Sometimes you don't realize how much you need something until it's gone. We have a water/ice dispenser on our fridge and I hit that puppy many times a day. Slowly but surely, it went out. No water, no ice. I had a week of buying drinking water at the store. A huge hassle. So there's … Continue reading Let Papa Fix It
Busy week this last week. We had a crawfish boil on Saturday. I had a zoom call in the morning and gave the boy instructions how to get started. He did me proud and had things moving for when I was off my call. It started off bad. I used Herself's hotrod to go pick … Continue reading Odds and Ends
The product I support in my real job is OEM-d to two other manufacturers, and I create and maintain the training courses for them, as well as the original. For a modest fee, of course. Ever so often they ask for updates or changes. It's a living. A good one actually. So one of these … Continue reading A Barn Find
I don't know where I found this. But I went on the site, sized it up, then left. I'm literally getting hammered with Ads for this stupid product with an even dumber name nearly everywhere I go. Each video you have a whiny millenial voice complaining on how hard it is to maintain a lawn … Continue reading Make it Stop
I'm on my way this morning to a convention of the vast right wing conspiracy, otherwise known as the Knights of Columbus. It's the second one I've attended, and hopefully the first where I don't get food poisoning. The first was easy to figure out. I was riding with a friend, and we stopped at … Continue reading On the Road
https://youtu.be/Oo9buo9Mtos No lamentations here. What is best? Today? Sitting here having a cold beer, looking at my freshly mowed lawn. The sense of satisfaction is great. You know what's next? When it's raining, tomorrow or Sunday, sitting in my sunroom, having an adult beverage, listening to the rain falling on a freshly mowed lawn. This … Continue reading What is Best in Life?
Now that I'm done the floor, I have a stack of projects around here to do. And what better thing than to post these on a weekly basis. I found this on Kenny's site, I think: Damn straight. Not enough of this happening these days. BTW - This is what my son went through and … Continue reading Let Papa Fix It
Just when you think it can't get more stupid, something comes along to give you that sense of despair that, yup...it can always get worse. Phil at Busted Knuckles had a great piece the other day about a days worth of encounters where people just couldn't fix stuff and didn't even think to try. Worst … Continue reading Last of a Dying Breed
What is it about old dudes that makes them think that everybody's interested in what they have to say? And can positively not whisper, even if they thought to not just blurt out stuff. I belong to a number of clubs and charitable organizations. Lot of these have old guys. Hell, I'm an old guy. … Continue reading OK Boomer…
Last Friday we had a company-wide day off, called a "day of reflection". For what I’m supposed to be reflecting on I don’t remember, but I reflected on finally installing the tile floor in our sunroom. It’s a project that’s been looming heavy for some time. I want to say I’ve had the tiles almost … Continue reading I’m too old for this.