And this time, it was more painful and expensive than usual. Every year you have to renew the tags on your car, which involves an inspection. Herself's car is due in May, and look at the date - it's the eleventh hour again. For those uninitiated, you don't go to the DMV in Texas for … Continue reading That Time of Year Again…
I had a bit of an incident with the sunroom. It's under construction, so there's a door missing, and the sides leading to the roof aren't finished. No biggie really, unless it rains like hell here. Which it did. And I realized that I'm going to have to deal with drainage, and the dumb thing … Continue reading Get a Shop Vac
I'm almost afraid to admit it. I wasn't taking care of my business. For the longest time there's been water around the spa. It seemed to coincide with colder weather so I was figuring that it was simply the water cooking off condensing on the top falling to the pavement. It vexed me something awful … Continue reading DOH!
It's been a morning. Before I go further I need to explain some North Texas stuff.Around here, if your house was built after 1960 or so, the driveways are in the rear of the house. You enter through an alley to get to your driveway. This is good and bad. Good, because you get a … Continue reading What a Morning
The only thing from the big freeze that I had to deal with, is to fix the washer plumbing properly. When a SharkBite connector failed, I simply went to the store to get another and slapped it on. It still dripped because the copper was a mess. My quick fix The jacked up pipe where … Continue reading Post Freeze Cleanup
It's late in the day on a Friday. I'm pretty much done for the week, my backups are running, and Aria is nudging my elbow. The one attached to the shoulder that had surgery. She's trying to tell me that it's will be time to put my feet up, and plan out the weekend. All … Continue reading Going to be a Great Weekend
After the once in a lifetime freeze here in Dallas, I'd like to revise and extend my post welcoming the folks from other states. I'd like to add... Every few years, more than one, less than five, something will happen that will smash your stuff - your house, your car, your life. Dead freeze this … Continue reading Welcome to Texas!
I thought for a while about blogging about this. But after reading the thread at the feral Irishman Thought it might help if I just put down some notes. I honestly don't know how I tore my rotator cuff. There were some things that happened a year ago or so that caused me a lot … Continue reading Riding the Pain Train
“When someone gives you free food and a place to stay, even if they do it out of kindness as I’m doing right now, sooner or later they’ll cut your balls off. Remember that.”Adaptive Curmudgeon As this hits the interwebs, our boy Jasper will be on his way for a date with destiny. The boy … Continue reading Today’s the Day
Couldn't resist the quote from Trump when asked why he called it the Chinese virus. It's Sunday night. As I write this, I'm three beers into it. It's been quite a weekend.I had a lot to do. Mostly finishing a bookcase I built for my wife's office. But it's been too cold for any sort … Continue reading Because it’s from Chiiiinaaa…