It’s mid October so it’s a perfect time to post an entry here. I’m mostly focused on pictures right now, but in short, 2018 continues to be a challenging year and some days are much harder than others. Work insists on being stressful and it is sometimes difficult to deal with that on top of all the other stuff. Larry’s chemotherapy is apparently doing its job, which is fantastic, but the side effects continue to build up and progressively get worse. He’s able to find ways to deal and mitigate, but it sucks nonetheless. Mom can’t feel her hands and it doesn’t look to be carpal tunnel, so here’s hoping that upcoming appointments with a nerve doctor provide insight on what is happening. So all around, good times, right? That’s the update then on what’s been going on, so now I’ll just post some pics.
Sunday, Oct 21: Our Countertops at the Glen LA
Yesterday, we celebrated Mom’s 70th. Planning for this evolved as Mom’s not been feeling that great so we kept this very simple. Larry and I made a cake, and then we met up with Stacie at Mom’s to get lunch and celebrate. Wish we could have done more but the plan is to eventually have a do-over when she’s feeling better.
Sat, Oct 20: Mom’s 70th
And in completely unimportant news, I rebuilt my PC. I do this every now and then because one simply can’t have an old computer. Well, I’ve actually held off on rebuilding the computer’s motherboard and processor for 5 years! I’ve replaced the graphics card a few times, got a solid state drive or two, and upgraded the power source in that time, but hadn’t really felt the need to update the main processor. But the latest round of computer games were starting to tell me that if I wanted the premiere experience, I’d need to do something about it. So I did. And just in time, as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which just came out, is a beast and I can run it without a problem and it looks glorious. It’s a fantastic game too. My components this time around included:
- Intel i7-8700 3.7Ghz processor
- ASUS Prime Z370-A Motherboard
- 16 GB of DDR4 3000 RAM
- be quiet! Dark Rock processor cooler fan
- GeForce GTX 1070 Ti video card (which I had got a month or two ago)