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Posted: May 8, 2019 - 4:41pm

 PoundPuppy wrote:
Drinking tequila at the beach. 
 Yesterday I put my brother into hospice care in a nursing home. His lung cancer is stage 4 now and has spread to his bones and brain. He's confused as hell and in a lot of pain. Hospice can give him good drugs. I hope he just slips into a coma and passes peacefully.  
He's always been a selfish abusive bastid but still I feel bad for the way this will end for him.
I offered to move him to Gtown so I could be closer to help him but he wants to stay in CC. where his friends are.
Last night at 3am he set off the fire alarm in an ill fated escape attempt. Also failed was his 911 call to report theft of his property and the staff kidnapping him. I had to go up there and bribe him back inside with breakfast tacos and a pack of cigarettes. 
The home has 6 supervised smoke breaks a day which he is all about. I guess at this point it couldn't hurt. He talked to a few of the guys out there today. I'm sure once he makes a few friends out there he'll be fine.
I called a place I often stay at out on the island and I'm here until Friday. I told Mike and the staff I was going home tho... I need the break before I return to work and then my own in hospital procedure next week. 

 
{#Good-vibes}{#Meditate}
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Posted: May 8, 2019 - 4:30pm

Drinking tequila at the beach. 
 Yesterday I put my brother into hospice care in a nursing home. His lung cancer is stage 4 now and has spread to his bones and brain. He's confused as hell and in a lot of pain. Hospice can give him good drugs. I hope he just slips into a coma and passes peacefully.  
He's always been a selfish abusive bastid but still I feel bad for the way this will end for him.
I offered to move him to Gtown so I could be closer to help him but he wants to stay in CC. where his friends are.
Last night at 3am he set off the fire alarm in an ill fated escape attempt. Also failed was his 911 call to report theft of his property and the staff kidnapping him. I had to go up there and bribe him back inside with breakfast tacos and a pack of cigarettes. 
The home has 6 supervised smoke breaks a day which he is all about. I guess at this point it couldn't hurt. He talked to a few of the guys out there today. I'm sure once he makes a few friends out there he'll be fine.
I called a place I often stay at out on the island and I'm here until Friday. I told Mike and the staff I was going home tho... I need the break before I return to work and then my own in hospital procedure next week. 
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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 2:53pm

Cooling off after mowing. Yes, cold beer is involved, of course. 
kurtster

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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 12:51pm

 buddy wrote:

Good luck.

 
Thanks.  Been quite awhile since I've had to shine it on and sell myself.
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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 10:54am

Rainy day coffee downtown Chelsea, Michigan.  RP is in my ears and I am happy. An easy choice for this afternoon of people watching and online catching up. My phone tells me I had three hours of screen time last week. I am good with that. Others have lots more. Being unplugged from social media and a recovering political and news junkie contributes to my well being. You?  
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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 8:24am

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Pretty close.

District manager.  It's at one of those big box warehouse stores.  Just looking for a couple of days a week.  Want to keep my other gig where I've been at off and on for 23 years this month.  Just working 2 days a week there now.  Hope they are OK with me working somewhere else at the same time.  Been preparing for a, uh, annual scheduled test at my Doc's and figured since I would be good to go, might as well see what else is out there.

 
Good luck.


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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 8:41pm

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 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Got a call back this afternoon and an interview with the DM on Thursday !
 

 

What's a DM?
 
Designated Meeter
 
Pretty close.

District manager.  It's at one of those big box warehouse stores.  Just looking for a couple of days a week.  Want to keep my other gig where I've been at off and on for 23 years this month.  Just working 2 days a week there now.  Hope they are OK with me working somewhere else at the same time.  Been preparing for a, uh, annual scheduled test at my Doc's and figured since I would be good to go, might as well see what else is out there.


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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 8:07pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Got a call back this afternoon and an interview with the DM on Thursday !
 

:cheers: 

:ask: What's a DM?
 
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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 7:56pm



 kurtster wrote:

Got a call back this afternoon and an interview with the DM on Thursday !
 

:cheers: 

:ask: What's a DM?
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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 7:11pm

 kurtster wrote: may 2
Updating my resume for the first time since 2009.

 
Got a call back this afternoon and an interview with the DM on Thursday !
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Posted: May 5, 2019 - 2:11pm

Going to check on a pot of red beans and smoked turkey leg.{#Hungry}
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Posted: May 5, 2019 - 8:33am

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yup {#Cheers}

thank god they're on regular tv tonight.

 
I was rooting for the Isles, but now it's Bruins all way to the Finals.
 
But if they get there, i will root for the Western team to win the Cup. Especially if it's the Avs!
 
Besides, both the Blues and the Sharks never won the Cup. So they deserve one. {#Cheers}
 
Edit: Ya, the Blue Jackets have never won the Cup either, but i can't stand Torts. {#Tongue-out}



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Posted: May 5, 2019 - 6:16am

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Packing up my office so I can make the big switch to home office and no more commuting!

 
I've always liked the idea of having a job that would allow me to work from home. How's that working for you so far? {#Cheers}
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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 4:10pm

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Go Bruins! {#Cheers}

 
yup {#Cheers}

thank god they're on regular tv tonight.
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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 1:50pm

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Trying not to get depressed from the constant rain. Doing a ton of laundry, signed up for a 3 week MongoDB database class and started reading the Python programming book for my class at MIT in June.

Yes I said MIT. Will look good on resume' since I've been AWOL from the real workforce for so long. {#Lol} 

PS
And yes I'm still alive, just been wicked busy.

 
Go Bruins! {#Cheers}
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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 1:35pm

Trying not to get depressed from the constant rain. Doing a ton of laundry, signed up for a 3 week MongoDB database class and started reading the Python programming book for my class at MIT in June.

Yes I said MIT. Will look good on resume' since I've been AWOL from the real workforce for so long. {#Lol} 

PS
And yes I'm still alive, just been wicked busy.


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Posted: May 4, 2019 - 1:24pm

Just finished watching Welcome To Marwen.

I recommend it.
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Posted: May 2, 2019 - 11:59am

Updating my resume for the first time since 2009.
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Posted: Apr 27, 2019 - 1:21pm

The best of both worlds.

Listening to RP and watching MLB on mute.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2019 - 3:34pm



 Antigone wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 Antigone wrote:
Things that make me pat myself on the back # 3216: realizing that it's going to possibly rain again and heading out to at least mow the front. Worrying that the gas can might be empty. Nope. Got gas! Fill up the mower, prime it. Nothing. Prime again. Nothing. And suspiciously no spark (reminds me of a favorite scene from Benny and Joon). Look for, and FIND (!) the spark plug wrench and pull the plug. Head to the hardware store. New plug acquired and installed. Prime again. Nothing. Curse lightly. Make sure the plug is seated firmly. Prime again. HURRAH! I think I've earned a cold beer!

 For future reference, the problem with small engines is almost always bad gas. Two-stroke, four-stroke, anything carbureted.

Now that gasoline has ethanol in it, any condensed water in the tank gets mixed in, instead of sitting on the bottom of the tank out of harm's way. Plus the ethanol damages carburetor parts: seals, diaphragm, etc. I've rebuilt dozens of small-engine carbs, and the rubber/plastic parts are often turned to jelly. Fuel-injected systems run under pressure so they're not really affected. Plus the engine-management computer can make adjustments.

If you can get ethanol-free gas, it's worth spending a bit more. The stuff in the gallon cans at big-box stores is great, but $20/gallon? No thanks. Fortunately I discovered a gas station that has ethanol-free for about a buck more per gallon. My mower, chainsaws and weedeater start up consistently now.

The spark plug probably wasn't really the problem, but the priming and re-priming flushed out enough crud to get clean(er) fuel in. But no matter, glad you got it running: a win is a win!
c.


 
Thanks! The fuel tank was actually pretty dry. And funnily enough, though I've heard the ethanol is evil thing before, my mower mechanic says he recommends high test and it doesn't matter about ethanol. I do think the problem was the spark plug, because it wasn't sparking when I pulled. But it's running now!

 
Yep, that's a good call too.  I get mid-grade for the small engines, I'm too cheap to pay for premium. Now that I can get ethanol-free it probably doesn't matter so much.

You could be right about the plug. Equipment that's used all the time, like professional landscapers, spark is rarely a problem because it gets plenty hot and burns off any crud. But an engine that's used for just a little while, then sits most of the time, can allow carbon to build up. Probably what happened to yours.

Once upon a time people cleaned and re-used spark plugs, but modern (auto) engines run so lean, and plug technology so much better, they can last the life of the car.

Happy Motoring!
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