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Failed HD upgrade.

10/09/08

  08:03:48 pm, by The Dreamer   , 640 words  
Categories: Wireless/iPhone, Travel, Home, Storage, Amateur Radio

Failed HD upgrade.

Next obstacle to the upgrade came on Sunday. I was laying in bed with the strong desire to sleep in, when I heard the sound of dishes clinking...and it sounded like it was coming from my condo. Upon investigation, I found the dirty dishes in my kitchen sink were floating on some disgusting looking and smelling water that was now filling the sink...and rising.

Couldn't find a way to make it go anywhere....so I called the building owners, and they said that its my problem and that I needed call a plumber. Even though I tried to explain that it wasn't my water and stuff that was coming into my kitchen. Most of the water was coming from the washing machine upstairs (which is common space). Plus the main drain shouldn't be mine. But, after I talked the renter upstairs into stopping the laundry, she asked if I knew when the landlord would fix it. I didn't have a clue. She commented how slow they can be.

By now water was pouring out onto the kitchen floor....and I had called a few plumbers....hard to find a person on a Sunday. But, I did find some one that would eventually come out.

And, eventually it was taking care of....$171.70 for the work and $98 extra for being a Sunday....$269.70. Later the building owner did call back, saying that sounds like it is a building problem and that maybe they would come out on Monday to look at it. Kind of late there.... Much later, they called me on Tuesday saying that they were coming out. No idea what happened. I stayed at work. Had plenty of critical stuff going on that needed my attention.

So, no upgrade of the harddrive before I take a trip to go to the Ohio Linux Fest. :?

Meanwhile, I'm feeling the anxiety of the upcoming trip. Apparently, I no longer travel well....

Need to work on my ability to travel again....not just because I'm going to LISA in November and a trip to Calgary to see my parents in December. And, possibly a trip in March to see my grandparents. Especially since I've got too many vacation days piling up....wonder if I can pull off a major vacation next year. Perhaps a belated trip of what I had originally considered to center around my 40th birthday....

Meanwhile, I wonder if I'll take my current HT with me to OLF....

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