Electrical Weekend

Happy Monday! Hope you had a good weekend. I’m sitting here in the semi-light, trying to think of a post to post.

I had a good weekend, swapped the subburned outdoor electrical covers on the front and back porch. And the outlets. One had broken and three of the other four were damaged from age and use. Had a helluva time with one cover and one outlet. Everything is held in place by metal electrical boxes that were installed when they poured the concrete. One screwhole had rusted away completely. I ended up making a new hole in epoxy.

The I couldn’t get the GFI outlet to stay set. It was working, then it quit. The problem was in another outlet down the line. I was glad to finally get it working.

Speaking of elecrical, the re-drawn plans for the addition that were supposed to go in last Wednesday didn’t go in, and they’re supposed to go in today. Fingers crossed.

Went to the beach with the wife yesterday, it was cloudy mostly, but had a good snorkel.

And now it’s back to work on after what seems like a very short weekend.

And it was hard to wake up this morning too.

Have a great week.

High Contrast Keyboard For Andriod

Saw someone at work with a cool keyboard and asked some questions, did some research and discovered Thee High Contrast Keyboard

If you want it, you can have it, and you can un-do it if you change your mind.

It’s Friday, thank Gawd, Im crabby this morning. It rained on me, dogs misbehaving… But once I finish this coffee, things’ll be right as rain!

Have a good weekend!

Cold Cayman Morning

Cold and windy this morning. I wore a hoodie on my morning dawg walk. Below is a selfie, camera sitting on the bumper of an abandoned car. Me and my two dogs, on the street, tryin’ to survive the depths of winter. Bundled up in a vain attempt to prevent the howling arctic wind from cutting to the bone and freezing to the core..

Brutal, I tell ya!

I didn’t run this morning, just a walk. I let the dogs lead. Usually I keep them “heeled” in rigid military fashon but it was too hard to get up this morning to engage is such foolishness. Plus, we were mainly trying to survive the cold. Below is proof, but I seriousy disagree with the “feels like” reading, you got a big wind chill factor goin’ on this morning.

The weekend is almost here. Hang in there baby!

Led Zeppelin

Beofre this morning, if you’da asked me what the best Led Zeppelin song was, I’d have instamtly answered “Trampled Underfoot” from Physical Graffiti. It’s a not-as-well known song, but many have agreed it is an under-credited great song.

This morning I hit the bathroom radio power button and timed it perfectly for the beginning of Since I’ve Been Loving You, Led Zepp III. Man! it was good! I’ve heard it many, many many times, but it rang my bell good this morning.

I still have both albums, on Vinyl, in perfect shape, FYI, got ’em when I first discovered Led Zeppelin. I’ve always liked III better than Physical Graffiti on the whole as an album. Trampeled Underfoot has been my top choice as best Led Zep song ever. But this morning, Since I’ve Been Loving You sounded goooooood! I’ll be listening to it again very soon, very closely.

Today’s payday, I have some late (not past due) bills to pay and I need an oil change on the van. And I’ve got some problems with the outdoor electrical outlets on the porch. Rust inside the box inside the concrete.. And I gotta work.

Have a great day!

Monday Picture Post

Allright weekend it was. Saturday went looking at cars with the wife. She liked this one.

Three cylinder engine! According to the internet, it’s pretty much only available in India

Sunday I went to the beach. Below was my mode of travel.

I was surprised to find another huge area bulldozed for building.

I created modern sculpture art from beach jetsam.

And now it’s Monday the 13th, half as infamous as Friday the 13th, but twice as yukky.

Have a good week!

I Don’t Ever Wanna Fly In One

Even if they claim its fixed.

Even if everyone claims it’s fixed.

It seems so typical, supervisors who think they know it all and don’t listen to their employees

An article I read this morning HERE says empolyees mocked their supervisors saying the 737 Max 8 was “designed by clowns who are supervised by monkeys.”

As you know I work at an airport. The other day there was a discussion about the crappy Max 8. My supervisor said something like: “It may be the worlds safest plane, once everyone gets done scrutinizing it and fixes all the problems”. I thought “Yeah! It might!.”

Then I read articles like the one linked above, and hear Boeing is thinking about changing the name of the Max 8 because of the negative publicity and I think “better safe than sorry, sounds like a piece of crap from the drawing board, and only got built because stupid, prideful people had authority over those with common sense.”

The Max 8’s woul make good artifical reefs and dive sites! Sink ’em,!

Happy Friday! Have a good wweekend!

Lionfish Butterfly

I was sitting on the back porch yesterday, and this little guy landed right in front of me. He was about the size of your thumbnail

He looks like he has a lionfish on his wings. Here’s a pic of a lionfish (taken by me) from a previous post.

The butterfly was quite the cool critter. He stopped for a little rest; then he flew off again.

Have a great day!

My Take On Iraq/Iran

I’m no expert, and I’m not really following the situation. To me Iraq and Iran are two basically identical countries right next to each other.

I remember when Saddam Husseins Iraq invaded Kuwait, and George Bush Sr sent General Schwartzkopff to liberate Kuwait from Iraq. I saw on TV, when it was pretty much over, the General said, pointing over the desert, Bagdad’s 200 miles thataway, with nothing between us and them. We could take Bagdad while we’re here.

George Sr said “No, the mission was free Kuwait, not invade Iraq. Mission accomplished, come home.” Which I think was the correct thing to do.

Saddam Hussein, said “good, I woulda kicked your ass” which isn’t true, and he knew it, but was just saving face in front of his people.

Skip Bill Clinton and enter George Bush Jr. I personally, had a 401K retirement plan that was getting ready to hit $100,000 when George Jr got elected. It dropped back down to $30,000. The US economy crashed.

I think George Jr said to somebody, “Make something happen, so that the people blame that for the crash instead of me.”

Then 9/11 happened.

I don’t think George Jr knew the specifics, but I suspect 9/11 happened because of George Jr’s request. And then they couldn’t find Osama Bin Laden. Why? Every news agency that wanted to interview him, interviewed him. I know somobody here that say they met him twice. Why couldn’t the US find him? Because he was hiding in the White House basement, that’s why.

Meanwhile, George Jr is upset that Saddam is making fun of his daddy. Later on he decides to do something about it. “Intellegence” comes up that Iraq is producing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). He tells Saddam to disarm or be invaded. Inspectors go in and find nothing. Every day on CNN, there’s videos of Iraq destroying missiles. Looked to me like they were complying as best they could.

But the US went in there anyway, never found any evidence of WMDs, and in the end Saddam Hussein was killed. I don’t have anything good to say about Saddam Hussein, but I can see why the US is so untrusted there. I will say this, If Saddam was never killed, ISIS would have never happened.

To me it doesn’t make sense, the US goes and kills their leaders, (crappy leaders I admit). Leaving kindling for chaos. (I won’t mention Mohamar Quadiffi.) Then those places go to hell, and it doesn’t seem to benifit the USA, or anybody else, at all.

The other day, a US drone killed this Iranian general. I don’t know the circumstances. But I imagine, what if the roles were reversed? Some foriegn government kills a US politician or Pentagon official remotely. What would that be like? But as ex-military, I back up my leaders, knowing I don’t have all the information.

I remember kindergarden, big kids picking on me, thinking “I can’t wait till I grow up, and we’re all adults, all this crap will end, Well, it’s never ended. The wars and the stories in the news we have today are exactly the same as kindergardners squabbling in the playground.

I think people are fundamentally the same, but we do have differences that we cannot recognize in each other. When I was a teeny tiny little kid, I figured out that cats were female, and dogs were male, Horses were female, and cows were male. Even after I grew older and became educated on the subject, and know that it isn’t true, I can’t un-do the basic idea in my mind. I think this is an example of the differences we can’t understand in other cultures. Different is not necessarily evil. The people we see as bad guys for what we think are legitimate reasons see us as bad guys for what they think are legitimate reasons too. And probably, in reality, none of our reasons are legitimate.

This post is going on too long, I started it yesterday, and don’t think I’ll finish it today, so I’m just going to post it. But know that I don’t trust the historians version of history, and I don’t trust politics.

Have a great day!