Monday, July 18, 2016

I was getting a bit annoyed yesterday with their cordless drill. It would last 5 minutes or less and then the battery would die. I was attempting to install gutters along the front porch of the house. When it rains here, it just floods the entire entrance area to the house.  This due to the massive amounts of water pouring off the roof of the house and the low area that is there with no drainage.  Diverting the water somewhere else is a start, installing pipe to drain the water out of there is the finish.

Unfortunately, I did not get the rest of the pipe I needed before managers switched at work.  Highly doubtful I am going to get anything free from now on.  I will test the man, though and see if I can get it at least company cost.  If not, I will ask the GM about it.

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Monday.  Upon arrival at work I'm informed a large amount of materials would have to be loaded onto the semi and transported to Corrigan, Texas, a pretty good drive considering they are having us coming in at 8 am and considering the amount of stuff that had to be loaded onto the truck, not to mention several pallets had to be shrink wrapped.  But I thought, well, I won't be stuck in the yard today, that's for  sure and a good deal for a Monday.

Sunday, I noticed a water leak in the bathroom and had to deal with a leaky toilet before going to the store to get a new cordless drill to install the gutters.  But by the time I had all of that done, it was late in the day, I got the gutters up but I did not finish the job.  Not to worry, if it were to rain the gutters are securely in place, just that the drain pipe on the drain hasn't been installed and caulking needs to be put on the joints that currently would leak like a sieve if it did rain. But, nothing different than what was there before - which was nothing at all.

Anyway, I heard about a job opening for chemical tanker truck driver in a small town not too terribly far away so I applied - or thought I did - for the position.  Turns out I applied for some other company that also has a yard in that town.  I'm not sure why but there are a lot of chemical operations going on over there.  So, anyway, a couple of more applications sent out.

Basically, there is quite a bit of work to be done to this place, in my mind anyway, to make it more presentable for room renting.  I put some ads out but this is way far in advance of a move-in date, still, you never know if someone is looking ahead to find a new place to live.  I am hoping that I will get some replies.  The last ad has a man that said he wanted to rent one of the rooms and though we conrresponded back and forth, he seems to have disappeared. The only way I will hold a room for someone is if they give a non-refundable deposit.

I'll definitely have to get Addler a play mate.  He's wayyy to social of a dog to spend 5 days a week outside alone for up to 12 hours a day. I''m not necessarily in a hurry to get that dog, though, because first I don't know what kind of dog I want and second, I would just rather wait until closer to the time they are moving.

Well, long day but want to take the dog for at least a short walk.


















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