That the US Post Office will sell you insurance on any item you ship via USPS against the chance that they lose of damage it. I mean, isn’t that like McDonalds selling you insurance that the burger you eat is well done and won’t make you sick? And doesn’t it say even more about the integrity of the USPS that they won’t take responsibility for the items you PAY to have them get from one place to another in a timely/safe manner?
What if your babysitter offered insurance that she wouldn’t bend, break , or mutilate your kids while they were in their care? Hookers need to start selling insurance against catching an STD from them.
What brought this on is that I finally mailed my 857d off to the yaesu folks in Southern California. It’ll be there in 3 days. Had to insure my $800 radio “just in case.” Which didn’t cost much but just seems wrong for some reason. But, it’s off and hopefully it’ll be an easy fix. And inexpensive fix. A Cheap Fix would do.
And that pretty much sums up my day. Went for some walks. Climbed on the roof to take down the rest of my multi-band fan dipole. Gardening. Burned trash when it started to sprinkle a bit.
Got to pick SWMBO up; cause it’s Friday and that’s what we do on Friday. She had me go through McDonald’s on the way home. Even got the Dog a burger. I got a medium vanilla shake. Should have gotten a small vanilla shake.
She also had me spit into this test tube thingie for the Ancestry DNA testing. That’ll be interesting. Even if I do test out as being a member of the Human race, will I actually have “family” out there somewhere? We’ll see in 3-5 weeks.
And that’s it. I’m feeling really tired and think I’ll go lay down. Maybe read a bit.
I got to view the total eclipse last August. I’m still awestruck with the moment of totality. There was a big, black, hole in the sky that could have been an entry to another dememsion or a space-gate or some sci-fi thing like that. Cool As Fuck!
Spent part of the day helping one of the guys from the South Club (MCARC) get familiar with how to post to our web site and how to install “stuff” in Linux. Was fun. (I don’t get a lot of visitors. I even forget to offer coffee or soda’s cause I’m just not used to visitors.) Glad if he learned something though. (Even if it was just to NOT try to learn anything from me!)
Then spent a couple of hours painting the doors I started on yesterday. Hooked up this electric paint sprayer thingie and it sorta kinda worked. I feel it made more mess than anything. Would be working just fine but would suddenly spit out a stream of paint. Have a dozen places I’ll need to sand down and touch up. So much for getting things done the easy way.
Sun feels nice when it comes out. Lots of clouds and some drizzle this morning. Sure will be glad when Summer gets here! But it looks like this afternoon is going to heat up a bit. Yay! It did. When me and the Dog drove down to check mail I forgot I wasn’t wearing anything. Made it safely. Thenk goodness.
Oh, had two visits by the Mason County Sheriff’s yesterday. One asked me to pass on his number so my renter doesn’t get “contempt” charges against her for not letting the Ex- get his stuff. Done. She called.
The other was the Sheriff asking me if I’d been contacted by the ex-boyfriend. Turns out he’s been breaking the “No Contact” order about 20+ times a day (by texting my Renter and contacting her on Social) AND he’s not supposed to be contacting me either (since I could have an impact on what my Renter does by threatening to evict her, whatever. Not that I would!) So, the Mason County Prosecutor is going to charge the ex-boyfriend with about 200 No Contact violations. Which will add time to the Assault 2 (federal) charges and possible sentencing. Poor guy just keeps digging himself in deeper and deeper. Idiot.
Door are back in where they belong. They do look a bit better. Not good enough to justify this backache though! I’m getting old.
Oh, part two: got a phone call from the New York office of the Internal Revenue Service. Seems I’m SERIOUSLY behind in my tax payments (to the tune of $93,000.00) and they’d sure like to talk to me. I am to please call during normal business hours to rectify the situation. 1-929-800-4786 if anyone would like to make that call for me.