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From an excerpt from one of Sippican’s posts I am not young any more. I have a bad back. There is a great deal wrong with my feet. I am still a bit feebler than I’d like to be from a bout of Lyme disease. All my neighbors, the nicest people I’ve met in this […]

Over the years, I have read a lot about so called “chav” cultural. Most of the time, it all seems unreal. It is easy to read stuff like this post from Inspector Gadget and get disgusted. But it is hard to read it and imagine yourself dealing with those types of people. Yet when you […]

A double standard

Today I read another “poor men” post. This particular post struck me as a bad example for all sorts of reasons. But it got me to thinking about how I react to these types of arguments even when they are better done. I have a double standard for these types of arguments even when they […]

Confession Of A Part Time Snake

Today I did not accomplish much of note. In fact, it could be argued that some of what I did was actually harmful. Remember the friend of mine who was in danger of getting fired? Well, I have been embarked on a campaign to push back against those that I think are unjustly head hunting […]

Autonomy of a snap decision

Yesterday I was tasked with figuring out what method to use to install radiant heat for a planed renovation. I also have to come up a with a complete cost for the entire installation and the amount of man hours it is going to take. In addition I have to provide a price for installing […]

Today I was discussing with someone why I will never make a really good tradesman. I said that all the really good tradesmen that I know spend a lot of their free time making or fixing things. It’s the thing that they enjoy doing more than anything else. Their idea of variety is to fix […]

No Replacement To Be Found

Yesterday I helped out hobbit with an attitude. Whenever I get to help her out, it always brightens my day and make me think that maybe I am not totally worthless. This particular hobbit happens to be a short woman who is in charge of her own department. She makes more money then I am […]

Missing the light

Today was a nice day for November. Truth be told, we have had a lot of nice days this fall. I am still a little suppressed by how warm it has been. I was bracing myself for a really cold fall and winter but it does not seemed to have come to pass yet. But […]

No reward for virtue

Today I tried to be safe and do all the right things, but it still seemed like everything was conspiring to go wrong. For example, I was trying to fix an outlet that had suffered physical damage. Not only the was the outlet itself damaged, but the wire-mold box that that outlet was in had […]

Breaking The New Guy In

Today a man was told by our HR department that they made a mistake when the hired him. They were kind enough to tell him that they would try to figure out a way to save his job. But they made no guarantees. Seeing as he was only hired two weeks ago this was a […]

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