News of the week of May 3, 2022



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Meeting Report

We played:

Schedule

It’s unlikely that we’ll meet this Tuesday. Maia is getting an MRI, and I’ll be dealing with the results of that.

But in general we meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. And you should let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

Status

I said last time that both my dog and my computer are broken. Those are both still true, but it isn’t because I haven’t been working to fix them.

Maia

The pills they gave her two weeks ago are not working. The pain pills probably still do something, but her mobility is getting worse instead of the kind of better the anti-inflammatory pills are suppposed to accomplish.

Saturday, we woke up and she could no longer use her hind legs at all. So Judy’s been helping me lift her up to places she will be less uncomfortable, but the pain pills, which she’s supposed to take every 8 hours (I’m cheating a bit), are getting her about an hour of comfortable sleep. I was thinking I was able to lift her, but that turns out to be because she was helping with her hind legs. She can’t do that any more.

So given the pills aren’t working, Angell thinks the next step is to give her an MRI. Google seems to think there are treatments which fix this kind of thing. She’s getting the MRI Tuesday. I hope she doesn’t deteriorate further before then.

Computer

I found what looks like a bit of a bargain on a used laptop on eBay. I made a small mistake on the shipping address (leaving it Cambridge, instead of changing it to Fall River), and UPS made a giant mistake by refusing to deliver it to Cambridge, and then making it impossible for either me or the seller to get it changed. So it has now been shipped back to the seller, and he will ship it to me in Fall River. With 20/20 hindsight, it would have been better to just cancel the auction and order something else, or this again, but it looks like it will eventually work. I have convinced the contractor to install a lock on my Cambridge door, so they will have to work harder to identify and be mean to homeless refugees.

Meanwhile, I have a workaround for booting my old computer into Linux. so this should look a little more like normal than the last one did, but I still don’t have access to some of the things I could do before it broke.

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News of the week of April 12, 2022

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

Housing Update

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Some of the right stuff is happening. I have both a skylight and a bathtub. It’s still happening very slowly, but I’m hoping to be back by the end of the summer. As you can see here, my cherry tree is blooming.

News of the week of March 15, 2022

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center, as long as a critical mass of people wants to come. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

News of the week of March 8, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center, as long as a critical mass of people wants to come. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

News of the week of March 1, 2022

Meeting Report

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We played:

Schedule

We meet every Tuesday at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. As long as there’s a critical mass of people who want to meet. Let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

News of the week of February 15, 2022

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Schedule

It sounds like enough people have other things to be doing that we won’t be meeting this week. We will meet again on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy and Richard in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

News of the week of February 1, 2022

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Schedule

We will meet on Tuesday, February 8, at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

News of the week of January 11, 2022

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Meeting

There will be no meeting tomorrow, January 11. One of our hosts has what is probably a cold, but feels it would be prudent to cancel. And between the weather and all of everybody’s commitments, nobody much wanted to come anyway.

Schedule

God willing, we will meet on Tuesday, January 18, at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

News of the week of January 4, 2022

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Meeting Report

We played:

Schedule

We will meet on Tuesday, January 11, at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

News of the week of December 28, 2021

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Meeting report

We played:

Schedule

  • January 1, Holiday Party. Starting at 4 pm, at the home of Wendy and Richard in Arlington Center. Let me know if you want to come, and if so what if anything you would like to contribute to the food and drink. Note that the reason hostesses ask for advance notice is so that they know how many people to shop and print music for. So telling me on Friday is more use than on Saturday, and Saturday morning is more use than Saturday afternoon. If you have holiday music (or any music) that you especially want to play in this environment, either bring a few copies or let me know what it is and I will try to print some.
  • January 4, regular meeting. We will meet on Tuesday January 4 at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.