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Dr. Hebel and the Truck of Doom!

July 17, 2008 11:13 AM

IT LIIIVES!

*ahem*

So I managed to get the front differential swapped yesterday on my truck and all the previous noises I’d been hearing went completely away. I still don’t want to test it in 4WD mode yet because there’s no snow or rain to allow the little amount of slippage in the wheels needed to keep a 4wd system happy. And since it’s currently my primary vehicle I’m not taking any chances.

Likely I’ll still replace the transfer case but at the moment it’s running. *knocks on restaurant table*

In this golden period of time I’m going to work on fixing both the bikes so that If the truck _does_ fail I’ll still have a vehicle to get to work with.

Regardless for the moment I’m back on my old schedule and that means everything to me because it allows me to be efficient and get things done both at work and at home.

Have to stop at the hardware store today and get some replacement fan blade arms as I broke one on the kitchen fan last night. It was likely going to break anyway but when I went to stop it using my hand after turning it off the one blade broke off at the arm. That means it was pretty weak in the first place because the fan wasn’t moving all that fast. I’ll have to remember to buy a balancing kit with the replacement arm set as well or the fan will likely be unbalanced.

In other fun news I watched Act I of Dr. Horrible yesterday and it was actually pretty funny. It’s supposedly free through iTunes but I paid for it because I like to support such things. And it wasn’t expensive anyway.

In case you haven’t heard about it it’s a Supervillian Musical with Neal Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible and Nathon Fillion as Captain Hammer and it’s produced by Joss Whedon. If you liked the Once More With Feeling episode of Buffy you’ll probably like this as well. Regardless don’t wait to see it. I believe the link is http://www.drhorrible.com/ but I’m not able to check that at the moment.

A friend of mine just got laid off. I won’t go into the details but likely it was because he didn’t fit the “suitly” mold. Regardless he’s one heck of a guy and if you’re into tobacco pipes check out his site at http://www.pipecrafter.com as he does some phenomenal work in briar.

Speaking of tobacco I have yet to brew my “tobacco tea” to spray my plants with. Maybe I’ll do that when I first get home while draining the bike for an oil change. A friend of mine is using traps but supposedly those don’t work well unless you have a bunch of people using them. I may try them if the nicotine spray doesn’t work out.

Still haven’t found the stinking title to my boat yet. But I also have some things in disarray in the paperwork department. Nothing serious - I know where all that stuff is - but things like the boat registration currently elude me.

I figured out the perfect place to put the emergency ladder into the basement. There’s a space right in front of the dryer that is in just the right place - provided there is floor joist space there - to put the trap door covering a ladder. I’ll have to check my measurements but we should be able to put one there pretty easily.

I should try and get to sleep early tonight but if it’s like last night I’ll wake up at quarter-to-two in the morning and not be able to really fall back asleep. This happens a lot when I try and get to sleep early. The better health I get into, like eating right and etc., the less sleep I seem to need. So if I go to bed at 9 p.m. I tend to wake back up at around 3:30 a.m. regardless of if I want to or not. As long as I stick to my current schedule that works out well because if I need to I can take an afternoon nap once I get home and still sleep properly. (My wife I think is jealous of that sometimes. ;-)

Oh well....back to the daily grind...




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