The dude in Fargo got hosed
You all remember the wood chipper scene in Fargo, right?
Poor Carl. Anyway, turns out Gaear got hosed by a bad wood chipper. Today, contractors took down trees at my day job to make room for new construction. They fed entire trees to this thing. Mulched them in seconds.
With one of these bad boys, Gaear would have been long gone by the time Marge showed up.
Plumbing can screw up your whole day
Slip nuts on a sink drain can, apparently, spontaneously break. I drained a sink full of dishwater and heard it splash all over inside the cabinet. It doesn’t look like a lot of water in the sink, but when it’s spread all over your cabinet, it’s quite a mess. Cleaning up, getting parts, and repairing the sink derailed the rest of the day’s plans.
Plumbing repairs are actually fairly cheap
If you do it yourself, that is. I’ve learned more about plumbing in the last two homes I’ve owned than I ever thought I would. I can now replace drains, reseat toilets, sweat pipes, replace water heaters, and replace thermocouples and heat elements on water heaters.
The sink repair above? $1.87 for the part I needed. If I’d paid a plumber, I’m sure it would have been at least $80 for labor.
Four Roses Yellow is good stuff
Really. You should try it. Not as good as their Small Batch, but still good. Goes down smooth.
The Montecristo Chicago cigar is good stuff
Really. You should try it. Separate Smoke Blog post will follow.
Chromebooks can spontaneously reboot
No computer or operating system is immune to occasional glitches, and ChromeOS is no exception. On the plus side, WordPress saved what I was working on, as did Google Docs. And the boot time? Just a few seconds. I was back to productivity in less time than it took for me to cuss the thing out.