While it was tempting to squander it on something foolish, it's going to savings and tuition. We even have an emergency fund now, a month and a half's worth.
Mrs. Ha is trying to get hired as an aide to a woman with CP, but the agency she is working through is slow and archaic. They sent her a 42 page PDF, with about 22 pages that needed to be filled out. They didn't provide a mailing address, so we could return them via email or fax. If I had the run of the corporate campus I could probably find a working fax machine, but they're getting rarer and rarer. Her laptop doesn't even have a phone jack, I'm not sure if mine does either.
My work is about the same. One of the smaller monstrosities broke overseas, so I was handed around 60 hours of testing I need to do on a local smaller monstrosity. That might take three weeks, as most of my other duties can only be done by me, as there's no new ink jet monstrosities overseas. Yay, tedious job security.
My birthday was pretty good, I decided to spoil myself with games and toys. We go to the Goodwill clearance center about once a week. We call it the bins, because there's about 80 large 4x8 foot bins full of donated stuff priced to move. It would be hard to buy $10 worth of stuff there without getting a cart. On one trip I was in there for just a few minutes and I saw a quadcopter drone shaped like the Millenium Falcon. I went to look at other stuff, then realized officially licensed Star Wars stuff is usually pretty good. I went back and got it, it even had a charge. The first remote I bought was for the single rotor Falcon drone. I couldn't find just the remote, so I bought a previously enjoyed kit with both the quadcopter drone and remote. The drone I found at the bins works now, as does the new one, two Millenium Falcon drones!
The game I bought was Command and Colors Ancients, which is similar to Battlecry. It's much shorter and simpler than the wargames I played in my youth, but there's something to be said about a game one can play in a few hours, without having to constantly reference the rule book.
My dad has been declining due to Alzheimers, last summer they sold their RV. It was physically too much. We've been keeping the Labor Day at a county park tradition alive, but for the last weekend our $7 Eureka tent got shredded. Mr. Ha would like a teardrop, but they're pricey and we don't have room in the garage for me to make one. I am planning on getting a trailer hitch for the Impreza, maybe we can buy or rent a cheap, light pop-up. Failing that, another tent, maybe even new. We have almost six months to figure something out.
I've mentioned Baen books before, they have a forum called the Bar with most of their authors having a sub-forum. There are also other forums there, ranging from cooking to politics. After January 6th, the Politics forum got ugly, someone on Patreon raised a stink, and the forums have been shut down for over a month.
Mrs. Ha and I have appointments for our first covid vaccinations, on 4/20. I qualified because I'm artificially immuno-suppressed, for Mrs. Ha it was BMI. I'm not sure how we'll celebrate, are there any good holidays around 4/20?
Mrs. Ha wants to get together with Irish_girl, but she's not vaccinated either and isn't very careful. She thinks she had covid earlier, but just how long does immunity last?
My dad has had his two shots, and my mom is scheduled for her first shot in a few weeks. What will you do when you get vaccinated?
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