Teh Squeaky Wheel
Yippee-ki-yay Gerbil Nation! (Excellent thread pic, Mac.)
And Festivus greetin’s, too; let the airing of the grievances commence.
Nice to see Jerry checked-in yesterday.
Hope Paddy made it safely in and out of Trader Joe’s, which would have been less crazy yesterday than they’ll be tomorrow. (I’ve manged to plan things so I could completely avoid Waddlemart this week.)
Glad Sven’s back is better.
Please stop checking the storm forecasts — every time you do you make it worse. Thanks.
Checked the weather earlier this morning and…sorry, man.
Got an email yesterday from a property manager who’d just been informed of a leak which a homeowner observed eight days ago but waited more than a week to report. I told her that homeowner’s basically SOL; her response was a professional version of “sucks to be him“.
I’m sure I’ll have many customer grievances to air today; yay!
Take that, Burl Ives!
Good morning, Fatwa -- teh rain is here, light rain right now, but steady. The bigger stuff is supposed to hit in a few hours.
The battery in Mrs Sven’s Jeep died last night while she was out shopping. I jump started it with a little GooLoo lithium jump box -very cool device and much easier to use than jumper cables.
If you are looking for a last minute gift, Amazon has it on sale for $70 with one-day delivery. https://www.amazon.com/GOOLOO-Starter-SuperSafe-Lithium-Portable/dp/B09FP4P6BR?ref_=ast_sto_dp
One of my Twitter mutuals also recommended that jump box a couple of days ago; thanks for the link.
Hope whatever’s going on with Mrs. Sven’s Jeep is easily / cheaply fixable.
My guess is a bad battery -- it is almost 6 years old. It’s at the garage and I trust these guys, so letting them go through it.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Fatwa -- happy Festivus! Air those grievances! Glad the property manager had a realistic view of things.
Trader Joe’s wasn’t bad yesterday. The cashier told me I just missed the early morning rush.
Teh Younger arrived on time, with no issues other than a lack of sleep. We had a last minute change in dinner plans, so we ended up making a chicken and leek pie (actually four individual pies). It was our first attempt and I think it turned out rather good. We were trying to recreate a dish we’d had at an Irish pub in Florida.
Sven -- glad to hear the battery pack worked so well. Hopefully it’s just a bad battery.
Garbage pickup day -- they come around twice, one truck for each type of container. Ran out at 7:00 this morning in the light rain to give a card and gift to the first driver; now waiting on the second to come by and it’s raining heavy now.
Good on you, Sven!
We have three trucks that come by -- green waste (will include all food waste on Jan. 1), recyclables, and trash. The green waste gets picked up by 7 a.m. and the recyclables by 5 p.m. Trash is sometime in the middle.
Hi, Paddy -- out here they alternate recyclable and green every week. They used to pick up all three weekly, but so it goes.
OK, done. Quite wet out.
It’s a slow work day -- nobody wants to do anything and that includes me. I’m in my usual work quandary about trying to buck mgmt and do things right or just collect a pay check and do what I’m told. Following orders is winning today.
1.25 inches of rain so far. There must be a formula: X number of inches rain causes Y number of roof leaks.
The jury in the taser/gun shooting of Daunte Wright has reached some type of conclusion -- appears to be likely a hung jury.
Guilty of manslaughter and guilty on other charges.
Interesting. I wonder if this signals a change in holding LEOs responsible for their actions, or if this is limited to actions taken against POC in Blue regions?
Magic Eight Ball says: Ask again later.
Up to almost 2 inches today with rain falling all night and into tomorrow. Looks like several more days of cold, rainy, and windy weather ahead -- unusual for us -- but will generate some $ for Fatwa I imagine.
New battery in Mrs Sven’s car -- they ran a bunch more diagnostics on it but didn’t find anything else wrong. I could have gone cheaper and just threw in a new battery myself, but, you know.
Glad it was only a battery. Chasing problems by replacing parts is a good way to spend a lot of money. Better to spend some time and money diagnosing the issue. Glad you’ve got a shop that you can trust.
We’ve only had about 0.4 inches of rain today -- slow and steady. The good thing is that it’s soaking in, not running off into the ocean.
The Replacements is just one of those movies that whenever it comes on, I find myself watching it. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a comedy about a team of replacement football players during a football strike. A great scene: