Tragically Hip

The Hip

BW fell down the stairs today and bruised up her hip pretty good.

She’s okay but there is some complaining and rightfully so because it looks like it will be a pretty nasty bruise (and is already)

“Wait until tomorrow, it will be worse”, I said.

“Thanks for reminding me” was the cheery reply.

She’s set up in bed with her phone, books, tea and other sundry items. She’s OK, just in a bit of pain.

The Phone

One of my tasks today was to make an appointment at the Apple Store in the mall because BW thought her battery was dying. And as I am resident nerd, I’m the one that gets to go.

It turns out I didn’t need to make an appointment as they have a ‘battery guy’ that does nothing but deal with battery problems all day (and you thought you had a shitty job).

It turns out that all was fine with her phone battery too as they told me it still had 91% left and was only charged over 100 times on a battery that’s rated for 1000.

The Dinner

BW made me a fantastic meal today despite the fact that she was on the injured list. I’m not sure of the name exactly, but let’s go with asian spare rib surprise.

Lastly, BW says she now wants to move to a ranch house without stairs, because..ouch.

Worth Half as Much

How often has this happened to you?

You get an email that the service you are paying for is now half the price it once was.

Usually, never.

But today I learned that the hosting service that hosts this site offers more value for less. It now costs me ten dollars for hosting for this site and a few others. It’s not quite as good as free hosting I once had but it came with some headaches so paying ten bucks a month is worth it.

It was fun while it lasted.

The warmer temps, that is.

It was really windy out there tonight wandering around the car lot with the rain sideways and wind at 50mph.

Oddly when I walked the dog it was still prety nice out so it got cold out quick. I guess I will need my ice scraper for some time yet.

Sorry, Wrong Address.

I bought a small computer on eBay (BW, don’t read this part.) .

It hadn’t arrived yet and so I emailed the seller. It turns out he sent it to the wrong adress, which I think is funny. I have had a lot of excuses for late stuff but not that one.

Apparently it returns to him today and he will try and get the right address.

Speaking of eBay I finally have a feedback of 1000

It only took me 20 years.  I’ve been a member since 1997.

I Don't Like Mondays

Mondays are hard. I work a 12 hour shift so it’s really hard to come home and find the motivation to write or even trickier - what to write.

But here I am because I can’t miss a day with this little project. I told BW that some days are going to be better than others when it comes to blog posts and this is not one of those days.

The weather was weird for January with 47 degrees and fog.

Here’s a photo. I’m going to bed.

The Light in the Kitchen

As I mentioned yesterday I was working on changing the  light in the kitchen.

I can now write that the light is still installed and so far seems to be still hanging from the ceiling which I guess is something to brag about.

This light install was not without it’s problems though:

The light came from  China via eBay and as such the assembly  instructions were a little lacking. An example, they included nuts to screw the arms to the base, but they made not mention that the arms had tape over the threads and as the tape and arm were the same color it was easy to miss.

If you look to closely you can also see the limits of  my spackling skills as well.


But the bigger poblem?

I said to BW earlier that I sure hoped that the paint we have in the can matches the paint we have on the ceiling already.

Well….you know how that turned out….


Does close count?

There’s no way I’m painting the entire kitchen - and living room ceilings just so the paint matches. It’s dried a bit since I took the photo but if you start to look for different shades you will find them.

So we either call a painter and do it right or just live with it for the time being. My vote is for the latter  because thanks to the way our new light throws the shadows it’s not that  noticeable.

All in all a good weekend. I installed a light for free, but we now have to hire a painter and a fence install company. I  can hardly wait for next weekend.

I’m beginning to think that the best tool for me to use in the future when it comes to these ‘easy’ home repairs might just be my phone so I can call a pro.

I told BW I would scrape the popcorn off the ceiling and install the light and I did  complete both those tasks. check, and check.

Nobody said anything about paint colors.

Fenced In

BW came back from walking the dog:

“We have bad news and more bad news” she said.

“OK, Hit me”. I replied.

“Our fence blew over”

That’s not good. So I went out to investigate and lo and behold she was right. The door was ripped right out from the hinges and lying on the ground.

Thankfully today wasn’t sub-zero in temperature so I got out my wrenches, some screws and some tape and got to work.

The good news is the fence is up.  I’m not sure for how long and it’s quite possible a slight breeze would blow it over but time will tell.

The bad news is we now need a new fence come spring time.

I spent a good part of the day on the couch, but did manage to get a project started: replacing the light in the kitchen.


For today, I managed to get the popcorn ceiling scraped and  one coat of plaster in hopes of smoothing things out a bit.  We had to stop because - fence, but also because the circuit  the kitchen light is on is also the modem for the Internet so we had some priorities from which to choose.

Lastly - and this saddens me to say this is for the time being I have disabled our pi-hole as it was blocking out some content and I think my server was getting hacked. But it was fun while it lasted.

BW is happy and as we all know, a happy wife..


Will make you Cinnamon Buns. ?