The cold weather has arrived. Blustery, the high temp today is predicted to be 27 (F), with tonight's low dropping to 14 (F). Tomorrow, forecasters are predicting the temps to climb into the mid 30's (F). By Monday, our daily highs are supposed to be back in the low 50's (F). I've no problem with that.
I was on my way to my local Giant supermarket yesterday morning, when I stopped and talked to two of the workmen from next door. They drywalled the attic, so it's now one large room. What used to be the enclosed back porch has been turned into a bathroom, the new toilet should be coming next week. One of them said that he and his wife would probably move in until they managed to sell the place. With interest rates what they are, they may be living there a long time.
The dry rack arrived yesterday. It's assembled and folded up, awaiting it's first use.
In order to intensify my treadmill speed walks, I've been increasing the incline. Yesterday I was at a 5.5% grade for almost a mile. Holy Crap were my legs sore! It was a good thing I had to work yesterday. I had the chance to walk it off.
Speaking of work, I had a customer who wanted to do a project this weekend; several rooms (?) are going to be turned into an Air BNB and he intended to lay vinyl plank flooring, something he knew nothing about it. Two bathrooms. Neither he, nor his wife / girlfriend had any idea of the dimensions. They had no idea what their square footage was, so when he asked how many boxes he was going to need, all I could do was shrug. He did the same thing with floor leveling compound. He was not pleased when I told him I couldn't tell him if he needed to buy a little bag or a big bag. What they ended up doing was buying a lot of everything, intending to return what they didn't use. When they checked out, he told the cashier he was a contractor. She and I laughed.
Yesterday, the Republican held House of Representatives passed a decree denouncing Socialism. Here's a chart defining Socialism, and Capitalism, and Communism.
When I went to buy all the fittings and tiles for my bathrooms I had already seen the tiler and he told me how much to order - so I ordered even more. To claim you're a contractor and have no idea of the size of your rooms just makes you look like a pillock!ReplyDelete
Pillock, Yes! This man had no clue.Delete
"I'm a contractor," I imagine he will be contracting that work out to someone who knows how to do it.ReplyDelete
No, it'll either look like shit, or they'll change their minds and return everything.Delete
If it wasn't for that damn wind it wouldn't be so bad, and it's just plain hell with my coiffure.ReplyDelete
You know, I thought that was one of your wigs I saw blowing down the street on my way to Giant.Delete
Oh, it's 10 degrees and sunny here. Very wintery. I read somewhere the Northwest is gonna be very chilly.ReplyDelete
And you know the Repugs (and the MAGAts) have no idea what being a communist is. Or a socialist. It's all about the grievance of someone getting something when they are not.
And you are right: all the repugs are all for unbridled capitalism. Idiots.
Looking at the weather map, I find it interesting that the cold air is to the east and west of us, but we're staying relatively warm... if you call 24 (F) warm.Delete
Let's be clear, this GOP House is mostly symbolic and will not get a lot done, what with showboating and Hunter Bidening.ReplyDelete
It is all for show, and all of their silliness is going to be undone.Delete