23rd July 2017

Pick a tent and fold

Early for me to be posting, given that the sun is still above the horizon. I realize that the evening will be filled with challenges. Best to get my daily responsibilities in order.

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17th July 2017

A push and a shove

Perhaps all the “green monster” really needed was a ride in the country. This morning, the man from down the way that understands the infernal combustion engine on small tractors stopped by, trailer in tow. We didn’t waste time with idle chatter; a push and a shove and we loaded the trailer. He headed back to his tools and parts.

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3rd July 2017

Standing room, only

An article posted on the “Wait, you’re joking, right?” channel today: an airline is contemplating the removal of seating from its passenger planes. Translates into “standing room only”, except when things go wrong. Upside down. Sideways in a slide. Perhaps the flight conditions in their world have managed to eradicate turbulence. I checked, and the article is multi-sourced, which means that Air Canada has the idea on their corporate radar by now.

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23rd June 2017

Knowledge, first and foremost

Based on the years I spent fixing other people’s (technical) problems, I realize one fundamental thing. To someone who doesn’t understand the problem (or the underlying technology), anyone who can fix the situation is “a magician”. We depend on that principle to get through the day, in tech support. And by corollary, I know that there are a myriad of areas where I lack even basic knowledge.

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20th June 2017

Provided sound effects

Tock! I’m providing sound effects to go with the narration. That’s the sound of a small pebble, driven out from beneath a truck tire, as it makes contact with (my) windshield. The resulting crazing of the glass has no real noise, other than the wailing and gnashing of teeth as the driver realizes that something “bad” has happened. No passing the yearly inspection, now.

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16th June 2017

Flowers, duck when I’m whacking

Received a small package today, containing a fret rocker. You can find them closer to home, but I opted for the out of China via eBay plan, which requires patience. In this day of instant gratification, waiting forty-seven days is just a way of teaching us that the world is large, and that a “slow boat from China” is still a thing.

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15th June 2017

Waiting for the key to the shackle

So many new tunes… I know what I like, and I quickly recognize that which I don’t. It’s just… so many. If I was to do nothing else but listen from now until the end of (my) time, I’d hardly dent the playlist. How then to get direction?

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1st June 2017

The end of a light

Based on my toolbar clock, I’m here early, today. Not a big surprise; I started the morning before my normal hour; the day feels like it has run its course, long before sundown or suppertime. Tomorrow should be a return to the usual “start late, finish early” schedule.

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30th May 2017

Above all else, protect yourself

“But, above all, take care of yourself.” Like a creature? No, like a bank.

Today, I learned a little more about self-preservation, in the financial sense. Several days ago, I deposited a sum of money, electronically, to my bank. With the goal of “making a payment” to that same bank. No plan to save, or spend with abandon. And, to be fair, the bank had advertised that I could deposit funds, all by myself. You can guess the outcome; the funds were “frozen”.

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23rd May 2017

A first visit to the parts store

After receiving a suggestion about an effective nut remover (keep the jokes, please), I Googled the brand name, so as to avoid appearing like the total newbie that I am. For those who want to buy in, without doing their own testing, the product is known as “PB B’laster Penetrant”. I can’t tell you if it works well, but I now own a small aerosol container. Details to follow.

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