atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2708: Monday down!

Got most of the air system done and started on doing the wiring. Of course, there are no schematics. *sigh*

...I'm nearly done with this thing. The conveyor still has to go in, but I'll do that once I have the junction box dealt with; that way I can test the sensor to make sure it stops when an object reaches the end.

Also, dust collection ducts; I'll do that last. (A sander would help, too.)

I need relays for the junction box, though. I've got the sockets in and wired, but no relays to go into the sockets. *sigh*

So what does that make it now? Nine days? Yeah, nine. Imagine how quickly I could have done it if I hadn't been waiting on parts. Shit. If I'm not done with this thing tomorrow (ten days) I'll be done with it on Wednesday (eleven) assuming I don't have to wait for more parts to come in.

I wonder how long it took the other guy to build the one I'm duplicating?

* * *

No surprises here: big employers get sweetheart deals in Illinois because Pat Quinn knows which side his bread is buttered on.

* * *

I'm just going to have to accept that--in the morning--I desire nothing but the sweet release of unemployment.

Same pattern all over again: in the morning I hate the entire universe and wish it would go away; by noon I feel better, and by quitting time I'm happy as can be.

I've never had this happen to me before, though, not so consistently. But thinking back to 1990, when I started going to school and working and commuting 60 miles each way every day--it was a struggle to do it at first. It became second nature after a few months, but those first few weeks were hellish and I don't think I would have continued it if we hadn't been learning some frightfully interesting things right off the bat. (C'mon: when I bought my books, one item on the list was my own copy of Borland's Turbo Pascal 5.5. The box still graces my shelves.)

Of course, it was 60 miles, and I didn't have to be there until 8. Leaving at 7 was early enough, usually, and that meant getting up at 6 so I could leave by 7. But I was still out of the house for at least 10 hours per day--an hour up, four hours at work in the morning, four to five hours of classes in the afternoon, followed by an hour down--and ten hours was the minimum and sometimes it was more. *sigh*

After a while, the drive became trivial. It even made the four-hour drive to Cedar Rapids seem like it wasn't much of anything.

So--again--I have been here before, and I just need to get back to the point that the drive seems trivial. That'll take time; and in the meantime I'm just going to have to deal with hating the universe for a few hours each day.

And now, it's time to make dinner.

  • #8582: Rue laziness

    So: instead of Chinese, I ordered Pizza Hut delivery. Instead of going to the store for a few sundries, I remained home. I did nothing at all today…

  • #8581: Chinese baloonery

    It's hard for me to care about it. I'm not sure why. Yes, it's probably a spy platform. LIDAR, maybe, to pinpoint the location of missile silos etc.…

  • #8580: D&D over, Saturday night, what's a guy to do

    ...probably just go to bed in a little while. Game is usually scheduled to run 6:30 from to 9:30-ish, but sometimes we get to a natural stopping…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.