[Ex-employer] was really sad that things didn't work out. I don't know whether their sorrow eclipses mine or not, but it doesn't sound like all my bridges have been burned, either. You never know: I may work there someday. I'm not going to count on it, and I'm certainly not going to pursue a job there anytime soon considering what it did to me.
It was just the straw breaking the camel's back, but still....
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Talking to him reminded me of just how much total crap there is around this place that can be safely thrown away.
He also reminded me of the existence of 1) antique vehicle plates, and 2) collector car insurance. He said that someone he works with has an MGA and pays about $100 per year for insurance on it, through State Farm (my underwriter!) and the policy states that occasional use for things other than car shows is permissible. Well, shucks! If I can get a similar deal for the Fiero and the MGB, I'm in business, buddy!!
I'm going to be looking into this in detail soon.
Meanwhile, I got an e-mail saying that my bike tires are ready to ship and that most of the rest of my order is either "in process" or "in stock", but for one inner tube which shows as "on order". I think the rear tube is holding pressure, so in the absolute worst case....
Well, in the absolute worst case I go to the Yamaha shop here in town and ask them for a 2.75/3.00x18 inner tube, and probably pay $10-$20 for it instead of the $8 this one is costing me...and then I've got a spare. I am not going to remove a 39-year-old tire and leave the 39-year-old inner tube in place. No.
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As a bonus, I got a couple deer shish kebabs. I could have eaten six of them. Eight. They were that good.
...but there's a Wendy's on the way home from there, so I had that, and I'm well satisfied.
And besides the battery charger, he loaned me a crimp tool for RJ45 connectors, which means all I need to do is go buy some Cat-5e cable and some ends and I can put in as many frickin' ethernet cables as I can stand to make. Ha! I could wire the whole damn house, if I want!
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"Yes, yes, [John McCain] would have made a better President than Obama. Undeniably. That doesn't mean he's not an idiot; pickings were slim in 2008."
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So, I cut the grass, then went to Og's; and I told the cats as I was leaving, "I'll feed you two when I get home; I won't be gone that long."
I guess four hours isn't really that long, and it's not like they didn't have food. It was just the dry food they'll only eat when there's nothing else. Yeah, they suffered mightily!
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Anyway, it's time for me to geek out a bit before I have the shower I've been putting off for more than 24 hours....