WEEK 20 2012
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Saturday - OTR, working. Weekends don't mean much to the
- OTR, working. The noise from the restaurant across the way in Channel
Harbor was absent. I was dreading this weekend's racket, but it was OK.
Thursday 17 May 2012
- Working, OTR. Crouching and crawling through dank tunnels in only
somewhat waterproof boots get old after a while...
Book #49 was Tricked (The Iron
Druid Chronicles Book 4), by Kevin Hearn. Light and amusing.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Wednesday - Working. This was an all
day job, crawling up a 36" RCP drain, nearly 300', to see if it was the
source of a subsidence reported by a homeowner. It wasn't, as far as we
could tell, being clean, with good joints and no sign of earth or water
I've read several books in the last week or two, but have been away
from the computer and haven't listed them.
Book #48 was The
Chequer Board, by Nevil Shute. It's an odd story, a veteran of WW2,
ten years after the war, discovers he is dying from embedded shrapnel
in his brain, inoperably deep. He one by one looks up the fellow
inmates of a hospital ward that he was in - all but one being military
prisoners of different ranks and races. It's well done, though it does
exhibit the mild anti-Americanism that Shute often displayed.
This was my father's copy, the William Morrow 1947 printing - though he
must have got it used, as "Wilma
Steuble April 1947" is inscribed inside the cover.
15 May 2012
- Working on that rose bed out in front. Another 26 bags of 'Extra Large
River Rock', all that the local Home Depot had. I guess they just get one
pallet at a time of this, though I can see multiple pallets of other
sizes. Or maybe it is just popular - despite the "extra large"
description it is generally smaller than an hardball, though bigger
than a golf ball. It would have been cheaper just to get a skip load from
a local landscape business, but the bag label misled me on the
coverage, and I didn't want to change rock suppliers in the middle of
I also picked up fifty paver's, for around the faucet, and make a
wooden box for a friend, to help her make jerky in her solar cooker,
and did several loads of laundry.
I finally ran out of time at 10:00pm, and called it a day. I'll have to
pick up all the household chores when I get home in a week or so.
The bossman called, we have an emergency inspection job for the county
tomorrow, so I'm driving down and meeting him at a job site. Then,
despite previous plans, we'll probably do more I&I for the
underground jobs, since I'm already down there and we are behind on the task.
- Still tired, but getting some work done around the house, finally.
Sunday 13 May 2012
- Pretty darn tired.
Not much going on here.