Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by gmcman, Nov 12, 2012.
Working for da man.
work work work
Swing shift today/tonight. Ugh...
Figuring out what all died at work from the storm last evening. Nothing too huge, just annoyances.
Hit the mall this morning, had to replace some pants for work, that I ruined by getting some cleaner on them that contained bleach. On the way home, scouted out a location for some offsite work meetings for Monday and Tuesday.
Later in the afternoon, met up with some friends to participate in a Sherlock Holmes themed escape room. Was pretty cool, we did the hardest one, Moriarty's game room, and failed to escape within the 60 minutes. We were pretty close though, maybe another 15 minutes or so and we would have made it.
After that, dinner downtown by the waterfront. Kinda pricey, but well worth it. Now at home chillin, having a cocktail on the couch and watching TV.
Will be heading out with a few friends to shoot some pool and take a well deserved break. Back to classes from tmrw
Trying to muster enough energy to go out and go over the TB before a vacation trip. Have to find the source of the thud when stopping and add a tranny cooler.
@ work counting down the days to my staycation. Since all I'll be doing is working on stuff at home. I'll still have another 2 weeks to use in September. Most definitely going to be looking to get out of town for that.
Turns out today a holiday here. Well I can work on my new top secret mod again. Can't wait till next month when I'm back in Saudi to show it to y'all
Back at work.
I have a list of stuff I need to get done this week. Stuff that needs done at work, stuff that needs done to prep for the wedding, etc. Next several weeks are going to be busy.
Did we miss that you are getting married?
You may have if you're not a friend on FB. I don't think Jared announced it here...but seeing as it's out there now, I want to say a BIG congratulations to both of them.
Oh, yeah, I guess I never said much here. Yes, I'm getting married this fall.
Congrats to @Sparky, that's great news man!
As for me, day 1 of offsite training for work is in the books. Most of it was really for our recruitment team, a bit less so for the customer care team, and even less so for me, but a few of the talking points could be applied. One more day tomorrow, and then back to the regular grind. Hopefully no hit the fan while most of the customer facing staff was out of the office for 2 straight days following a weekend (why they planned it this way is beyond me)
Not that I stalk him on FB.
Congratulations @Sparky expect a lot of GMTs at your wedding
Waiting for these few days to pass by. Have a nice extended weekend from 11 to 15 August. Can't wait
Trying to catch up and figure out WTF to do with all the stuff lately. Been a damn long week or so and the fun is just beginning. Wowsers. Its sad when the cube is a break from the struggle
After work yesterday, decided to head straight to the backyard to mow the lawn, since today we were forecast for scattered showers. Turns out we had torrential downpours for a little over an hour, so good call by me
Today, being a couch potato. The census bureau stopped by to do a crime survey since I'm a new home owner. Went pretty quickly, so wasn't too annoyed by it.
Found a new greek place, gonna hit that up for dinner. Have had a craving for gyros lately, so time to satisfy that. Also thinking of trying some different cocktails, so gonna hit the liquor store. Good times!
Ditto / +1, as I don't frequent FB, either.
Congrats & best wishes, Sparky!
I wonder if we're invited to the wedding.
On a side note enjoying my days off with some music and movies
Just build a step!... Likely easier than lowering the set.
Was gonna run some errands and tinker with the truck today, but instead I am laid up on the couch, nursing a sore back. Just hope it feels better by morning, not a good way to start the work week
Too late, when I sold my old set, had a hand putting the new ones back on the floor. Requires some bending over on my part, but I'll survive.
Intake gaskets on the mustang. Been leaking for a couple years and I put it off like most other things on it.
Took way longer than I expected to get it tore down. Hard working around everything and trying to keep the coolant sludge on the outside from getting inside. Not to mention my first time going this deep in a motor.
Gaskets were blown worse than I expected. Had started getting a little oil in the coolant but never saw any coolant in the oil. Coolant passages at the ends. Just a nasty 200,000 mile Ford.
To start my stay-cation I ripped the walls out around my tub and am making a materials list. It took me the better part of the day to get it where I can start to straighten things out. The wall studs are all over the place so I'll be replacing or just attach another stub to get them nice and straight and plum.
The tub shoe is in good shape. The tub is fairly level and the shower body is only about 6yrs old so there staying. I might even have the tub reglazed at a later point.
Went for breakfast with a buddy from work, then picked up my new personalized plates for the Caprice which read "1RAREPPV", picked up 4 UPS' I won on a gov't surplus auction, went to the MOT office to switch the registration for the new plates, a quick trip to Wally World to get some tubs to store spare TB parts.
Workin! We installed a new large format printer on Friday, working out the kinks with the end users.
Worked on the coworker's rustbucket Bravada. Got the new shackles on, new shocks on, started work on the rear brakes and teh rear pads on the passenger side were rusted to the bracket, and the bracket was rusted through at the one slide pin! The heck.
Evidently the rear caliper brackets were made a bit on the thin side and it isn't super uncommon as these S10 Blazers got old. Common enough that the parts stores carry the rears on hand, though not the fronts as they are beefier.
Enjoying my last day off. Back to classes from tomorrow
EDIT: Also finished up my planning and documentation of the next TOP SECRET PROJECT for the Trailblazer. I am just waiting till I get to Saudi to start putting it together
Finished gasket job. Going on second test drive soon then if all is still looking well I'll drive it to work tomorrow.
STILL waiting to hear from the lottery!
Cleaning up by loading up old metal parts and taking them to the recycler. $$$
Then organize the old TB parts in the shed.
In da cube
Loaded up the Voy with some materials from home depot. Had to head over to my brothers shop to pick up some tool after. Got all that dropped of so I'll be at it bright and early tomorrow.
Made a purchase.
Another day off. Probably going to the pick-n-pull looking for a radio with a working CD for @trailblazer075 .
Found two, both CD`s would not eject. I think it`s a lost cause and will recommend to him a modern aftermarket radio.
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