Friday, December 5, 2014

Throwback Thursday



Sidebar: There is nothing “Throwback” in this post. I try to move forward and never look back!!! I just like the alliteration, lol!

I got up, it was cold, blah, blah, blah. Michigan.

I went to Time Out for lunch. I got a cup of chicken noodle soup with potatoes. That sounded just weird enough to be interesting. Plus, the waitress assured me it was fantastic! And, it was!!!

I also ordered a blackened chicken breast, wrapped with bacon, sandwich. That did sound great but, in reality, not so much. It was dry (a little mayo would have helped) and too heavily seasoned. I drank two glasses of water trying to choke it down.

Sigh…

From there I went and got the truck filled up. $2.59 a gallon? I love it!!!

Sidebar: This will not last long. The Michigan legislators are currently passing a bill to add a HUGE gas tax to pay for road improvements. Okay, I get that. We need that.

BUT…

I just heard that Michigan Democrats are trying to pass a bill to lessen the weight limits on big trucks. Apparently, Michigan (and Michigan alone) allows the heaviest big rigs on the road of all states. I didn’t know THAT!

Republicans are fighting this, claiming it will hurt the “little” small business guys. Um, I think some guy making print-screen tee-shirts in his basement doesn’t need “protection.” It’s the big corporations who want to ship tons of crap that are breaking our roads up.

Where is the petition I can sign???

During the afternoon, my attention wandered. I reviewed all the cut pieces for the computer desk and realized I didn’t have the computer tower shelf accounted for!

Sidebar: If this seems like a big deal, as opposed to the clock in a wheel, the crib or a rocking horse, it is. This one is a bitch and I blame my brother Carl for this!!!

I could use the biscuit cutter, scrap 1x4’s (I have a lot) and make the 8+ inch shelf, but that would add two days to the assembly. And, I want to have this delivered BEFORE Christmas. I don’t want Betsy to have people over and showing off her new place with her computer sitting on a card table!

So, instead of going straight home, I stopped at Home Depot and bought a four foot 1x10’ pine board.

I left the truck outside. I went in, treated Caley, changed my clothes and then got to work. I cut the computer shelf out, then scribed the curve on the corner and cut it out with the saber saw. I sanded the shelf to make it smooth and ready for stain.

Then I cut out the six corner pieces that will secure the top.

I finished up at 7:30 p.m., swept out the sawdust and pulled the truck back in. I blew off my clothes and went back inside for the night.

I warmed up the kielbasa and sauerkraut and dished out a big bowl of it. I packed the rest of it into containers to give back to Michelle.

I ate dinner, watching taped TV and then went to bed.

2 comments:

  1. Throwback to lower gas prices? Looks like they haven't been this low since 2010.

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  2. Yes, I love the gas prices! But, sadly, Michigan is going to raise the gas tax (we already pay the highest gas tax in the US) to help pay to fix the roads. We can't catch a break here!!!

    Oh, and I just learned we also have the highest weight limits on big trucks (which is why the roads keep crumbling). Some want to lower the weight limit, but others argue it will hurt "small business!"

    I think if they're small, they wouldn't be shipping that much crap. I think its big businesses (with their big campaign contributions) that are blocking this. Grrr...

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