I'm running 3 for 3 on not getting contacted after filling in the Contact Us form on contractor websites. 😒 Has anyone used sites like HomeAdvisor to get a job done? Looking to get a portable generator inlet box and transfer switch.

I am having dinner at 6pm this evening, but I have a gap between work and dinner. If anyone would be interested in an outdoor beer at Bills/Grotto/Ravens/etc... I'm currently free between 4:30-5:50.

Bonus risk info: I'm doing home covid testing twice a week, and today's result was negative.

Car is in the shop at the moment for warranty work, so I’m using Uber to get around. Pre-pandemic that was very easy, but now it’s pretty hard to get a ride outside of downtown. If the current driver doesn’t cancel on me, 40mins to get picked up. Rates are pretty high. I’m surprised that the supply-demand aspect isn’t attracting more part-time drivers for some extra cash. Literally, take my money!

My favorite comedian, Sean Lock, has sadly passed away. He was an active regular on British TV comedy panel shows. He was known for dry, grumpy, but often quite silly humor. It might not work as well for a USA audience, but this was a pretty good tribute reel from Channel 4. youtube.com/watch?v=qRPngk5QyK

Power Outage Rant 

Day 3 without power. Michiganders seem unfazed by this, but it's pretty insane to me. I'm disappointed in the state government, who should be coming down on DTE like a ton of bricks. Governor cited unprecedented storms, but I thought that was pretty lame. Some strong gusts of wind are not a natural disaster in my books. Monopolies are rarely good. Down with that sort of thing!

I awoke from my deep slumber this morning to the chorus of whole house generators buzzing away in the neighborhood. Unfortunately none of them belong to me. It looks like Southeast Michigan had a wild party last night.

Mosquito numbers are crazy today. Be careful out there!

Feeling very accomplished today. I repaired a $2500 appliance with about $100 in parts... you guessed it... by watching other people do it on YouTube. 💥

My brain has been very foggy today, after my 2nd vaccine dose yesterday. I gave up trying to work and mowed the lawn instead. Zero brain power required, but it felt like I was getting something done.

This is my first spring in my first house, and I really have no idea what I'm doing maintaining a garden... but thank goodness for the surrogate parent that is YouTube.

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