Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, my apologies, I'm embarrased beyon belief

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My apologies.
Here is what happened, as I just found out.
I'd been having trouble with my computer, self created problem.
I had to do a number of 'Restore Points' and backup restorations.
Each time I did this, It created an icon on my desktop of my log.
This afternoon when I worked someone I KNOW I'd only worked once before, it showed that I had many dupes. VERY MANY DUPES of the same qso.
This was after I had posted that I'd reached the 999K qso count.
After completing all these copies of my log, I saw the change in the log qso count and never realized I'd created so many duplicates of EVERY qso.

As I'd never really paid attention to how many qsos were in my log, I just assumed it was counting correctly.

After spending almost the entire afternoon, first saving the log and then applying the internal duplicate finder, and removing all the many duplicates, I've returned to my ORIGINAL count of 99K, not 999K.
I'm humiliated and am going to my room without supper but with a bottle of brandy and not coming out till my bottle is empty and my brain cleansed.

To the fellow who did the math, I especially apologize, I ran a company, I should have see the absurdity of the numbers.
Shame on me for digging my heels in and not seeing the forest for the trees.

In my defense, 2 heart attacks, and 2 minor strokes. Nah, that wasn't it. It was blatant stubbornness that I couldn't be wrong. (my employees used to tell me that frequently)

I hope you accept my apology and don't laugh too long at my mistake.

PS: Even my XYL thought the number was high.
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  • very very embarrased and verclempt

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It all was a dream, it never really happened. None of us know anything about what you are talking about.

Well it worked for a couple of TV shows at the end of their runs and otherwise. Just chalk it up to St. Elsewhere or Dallas (when Bobby died). :-)

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No problem Bill. Sure sounded good! Dave WA5IMF
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Hi Bill,

It's your cussedness that keeps you going, don't change a thing.

You're a true mensch for coming clean so it looks like you have all bases covered for being a well rounded decent chap. You can keep you head held high in the best of company.

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Don't let pilot error hold you back, soar on to new heights. Remember what goes up must come down, hopefully in a controlled descent. Any landing you can walk away from counts. When flying alone, claim the lack of a copilot was the real cause you can't be responsible for the things he should have done. At least you tried. While others only sat and watched. Your a do-er, Do some more.   
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Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Any landing where you can use the aircraft again was an excellent one.
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Jay / NO5J

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Darned Atlantic!