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No News is just no news

Between YouTube and Twitter and clogging the toilet I have been Way Too Busy to put something on the blog. The Big Thing At The House last week was a big fight about moving my projects in-progress off the dining room table to replace the tablecloth, because unless I do it parts get lost, and I Didn’t Want To Do It. And the odd capitalization is on purpose for vocal intonation a la A. A. Milne.

One of the reasons I haven’t had much to talk about is we are waiting for Mrs. the Poet to decide on when she wants to get an operation to fix her back. She has scoliosis and stenosis, which combine to cause her Great Pain pretty much all the time, and sometimes her legs just Stop Working so she falls down, and yells at me to stand there and not help her get back up, which I don’t understand at all. I mean yelling at me to be there I understand, but yelling at me to leave her alone and not help her up? 🤷‍♀️ That I do not understand at all. Why yell for me to come and not help you? And I have no idea why she is putting the operation off, her insurance has already approved it and all they need is for her to say when.

On other things the money to fix the storm doors and pay the property taxes is on the way, so we can fix the broken doors and also open the doors to allow some fresh air to enter without inviting the neighborhood bugs into the house. This would be good because the house gets stuffy in the Summer and Winter because we have to Keep Things Closed Up to keep cold air either inside or outside as appropriate, and we need to let the joint air out a bit in Spring and Fall. Now we have the option of letting some fresh air in.

I have been trying to get something done with the Mini Sprint-T chassis so I will have something to show where the Bits And Pieces will go on the 1/1 version. That and so I’ll have something to point to and tell people what I want for Christmas, “That, in full scale.” I mean, I already have lots of the parts, some need welding to other parts, but I have most of the front end in the house. I have the axle, both spindles, the steering arms, all the brakes and hubs, the brackets that weld to the axle to mount the 4-link, and associated Bit And Pieces. Basically all I need to call it a Complete Front End are the links for the 4-link, the track bar, springs and shocks, and the steering drag link and tie rod. The steering box is one of those things that is frame or front axle, but I need one of those, too. And I have been trying to replicate those parts in 1/25 scale for the Mini Sprint-T.

Well, that brings you up to date Dear Reader, so it is time to proof and publish the post. I will see you the next time I have Something To Say. Happy Thanksgiving, safe Black Friday.

I’m bored

I have a minor injury to the back of the wrecked leg, so I can’t go for a walk. I don’t really have anything interesting to write about nor anything to watch on the tube flat screen. I haven’t made any great advances in the design of the Sprint-T either.

About the only thing slightly new is I have a different pain in my wrecked leg. The leg is all swollen up and there is a line across the top of the calf muscle that is tender to the touch. I think this might be related to the vascular damage I got when the truck hit me, but I’m not sure. One thing I do know is related to the wreck is my foot turning purple when my leg swells up which is what color it is right now.

So, anyway I decided to watch crazy cat videos on YouTube because why not?

Spent the day doing Dad things on Father’s Day, Wreck-free Sunday

A very short post today as I spent the day doing things around the house that needed doing for a while before I go to evening services.

I went to the local hardware and got a new shower diverter for the master bedroom bath so we get more water through the shower and less straight down the drain than the one that was put in the house originally back during the 1980s. No lie, at least half of the water down the drain never made it to the showerhead with the old diverter valve. Now there is a whole lot more pressure at the head which should help get everybody wet and rinsed that much quicker. And I only had to shed a few drops of blood and spend a few bucks to get it done.

After I changed the diverter I watched Junior win in Michigan, then saw the last three rounds of NHRA at Bristol, really disappointed that none of the women managed to win, but the one racing Funny Car got all the way to the finals. That was a fun race to watch. Also fun was the ProStock final which had to go to 8 decimal places (0.00000001 of a second) to determine the winner via a holeshot (the winning driver had a slower run but a quicker reaction to the green light).

And now I’m going to evening services.

Just nattering along, Opus