Snow, snow and snow

Well, it finally snowed here. I mean, it’s snowed, because obviously it’s Michigan, and its winter. But I mean, it finally got like real snow.

This week has been a roller coaster week for me. I don’t even remember what order everything happened in, so i’ll just start with the first thing that comes to mind. My PC. So i finally got my payout from Facebook and I’ve been holding on to the money because I’ve been doing some research on water cooling for my PC. I was looking at a couple different AIO products (All In One) from Corsair and NZXT. I finally decided to settle on the Corsair H115i RGB PRO XT. So I decided that while I was installing that I would also clean out my case. Which I did just fine. So then i moved to the part of installing the radiator and all the wiring and stuff for the cooler, which went splendidly. The part I saved for the last was removing the old processor (yes… Old. more on that later.), and pulling the old stock fan off and cleaning the gunk off and applying new thermal paste. Well, that didn’t go so well. In fact, I biffed it as badly as possible and ruined my old processor which was an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X. Of course, with everybody being stuck at home there’s a shortage on anything that’s halfway decent. The Ryzen 5 3600x is pretty widely regarded as a great mid range gaming system processor as far as bang for buck. So of course it’s sold out. Everywhere. Well, not everywhere. A couple places had it for $200-$250 MORE than normal cost. Which i wasn’t going to pay. So i waited a couple days and then saw Amazon was running a deal on the Ryzen 3600. It’s a very small step down from what i had, but for the deal they had running I just couldn’t wait any longer. So I ordered that Wednesday night and it was supposed to arrive on Sunday. Surprisingly it actually arrived Friday morning. So now its hooked up and the computer is running smoothly, and a lot cooler. So that was a roller coaster ride of emotions. My computer is pretty much what I do for fun and I do freelance work on it as well.

So my new bed finally arrived this week. I slept in it Thursday night for the first time. The last two nights of sleep have really just been amazing. Ever since the separation, I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress. Which was mostly fine, but about 2 or 3 weeks ago or so, it sprung a leak. It wasn’t a bad leak, but it was bad enough that I would wake up 2-3 times in the middle of the night and have to turn the pump on. The last week or so of sleeping on it was really bad. I’m not one that really sleeps a lot normally anyways, but it was bad. I was hardly getting any GOOD sleep. So my emotions and feelings and such have all been crazy. It’s not a great bed, but it’s so much better than what i was sleeping on that it feels like sleeping in a palace. I laid in bed until noon today just because it was so comfortable. It’s a memory foam mattress. Pretty firm which is kinda what I dig as far as mattresses go. It’s a little warm though so I need to adjust my blanket situation and close the heater vent a little bit more in the room. I like to sleep in a cooler room, but warm under the blankets. But not too warm.

There was some other stuff that agitated me this week. Mostly it was of my own doing, but I’m gonna save that for a private post.

It’s 3am and it’s time for bed. Well i guess technically it’s closer to 3:30am.

Author: peter

Gamer, streamer, techie, social media junkie, tinkerer, father, son, and pizza lover.

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