Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Various Things

Well, I didn't win Scalzi's LOLCreashun contest, I'm a broken man, but somehow I'm finding the courage to go on with life. Heh, better luck next time.

I'm going to be out in the shop for a while this morning. I've got a bunch of stuff to do, but the good news (at least for me) is that I got all the light banks replaced yesterday. It's blindly bright in the shop now, which is a good thing when you're working around power tools. I rented a huge ladder from Home Depot yesterday and spent the afternoon twenty feet in the air replacing 8-foot light tubes, 18 of them. Today I've got a couple of other things to do before I return the ladder, I'm hanging hooks for a pulley system to raise my canoe and bicycles up out of the way in the winter, and the sleds and such in the summer. Got to get that done this morning, so I can return the ladder by noon. Also I need to do some maintenance on the big Mohler gas heater which hangs from the shop ceiling.

There will be a couple of new posts up on Deep Thunder later today - thanks to whom ever is commenting over there, though that last comment took an ominous turn :) Van's a little worried.

Also, you know you're living in Alaska when you've had two feet of snow in the last week, yesterday it was around 10F out - and today it's in the 40's before the sun comes up and everything is melting. All the snow on top of the shop (which is a considerable amount of snow) unloaded this morning and is now a three foot deep heap of densely compressed ice in front of the door. Wonderful. I guess I'll be moving that today too.

So anyway, don't expect much for a couple of hours.


  1. I liked your LOL's but I have to admit I liked the "LOGIC: You're doing it wrong" was my favorite. Or maybe "Velocorapture." I do love me a good pun.

    Keep the faith, you'll win another contest, I'm sure. Maybe the "Scouting Hates You" award, or something. Your prize could be a burning cross!

  2. Yeah, I've got to admit that I loved the "Logic" one too. Wish I'd thought of it! Scalzi got it right.


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