Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. Spike and I are just chilling out on the couch, watching AMC's Dukeathon. Back to back John Wayne all day. Turkey in the oven, pop in some potatoes and veggies later on. Eat some, nap some, gonna be a good day. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wishing for some normalcy

In the last year, I have had wisdom teeth extracted, and a root canal. I can honestly say I would prefer either of these to having to sit through a play, any day, always.... Liberal trash, instead of being grown ups and appreciating a VP was in the audience watching them perform,  decided instead to belittle VP pick, Pence. To call him out, stop the show, and berate him to the audience. I am pretty sure Pence probably paid a pretty hefty price to get in to see the show. How vile and pathetic. We have put up with Obama and his ilk for eight miserable years. I have yet to hear of conservatives gathering at the golf courses (where he spends the majority of his time) booing or otherwise harassing him. For the most part, most of us conservatives respect the law and other peoples views, whether we agree with them or not. We also go to work instead of collecting welfare as we picket and pillage. The country needs a good cleansing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Grand Tour started yesterday....

I was waiting for it to start. Missed it by a day. The new series with the guys from Top Gear started yesterday. Have to watch it later on as it is on demand. Good to see they are back. Been on vacation a couple days. Nice and relaxing. Getting things squared away. Taking a bunch of stuff to a consignment shop. Thinning things up a bit. Good to get some downtime for a bit. Short week next week as well.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I knew I forgot something

I went to the store today and grocery shopped. I meant to drop by the baby aisle and pick up some diaper pins. Not sure if the couple of liberals at work have picked any up yet. One of the bosses next door (at work, we have multiple buildings) is a Hillary supporter and anti-Trumper, I just found out through facebook. Wouldn't want them not having diaper pins. Should have got some preparation H as well. Apparently, Donald is going to stack the supreme court with judges that will let him off on the Trump University suit. Not being a liberal, my logical way of thinking gets in the way of figuring out how the supreme court pick is going to help him out.

Only a two day work week this week, if I don't use a personal day to fill in a bit. Can't wait. Going into vacation mode. Two short weeks in a row, then, three work weeks left until I go on two weeks of vacation. Freaking awesome.

I feel like I am in a bugs bunny cartoon. I have some kind of digging critter tearing the yard up. Too big of tunnels to be moles. Not sure if it is gophers or what. I am trying the poison in the tunnels first, before trying the smoke bombs. Had a mole problem up north, but the tunnels were nothing compared with the mounds these things are leaving. Much funnier on the cartoons than in real life.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Well, that was quick

My vote in the primary and the election were actually worth putting in this time. I hit it right both times for a change. Seeing Hillary dethroned, I would put satan himself in charge of the US. Already seeing a change. The local TV had a commercial for the coal mine hiring again. Looks like they might be getting ready for some regulation rollbacks already. I know it would go a long way to reviving the area again. As the mines went down, so did all the industries around here that supported the mining equipment. It would be great to see people going back to work again.

Our Bernie Sanders/ Hillary fan is looking pretty down in the dumps. He was a bigtime Bernie fan, and when Hillary screwed him out of the primary, he quickly became a Hillary supporter. Full in supporter as in going in after work to call centers trying to get people to vote for her. I might feel sorry for him had he not been a total tool both times Obama won and rubbed it in everyones faces, but, I still give him room and don't ride him. Too easy a target, and don't really like kicking someone when they are down, even if they do when they are up. I did ask him before the election how he could support a conniving POS like Hillary after she basically screwed Bernie over. His explanation, Bernie said to support her, so, like a good little robot, he obeyed. Sad. I did ask him for a Hillary sign to use as target practice. He already disposed of them.

Watching all the little special flowers go through melt down. They probably would have dealt with it better had they had a normal childhood. When you grow up in a world of playing games and not keeping score. Handing out trophies simply for participating and such, you really end up with a generation that can't handle loss. Safe spaces, in colleges. Words hurt. Grow up......Sad part is at some point, these people will be in charge. Hopefully, I will be dead before then, but I feel bad for my kids generation.

Two more work days, then a whole day off. Yeah. It is a short week next week as I am on vacation from Wednesday onward. Then the following week is thanksgiving, so it is a short week as well. I am ready for some down time. Going to head to the bank next week and get preapproved for buying a house. Then, head back and check out the house I am looking at again. I pass it on the way to work everyday.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

More fun

The other day, I installed a new kitchen faucet to replace the leaky one. New one was over a hundred bucks, and all plastic, including the lines. Quality stuff. It should do for selling the house. Looks and works good. Has a soap dispenser where the spray hose use to be. It is a pull out faucet model, high mount for easy fill of big pots. When I went to install it, I turned water off at the shut off under sink. Remove all nuts holding faucet in, then, remove lines. One line comes off fine, second line, the shut off doesn't work completely and I have a little shower going under the sink. Main shut off is just outside kitchen, so I quickly shut it down. I thought the main purpose of the shut off was to not have to shut off the main. Silly me. I am cursing the Chinese junk shutoff the house builder used as I pull it. I get it out, made in the USA. Guess we make junk too. I pick up a new one at the store and go to install it. The copper tube above the ferrel is too long for new shut off. The tube is short enough above the T fitting where I can't cut the ferrel off and install new. I am not going to buy copper pipe, dig out torch and solder, try and remove stub from T and install new pipe. I put old shut off on, hook up faucet, turn on main, good enough. All works and shouldn't have to mess with ever again.

 Todays fun, replace toilet fill valve. New ones are all plastic and junk. I pull the line and have no flow. I figure the shut off is bad. I pull shut off. There is something in the line. I fish out pea gravel from the supply line. Pea gravel. Several pieces. I flush line and am hoping that was the issue with the fill valve. Hook it all back up, nothing. Go to replace the fill valve with new one. It doesn't work either. It looked like the same model I took out. I run down to ACE and pick up a different brand. I install it, my toilet fills instantly. Modern plastic junk does not last as long as the old brass hardware we use to have. You had to adjust the ball right and keep a decent rubber flapper in there, but, as long as you did that, they were perfect. Plastic junk, not so much.

I believe I am done with the repairs on the home, until something else rears its ugly head. I am hopeful to get out to the bank this week and see my loan options. I believe I may try for the home I looked at a couple weeks back if it is still available. Measured all my rooms, and the other home is much bigger, with genuine hardwood floors throughout. See what the week brings.

Friday, November 4, 2016

An hour and twenty minutes

The wait to vote. It was lined up to the back of the huge library. Longest I have ever waited to vote. It is either going to be ridiculously long on election day, or short as everyone voted early. First time I ever voted early. Am glad to be done. Don't have to worry about getting out on time Tuesday to vote now. Going to try and just see Wednesday morning what happened. I usually stay up late to watch results. This year is too depressing. I figure the Hildabeast will be our new leader, and am very depressed, but I did what I could.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I hate being simple minded

I received notice from the water department outlining the increases in my water rates (which are already much higher than they were up north) which will be increased in levels over the next few years. The reason. Upgrading the infrastructure. Now I fully understand the need to upgrade the old lines, but, what I don't understand is Flint. While I feel bad for an area hit by a disaster of any sorts, I fail to understand why federal (my tax dollars) should be used to upgrade an area I don't live in. Why I need to pay significantly more for my water to upgrade my system, while at the same time, paying for a democratic different area's water supply as well. Also getting hit on the utilities bill as the power company is upgrading the gas mains throughout the area as well. Federal LOAN, I can maybe understand. Paying for it outright, no.