Here’s a big update for today

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First of all, I can share that both boys stayed at school for the entire day.  I’m waiting to pick them up as I’m writing this. 

Neither of them were happy about this but everyone at the school was great in regards to helping make this happen. 

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At one point, Emmett’s in the hallway crying and when Elliott realized I was there, he broke down sobbing as well.  I have no idea what’s going on but the right thing to do was make them stay, even though it felt really shitty doing so. 

The rest of the morning was spent gutting the basement, in preparation for the electrical overhaul of the 2nd and 3rd floor. 

Myself, Gavin and my Mom got it all cleaned out in a couple of hours.  My Mom is always such a huge help.  I’m so lucky to have such supportive family. 

Gavin busted his ass today and was so incredibly helpful.  I’m so grateful he was there to share the load. 

This still leaves us in an unknown place. 

My Dad and I are more than capable of working on modern electrical systems but that’s not what we’re dealing with.  We’re dealing instead with knob and tube wiring that’s almost a century old.

Neither of us are familiar with this archaic method of delivering electricity throughout one’s house.

I’m pretty sure this is going to require hiring an electrician because this isn’t something to be messed with. 

Beyond that knowledge, I have no clue what’s going to happen and on what time schedule. 

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For the most part though, this is manageable. 

It means flashlights at night, at least on the second floor but the only other major hangup is the fact that the kitchen is shutdown.  I have the refrigerator running off a heavy duty extension cord in the living room. 

Last week it was our staircase collapsing, then it was the water line bursting in the basement and now it’s this.  This all has happened in the span of about 1.5 weeks. 

While this happens to be one of the most difficult obstacles that I’ve had try and overcome, there’s no room for quitters on this ship. 

I’ll figure something out.. We have power in the living room and that helps.  Plus people lived without power much longer than they have lived with power. 

The boys and I will just make the best of things and it may actually be a fun challenge to take on. 

…..and look, if you’re planning to comment and leave me messages that are judgmental or mean spirited, don’t bother.  I’ll simply ask you to please have a nice day. 

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion and despite what some may think, I don’t have a problem if your opinion differs from mine.

That being said, last time I checked, there isn’t anyone else walking in my shoes…

Whether or not you choose to believe me when I say that I’m doing the very best I can, is up to you.  I know that I’m doing everything I can and I also know it’s not enough. 

If your aim is to make me feel guilty about my shortcomings, I assure you, there isn’t a person on this planet harder on me than myself. 

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Alyssa Rogers Williams
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Alyssa Rogers Williams

Your plate is very, very full. (Understatement!) 😉

Hope all the repairs go smoothly, safely and well. Sounds as if you’ve got awesome parents/family too.

Rob Gorski
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I really appreciate the kind words.. ☺

tannawings
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tannawings

Thats actually a very good way to put it all into perspective. Stuff happens, it’s life. Good or bad, it is back there.
What you CAN do though is decide if you want to keep focused forward and live your days or focus backward (looking into that review mirror)
There are some folks so busy looking backwards they never enjoy the present. Yesterday is a memory. Some good, some bad but keep your head up and enjoy today.

Rob Gorski
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Thanks.. ☺

Brian Hayes
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Brian Hayes
My daughter just bought this camera with Christmas money given to her from grandparents. When taking videos longer than 10 seconds, the green “busy” light flashes and doesn’t seem to ever stop. We let it flash for over an hour two different times today before finally pushing the reset button. I’m wondering if it’s the micro SD card we have … we bought the card it requires on the package — a class 4 micro SD card. Do I just need a larger/faster card? Seems silly they would require that card, but you can’t take video longer than 5 seconds… Read more »
Rob Gorski
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I would think a class 4 card would be the minimum. Recording 1080p requires bandwidth that isn’t available in lower class cards. My thought would be that the card can’t keep up with the camera. That’s a guess but a good place to start. I’ve not had the problem but that does sound right. I will say that we used a class 10 card. The only other thing I can think is maybe it’s defective and perhaps swapping it out would be of benefit. I hope this helps. Please let me know what you figure out and feel free to… Read more »
Roman
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Roman
Bought brand new Vivitar DVR 786HD. Went for two weeks trip. Tried to take underwater films with cam. Freezing on every other attempt (first time was not prepared). Heating up like crazy. By the time I found a suitable pin to reset it it was burning hot. So, forget about getting nice underwater scenery that won’t wait for u to get back to the shore, open a case and reset. Then swim back and shoot it again. Conclusion – cheap, unreliable and dangerous product. My kid almost got his finger tips burned while extracting it from a case. Almost like… Read more »
Shari Murphy
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Shari Murphy

I had knob and tube, too, and it was just finally replaced.

Rob Gorski
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It’s not fun…. Glad you got it all replaced..

Alyssa Rogers Williams
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Alyssa Rogers Williams

Your plate is very, very full. (Understatement!) 😉

Hope all the repairs go smoothly, safely and well. Sounds as if you’ve got awesome parents/family too.

Rob Gorski
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I really appreciate the kind words.. ☺

Rob Gorski
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I really appreciate the kind words.. ☺

Julie Sullivan Relunia
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Julie Sullivan Relunia

Crossing my fingers it goes smoother than expected for you. Screw the haters.. Your ‘real’ followers KNOW you gobabove and beyond on the daily for those boys.

Rob Gorski
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Thank you so much for the support…. ☺