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Friday, October 1, 2010

Quick Update

Well it has been a while so here is the Readers Digest version of what has been happening since I took my blogger vacation.
I now have a full time job working for the local school district as a custodian. Excellent benefits good bosses and hopefully it looks like some job security.
Had a short stay at the hospital due to the pancreas had a good attack and now have a new high mark set for pain levels...it was not good at all But you know morphine is a wonderful drug for pain hehe.
Other than that not much is going on can not really afford to do much so tend to stay at home cheaper that way.

It Is What It Is


Friday, September 24, 2010


Sorry I have been away for so long but I now have a full time job as a custodian and I have had some health issues to deal with.
Even had to spend a short time in the hospital...yuck.
No promises but I will try to post some to try and keep you updated.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Life Goes On

Well I have been working some each week. Just about the time I start getting in shape and used to being on my feet all day then I get another 3 or 4 days off again.
I find it real interesting there are 5 different school building and I believe 17 or 18 custodians and only 4 subs and I am working every week. Most of the times it is because some one is sick. I do know that the flu has hit the schools real hard but sometimes I think they are just using their sick leave as soon as they accrue it. Oh well it gives me work so I am not complaining.
Other than that life keeps on going whether I like what it is doing or not but as I always say.

It Is What It Is


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


So what happens when you have worked for 14 years basically behind a desk and then add 10 months of being unemployed on top of that and then you go to work as a custodian?
Sore muscles some I had even forgot I had.
Job has been great no being the boss no having to worry about anyone else just do my job and go home. My wife commented that it was nice to see me come home and not be wound tight and having a smile on my face.

It is what it is


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I got a job!
Yes and it is with the school district so it has good benefits and all.
Kind of shocked the unemployment people they were a little amazed that there was even openings there. And then I have no experience but they hired me on the fact of 17+ years at my last job.
Other than that things are going as smooth as can be expected.

It is what it is


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Final Inspection

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

Author Unknown~

I saw this on Gords blog and just had to share it


Monday, October 19, 2009


I was reading Edifice Rex and she was telling about her trials and errors with fixing her water system and it made me think of what I did this weekend.
About 2 years ago I bought a chipper for chipping weeds branches and corn stalks basically making mulch. So we fired it up for the first time and was chopping up basically weeds so it was not getting worked too hard. After about 15 minutes I noticed that the motor was stating to bog down more and more even when just running by it's self with no load.
It was about that time I noticed the oil on the ground so I shut it off and investigated the problem. Well the oil drain plug had fell out and all the oil was now on the ground. I put the plug back in and filled it up with oil again but it was too late seized tight.
I went back to where I had bought it but guess what it was not their problem that I had not checked to make sure it was tight. So not having a lot of extra money at the time there it sat and sat. For two plus years it sat collecting dust.
This weekend we moved the last of our treasures and it was one of them. Put it in the back of our place here. Yesterday we lost power for about 4 hours and having nothing else to do I decided to at least see if I could get the motor off and if you have ever been around a yard chipper you know that you basically have to total disassemble it to get the blades off so you then can get the motor off.
So after a lot of wrench twisting I had most of the shrouds off and just for the heck of it though I would see if I could spin the blades by hand and with a small amount of effort they started to spin. And the longer I spun them the easier it got.
Ok then being the rocket scientist I am put some gas in it give a couple of pulls and it fires up and runs like a champ. Shut it off put all the shrouds and guards back on and a couple of hours later have reduced th brush pile behind the house into a pile of chips.
Now as I was doing this I kept kicking myself in the rear wondering why had I not tried this before but as you know..

It is what it is