Waiting for Lawyer to text

We have a status hearing this morning for the custody case. The lawyer told us we did not have to be there and that she would text me when it is done. I know it is going to go fine, but I am freaking out about it at the moment.

It is not helping that I had a very bad night. I could not close my eyes without seeing Sonya dead. I have not had this happen in a few months. I gave up on trying to sleep at 4:00 am, and was out on the deck with the puppy by 5:25 am.

That said, I got about an hour of studying this morning, and now I am going to start cleaning. Maybe I will. Everyone else just left, so I am sure the pup is going to come demand attention.

30 seconds later


Our new deck just passed inspection. I am really looking forward to using the deck. It not only gets my some fresh air and vitamin d from the sun, but it gets me out of my bedroom / office I spend almost all day in.

We are still working on lighting for the deck.

Sleepless Night

As I write this post it is about 5AM. I did not get much sleep last night. I woke up about 2:30AM and just could not get back to sleep. So, at 3AM I gave up and decided to start doing a little computer work. For the last week I have been working on rebuilding my NAS/LAB Computer. Most of this time I have been making a backup of the terabytes of data that was on the computer.

Yesterday I was finally able to start the rebuild itself by reinstalling Unraid the OS being used on the server, but that is going to take another few days. Right now, Unraid is building the Drive Array and Parity Drive which takes an exceedingly long time. For any less technical readers as drive array is a group of drives grouped together in a way that a computer thinks they are one drive. A parity drive is a copy of that array so if one of the drives fails you have a backup of all the files on it. This process is going to take a few days and I only have 12 TB of storage on the system.

It is time to take a break and get some air. It is going to be an exceptionally long day to day. After posting this I am going to take a short break on the front porch and after that I have a lot of cleaning and downsizing to do. I need to get my life more organized.