Teh Squeaky Wheel
Caturday salutations, Wheelizens!
Well-played, sir…well-played; you are -- as BrendaK would say -- a very wrong Gerbil. 😉
Happy to read about your cornea healing; may it remain that way. (Having had scratched corneas a few times, I can’t really imagine how uncomfortable a torn one must be.)
I’m not a car guy, but using 2′-3′ bolts doesn’t seem like sensible engine design. This may be a poor analogy, but it strikes me as an automotive equivalent to hard-soldering electronic components like ports, plugs or batteries to a PCB: cheaper to produce yet not necessarily a wise idea.
Hope simply replacing the thermostat makes the Caddy more usable / sellable.
Got an email yesterday informing JimCo that the HH-A HOA shitheels did not refute our rebuttal to their claim against our bond in the allotted time, so the claim has been denied.
Unfortunately, the door is still open to them if they can support said claim. (Which they cannot, but that doesn’t mean they won’t attempt to abuse the process some more.)
I’d like to think (but am not sanguine) that our Demand for Arbitration has thrown some sand in the gears at their end.
Good morning, Fatwa, and happy weekend, GN.
Thanks for the congrats and good thoughts regarding my eyeball -- I’m not at all certain if this is a step in the right direction or a temporary reprieve -- time will tell. Right now, I’m just hoping to get some decent sleep and a few days without pain.
Sounds like you are moving in the right direction, Fatwa, with the HOA aholes. That’s a bit of alright.
Long, but interesting.
“…That these people, strangers and friends, were insisting, not that I be good. No. Goodness is not a goal, here. Rather, these thousands of eyes rake me and demand that I confess that I am bad, privileged and bad, incurably bad, that I am bad when I read bedtime stories to a child; that I am racist when I seek soy sauce in the “ethnic foods” aisle in the supermarket; when I purchase Trader Joe’s salsa; when I struggle to discover objective truth; and when I conclude that 2 + 2 = 4. These thousands of Big Brother’s little helpers insist that I am “dangerous,” “threatening,” “hurtful,” white supremacist, imperialist, homophobic and transphobic when I look at birds. If I don’t agree to these absurdities, if I resist them at all, even to denounce racism, sexism, homophobia, and other hatred, I must be slandered. I must jettison any hope of rational discourse. I must enter an upside-down world where hate is diversity and speech is violence and celebrity princelings and princesses like David Sibley, Amy Tan and the ladies of Chevy Chase lecture poor people on our “privilege.” I must risk being made unemployable, and being doxed and punished and torn by a mob of online hyenas. I experienced nothing like those feelings in communist Poland. This horror is new to me, here in Woke America.”
Happy Caturday Punday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
That cat looks like it’s going to get its revenge in someone’s shoes, and possibly on their bedspread, and most certainly early in the morning.
Fatwa -- I’m glad you’re seeing some positive with HHA HOA. Let’s hope it continues.
Off to Trader Joe’s!
Good afternoon everyone.
Well Today I have to cook, as we have missionaries coming over for dinner Sunday evening.
Harper talked me into buying a grill yesterday. I kept hemming and hawing about it.
I went with the Cheapo $99 grill and two filled tanks, which cost almost exactly $250. I did not have to assemble it as it was already assembled and we managed to fit it into the Runabout by folding the back seats down.
We also bought some muriatic acid, the purpose of which is to dissolve the scale from the toilet rim by trickling it into the overflow tube several times. Which, evidently, is what you do when they clog up. We have very very hard water here in AZ so this is a common problem.
I still wish I bought a water softener when I first came here. Most of these kind of problems would be moot.
This is the el cheapo grill.
Well that’s an OK-looking grill -- and a nice looking yard, too.
That should work. Elena loves hers.
I’m not using the grill today. I’m peeling potatoes for my great grandma’s soup