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Sunday, July 13



Got wood?

We now own almost everything we need to build an incredible skate board ramp... four foot quarter pipe.
There will, of course, be pictures. :D
"Almost" is because we don't have a strip of metal to use as the actual "transition" from pavement to the wood of the ramps 1/4" leading edge.
But I'll find something. :D

My parents are all moved into their new place...
Everyone in my family just totally stepped up and dedicated hours and hours of solid labour to getting them moved.
They hired six guys who came with a big ass truck but still... they just were not prepared for what a massive undertaking it was.
In the end... there was much last-minute-packing and a great deal of "just get it done" work...
But all is well.
They've moved into a big place... but it's less-big than their old place and hopefully (HOPEFULLY) the overall impact of this move will be to reduce the complexity of their universe.
But getting settled in a new place is going to be a lot of work.
They are both artists and in their retirement... they (of course) become even busier than in pre-retirement. :D
So they both have to recreate their studios etc.
sigh... lots and lots of work.

Oh, and I got up on Saturday morning and went to the gym with Zee...
So that's four times this week. I think I can work with four times. :)

wearing
~ shorts... cuz it's nice out.
planning
~ home depot... cost-co, loblaws, home, pull weeds, cut grass, and then work on RAMP. :D
wishing
~ only one wish today... and that is for my long time and dear friend teasdale. She is coming to the end of things. The cancer will win soon.
Dear Nancy... thank you for sharing your story and sharing such a wonderful friendship.
I will keep a piece of you alive for as long as my heart keeps beating.
May there be peace in your world.
Love.

Birthday moments...
Happy birthday little moxielass... I hope you are finding the mommy zone to be a place of wonderful fun. May the year unfold for you with care and happiness for you and your little family. :)


///
So there's this story in the news about a doctor on a flight to Paris that responds to the airline attendants request "Is there a doctor on board".
[ :: here's the story :: ] (Edit: Fixed!)
... and here's the thing:
Doctor Giant Dick? Somebody slap that guy for being a retched piece of sh...
The guy is demanding "on moral grounds" that the airline respect his "bill for services rendered" ... he's been to court and sure... there's all kinds of details.
Important ones are:
The airline, not the sick passengers who were given medical attention, is being asked to pay up, because they (flight attendant) asked Dr. Dick if he would please second guess the other doctor who offered to help, and this was considered by the courts to be an act that effectively engages the doctor in the service of the airline.
Blah blah blah... details. Dude!! It's not like he operated on anyone... a few folks were ill and he looked in with his professional opinion.
He wins his case... the airline is s'posed to pay him a grand.
Why do I think he's a piece of smelly poo?
Because he's acting like an elitist pig with an inflated sense of entitlement.
You're a doctor?
So the fuck what?
The difference between you and anyone else?
Money... lots of money and going to school.
You're not anointed by god or flow to earth on the fluffy wings of angels.
You're just some guy who got to become a doctor.
In a tight spot, if you can help, ... you help.
I'm thinking an airplane over the ocean qualifies as a tight spot.
People - in general - bring to the table what they have and do what they can.
Life is complicated and full... but when you're in a tight spot... the rules change and people are supposed to step up.
"Excuse me... is there a geek on board? A passenger needs some help with her laptop..."
"Oh you need to re-install... you should just rest and see your technical specialist when you get to France."
"And here's my bill...."

//
We got the lights... :D :D
The Eiko amusement machine light bulbs that are the proper voltage for the pinball machine.
I had to bust two of the dead lights out... break and then destroy ... as they were fused into the sockets.
I replaced 12 on the playfield, and I have yet to do the ones on the "back glass" (score area).


/
~ I have such a long day ahead... and I slept till 10:00!!!!! gah.
Gotta go. :D :D

See you.
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