I sometimes notice terrible jobs. Today? Doing cart duty at the grocery store after 6 inches of wet snow.

Looks like 5”-6” over here. I have not been out in it yet.

Enviro politics Climate a new story 

If you are like me, and feel sometimes overwhelming despair in regards to climate change and even the human condition, I have a thought/recommendation. Books like The Uninhabitable Earth are not what you need or what the world needs. It only seeds despair. Despair is a form of powerlessness. Which is why I am looking for other, nuttier, approaches. Which is why I recommend the work of Charles Eisenstein. Particularly: Climate: A new story. It is nutty

My patience with my fellow humans expired early today. This happens when I travel.

How come no one told me this was an emoji now? 👾

My sump pump is STILL periodically running. That was a lot of rain

Realized that my entire problem with the dishwasher is that I answer a question incorrectly. When @Cornellbox said “are you SURE you want to reuse this old water supply line?” I should have answered “no”. Rectifying now

Long story short; Don’t take out your live, sap covered, Christmas tree with your favorite gloves.

Running the dishwasher for the first time. Fingers crossed 🤞

I got inspired to do some work late last night and went to be an hour later than usual. I reasoned I could sleep from 11-6:30 and still be rested. Completely forgetting my wife’s alarm would still go at 5:30. I am very tired and will be all day. I will learn this lesson someday

Taking the Air Ride home. Still the best way to get to and from DTW. It is a nice day. I may take the #5 home.

I took three laptops through security. I asked how close that was to an individual record. “Not even. Most I have seen is 12” !!!

I found my Luddite/old man limit. Smart home. I have zero interest.

Sitting within 2 feet of me is as affectionate as my cat gets

I have an app called “We Croak” that gives me a quote about death every day ( I like to think of it as a quote about appreciating the life you have). Anyway, here is one from today.

Long story (like trips to 5 different stores long), short: IKEA faucets use 3/8” water supplies. But the instructions don’t say 3/8”. They SAY 9/16”. Which is not a thing. Once you get that figured out, THEN, you need to convert the sizes. Combined with the fact that I am learning as I go... I wish IKEA would chip in for gas.

I spent about 5 minutes discussing faucet strategy with an older gentleman at Home Depot. Specifically on how to convert a 3/8” water supply from my faucet to my 1/2” copper tubing. Finally he asked “what brand of faucet?” “IKEA ,” I replied. He put is hands up and reflexively started backing away. “Oh, uh, well then I am not sure... I mean it could be metric or something”. There was fear in his eyes.

Me:”I am going to Home Depot for a couple more things”

My teenager: “what could there possibly be at Home Depot you don’t have already?”

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