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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Imagine you're walking along, minding your own business, when suddenly you step on a bear trap. Nothing else is of any importance anymore. The only important thing becomes dealing with the pain, and trying to make the pain stop. You don't care about friends, you don't care about doing your taxes, you don't even worry about eating. That's how pain is.

I've been dealing with back pain now for years, but it's gotten to the point that I just can't function anymore. I reached the point that I'd pretty much do anything to make the pain stop. It's a bad situation to be in. Thankfully I'm starting to recover, but it's a long painful road to travel to get the paint to stop. And in the meantime I don't really feel like doing much. The doctor doesn't want me doing any Airsoft, he definitely doesn't want me doing any martial arts. I've got to just take it easy for a while, and I don't really like that.

Then Bill hurt his knee. He knocked a piece of bone off his leg about the size of a AAA battery, and it was floating around inside his leg. He had surgery on it, and they had to cut through a tendon to get it out. He's not feeling so hot either. Are we really getting that old? I guess so.

So enough feeling sorry for ourselves, to heck with the pain, let's just get a show out! If only it were so simple. It was about that time that the hard drive I store all the show files on decided to take a giant dump. How nice. What timing. I replaced the drive, but it was too big a drive, so I had to put in an IDE card. That killed my audio card. Fine, the drive can just be connected externally. I needed a new audio card anyway. The hardware is all in place and working, but it took some forensic work on the hard drive in order to get the data back. I got it back. Most of it anyway. And now it's automatically copied to a backup NAS drive on my network. No sense taking any chances.

I really wasn't in the mood to do all that work. I wasn't getting much Airsoft Radio e-mail, it was mostly a daily stream of "enlarge this" and "buy that" spam. I didn't really feel motivated to work on the show. But everything seems to be working again now, so we should be able to put a show out again.

Let's hope everything keeps working long enough to record a new show...