Monday, March 10, 2014
So it gets darker later....
I wound up getting a late start yesterday, but eventually made it over to the parents house & visited with them & stopped by the sister's house & she was doing the same thing. Burning leaves. While I was there, I heard the fire department go out a couple of times.
If your going to burn leaves, you shouldn't do it on a windy day. Everyone was somewhere outside, but it was a little cold when the wind was blowing. Today it is suppose to get up in the seventies. But it's Missouri, so...we'll see. I started back up on the house project Saturday & got quite a lot done & I'm going to start working on it every day from now on, even if it is a few hours after work. I got burned out on it & put it on hold, but when you do that, you wind up substituting that allotted time for other things. Mostly shit that doesn't get the house finished.
Well, after many years of waiting on God to send me a special person in my life, since it appears I can only attract those who have a tendency to eat my heart, I have decided that he can't find one either. (which makes me feel better) but at least when I go looking, I will find someone. (even if they do wind up being the spawn of Satan) But after 13 or so years of solitude, I'm getting tired of being alone all the time.
You wouldn't believe the suggestions I have heard, when I hinted that this is something I was kicking around pursuing. From the absolutely insane, to the insane. Is it that hard to find people who still believe that it is possible for two people (and only) two people to fall in love & grow old together? Well, you would think it wouldn't be, but the times, they certainly have changed.
Then again, perhaps I should lower the bar from spawn of Satan, to perhaps, an occasional Linda Blair.
Friday, March 7, 2014
I told him, he would shit if I wrote him a bill for every call I take care of that he isn't aware of. I'm really starting to here lately, realize just how much people take me for granted. Not just at work, but pretty much in general.
They just assume old dependable Joe will take of shit & be around at their beck & call.
But, have you ever reached that point where you just would rather tell some folks to eat shit, instead of taking it from them?
Yeah, I'll bet there are millions of you out there, who have reached the point of your Gumby limit. All I do is work & try to make others laugh a little, in our short time screwing up everything we touch.
How come good dependable decent folks, (I'm definitely talking about myself here) can't seem to find the one thing they have been searching for? Well, if I had that answer, I would be one little happy ass now wouldn't I.
There is a big difference between sitting down & falling down. What does that have to do with where I was going? Not a damn thing. I just thought I would throw it out there. Captain random ass so to speak.
I'm getting real tired of pretending to be one big happy walking joint, where folks suck a piece of me, get what they need & move on.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
That is what popped into my head last night as I was checking out the cooling towers at work. Lots of silly ass changes have been going on in my department & no matter how old you get, the one thing that never changes...is change.
No matter how much you may dread it or hate it, the shit will still come & if you are happy, you will be miserable. But the other side of the coin can apply as well.
All we can do, is the best we can & try to enjoy the time God allots us on the Earth.
That's it. You can't squeeze in everything in one lifetime, so I would propose that you don't even try, because you will fail miserably.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I wound up shagging all the calls, while my floor partner had to go help a freaking plumbing contractor. Don't even get me started on doing outside contractors work. I don't mind, as long as they pony up what they are paying them. (that isn't the case)
I had this trash chute, which they are always just tearing the living shit out of & the cylinder closer was shot. I already knew it when I opened the door, yet the stupid gene, that floats around all men's bodies & shows up usually when we are trying to impress someone....decided to make an appearance.
I took a pair of needle nose pliers & grabbed the end of the shaft & was going to test it, by pulling it out, except instead, as soon as I grabbed it, it slid right off & pinched my finger.
No, I didn't yell or cuss. I just looked at it & said to myself, sometimes my friend, you, are an idiot.
I did complete every call I had, & I was all over the campus, so, I got a nice walkabout.
At least I didn't say, have the cylinder between my legs & had it slip off & grab Mr. happy weed. A good day consists of not damaging yourself too much.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I took the day off & pretty much pissed it away. Which wasn't bad, because after awhile, I started working out. Even that gets boring though.
Currently watching Last Days on Mars.
I'll try to dig my ass out later today, & go in to the hospital. I didn't see any plows, but it was Sunday & lots of folks could stay home. Today ought to be interesting on the highways.
I'll check the news before I even attempt to skate out to the garage. I got lots of tight packed ice with snow falling on top.
If I'm stuck here today, I might just have to...say, that just got interesting.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
This is what my partner for the week on shop trash duty left for me. I have been pulling & dumping all of it all week. Friday, I asked him to just get the cardboard. Yeah, he blew that off as well.
Hey, I just do my job. I dumped all of it.
I left early enough that I didn't crash my little red truck & all is right in the world. For now anyway.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Everyone wants to bail as early as they can, to get a jump on the weekend, so, stuff gets passed.
My night was consistent with plumbing. This cold water stem is probably 9 years old & this brand, is bad for coming apart in the housing. Which is what this one did. Usually you can shut the water off, take it apart & slowly turn the water on (with something directing the water to the sink basin) you can blast the rubber gasket, washer & nut out.
But this sucker had been in there a long time & I had to dig the cap housing out first. Then, I couldn't reach the water shut off, so I had to take the front of the cabinet off. Then, the valve hadn't been exercised at all & it was a cheap half twist, but finally turned & I shot water out & smacked the low ceiling... Too much, but nothing I wanted. So after some adjusting, I was able to get them out & rebuilt it with a different stem.
Rebuilding urinals & clogged commodes, kept me hopping, but the night went fast as well. Nasty clogged stack, through the psych unit. That is another story..
We dodged some snow & rain, but looks like ice is heading in Saturday.
Hope I can make it home before it gets too wicked.