Teh Squeaky Wheel
Thursday night was difficult in some ways. The A/C at work is still not at 100%
Luckily it was not all that hot during the day on Friday, so it wasn’t too hot in the warehouse. But there are three A/C units in that part of the building, and only the center (most important) one was working. But… it wasn’t wasn’t working very well, so it took a long time for the temp to get down into the low 70s, and in the rear work area, it never got colder than 78, so the carrier that does her folding on that work table, was pretty uncomfortable.
It took me a lot longer to do my work owing to the heat. So I didn’t get out of there until about 1:30 am, which is not extremely late, but an “OK” starting time, I guess, for the Big Route. Lately, I’m finished up at around midnight or 12:30, which is very good.
That includes doing the mail by hand which takes about 2 hours. And, as I mentioned, I bring the tablet and watch TimcastIRL which is about 2 hours.
Luckily, I get there a bit early owing to some extra mailing stuff I had to do, so I was able to get the A/C on a bit earlier. But still there was an hour or so that the temp was still in the 80s in there.
Considering that I keep it between 65 and 70 in the house for Harper, re her MS, I’m not used to working in the relative heat. So everything took me a bit longer than average.
I got through it though, but slept much longer than usual afterward, so it was dark by the time I work up all the way.
I think I found a good, lightweight tablet cover system. I’ve been looking for something for Harper’s tablet. The case I got her, while lighter weight than my Otter box, is still about a pound. So I found a 3.4 ounce solution which should be better.
I made a big order on amazon. I’m such a sucker for amazon despite the digital book burnings they tend to do. Especially with Prime free shipping! It’s amazing, and totally supplanted Ebay in virtually every way.
My gift is not a surprise, but I haven’t told Harper about it yet. I also ordered some more tiny crotchet hooks 0.5mm with bamboo handles (for dreadlock purposes) They are very effective, and help to keep things tidy.
Also I ordered some edamame noodles which are a good hi protein noodle when I don’t have the energy to make my own (admittedly better tasting and stretchier) noodles. Also “The Only Bean” company which makes the noodles, also makes some Crunchy snacks, so I decided to give a variety pack a try. and see which ones we might like.
speaking of which, I’m going to go make some noodles now, before I change my mind.
Happy Reflective Puppeh Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!)!
When I was a kid I’d work summer jobs in warehouse-type environments. Mornings were great, but it didn’t take long to get hot. None of them had A/C. Of course none of them were in AZ, either.
I’m off to Mrs. Paddy’s church in just a bit to help assemble some bikes for charity. We’ll see how that goes.
The bike assembly went okay. They were all Schwinn bikes, but made in China. I didn’t know anything about the bikes before we left, so I didn’t know if I needed metric or SAE tools. The tools supplied by the charity were adjustable wrenches, scissors, and allen keys. I ended up bringing a few adjustable wrenches and some allen keys, along with various other screwdrivers, pliars, etc.
All the fasteners were metric, and of fairly low quality. The wheels on the bikes were even worse. Most of the wheels had a noticeable wobble, due to the rims not being flat. Trying to adjust the brakes to reduce the drag was a PITA. I sure do miss quality products.