Monthly Archives: September 2012

Frugality

With the economy in the toilet for the umpteenth year in a row, most of us have to be mindful of where our money goes and try to stretch it as far as possible. After I lost my job back … Continue reading

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The Job – Week Two

I’ve managed to survive the second week at my new job.  This shop is like no other shop in which I have worked in the past.  These guys do not get in a hurry to do anything.  Sense of urgency?  … Continue reading

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The New Job(s)

… week one. I planned to write this post Sunday, but I discovered that a few of the ~200 onions I had stored from this summer’s harvest had started to rot, threatening the rest.  So, I spent the day prepping … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement

If you have prescription safety glasses (the kind with the side shields), please do NOT wear them while driving.  They may be the best thing since sliced bread in an industrial environment, but they severely limit one’s peripheral vision.  Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Thank God For Rain

It’s been raining all morning.  I was supposed to finish power washing the house today.  I really didn’t want to.

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Work Update

Well, I start my new job on Tuesday.  And, wouldn’t you know it … The store manager at BigBoxRetailer called and left a message for me earlier today.  He asked that I call him so we could talk about some … Continue reading

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Where I Was

I was in Kyiv, Ukraine, sightseeing with the soon-to-be third Mrs. Grumpy Bastard.  It was my first visit with her – the culmination of nearly a year of courtship via letters and phone calls.  In fact, it was my first … Continue reading

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