Inconsequential Update

The angle adapter for the heat pump arrived on Thursday. Yesterday morning after work, I got the last two units vacuumed, leak checked, and online. If the refrigerant deficiency from the longer than standard line run is of any consequence, it is not yet apparent.

It is nice to have climate control. Outdoor temperatures have been very pleasant the last week or so, but that will change next week. I am very happy to know that, barring a failure with the new heat pump, I will not have to endure the miserable 95+ degrees inside, sweating profusely even directly in front of the fan, too damn hot to sleep days like last summer.

The car goes in for its first warranty repair when I clock out in the morning. The door locks are possessed. A couple months ago, the passenger front stopped responding to either the remote or the switch on the door. I scheduled an appointment, but it started working again the day before I was supposed to take it in. I canceled the appointment, and went on my way. It had a couple more brief episodes over the next several weeks, but none that lasted long enough to have Toyota to look at it.

Last week, I noticed that the driver side rear door had decided to go on strike. So far, it has exhibited no spontaneous recoveries. It is probably waiting to make a fool of me at the dealership.

Remember the bitch at work who constantly criticized everyone and had been threatening to quit for almost a year? Well, she finally made good on that threat. Yesterday was her last day. She taught me a lot, but I won’t miss her. Nothing anyone ever did was right or good enough in her eyes. Kinda reminds me of an ex-wife.

I have been tapped to be her replacement. It pretty much forces my boss to give me the promotion that he has been dangling in front of my nose for about three months.

I got another reprieve this weekend. At some point Friday morning, the decision was made to cancel Sunday production on my machine. I will actually get a day off this week! If I had known a day earlier, perhaps a range day could have been scheduled.

The pen that I tried the Private Reserve ink in seems to have been permanently damaged by the process. Even after a thorough cleaning and fresh ink, it still leaks at the bottom of the barrel. I hope to be able to find a way to reseal it and keep the pen serviceable. This makes me very hesitant to try any new brands of ink.

I need to figure out a way to get another Lowe’s 10% off coupon. I wasted mine trying to use it on my storage building, only to find out after it had already been entered (and thereby no longer usable) that only the insulation that I bought at the same time was eligible for discount. I still need a dishwasher and several interior doors. They fucked me out of $200 worth of discount, and I’m going to try to make it up somewhere.

Happy weekend!

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2 Responses to Inconsequential Update

  1. Glenfilthie says:

    Are you futzing around with fountain pens too Grump? Let me know if you ever get one to work. I like retro and old-school implements but I’ll be damned if I can make a fountain pen go more than a couple days! I got so pissed I figured I would just go down and buy the best on the market – until I found out how expensive the ‘good’ ones are…

    • alaskan454 says:

      I absolutely LOVE the Pilot 78G. I hate that it isn’t available in the US except through unofficial resellers who mark it up around 100%. I started out with the Lamy Safari over two years ago. I liked it better than traditional pens, but it was never perfect for me. In hindsight, the biggest complaint I had (about the ink at the bottom of the barrel that transferred to my finger every time I used it) was probably caused by the damn PR ink. Overall, it just isn’t as smooth as the Pilot, either, although it is glass compared to even “good” ballpoints. I talked about both of them here:

      https://alaskan454.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/fountain-pen-reviews-lamy-safari-and-pilot-78g/

      I would highly recommend a 78G. I bought mine from this guy. He includes one cartridge of ink, which is plenty to try it out. He has other width/types of tips if you happen to not like the ultra fine tip like I do, and other barrel colors – just search his other auctions. It takes between two and three weeks to arrive. However, a well-writing pen (even if it feels cheap) delivered to your door for less than fifteen federal reserve notes is a great deal. I bought three.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/360707041496

      The Aurora ink that I use is here:

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FK6ALQ

      Good luck. In fact, if you get one and don’t like it, I’ll buy it from you for however much he’s selling them for.

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