Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Farked-up Feline Wednesday, Wheelizens!
May the Big Route go well today.
Hope they don’t have to shut down your power over the long weekend. (Rhetorical question: Ought not fixing that shit come under “infrastructure”? I know, I know…)
Winner, winner, chicken turkey dinner!
Perhaps it is contrary to the spirit of the season, but I”m sorta starting to loathe some of JimCo’s (traditionally better) customers. I reckon some of their aberrant behavior is due to nearly two years of insanity in CA and nationally, but criminy…what a PITA.
Because I’m “in a mood”:
Both awesome memes, my good sir!!!!
The Big route went fine this morning.
I was a little groggy getting started as [disagreeable medical information redacted], but I’ve remedied that now : )
I kinda wish the days were broken up like this all the time. It would make for a more spread out schedule. Wednesday night will be shorter than Monday, wherein my in office stuff took around 11 hours, then I’ll have the big route on Thursday night/Friday morning, depending when I get started. I can pretty much start any time after dark on Thursday.
Yesterday I was thinking of starting in the early evening, but decided to wait until about midnight to get started. So I just got home about an hour ago.
The combined shifts are so long that when I can split them up between two days like this, it seems effortless by comparison.
Good morning Fatwa and Dv8.
More Santa Ana winds starting up. Starting at noon today and for the next 48 hours, all those brown areas in SoCal are under a Public Safety Power Shutoff notice and this is just from one power company. Pacific Gas and Electric customers have their own PSPS notices.
Be off with your 300 Spartans.
Mantis -- not backing down!
Good effort, but I wouldn’t bet on him.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, dv8 (and Harper!), Sven, and Mac!
Fatwa -- I hope things get better for you and Jim.
dv8 -- splitting up long days makes more sense. I hope you’re able to make the change.
Sven -- I’m sure if the PSPS’s affected the affluent, more would be done to halt them.
It’s just a thing for the holidays. But it would be great if I could do it all the time.
I see guilty verdicts out of Georgia in Arbery case -- should make for a riot-free Thanksgiving.
We were out at the hairdressers while they were reading the verdicts. To be honest, I haven’t been following it that closely.
Lunchtime. Using my break wisely, I have finished the 34th Canto of the The Divine Comedy and am done with The Inferno. It’s been a slog at times, although the writing is quite beautiful. On to The Purgatorio.
Good for you, Sven! I mean that seriously.
Thanks, Paddy -- I’m not quite sure what to make of it yet -- have to go back and look at the pages and passages I marked. You know I said Dante’s prose was “beautiful” but that’s not quite the right word. Powerful is more accurate. His descriptions of hell and the various torments that the damned suffer are the stuff of nightmares.
Watching a ten minute video of each canto has made it a more enjoyable journey. Without those and the book club aspect of this, I don’t think I would have made it past the first few pages.
Yay! Hope you sort out a better way of scheduling stuff to make your job easier, dv8.
Enjoy The Purgatorio! 🙂
I see guilty verdicts out of Georgia in Arbery case — should make for a riot-free Thanksgiving.
I dunno…look at L.A. Lakers fans; if they lose a championship, they riot in sadness. If they win, they joyfully riot. Either way, it’s a Glazier’s Bonanza and, thus, good for the local economy. (Probably provides more “economic stimulus” than sports facilities deliver.)
I’ve not followed that case very closely but strongly suspect the jury reached a fair verdict based on what I think I know.
JimCo got an unsigned Threat-O-Gram / collection letter from a law firm in Cleveland (OH) pertaining to one of the HH-A HOA homeowners trying to collect their insurance deductible from us.
I am actually (sort o’) looking forward to sending them one of my “Dear Tertiary Syphilis Victims” responses next week…along with an invoice for wasting JimCo’s time. (Not that I expect them to pay it, but it seems like a nice additional GFY to this law firm.)
Are those the same HOA people that you’ve been dealing with all year, or different ones?
Not worried about this, it’s merely annoying we need to respond in writing to these shitbag attorney / collection agents.
But, like Mary Poppins sang, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and *snap* the job’s a game”. 👿
Still windy and we still have power, but the worst of it is scheduled for late tonight/early morning hours. In our area, 45-50 mph sustained wind with 60-65 mph gusts. Humidity is hovering around 5%. Things aren’t looking too good south towards Paddy’s area either.
If I had to guess, they’ll shut off power in our area maybe around 2-3 AM tomorrow.Checking the PSPS maps, parts of Chatsworth are already down and further north heading towards Palmdale some other areas are dark as well.
My truck is gassed up, the gas can for the generator (changed oil two months ago) is full and fuel stabilizer added, batteries abound, and all rechargeable things have been fully recharged.
The power shutoffs are annoying, but it’s the threat of fire that will keep me up. We’ve been lucky the last couple of years since the Woolsey fire in 2018.
Stay safe, Sven. Things have been dry and windy here, but locally our powerlines -- other than high voltage transmission lines -- are underground.
I can imagine a grandfather in California in a generation or two telling the grandkids about growing up with electricity all day long all year and water from taps with no restrictions or fines for washing cloths and showering on the same day. I wonder if they will doubt stories of gasoline that working people could afford like today’s kids doubt stories of walking to school in the snow, uphill both ways.
Democrats are sure turning back the clock. They have brought back segregation by race, different standing under the law by race, government tracking of race, ethnicity, and religion, and legal discrimination by race in business. And not to forget elimination of women’s sports.
Hard to see any good in these things, I used to consider the elimination of racism in government and law as a good thing. Guess I need the re-education camps.
Yeah, it does feel like that somedays -- good pic!