Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tuesday, sweating...

It was cloudy, hot and humid on Tuesday. It wasn't so bad in the morning, but as the day moved on, it got more uncomfortable.

I went to the Newburgh Grill for lunch and got the bean with ham soup and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich ($5.29). Both were excellent.

Then I went to Lowe's and bought some almond spray paint for the exterior electrical box (I had a sample of the siding with me).

It's not supposed to rain (if even) until Friday, so I went and got the truck washed.

In the afternoon I walked outside and came in bitching about the heat.  Courtney said, "In 16 weeks you're going to be bitching about the snow and ice!" And Vicky (who happened to be up front) said, "You always complain about the heat here and in South Carolina, but  you never complained about Puerto Rico and it was HOT!"

Okay, so I admit I am a cranky old man and complain a lot. I don't like it too hot or too cold. And, as far a Puerto Rico goes, there was always a nice, salt-scented sea breeze to mitigate the temperature. Plus, it's usually hotter in South Carolina than it is in San Juan.

Back at home after work, I treated the cat and changed clothes. I opened the right angle drill, slapped a battery in it and chucked in a metal half-inch drill bit.

Sidebar: Those spade bits for wood are okay for a small board, but take forever going through a 2x4.

For those of you unfamiliar with a right angle drill motor, this is what they look like:

They are useful in tight places.

I drilled the holes and ran the wire from the plug to the light switch.

Now all I have to do is bust out the drywall to the existing light switch to tap into the power and I can move on.

I came inside around 7:30 p.m. I was a bit bored with leftovers, but again too tired to make a different dinner. So, I compromised. I ate a hot dog, but with a side of tortilla chips and salsa cheese.

I watched a rerun of NCIS and then went to bed at 9:00 p.m.


  1. Nice drill! Cutting the drywall was not an option? What is salsa cheese?

  2. Thanks. Cutting the drywall was obviously an option, but I was too tired at the time. Regarding the "salsa cheese" I buy the Old El Paso cheese and salsa in a glass jar (mild) sold by the tortilla chips. I love that sh*t but realize it's not good for my waistline.