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1 hour ago, Unruly said:

 

Wait, a blown radiator hose isn't worth fixing? It's like $30 to replace one. The hardest part is getting the old, baked on, hose off. It usually involves some chiseling away at the now cement-like rubber. Or are they trying to figure out if the blown hose was a symptom of a bigger problem?

 

I had planned on doing some painting last week. Then I got sick on my first 3 days off, and it screwed up everything. I turned into a weird insomniac for the rest of the week. Like, being awake for 26 hours, having to force myself to sleep, getting 4 hours of sleep, and then doing it again. It made me not do anything. So I didn't.

I talked to the mechanic and he used the words "blown head gasket" and "checking the transmission"

 

My soft limit is $100. After that, it isn't really worth it. It'll be cheaper to rent a car when I need it rather than pay maintenance, insurance, parking tickets, and spending anywhere from   10-100 minutes a week driving around looking for parking because of street cleaning. 

 

Snowed all day here. No real accumulation, just a bit of slush. Stopped at Target on the way home, forgot to get superglue, so can't work on the ghoul conversions I was gonna do... Hmmm... Maybe I'll just blog tonight.

 

COFFEE! BEER! Water... 

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Coffee is always good.  So is spaghetti.  Coffee's made, next is the spaghetti. 

 

Then, I dunno, glamorously fabulous demon I suppose, since I can't think of any better colours to paint Rauthuros, not to mention I have been wanting to use those Pearl paints on something... 

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@Crowley, if you can get a blown head gasket fixed for $100, I will paint myself BCA pink with a size 0 brush.  I think it cost at least a few hundred to get that same repair done back in the mid 90s.  

 

Good luck with the car thing.  I totally can see just renting once in a while in your situation.  

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7 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Looking into building an outdoor cat shelter for the winter for one of the cats that hangs around our house. Our indoor cat seems to like to watch it out the window. I have no idea if it's feral or someone's pet. Looks well fed but is still out in the cold so we want to make somewhere warm for it if it's out at night.

 

That's a fantastic thing to do! We had a little stray hanging around last autumn, but one of our neighbors took him in before it got too cold. I don't think he goes outside at all now- he seems to spend all his time sleeping on the (inside) window sill. He looks so much happier and chunkier now ::D:

 

5 hours ago, kristof65 said:

One of the Des Moines news outlets just ran a story on a guy who makes cat shelters out of old plastic coolers.   Uses a saws all to cut a cat sized opening in one side, then tapes the opening up with duct tape, adds a towel as a flap on the inside, throws in some old towels and tapes the top shut. 

 

I think I saw something like that.....

 

***rummages through interwebs***

 

Here we go, looks like the same story. What an awesome bloke ^_^

 

https://www.boredpanda.com/winter-shelters-for-stray-cats-discarded-coolers-philip-rogich/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

 

5 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

I'm literally crying happy tears right now. After over 6 months of fighting with insurance and not having any treatment for my migraines they have finally approved the Botox again. I might be able to enjoy family time over the holidays now.

 

That's great news! As a fellow sufferer, I can sympathize. Migraines are awful.

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17 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

@Crowley, if you can get a blown head gasket fixed for $100, I will paint myself BCA pink with a size 0 brush.  I think it cost at least a few hundred to get that same repair done back in the mid 90s.  

 

Good luck with the car thing.  I totally can see just renting once in a while in your situation.  

 

When my Toyota blew the head it was more like "set it on fire and push it into the river".   

 

We have a couple cat shelters out back.  Made one with two cheap plastic storage tubs, extra foam, and spray-can insulation.  It has straw for bedding.  There's also one made with two cardboard boxes taped together and a blanket inside.  It's not much more than a wind shelter, but they seem to prefer it most. 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

@Crowley, if you can get a blown head gasket fixed for $100, I will paint myself BCA pink with a size 0 brush.  I think it cost at least a few hundred to get that same repair done back in the mid 90s.  

 

Good luck with the car thing.  I totally can see just renting once in a while in your situation.  

Yeah, I'm thinking it's going to the junkyard. And I'm 99% okay with that. 

 

Okay, so I brown linered some flying monkeys, a war dog, and a cart. I think that's all I'm gonna get done tonight. 

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    So, the latest adventure at work... ::D: 

 

  Steam and hot water geysering up out of the floor.  :blink:

 

  Recall that the majority of the factory was built in 1900... There are gods-know-how-many old pipes and electrical conduits that go nowhere or serve no purpose anymore. And maintenance doesn't know what half of them are.

Not this weekend but the one before, I worked on Saturday. Around noonish, I went over to change the bale of cardboard since it had run out, and noticed a large puddle on the floor by the wall. This in itself wouldn't be unusual, as we often get water on the floor when it rains. However, I'd never seen a puddle in that particular spot before, and it wasn't raining. So I went in search of the source of the water, and that's when I heard the bubbling/gurgling noise, then saw the clouds of steam coming up from under one of the giant plastic cubes that Compounding uses to hold product and waste. Closer inspection revealed that the water and steam were coming up through a crack in the floor near the wall.

So I went down into the basement, but couldn't see where the water was coming from, since there was about an inch and a half of water covering most of the floor in that area. Having ascertained that it wasn't a dire run-screaming-out-of-the-building situation, I informed one of the QC guys who called the Maintenance person on call that day. He came in and couldn't see anything, since the water and steam had stopped.

On Sunday, it happened twice again - once around lunch and the second time around 5 pm.

Monday morning, it started up again, and I immediately got the Maintenance guy to come look at it.

 

Apparently, there's a hot water pipe that runs under the floor in that spot, and at some former point there had been a number of pipes coming up through the floor along the wall, but the pipes had been torn out at floor level years ago...

 

...And the remaining pipe/open holes in the floor were simply plugged up with the epoxy they use to repair the floor.  :zombie::blink::zombie:

 

Yeah. I kid you not. No caps on the pipes, they just plugged them up with the same epoxy they used to fill the holes in the floor.

 

One of the plugs had finally been pushed loose by the water pressure, and was likely run over and knocked loose by Compounding moving one of their square tanks.

Now, here's the thing... Nobody can figure out where the hell that pipe was coming from. It's not serving any purpose.The head of Maintenance was told almost thirty years ago that there were no longer any live steam pipes in the building. As far as anybody knows, there shouldn't be a hot water pipe there. And it sure as hell shouldn't be live. So they cut it off before the hole in the floor and capped it.

 

And several hours later, there was water on the floor again.

 

The next hole in the floor had finally cracked, and was leaking water out onto the floor, while the third hole in line was beginning to crack and was whistling.

 

In the end, Maintenance removed the entire pipe all the way back to the junction of the larger vertical pipe it was coming out of and capped it. It finally solved the issue, but they still have no idea why there were all those pipes there at one point. Best guess is probably a hot water radiator along the wall, but who the hell knows...

 

Gotta love old buildings, huh?

 

 

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The mini of the Ghost Of Christmas Present looks like the answer to “Why is the rum gone?”

 

So of course I had to get it.

 

I shall name her Captain Jacqueline Sparrow and she shall be the Captain of my Bones V pirate ship when it finally arrives at port here.

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I managed to motivate myself enough to do the things I had to do. Yay. I accomplished.

 

The real problem is how much my tush hurts. My wrist is only sprained, a X-ray today confirmed that, so it will just take a bit of time to heal. 
 

My tush however... I guess that’s where the saying “pain in the butt” comes from =P

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Megan is pissed off at me, and she has good reason to be.

 

I mentioned to her that my vision in my left eye has started getting blurry after coughing with the cold I have.

 

She immediately became worried, and rushed me to the emergency room.

 

She was afraid I had a stroke or other blood pressure related problem, which, thank the gods was not the case.

 

But I do have a detached retina.

 

And I would have ignored it if Megan had not grabbed me and dragged me to the ER.

 

And, somewhere in the rushing from emergency room to the ER ophthalmologist she lost her Fire, which makes me feel even worse about it.

 

Surgery tomorrow morning.

 

The Auld Grump - no falls or head injuries. I have no idea how or why it happened.

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17 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Megan is pissed off at me, and she has good reason to be.

 

I mentioned to her that my vision in my left eye has started getting blurry after coughing with the cold I have.

 

She immediately became worried, and rushed me to the emergency room.

 

She was afraid I had a stroke or other blood pressure related problem, which, thank the gods was not the case.

 

But I do have a detached retina.

 

And I would have ignored it if Megan had not grabbed me and dragged me to the ER.

 

And, somewhere in the rushing from emergency room to the ER ophthalmologist she lost her Fire, which makes me feel even worse about it.

 

Surgery tomorrow morning.

 

The Auld Grump - no falls or head injuries. I have no idea how or why it happened.

Praying for you here my friend.

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1 minute ago, Corsair said:

Praying for you here my friend.

This is twice I have caused her unnecessary worry through neglecting symptoms, three if you count the blood pressure problem.

 

I have to remember that my health problems no longer affect only me. I cannot just ignore them.

 

And she was one hundred percent correct to worry.

 

I hope the clinic finds her Fire, we will not have money to replace it for a few months.

 

The Auld Grump - under this calm exterior I am in an utter panic.

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