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    Exclamation BT is on autopilot (sort of) for awhile

    Howdy folks

    As some of you know I've been going to college (A.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in computer studies ... what a mouthful) and mid terms are in two weeks. Aside from school and homework eating a bunch of time, I am the treasurer of the Student Veterans Organization here at the campus. That doesn't take a lot of time really, maybe a few hours a week.

    On top of that I am now working part time (16 to 20 hours a week) at the local Midas shop doing oil changes and brake jobs. Soon I'll be trained to do the "service writing" which means I will be interacting with the customers to find out what they want and need.

    Finally I also volunteer at the local animal shelter 12 hours a week. I socialize kitty cats so their transition to their permanent homes is easier on them and their new people. I will be adopting two kitties from the shelter very soon (probably next week) and will post pictures once they are comfortable in their new home

    So with the mid terms in two weeks, I'm not going to have much free time to tinker with BT. I've had to leave a few major jobs on hold (seriously thinking about upgrading the forum from the 4.x software to the 4.2.1 now that it is stable) but I do check it daily to see that it's up and running.

    David is on vacation for awhile but should be back soon, and he has the ability to restart the server if it crashes. David also has my cell # in case something happens that he can't fix. I carry a back up (from the previous Sunday) of the files and the database with me so I can do fixes from school if need be.

    To summarize, there is nothing to worry about BT is running strong and stable but the admin presence will be minimal for the month of October.

    My schedule looks something like this (I wake up at 7am and go to bed around midnight):

    • Mon - classes from 9am until 1pm, then volunteer at the shelter from 1pm until 5pm, homework from 7pm until 10pm or 11pm depending on how much I have
    • Tues - classes from 9am until 4pm, then spend an hour or so with the Veterans Organization
    • Wed - classes from 9am until 1pm, then volunteer at the shelter from 1pm until 5pm, homework from 7pm until 10pm or 11pm depending on how much I have
    • Thur - work from 8am until 12pm, then class from 1pm until 4pm, then an hour or so with the Vets Club, finish any homework due by 8am on Friday
    • Fri - no classes , volunteer at the shelter from 12pm until 5pm, spend a couple of hours working on homework that is due for the next week that isn't done yet
    • Sat - work from 8am until 4pm but usually get stuck there until 6pm, Sat evening is used for relaxing
    • Sun - work from 8am until 4pm but usually get stuck there until 5pm, Sun evening is NASCAR night
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Well, you are one busy young man! Thank you for all you do for this forum. I appreciate it!

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    You are a busy man for sure. It will pay off though as you will learn organizational skills to get it all in, and making the list as you have will help as well. I am happy to hear of your volunteer work at the animal shelter. That is an area near and dear to my heart for sure. I have three homeless cats and have always brought home those with no home. Usually they were to be given to a foster group so they can find the home, but usually they never made it back out the door and stayed with me. You will find they are the best friends you will ever have and will bring such joy. Two of my adoptees were from the shelter, one adopted me while I was a volunteer, and the others were homeless on the street. I think your activities and endeavors are very admirable and wish you an easy Fall semester. Don't forget about is here. Tattoo

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    Be sure to take some time for you Mike. Good luck with your classes,

    Thanks for all of your help and attention.
    Love, Sally


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    Wow, you are busy! Thank you for keeping BT going with all you have going on! :) Good luck with your studies!

    Lisa O.
    Lisa O: mom to Caitlin (14-CP, VA shunt, seizures), Brandon (12), Tyler (10), Logan (7)...my babies are all getting so old!!

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    Hi Mike,

    You are one busy man! Can I have all the energy that you have, it would be great! Just don't overdo it and take it easy on yourself. Wishing you only the best and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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    ((((((Mike))))))

    What a cool guy you are!

    You are a man of service ~ to your country and to fellow vets/students, to the animal shelter, to us ... Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of these gifts.

    Good luck on your mid terms; I'm sure you'll breeze through them!

    Looking forward to the photos of your kitties! Awwww ...

    Thanks for letting us know about your absence. While you and David are away, we'll be on our best behavior!

    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Mom to Jon, 48, (seizure disorder; Gtube; trache; colostomy; osteoporosis; hypothyroid; enlarged prostate; lymphedema, assorted mysteries) and Michael, 32, (intractable seizures; Gtube), who were born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease and courageous spirits. Our Angel Michael received his wings in 2003 and now resides in Heaven. Our Angel Jon lives at home with me and Jim, the world's most wonderful dad.

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    Sooooooooooooo, what are you planning to do with your spare time....??????
    I'm just where God wants me to be, not one step ahead nor one step behind........

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    Hi Mike, Thanks for keeping us updated. You are a good person to do all you do, especially here.
    All my best, Diandra

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    Hey everyone. I'm chiming in from the south side of Maui. It's a beautiful morning here, and I'm getting ready to head off for Hana with an old pal of mine that I grew up with in my hometown back in California.
    I will look in on things as I do my daily emails, as Mike said, there should be no problems. If something creeps up, I'll do what I can, but I am a bit limited by the hardware I brought with me. I do have my iPad & phone with me, and I can reach Mike by phone (there is cell service all over the island) in in the unlikely event there is a bigger problem.

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