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Fabulous photos once again with that special mountain goat touch πŸ˜‰
As you know, I don't like to pick favorites as I love them all and each one has it's own special character of beauty.
Nature is indeed very intimate and beautiful and I am looking forward to the next issue.
Well done here my friend!



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Good Morning Zac,

I don't know if I'll find enough time this week. In between there are always a few minutes to reply or to comment, but photo editing or making a post is another thing. I have 3 monitors in front of me at work, and although I loved such a view (the more monitors the better ;) when I was younger, I don't want to look into one when I come home in the afternoon.

Anyway, I thank you very much for your nice compliments, Zac, and I wish you a great day :)


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Hahaha, my third Good Morning here Hannes.

Now you are really blessed for the day. I also occasionally have an allergy for monitors and I have only one, so I can imagine how you feel.

Making a good post always takes time and I understand your reluctance to engage in it.
Now add our 5 minute waiting period for the uploading of each photo to a post and you will go crazy.
Luckily I am already crazy and I chase the dog around while waiting for a picture to load 🀣

Leaving you with a smile here!

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And this is my third "Hi Zac" today πŸ˜‰

I need more monitors at work for an efficient workflow, and if I had more space I would add a fourth monitor 😁

Yes, I am really blessed with an extreme fast internet. If I had to wait for such a long time for a photo to upload I would go mad 😜

Unfortunately, I often forget that many people including you have a slow internet connection, because I upload my photos in higher quality and bigger size than I would need.


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Hi Hannes,

Well said lol.
I will never cope with two monitors, never mind four, as I even struggle with one 🀣
A fast internet must be a great blessing and we do have fibre here, but it is way too expensive for us.

I used to drop the pixels in my photos, as then they will load faster, but it affects the quality of the pictures. So now I simply have to endure the wait.

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At home I would need two for easier photo editing, but at work I have a couple of different software programs running which I can easier manage when I have more monitors.

I just decrease the size of the images, but not their quality or compression rate. That makes them a bit more lightweight, but most are still at 4-6 megabytes.


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Yeah, I have seen a German resident here working on one of my Peregrine falcon shots that I gave him as a gift. He also had two screens and worked in photoshop.
I have an old Dell Optiplex and one screen and that's more than enough to keep me occupied 🀣
We have two identical setups here and while Marian works with her students at the Seminary on her PC, I do my own thing here on mine.

Hahaha, I can cut a 4mg to 1.2kb very easily, but like I said, the quality of the photo is not the same.

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Yes, a multiple monitor setup is very useful. At work I couldn't work with one single monitor only anymore. At home I just don't have enough space on my desk :(

Right, you can decrease the weight of an image easily, but as you say, the quality of the photo is going down too.


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Good mornong Hannes,

I am happy with just one screen and like you, I am also cramped here on my edge of the desk.
We share the desk lengthwise, Marian and her PC at the one end and me at the other end.
The desk is only 900mm wide, so not much space for things.

Yes, so I have stopped to decrease the weight of the images and now simply wait for them to load πŸ˜‰

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Good afternoon Zac,

yeah, that reminds me I think we have already been talking about our small messy desks πŸ˜‰

I hope you are having a nice day πŸ˜„


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Good morning Hannes,

My good news is that I have never had a drawer here to keep things in and yesterday I changed that, as now I have a small unit with 4 big drawers right here next to the desk.
So things are starting to look much better πŸ˜‰

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Good morning Zac,

great, but I can tell you that I have a lot of drawers, small and large ones. They are all for the things I don't need daily, and the drawers all are full, just as my desk is full 🀣


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Good morning Hannes,

Yes it seems that I will also follow your example, as the first two drawers are already full and my desk is not cleared yet 🀣
Problem is that I cannot have as many drawers as you have, as I will not remember what is inside the drawers. I often go to the store to buy something that I need and then a month later I discover that I have many of that something stashed somewhere right here at home 😜
So, soon the 4 drawers will be full and my desk will also still be full 🀣
You know what I will say here 🀣

Have a blessed Sunday my friend.

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Haha, such is life, my friend,
good morning Zac 😊

You shouldn't follow my example, but of course it's too late I believe πŸ˜…
Sometimes I find things in a drawer which are really nice surprises because I had long forgotten that I have them πŸ˜‚

Wish you a great Sunday Zac 🌞


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Good morning Hannes,

Hahaha, yes you are right, as the warning came too late and I am already improving on your example by stashing more things that I don't need 🀣
I know that pleasant feeling of a new old discovery. Then I will put it in a new place for use the next time that I need it and then I will forget where I put it 🀣🀣🀣

Makes sense somehow doesn't it?

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Good day Zac,

that's a phenomenon I have encountered long ago when I moved from a small one room apartment to a bigger one - soon the additional space became too small too ... that happened the next times too, so that after a short time all the new extry space was full with things I didn't need anymore, but didn't throw away because I had enough space ... πŸ˜‚

... yes, that makes a lot sense, I know exactly what you mean 🀣


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Good morning Hannes,

When I look at the animals and compare them to people's lifestyles there's very little comparison.
They simply use their "houses" to sleep in and the world outside is their larder. They never store anything in their "houses" and after they have raised their kids, they kick them out.
As humans, we have perfected the art of storing our memories and some people hoard so much that they battle to find space to sleep.

Then they die and everything gets chucked out by the new owners and they start storing their own stuff and so life goes.

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Good morning Zac,

you're very right and I belong to these hoarders too - if I had a large storage hall I would easily fill it up with necessary things 🀣

... after they have raised their kids, they kick them out - I like that somehow, but I have to admit that I would even love to have my kids living with us forever 😁


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Good morning Hannes,

Hahaha, yes, Papillon owned a church property up north with a big hall. I put a mezzanine steel framed floor in the hall and we did the computer training on the new top floor.
The bottom floor was always packed full with donated stuff that we distributed to the poor people in the townships. No space, even for a mouse 🀣

Oh yeah, we discussed the children issue before methinks πŸ˜‰

Hope that your day is good my friend.

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Good morning Zac,

we can never have enough free space πŸ˜‰

My day is busy as each day at the moment, but it's okay. I hope you are also having a great day my friend 😊


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Good morning Hannes,

Yes thank you the day went well and my eldest daughter's blood tests are all good exept one, so the doctor has put her on cortizone to fix it.
Their family had to go for Covid testing prior to their UK emigration flight and they discovered that she had Covid.
Hopefully she will be cleared soon.

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Good afternoon Zac,
these are not so good news, but I believe that if she didn't notice she had the virus, she won't have any problems with it, but I send my best wishes.


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Good morning Hannes,

Sorry man, I didn't want to give you disturbing news, as we all have our different problems.
But I just had to tell somebody and you fell into my minds telescope.
I value your support and friendship.

I spoke to her this morning and she now has 4 days of isolation left.
She feels well and will go for a final blood test tomorrow.
So, I think and I hope that all will be cleared for my Jacquiline.

Blessings also to you guys!

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Hi Zac,

no need to say sorry.
You say she feels well, so everything will be fine for her soon. After the next test she will tell you the same, I believe πŸ‘πŸ˜Š


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Thank you kindly Hannes and yes, we are driving her in prayer.
If she clears then they can leave for the UK.
A better future there for the kids.

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You're most welcome my friend. I hope everything will be alright and they can leave the hot Africa to live in the cold and wet UK πŸ™‚

I'm just about to finish editing a few ice photos for a post tonight and will shut off the computer a bit later - a busy week is over and I hope the weekend will be nice here.

I wish you a great weekend Zac 😊


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Good morning Hannes.

Thank you once again and our power cut today is only minutes away at 10am.
The excuse is that they had to shut the powerstation up north down, as the rains from the Eloise Cyclone flooded the coal and it's all wet.
So I will see your post later today.

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Good day Zac,

your power cut will be over soon, and mine will start later - today is going to be a computer off day I think and maybe tomorrow too.

Monday will start with urgent work before meetings in the morning. The rest of the week is completely planned, but hopefully I'll be able to get online from time to time.

I hope your Saturday is good my friend and that you'll have a great weekend 🌞


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Good almost afternoon Hannes,

The power cuts were thankfully suspended today, as they have dried the coal and say that 4 units are now back in operation.
Can you believe that in this day and age, they cannot invent a way to keep the coal dry during rain?

Work comes first my friend and I only hope that you will get through it all.
No excuses needed this side, as I know your capabilities my friend.

Hope that you guys are having a good Sunday and all of the best for the new week.

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Our Sunday is gray and rainy 🌧️ so, if we had coal outside it would get we without a rain cover πŸ˜‚
You are right, they should be able to keep the coal dry, at least the amount they need daily or so.

As said, my computer stays off today, I do my important Hive work on the phone.

I hope you have a nice Sunday afternoon Zac ☺️


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Good morning and thank you Hannes,

I can dream up all kinds of ways to keep a few tons of coal dry my friend.
Bridge brackets with steel roofs on the coal conveyer belts and the coal feed on the ground covered by a long high steel shed sided by storm water channels. Simple but very effective.

I think that I told you that I cannot work on a phone, so I am stuck with this old PC.
At least it has a wide keyboard 🀣

I hope that your new week has started well!

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Good day Zac,

I'm having my first short break since 6 in the morning - so yes, my new week started quite well 🀣

Of course there would be satisfying possibilities to keep the coal dry, and as you are a technician, you know a lot more, I believe.


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One thing that I can say about you Hannes, is that you are a hard worker.
They are going to miss you in a few years time.
Glad that you week started well.

Keeping the coal dry should be just common sense my friend.

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To have common sense is not essential for government workers, Zac, but I think you know that already πŸ˜‰

I hope they will miss me πŸ˜‚


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Hahaha, I think that to have no sense is a job requirement Hannes 🀣

You are a very modest and humble man when it suits you my friend πŸ˜‰

We both know that they will miss you.
People with your accuracy and workrate are not found under every bush.

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