Flying Through The Sun

I read a great article HERE about The Parker Solar Probe, flying around the inner solar system, slingshotting off of planets gravity to get closer and closer to the sun. This news worth reading!

Yesterday I got a loaner door for the construction project because mine hasn’t been released from Customs yet. Apparently, Customs has a new policy to hold items till their warehouses are all backed up and people riot, and then release it all at once. I dunno, don’t quote me on that. Customs also has an underwater camera I ordered, which arrived yesterday, that under normal circumstances, I would have gotten yesterday afternoon. Overnight shipping to the island, then a new experimental (emphasis on mental) policy says it to sit at customs for three days (FedEx guy said 72 hours). Welcome to the Caribbean! Truthfully, I have no idea what I’m talking about, all I know is I can’t get my stuff.

I don’t have time to care, it’s FRIDAY!

The builders ought to start the tiling this weekend, perhaps today. My wife picked an intricate tiling pattern the builder says they don’t know how to do, so I paid an extra $500 for them to hire a tiling expert. I’m glad they admitted they didn’t know how to do it, instead of giving me a botch tile job.

Have a good weekend!

The Party Season Begins

Last night, the wife and I went to our first Christmas party of the year. It was at Fitness Connection, my wife’s old workout place. On the way there we stopped and saw Kelly, a friend who used to live here, and is back for a working visit. I took this picture of a cruise ship, just leaving. On the right, you can see another cruise ship, which had already left.

The party was nice, and I ate a lot. As we were leaving I took this picture of a picture that I thought was pretty cool. Good stop motion photography.

Last night, after a day of getting the vents sorted out and other things, the drywalles came back and finished the ceiling on the new project. I rekkon all thet’s left is tile and painting and the hookup of all the light switches and electrical plugs.

I can’t wait till this project is done! Which should be soon!

Have a great day!

Crispy Cool

It’s December here already. Nobody here even said goodbye to hurricane season, that I heard That’s because hurricane season ended mid November, when we had our first winters cold front.

Right now it’s crispy cool, probably low 70’s (F), nice crispy cool breeze from the north and the sound of the crispy cool Caribbean Sea in the crispy cool air. I wore a jacket on my dawg walk this morning, because it was so crispy cool.

Yesterday the builders did the back steps and started the drywall. I think they’re all done with their cement mixer. Tile this week, and plaster and paint.

Dang, gotta be a new record for ease of construction and speed. I still am waiting for the shoe to drop.

I’ll be happy when it’s done!

Construction Update

Things are movin’ along. Here’s a video from yesterday afternoon.

Today They’ll be finshing the windows and doing the back stairs. Soon comes the tile. The front door hasn’t been received yet, but it has arrived on the island.

I gotta get the counter and cabinets ordered, they’re picked out already.

Hopefully it will be done in two weeks.

Early Post

It;s 6:07 AM. I’m early, and it’s still so dark I can’t even see to type,.

Also it’s Friday.

The construction is coming along nicely, they hve put up the drywall studs for the ceiling and walls. The electrician was here till about 9:30 last night, pulling wires.

I’m switching over from nervous to excited. The floor tiles are being delivered today, and I have a new toilet in the back of my van to unload this morning before work.

The only thing holding me back is the durn front door. (I ordered one identical to our front door to the main house.)

The coffee is great this morning!

Have a great weekend!

I Should Be Getting In Trouble

I should be getting in trouble at work. I’ve been taking too much time off, unplanned, for my home addition consstruction project.

I should be, but I haven’t. Today I’m going to tell my boss that I know I’ve been putting him in a difficult position, and offer to make it up, whether it’s working Saturdays or taking vacation days.

The original project manager for this home addition project was very experienced and could tell me what materials we’d need days in advance. The new guy, this is his first time in charge, and a few times, (twice) he’s needed items RIGHT NOW. I have no complaints, he’s doing his best, giving 100%. The whole team is busting ass trying to get the job done before vacations start mid-December, and I’m very appreciative of that.

Hopefully, the project will be done in about two weeks.

It’s been beautiful weather, but my scooter is hemmed in by building materials, and I’ve been driving the van to carry more construction materials. (The deal is, I supply the materials, the labor is a fixed price).

Have a great day!

Hectic

Things have been hectic lately. Yesterday I was complimented about how I’m “On It” about getting the materials needed for the project rapidly and ahead of time.

Construction is progressing fast. The workers keep covering electrical boxes and stuff. It distresses me when they have to chip out new cconcrete. There’s a few instances, nothing dramatic. I’m happy with the progression. Yesterday the contractor said two weeks, it’ll be done.

Dare I hope?

Last Day Of Training

Today is the last day of my six-Tuesday ILM Training. Thankfully. I am trying to not be negative, but I have not been impressed. There was no real introduction, I don’t really know the purpose of the course. I haven’t really learned anything I can apply to my workday, I haven’t really learned anything I can use to improve my performance.

We go to class, look at slides, discuss different managers, (Last week we discussed the manager at a McDonalds fast food place).

There’s been two assignments. Never ending, apparently. Both 1500 word essays, when I submit them, they come back for revision, with new guidelines we weren’t given before. Then I re-submit, and get it back with still more guidelines that we weren’t given before.

When I submitted my first assignment, I received an email to join some group. I didn’t do it, because I don’t want still more emails to delete without reading. Again, no mention of this in class.

I was told this is “fluff” training. Training the employer gives so they can say they’re training their employees.

Apparently, this course is a big deal in the Linked-In community.

I’ll be glad when it’s done. Today’s the last day, but I expect more back-and-forth with the second assignment, with the first draft of the assignment due next Tuesday (or thereabouts, without looking), and the final draft due near the middle of December.

This class has put me behind in my work at work. I have been doing some of my essay at home, but pretty much, my word processor program is on my work computer.

Wonder if I should copy and paste this to the form if they ask us for an evaluation?

Double Beachday Weekend

I had a great weekend. Saturday, the wife had to work, and I had to return a window and buy a door. at a store far, far away. On the way back I stopped at one of my favorite beaches.

Sunday, we took the dogs to the beach, they both swam a lot and drank seawater and puked. Great times! The weather was perfect.

Got my tablet working, no phone post today. I had to press the volume down and the power off for 7 seconds to force a restart. I had enabled this automatic restart feature that I was suspicious of beforehand, and i’ve turned it off again. Tablet is running better, seems like.

Construction is progressing, I find it very stressful. I’ll be glad when it’s over.

Itsa ‘nother Monday. Friday I got a new desk at work. A whole new cubicle. Today I’ll be moving in.

Have a great week!

No Post Friday.

There seems to be a malfunction with my tablet. It won’t come on, I suspect it didn’t get charged properly. Therefore today’s post has been canceled. Please have a good weekend. Thank you

And yesterdays building inspection never happened, so no additional work was done.

And. Its Friday!