Monday, October 25, 2010

Wasted Tired

After getting at most 4 hours of sleep last night, I ended up driving all day long.

A call came in late - late for deliveries anyway, after 11:00 am, that a contractor needs pipe and materials.  The continuance of that was that if we couldn't get it there today, they were going to call someone else.  My manager is asking me if I want to do it.  Umm, I'm not used to management asking me if I want to do something or not, I just get it done regardless of whether I feel like it or not.

Admittedly, I was tired but my mouth spoke completely opposite:  Let's get it done.  Downtown, then off to Florence, otherwise known as prison town.  I believe there  are 6 prisons in that town (at least).  LARGE facilities, all of them, included a Department of Homeland Defense "detention facility".  A nice drive even if tired, I left there and took the back way back to the yard - much faster. 

Umm, excepting the fact that there was a serious accident on that road further down the way and DPS shut it down. I ended up going around 20 miles out of my way to get back.  It's all farm land out there.  2 lane highways and a lot of back roads.  If you know the back roads, you can beat everyone else by far.  I know ALL the back roads in that entire area - I have spent considerable time out there over the last 6 or 7 years.  So, I'm toodling along and finally get to I-10.  I'm on there for a minute and come up to another accident.  A semi, rolled over on it's side, in the middle median.  There was another semi parked next to and and a huge crew of people transferring material from the wrecked truck over to the "good" one. 

Wow, is all I can say about that.  An eerie site to see a semi rolled over on it's side.  There was a huge tow truck that, from what I could tell, had tried to upright it and couldn't, it was sitting idle waiting for them to empty the contents of the trailer.  My mind imagined what could have happened to cause that.  In that area, huge wind gusts come up unexpectedly and that kind of accident has happened many times before out there.  But, it could also have been a cutoff.  Or perhaps a shutdown.  Who knows. 

Umm, as usualy with my entries, long interlude.  I get distracted by something and hours pass before I come back to this.

Probably sometime this week I am going to buy all the items necessary to build my new computer.  This is really what's on my mind right now.  I just haven't decided whether to buy the stuff online from Newegg or Tiger Direct or buy it from Fry's electronics. I'm the kind of person that will wait for a while and see if I can find some other venue to get what I want at cheaper prices.  So far, the pricing is marginally different from all sources and in that case, having the personal interaction at Fry's with someone who really knows what they are talking about and will spend the time is far better than blindly and coldly buying it online.

Whatever the case, it is my bedtime.

G'nite.

ben

Monday 10/25/2010

Monday:


I've been sleeping fairly well for several days in a row - until last night. Wake up at midnight, back to sleep around 3:30 am. I've gotten so used to not having enough sleep that I'm mostly able to perform at work anyway. If worse comes to worse,I take my 30 minute break in the form of a nap.

Fortunately, there is plenty to do today as well. A trip the Indian reservation; a delivery of copper material to another site and probably a trip downtown. That should eat up most of the day. I say fortunately because it is much easier to get through a work day when busy as opposed to not being busy at all.

Well, anyway. I was looking this morning at a "huge sale" by a company discount thing - the huge sale was not that huge and the components in the computers weren't anything even close to what I am looking at doing. I do admit some amount of trepidation at building a computer - I have never done one before - but the benefits outweight any cons. You just end up with such a far superior computer than what you are going to pay at the same price for an - inferior model. Upgraded processor; upgraded motherboard; upgraded video card.

Anyway, I'm just biding my time with this thing. I want to make sure my bills are covered before diving into this project, which I will probably do anytime now. Prolly not today for lack of sleep.

Election rhetoric continues to spew forth out of the garbage machines that manufacturer such filth. I say that for both sides. Dems are obviously afraid. I personally do not think it health that any one party control the House and the Senate plus a president in a 3-some of all 3-somes. They can basically do whatever they want, whenever they want to do it and there isn't much to stop them.

That is, until election day arrives and voters undoubtedly are going to create huge lines and large backups to even get to a poll. I do hope that doesn't sway anyone from taking however much time it takes to cast your vote, regardless of your political views. Let the people speak and let it be as much of the voting public as possible. I would love to get there early - but they don't open up until I'm already at work.

I don't know what happened to an entire entry I made yesterday, just sorta disappeared. I have decided that it is very possible to have a nice water garden without any fish in it for the small pond that I was going to get rid of. Just put an aerator in it and maybe a small pump - of which I have both already - to keep the water from getting foul and full of mosquitos. I also have plants I can break apart to use for such.

In other words, there is nothing I have to buy for such a setup, I already have everything. Where to put it poses an entirely different question, but I think I will put it out front where I was going to put a slightly larger pond for fish. I can put mosquito eaters in there and perhaps, maybe some small - very small goldfish as a stock tank sort of thing, but that's it. I think if set up right, it would look totally cool.

Also, I popped off the panel on the outdoor breaker box to take a peek inside - running a line off of that thing is going to be a piece of cake. I need to get that done soon. I would think about stopping at Home Depot on the way home today - but - again - I doubt I will want to do anything but go home and take a long nap this afternoon after getting off of work.

Well, work day approaches and I'm off to look at more "junk" in the news, lol.

G'day.

ben

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