The man gets his moneyThe day I went to go see the Peter Frampton concert, I opened the mailbox to a very large envelope in the mail. Along the return address were the words so many American fear, Internal Revenue Service. With more anger than fear I ripped open the envelope. Hadn't they taken enough? They clearly didn't think so. I had a bill for more money. I didn't have time that day to check to see if their calculations were correct. I did go through my records later and realize they were probably right. After a short consultation with a nice woman from the IRS I realized I would have to pay.. Grrr
Never look a gift horse in the worn out gasketYou all remember the free clothes washer I got a month or so back. After my fifth or sixth load I walked into the small utility room the put the clothes in the dryer and promptly slid across the floor. The floor was covered in about a glasses worth of water. I turned off the water to the washer and mopped up the floor. I checked and it looked liked one of the ancient hoses was leaking a little. About a week or so later I finally bought some new hoses and installed them. I put a load of laundry in and I waited in the utility room as the washer did it's job. I am alarmed to here a splashing sound as water starts leaking out of the bottom of the washer. I turn the water off at the hoses and start trying to figure out what is wrong with the thing. It eventually stops leaking and I manage to get the washer through the cycle. Checking online it sounds like I might have a bad agitator gasket. I am not going to pay someone to fix a twenty year old washer I got for free. So I've begun the process of taking apart the washer myself if I can see what is wrong with it.
Who needs level pictures anywayI have been wanting to get some shots with my camera trying out a new idea of mine. For this I wanted to have the camera on my tripod. I went outside and pulled the lever to release one of the legs. Oh it released alright. It fell right out of the socket and clattered to the ground. I couldn't believe it. I tried to fit the leg back into the socket when another leg fell off. Finally the middle piece dislodged and bits of broken plastic cascaded to the cement. Seeing as I was standing about ten feet from a dumpster I picked up the mess and tossed it in.
You get what you pay for lesson 3I needed to put a new item on my wall so I had to drill a few pilot holes for the drywall anchors. I dragged out my old cordless drill. Being me I had purchased the cheapest one on offer a few years ago. I plugged the battery into the charger and was greeted by the familiar red light indicating charging. I went off to do some stuff while it charged. Upon my return I was met with the smell of burning electronics and the charging light was dead. The wall charger almost burned my hand when I yanked it out of the wall to stop a fire from starting. Needless to say the battery was not charged and the drill is useless. I never liked that drill anyway.
TMI WARNING you probably don't want to read this!.. who knew cats could get constipated.
If you want to know what advice I got it was to start feeding him some canned gooshy food and had a tablespoon or two of pumpkin to it. He loves his new dinners and eats up all the pumpkin. Important warning: make sure to buy plain canned pumpkin NOT the stuff for pumpkin pie. Cats cannot digest sugar and it quickly will cause feline diabetes. Note I am not a veterinarian and you should not do anything I've said.
I wonder how many posts on blogger have "constipated cat" as a label? No I am not going to check.