Hot and humid. Next 5 days too. Very hot yesterday. I was careful working, but still got a touch of sunburn and felt a little “off”.
Did a quick pickup yesterday morning, then headed to my client’s house to finish up the open items. Stopped at my local electronics/networking/installer stuff store and grabbed a ubiquiti access point. Didn’t realize I was grabbing the heavy duty “long range” mack daddy version. That thing will light your hair on fire…
I was careful to alternate indoor and outdoor tasks throughout the afternoon and evening. The late start gave me some good shade to work in, and I work a big straw hat and my cool vest. Even so I fell behind in my hydration. When the sweat stops dripping off my nose and eyelids, it’s time to drink some more.
Got most of the work done. Took longer than it should have. Automagic is great, when it works, and if it works. Sometimes it takes a lot of messing around and multiple tries before the magic does its thing. That can be very frustrating. I fought with adding cameras to the NVR and with adding the WAP to the existing network.
Upsold the client on three more cams, so I’ll still have money coming in next month.
Today is my non-prepping hobby meeting. It got moved a week due to a conflict with the venue. After that, I’ll do a couple of small pickups, and hit my secondary location to load up some stuff for the BOL. Then it’s home to do yard work so I can get out of town for a while and work at the BOL.
In the interest of ‘improving’ myself, I will occasionally do something I don’t normally do. Reading poetry is one of those things. I do enjoy Kipling, and many of the people I read online make sure to mention his poems from time to time.
A week or two or a few ago I picked up a book at the goodwill ‘bins’ store it was vintage, but not particularly valuable. It was poetry by Robert L. Service and a couple bits I read were funny or engaging so I got it for me, even though it wasn’t worth enough to re-sell. Imagine my surprise when I was reading along in the smallest room in the house, and I found I recognized something… I’ll close today with the last stanza. The whole thing is available here.
It Is Later Than You Think
…Lastly, you who read; aye, youWho this very line may scan:Think of all you planned to do …Have you done the best you can?See! the tavern lights are low;Black’s the night, and how you shrink!God! and is it time to go?Ah! the clock is always slow;It is later than you think;Sadly later than you think;Far, far later than you think.
Stack it up.