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Nice to read a little book review / journal entry I wrote a year ago and it holds up. :)

"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" by Kurt Vonnegut
jays.net/mr_rosewater.txt

384 customers still without power. (wow 180K restored). Feeling lazy because I haven't helped anybody. I registered on the NextDoor Help Map, maybe I should check Facebook for people needing help? ooof. FaceBook.

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Day 5 update: We got power back! YAY! Dudes shimmied up the pole, strung new wire, 30 minutes later the house hummed back to life and we were able to kill the constant noise of the generators all throughout the neighborhood.
5,622 customers still without power.

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Raining today, hopefully deck placement stays running and doesn't damage the deck through vibration exhaust etc...

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The good news is chainsawing is pretty fun, great work out. But exhausting in 90 degree billion humidity weather. And the pressure cooker is amazing: steamed spaghetti squash, cooked all the eggs in the fridge all at once.
Today it might rain, moving the 200 pound generator onto the covered deck at 8am. Where... it *should* keep running fine under most rain conditions?

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Day 5, no power. Having "an adventure" is one thing. Being on an adventure with people who don't enjoy adventures is another. Everything that needed chainsawing on property has been chainsawed, stacked, hauled. Two huge coolers full of iced drinks I bought for the work crew are now sad melted luke warm tubs because they never showed up. The robot lady called me again today saying "not today. Something something Thursday a human might start calling you."

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Share a project idea you've worked on in private, made some progress, but eventually gave up on and never published.

Would you still love to finish it some day? Did you find an alternative solution? Realized the idea wasn't that great after all?

Looking forward to seeing all your replies! ❤️

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Update from day 4 on generator power: The power company has now seen the down lines in my neighbor's neighbor's back yard! YAY!! It's like bird spotting, but dudes in hard hats, come to save the day!!
I showed them my little ramp down into the valley, no idea if they'll use it or not.

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@mwlucas the forbes article is totally confused. They have mixed up the claim that that amount of moss can absorb same pollution from the air, (i.e. particulates) as 275 trees, to a claim that it absorbs the same CO₂ as the grove of 275 trees. If it was true, that seat thing would weigh at least 100 tons more after a year. About 10 tons per cubic metre by the looks of it, roughly the density of lead. LOL.

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"Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson successfully rockets to outer #space"

"Virgin Galactic moved into its facilities in New Mexico in May 2019 after years of delay. The glitzy building, called #Spaceport America, was paid for with more than $200 million in mostly taxpayer money, and it had been waiting nearly a decade for #Virgin Galactic to move in and open for business."

edition.cnn.com/2021/07/11/tec

#Socialism for the rich and #capitalism for the poor. #lateStageCapitalism

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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he today who remains without power in shall be my brother, Be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition, and gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves acursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks, that fought with us upon St. Crispin's day!
27,000 of us. Our numbers are dwindling.

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I've got the week off work, doing relaxing things like not having power and felling trees :) youtu.be/B9LqeCe3lBA

Ants: Behold! Beautiful orange high speed corridors straight to delicious sugar shoes! Come, my thousands of brothers! FEAST!
Me: dammit ants, those are extension cords from our generator because our power is out. Get out of our house. The shoe is on the deck, help yourself to whatever we stepped in. If you insist on eating inside the house I recommend these delicious poison traps.

Greetings from generator-powered Internet, where 66K folk remain without power on day 3... I cancelled my trip out west, will spend the 2 weeks cleaning up the down trees... country life: so relaxing!

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