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  1. So, been busy, setting up for the electrical panel install, etc. They did the first half of the job today (the panel) and tomorrow they'll finish up the sundry items. I requested a 50 Amp generator hook-up, mainly because the math made sense and because multiple people told me I would be foolish to get just 30 Amps. (Can't argue with the fact that 30 Amps would barely keep the fridge and furnace running and something would drop if they both tried to turn on at the same time.) BUT! I have an entertaining story for those of you who like cars and/or fix things. My poor old minivan needed a new alternator, and I'd made an appointment to get it installed. The shop guys said my engine valve covers were leaking and I broke down and told them I could spring for fixing it since I knew I wasn't going to be buying a new vehicle the same year as all that electrical work if I could help it. They started calling me to say that there was another problem, I agreed to let them fix it and then they called to say that there was still a problem and ask was I sure nothing had been going on before I brought it in? I assured them that the engine had sounded fine to me, so they did some diagnostics. It turned out that someone had dropped a nut into engine valve #4. So they're going to be keeping it a while longer, I've got a rental they're paying for and there's some machining and whatnot they have to do to fix everything. I also don't have to pay for whatever it was they thought would fix the problem since that was a misdiagnosis on their part. The moral of the story is to always count your nuts twice.
  2. Yes, Sir Daniel was a complete fail in Bones originally. They redid the mold before releasing him, you can spot the new one by the helmet on the saddle behind the rider. That said, you did a fine job on them! I sacrificed Mr. Backwards-Hands entirely by doing a rider swap.
  3. A friend of mine did that as a way to avoid the insanity of LA traffic. I can't imagine choosing to do those sorts of daily hours, although I've known lots of people who got sucked into working 60 hour weeks which is arguably worse.
  4. As much as inductions suck, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are serious stuff. Hopefully bed rest keeps that blood pressure down. My thoughts will be with you two.
  5. Really feels like a sub-optimal day all around. Going to drag my three girls for flu shots this afternoon with the oldest getting a blood draw as well. Then time for a snack before a 6pm mass in honor of my father in law. He passed away some time in early Februrary but didn't want a funeral. We were supposed to do a family reunion in the summer to have some sort of memorial, but the US/Canada border's been closed. So our local church is doing this. In anticipation of having a lot of cranky teenage girls I bought chocolate cake.
  6. Reds often require extra coats, especially over a dark primer. (Red pigments are translucent compared to many others.) It helps if you start with a tan or orange base coat and then switch to red.
  7. I thought they looked like bottle caps, but I do like the idea that they can be whatever you want.
  8. I feel like I missed you changing jobs. Sounds like you have it all under control, though...
  9. I'm just thrilled that Reaper is willing to offer the special order service. That's a special level of dedication to customers right there.
  10. I pulled out my painted copy of the original sculpt and decided I like yours better. Very nicely done!
  11. "Be well rested before having baby," is always excellent advice. Unfortunately it's really hard to get a decent night's sleep when 9 months pregnant.
  12. According to NOVA, cat meows affect people the same way as a baby crying. Which makes researchers ask if cats learned to meow just to get stuff from people....
  13. Is Hallowed Orange similar to Pumpkin Orange of days gone by?
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