Happy Hollow-Weenie!

What do you get wheen you take the insides out of a hot dog?

A hollow-weenie!

Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road?

He didn’t have the guts!

Saw the constellation Voltan this morning. It was unusually clear and dark to the south. What stood out and made me look it up was the triangle formed by stars 1, 5 & 6. Star 4 was the brightest.

Didn’t see stars 2 & 3… Too low.

Below is a video of yesterday when I got home from work. Electrical and plumbing started, then comes steel and the concrete truck. Then the walls.

I need a new battery for the van, it wouldn’t start after I went to pick up the dogs last night. If it’ll start this morning, I’ll be lucky, id not, I’ll have to pulll the battery and carry it while scooter to work. In the rain…

But it’s almost the weekend! Havva goodun!

Oh Delicious Ultra Mega Orange!

Last night, after a wonderful dinner, the wife and I stopped by the store to pick up a few items.

I rounded the corner and saw the most delicious looking liquid I think I ever saw. The deepest depths of the finest artificial orangeness came to mind. Tasty, appetizing, scrumptious, yummy, luscious, delectable, mouth-watering, fit for a king, delightful, lovely, wonderful, pleasant, enjoyable, appealing, enchanting, charming. To mind came all the possible sensual pleasures of the palate. 

I rounded the corner, mouth watering, drooling like Pavlovs dogs, delieriously imagining the sight of the beautiful, syrup bottle of the most delicious magnificent orange flavor, amlpified orange intensity exceding the limits of the human endurance for culinary pleasure. Anticipating the label of the most powerful, sweetest orange flavor known to humankind. Oh Delicious Ultra Mega Orange! Come to papa!

Only to have my hopes dashed, shattered into particles of nothingness.

I almost bought a bottle anyway, a color like that, it has to taste good.

I’m hearing thunder and seeing clouds to the south, where I gotta go to work. My scooter day looks like it to, has been dashed into articles of nothingness.

Good Foundation

Yesterday, the rock to fill in the foundation arrived and was put into place. Today comes steelwork and then another inspection. Then the cement truck again for “the big pour”.

Someone musta whined about the 1949 Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. Whoever it was is saying it’s a date rape song. Pa-leeese. It was on the BBC this morning. What a waste of air time.

It’s Tuesday, my assignment for the last last three weeks training is due today. I turned it in yesterday. Hope it’s in the ballpark.

Have a great day!

Almost Rained To The End

Panorma Sunday after the rain.

It’s another Monday. I wanted to do a lot of things this weekend but it rained right up to Sunday afternoon. The grass is a mile high.

Construction is proceeding, the crew took their first day off on Sunday. OK by me. This week they should finish the foundatioion and start the walls.

In fact, I think the workers are arriving, 6:48AM.

Busy week for me at work this week. On a scale of one to three, I’m a two.

Have a great week!

Reverse Competition

Near our house, there’s a little drug store/pharmacy.chemist on the corner.

Recently, as in probably 6 months ago, they cranked up their pirces on stuff like vitamins and dietary supplements. (Not the prescription drugs, I rekkon the insurance companies would be alerted then)

So, a bottle of vitamins that used to cost $3.50, costs $9 or even $12.

Needless to say, I’m getting my vitamins and non prescription stuff at the grocrty store.

What I worry about, is that when the grocery stores and other merchants see that this drug store has cranked up prices, they’ll crank up prices too.

Reverse Comeptition.

The drug store dude isn’t going to lower his price to be competive for a fixed portion of island wide sales, the other sellers are going to say “Wheee! Look how much money he’s making! I’d like to make that much money too!” And crank up their prices too.

It’s a fear, hasn’t happened yet. But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed and is buying elsewhere.

I used to wander around that same drugstore while I was waiting for my prescription to be filled, putting vitamins and other cool stuff that I didn’t really need in my shopping cart. Not anymore, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

There is potential for a bad thing here.

It’s Friday! They poured the footer for the foundation yesterday, and the foundation should be done soon!

Have a great weekend!

Not So Productive Yesterday

cement in the way

Yesterday was the least productive day so far. The inspector was supposed to come yesterday morning, then change it to afternoon, then till today. I had to reschedule the cement mixer. The delivery dude dumped the cement, above, right in the way of everything. The guys’ll have to move all these bags of concrete by hand. (The concrete is for the blocks. The cement mixer truck is for the foundation.)

The gravel and sand people weren’t answering the phone, I ended up ordering it from somewhere else, and not sure I got a good price.

Work has been the same. I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. Too much needs to be done right now. I keep having to stop one important task to do another, more important task. Busy but not getting anything done. I have a big homework assignment for my training last week, 1500 worod essay. I started it but I need to get it done. And it’s practically at the bottom of my to-do list.

Blah blah blah. At least it’s almost Friday!

All Systems Go!

I went to the dentist about the implant. All systems go!

Progression on the project downstairs is going well. Here’s yesterday when I got home:

Actually the video is Oct 22, not the 23rd…

I started this post at home, but now I’m at work. The Project Manager of my project called, he was downstairs. He said they’re getting the first inspection today, and want the concrete truck as soon as the inspection is done. So I chainsawed some branches so the truck could get in.

I was only 20 minutes early for work instead of my normal 30-45.

I’m excited! The first of two concrete pours! Soon we’ll be into the meat n’ potatos of building!

Have a great day!

Alice Cooper Told Me…*

…that light roast coffee has more caffeine than dark roast, because roasting breaks down the caffeine.

So I ran out and got some light roast coffee.

I don’t know, I can’t really tell the difference.

After a week or so of scooter weather, we’re back to van weather.

It’s been six months and today is the day to go to the dentist and check the bone growth and the implant installed.

It’s the hump day for hump day, Half way till hump day.

*On his radio show


No, we’re not going out to sea, the construction job is underway.

The foundatioin is dug, rebar almost in place, and we’re almost ready for the first inspection before the first big concrete pour.

This weekend the Wife and I went to the:

I wore my Navy uniform, the actual uniform from the early 1980’s.

And now it’s Monday. I got work-work and a lot of other work too.

Have a great week!

Bad Luck With Gimballs

Soooooooo I bought this gimbal for my phone, nuthin’ fancy, I just wanted to get better videos.

My phone was on the list of phones that this gimball will accept. But, my phone wouldn’t fit with the protective phone case. I did take it out of the case and try it, but the gimbal’s phone holder was stretched to the max and didn’t even seem secure. Sorry, but I refuse to take my $1000 phone out of it’s case to use in a $100 gimball.

Bye gimball! Into the junkpile!

Soooooo, I got another specifically for the Sony camera I have. The G5GS. Charged ‘er up Ok, But it won’t power on. I looked at YouTube videos, nothing mentioned about my type, but similar models have a problem with the battery connection. I don’t think this is my problem, as the battery charged OK.

I had a friend bring this gimball from thhe UK, as Amazon doesn’t deliver much here, So I can’t really take it back or return it. There doesn’t seem to be much more that I can do, soooo….

Into the junkpile!

I’m pretty much done with camera gimballs, especially with the “Worlds #1 Manufacturer”. It woulda been nice to have steadier videos, but the fad has passed.