April 5th, 2016

#5147: It snowed again today

You had one job, April. ONE JOB. And for Friday they're predicting 1-3 inches. Meanwhile it's below freezing outside again. *sigh*

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It's late on my Friday night (or early on my Saturday) and I should be sleeping, but I'm too excited over my weekend finally being here.

The days seem so long at work lately, a lot longer than they were in October or November. I don't know why. I recall feeling this kind of ennui for a while when I worked at Best Buy, where the days seemed to be an unending series of the same words said over and over and over again. I got over that feeling, though I'm not sure when or how; but after that "hump" was past the job became easy-peasy, second nature, and I exceled at it.

Anyway, this job is loads easier than Best Buy, and better in just about every way. I'd still like to find something even better, that pays more; I haven't heard a word about the Workforce position but it doesn't look as if they've picked a candidate, either. I don't know.

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Tuesday will be "work on the water heater again" day. A conversation with Og over the weekend yielded a few useful bits of information, as such conversations usually do, and I'm now a lot less afraid that the water heater is going to spontaneously spring a leak. The water does, however, smell rather a lot, and I want to correct that as soon as possible. I'm hoping to re-drain the thing tomorrow and get the anode out; once the anode is out I can get a replacement put in, and that should help considerably with the rotten egg smell.

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The other day, while trying to find the Barnes and Nobles gift cards, I finally found my SD cards with the music on them. So that's good. They were right here on my desk all along, in a ziplock bag with all the other SD cards. Of course.

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I'm hoping, this weekend, to get the furniture/luggage pile sorted, downstairs. We'll see if I can get that far; but if I can, it'll go a long way towards making room to work down there.

I've concluded that the big desk I have in the area behind the stairs would make a fantastic workbench, and I've just about conluded that I'll be moving it into the main area; we'll see how that works in practice. Worst case I ditch it and get a workbench kit like the one that I got in 2003 that I still have now, in the garage here at the bunker. It was essentially a box of precut 2x4s and a sheet of assembly instructions, but it's nice and sturdy and works well. Only difference is, for doing electronics stuff I'd likely put a sheet of MDF over the top of it just so I'd have a smooth surface.

But all of this is predicated on me getting the basement clear enough of stuff that I can do this. So first step is still finish cleaning the damned basement.

Good enough.

...and I still need to get an exhaust gasket and some locknuts for the Jeep's exhaust system. So I have two little projects to get after, Tuesday. Whee!

#5148: It's a Dr Who retrospective!--wait, no, it's just the Rolling Stones

In the classic episodes of Doctor Who--and I mean before Tom Baker ever put on that humongous scarf--the Doctor was played by old men. OLD. MEN. Which is why the first thing I thought of when I saw those pictures was, "What the hell is this, 'The Four Doctors'?"

What I really want to do is to take those pictures back in time and wave them under the noses of the hippies and the rest of the Boomer dregs, and say, "In 2016, the Stones are old men and they are part of the establishment. And they've been knighted. Stick that in your bong and smoke it. And get a haircut and stop ruining our society while you're at it."

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This is how you make illegals self-deport, too, by the way. If there's no economic incentive for them to come here, they'll stop coming here.

Yep, the paywall will finance the physical wall. And if Mexico doesn't like that, well...what can they do about it?

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California's minimum wage will go to $15 and its unemployment numbers for low-skilled workers will necessarily skyrocket but that's okay with the Democrats because socialism.

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I slept in today. I got up this morning for about an hour, to have a PBJ and hit the can, but once that was done with I went back to bed around 10 AM and slept until after 2. I needed that sleep.

Guess I'll get after those chores tomorrow. *sigh*