher’s aide and he called the college maintenance department to see if anything could be done. Right before the end of class a person showed up and used one of those temperature gauge things. He set temperature as low as it is allowed to be set. Apparently, each room can only change the temperature by three degrees. Whoopee. After he set it as low as he could his gauge said 79. Ok 79 is pushing it for me without exercising.
I am very heat intolerant. I came home rather bummed out. The PE class forces me to get up and get going each day and I get the exercise I need. Exercise is good. Getting to hot is bad. Knowing the classroom will be 79 on warmer days not so great.
Those of us with Multiple sclerosis joked that we were melting but seriously, I cannot do it. I have to go out, crank the a/c up in the truck, and wait until I cool off and my vision returns. When exercising I want to crawl into a walk in freezer. However, my legs probably would not work well enough to get into one. Therefore, if they are only going to cool to 79 degrees unless I figure something out I am going to have to either suffer or drop out.
How silly is it really to keep an adaptive physical education classroom this warm? The teachers assist gets it but I do not think the new teacher really understands. I asked her if the classroom would be this hot all the time and she just said yes. I told her I could not exercise in that warm of a temperature because of my MS and would probably have to drop. Oh, she says and walks off.
I have researched cooling vests before and have never found one that looked like it would work for me. All the ones I have borrowed were too bulky, made me feel like a clown when wearing them, or did not cool for long. Neck type coolers only work so so. I put the look for cooling options off. I did not want to be stuck in a bulky piece of gear that screamed Hey look at me the older woman stumbling around in the dumb vest. I can do canes, hiking poles, my scooter, but I have not found a vest that I could use without getting that feeling I get when stuck in a in an elevator.
I took the plunge this evening and ordered a vest.
It should be delivered tomorrow.
If it works out, I will have a topic for my next post.
I must admit that this database problem has me really rethinking modern blogging stuff (again). With each “improvement” these platforms make I end up metaphorically banging my head against my desk. Perhaps it is my lesion-filled brain, a generational technology gap, or my lack of enthusiasm to join the brave new world but seriously, way to many “you have got to be joking” moments are happening.
This blog Bifurcate In The Road is a self-hosted blog that’s owner happens to have multiple sclerosis. I enjoy connecting with others. The past few years most of the comments received have come from MS bloggers. Years of piecing together themes and changes made to accommodate the latest platform updates have played havoc with the database. It needs major cleanup. Not one that can be handled by a plug-in but the old fashioned hunt and seek sql commands kind.
The need for tech savvy folks to mess with others via hacking, spam, etc. baffles me. With each new security breach new changes to blog platforms come and with each software update new conflicts arise. Even the operating system at mission control here is due for some more updates Tuesday.
Alarms are ringing, warning lights flashing, as someone slowly beats their head on the desk. Bifurcate In The Road is out in the cold of cyber space without a cybersuit.
So, I log in to my blog and there are no posts. I mean NO post they are all gone! if any of you checked in here today please let me know when as I am determined to figure out when this happened time wise.
I checked the database and the post table is gone – yep just gone. If you no nothing about databases just imagine a filing cabinet and the whole drawer labeled posts was not there. Every file folder stored in that drawer lost. Umm
So, I went back to the last backup I had – and this is all my laziness again it was from June LOL. Good thing I did not post a lot lately hee hee something positive out of that at least. I tried the repair tools in mysql myphpsql but the table of posts was corrupted beyond repair. Other records were mysteriously gone also and my main language in my administration page items related to jetpack turned to Czech or Romanian or something while a was looking at it. Who knows maybe the news features were put out in those languages?
I have recreated the missing posts best I can – sorry all you comments are lost. I ended up going to my news reader and copying the posts before they disappeared from there.
Well, I am now off to go scream because databases frustrate the heck out of me. Maybe I will come back later and figure out the photos etc that are missing, rebuild sitemaps etc. .
and yeah I am running the backup right now. I guess that will teach my lazy arse . …
update: 4:27pm I am working on finding a way to restore comments from older backup to this database, if anyone knows how to do this with the post id’s having been changed?