Just checking in. Haven't been online in a while and to the forum in even longer.
Man, I miss this place.
House is progressing slowly, backwards, but slowly backwards, that's an improvement. Discovered major electrical problems that necessitate rewiring as much of the house as I can get to, that's about 80%, plus a new service panel, plus I don't know what to do about the undersized aluminum main feed that's buried under the slab and driveway. Right now I'm focusing on getting the wiring to a state where I'm 95% confident that the house won't burn down in the near future.
AC/heat and ducting system is still completely gutted, hoping to get the ducting done before winter heating season arrives, sometime in early December.
Car still runs after two blown modules in as many days. Can't complain, the original module had over 200k miles and the replacement came out of a beat to death parts car, third one came out of a car I bought running and so far it's holding up. Oil leak got fixed courtesy of a tan O-ring off a junk distributor I was given, total cost of that repair: $0. Need four new tires, or used tires, I don't really care at this point. Went shopping and it's nearly $500, or a bit over depending on brand/model, for tires w/ all the fixings. Not going to happen. Found some used tires with about 30% tread left for $120 mounted and 1yr. warranty, will probably go that route unless I can get some lengthy internet time to do online shopping.
Cats still empty the food bowl and fill the sandbox, nothing ever changes on that front.
Heh, I noticed that we do avatars now. Cool. When I get back next month maybe I will be able to figure out how to do that. Need to pick an image. Maybe someone can photoshop one for me? I'm thinking maybe a workbench filled with manuals, tools, and instruments. Will have to think about that for a while.
If anyone wants to get ahold of me for any reason, or just to chat, you can get my work number from Pumpkincarriage or blakeinspace, or PM or email me at jsavage(at)airmail.net, though the latter two may have a month delay before I can respond.
I gave up my phone to help pay for $3 gas to get to work and make up for the crappy sub-par raises I have been getting, or not getting since 2003.
Anyway, I used up most of my library hour wading through nearly 400 emails and composing this message, have to go now.