Work Travel

I guess I’m heading to Harbor Springs tomorrow, Saturday, morning to work on servers for a couple days. My main gig will be to get the accounting server up and running again so they can pay their bills and employees. Probably get the web server started, though not sure if it will be live until after I get back home. The dogs will be spending a few days in the car sitting in the parking lot, at least it’s not during the summer heat.
One good thing, I get to have Might Good Pizza!

Bad Shit at Work

Yeah, just as I got the new accounting server running smooth, we get hit by the Ryuk ransomware. All servers are affected and all files on the servers. My webserver also got hit, and so did my backup for the server. I have most all html files, but not all the documents, thousands of them. This is some nasty shit!

Busy at Work

I’ve been quite busy at work lately. I’ve been installing and setting up a new Accounting server and getting all their software configured. Tomorrow we go live on the new server. As I type this, I’m backing up all the databases and moving the backups to the new server, then restore them. At that point, I’m mostly done. Tomorrow morning the guys in the office get to go around and make sure all the software is getting installed on the workstations correctly.

I’m looking forward to the warmer weather that’s on the way starting tomorrow. Melt some of this neck deep snow I have around here.

This evening the beasties were quite hungry…

I have another cam up and running facing off to the side/back of the house. It’s always quite busy out there.

Snowstorm – Not

We were forecast to get a snowstorm today, but thankfully it kind of fizzled out. I only got 2.9 inches starting at 3:00 AM and mostly ending at 11:00 AM. Sooo, I went out and cleared the driveway before this wet heavy snow turned to cement later tonight. I like to keep the drive as clear as I can, that way when spring comes the driveway isn’t as much of a muddy mess as it could be.

Ice Chopping Day

Went shopping early this morning, came home and did a couple quick projects. Now, and for the past couple hours, I’ve been chopping ice on the front deck. There’s about 3 inches of hard ice that has accumulated, a lot of it is caused by Eli laying down on the snow, it then melts and turns to ice. I just haven’t been able to get any of it up until now. The temp as risen to a nice 41°F with filtered sun. I’m not getting all of it, but most, and the area I am doing is down the center where the dogs walk and so do I. I thought of going out for a drive today, but thought I had better get this ice job done.

Shortish Drive

Went out for a short drive today, just that area I said in my last post. Lots of snow out there! The only problem was that the snow banks were so high, you couldn’t see over them and also, the winds hit the Herman area so most the snow had fallen from the trees. All the snow on the trees is one thing I was looking for. Oh well.

Here’s a couple photos from Herman Rd. I did take more, but haven’t gotten to them yet. Many times I wondered if I was on a snow machine trail.


Tuckered out. Just finished shoveling the roof for the second time this season. I had drifts of 3-4 feet up there. Before that, the driveway needed snowblowing.
Was a beautiful day to be outside though, with mostly sunny skies, light winds and temp that reached 25°. I had to ditch the jacket (I never wear a heavy coat) and cap down to just a t-shirt.
Tomorrow I hope to go out for a drive, though I know it’s going to be colder than a witches tit in a brass bra tomorrow. Probably just drive out Arvon and on to Herman again, it’s a nice drive with lots of snow. We’ll see…

Little More Storm Work

Shoveled a better path to the propane tank today so the delivery guy won’t have too hard of a time getting there, and I also went up on the roof. On the roof I got rid of the snow and ice along the front where it leaks, and man was/is the snow deep up there. I’ll need to do more snow removal on the roof, but I just can’t do it now, I’m too warn out from yesterday so might have to wait for a couple more days. Oh, and I made a path to the deer feeding area and a few deer stopped by, first since the storm.
Took a few more photos, these are of the driveway and my road, which is only about 1 lane.

Face toward town

Out to nowhere