Weekend Recap

This has been a productive, pleasant weekend. Of course, I didn’t do much, but I thoroughly enjoyed not doing it.
Saturday morning I was at the place that pays me. I hate working weekends , but the time passed fairly quickly.  I didn’t actually connect with any of the people I was trying to call, but then on Saturdays we  rarely do.
After work I met Jim, Luca, Brenna, Gerald,  Ida, and Karl at the baronial storage unit. Jim and I did an inventory of the baronial property while Luca and Ida made a list of the things they will need to take to Ork Wars. Brenna spent the time organizing the contents of several tubbies. Gerald had brought his label maker along and made labels for the tubbies. Karl provided color commentary and helped out in several other ways. It only took a couple of hours and it was fun. It felt good to be outside. The weather was perfect; mild temperatures, deep blue sky with just a few clouds, a nice breaze. Almost no humidity. In other words, the kind of weather one rarely gets in Memphis.
When we were done at the storage unit, Luca, Gerald and I got a late lunch/early dinner at Panda. The food was good, the company was better, and the conversation among the three of us was great. We talked for a long time about a variety of subjects. I am fairly sure we annoyed our waitress because we lingered so long after we were done eating. Itried to make up  for it by tipping more than I normally would at a buffet place.
I spent Saturday night and most of today playing with wire. I had stopped at Home Depot and bought an electric screw driver and keyless chuck so that I could mount the various mandrels I have. I rather quickly learned a valuable, if some what painfull lesson: when you are using a power tool to wrap 16 guage wire around a mandrel, it pays to not lose control of the free end of the wire. It really does.


Friday Evening

So, it’s 10:00 Friday evening, and I got off work at 9:00 PM. Not a bad time to get off work, I know, but not a particularly pleasant one either. What is, truly, unpleasant, is the fact that I have to be back at work at the ungodly early hour of 7:00 AM tomorrow. That means that I have to be awake for god’s sake at 6:00 AM. I’m fairly sure such a requirement, on a Saturday, violates the teachings of several world religions. I KNOW it violates my definitions of right and wrong.
Ok, I know I shouldn’t complain. I have a job that I’m somewhat good at.  My working conditions are not unpleasant (my company will never be featured on “Dirty Jobs”), and while I wouldn’t associate without most of the people I work with unless I was getting paid, they are not actually evil. But still? Saturday’s were made for sleeping late.


Big,Bald, and Back..

So, it was exactly a month ago today that I made my last post. My, my, how time flies.   I have been absent for far to long. However, I’m back. I’ve got my priorities straight, again. Life is moving again.

More to come, I promise you.