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Changes in the winds...

So I'm done with my CCNA+Security class as of Tuesday and that means for the moment no more miles on the truck and no more having people show up to get my daughter off the bus after I leave. Both good things.

Still the tests for both the CCNA and the CCNA+Security need to be passed. Neither is easy but the CCNA+Security one is going to be a little easier than the former so I may focus on taking that first. Regardless I'm running out of time here.

A long-time friend just identified himself as TG and I'm truly okay with that. Most of that flotsam and jetsom in my personality regarding that stuff got disabled years ago. I still get twinges but most of it is well taken care of. And with my constant ever-increasing stream of discovering things about myself (both bad and good) who am I to judge what other people are inside?

Speaking of which my wife had me watch "ADD and Loving It" and after much thought over my actions and habits I have to say it's probably time for me to get both my autism and possible other things formally diagnosed. There's no real stigma to it any more and lots of help to be gained. (Yes I know there's still some assholes out there that cause problems for anybody that doesn't fit into their world view but they seem to be getting thankfully rarer and rarer.) Anyway I have a number of the standard set of symptoms for ADD so I have to see if I can't separate out ADD from Autism. The two aren't necessarily exclusive but they do overlap in a number of areas so it's time to pin it all down.

I have to thank my wife for not leaving me a mess after making no-bakes last night. Cleaning as we cook makes a considerable difference to how long it takes me to clean the kitchen every day.

Which reminds me that I have to go out and get more of the ingredients for the cheap beef stew including the cheap seasoning packet. It all worked well in the crock pot and both my wife and I loved it. Same for the cheap chili. I really need to prep to cook more stuff.

Oh and three new cherry tomatoes started on the plant in the library! Woot! Now I just need to put better lighting in there to help more of them grow. Plant food helps as well.

I've been watching a couple of inexpensive but complete hydroponics setups on E-bay lately. One with 8 pots and one that is a 5 gallon bucket. If I can get one of those I can replicate it myself locally and then grow a ton of things indoors. I just wish I could find a cheap way to make recycled vegetables and such into hydroponics nutrients. That would rock most greatly.

Didn't renew my Dreamwidth paid premium account and it seems to still allow me to post remotely and cross-post properly. So it looks like I can wait on that one.

Good thing too because I really really need to cobble together about $90 total to do my timing chain on my truck. (And the water pump at the same time.) I've got the water pump but I need to buy the timing chain kit, all the gaskets, and antifreeze because you really need to take the radiator out to do this job.

Oh and I'm due for a new headlight switch on that truck again. I suspect there's still a grounding issue with it but I can't find anything that tells me where the ground points are on that vehicle. They're all labeled with letters but not a physical location in most cases. I should hunt them all down and clean them. That would almost certainly do a world of good on that truck. Especially with the age of the wires.

Cross-posted from Dreamwidth ( http://nimitzbrood.dreamwidth.org/208152.html ) but feel free to comment here as well.




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