Category Archives: Work

He must have found some oil

My co-worker, The Steel Trap, has completely redeemed himself. In fact, I think I owe him! Whenever I am trying to find a good mechanic in the area, he is the first person I talk to. He knows everyone in … Continue reading

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You learn something new every day

I like the guys I work with… I learn a great deal from them. Today for instance, The Steel Trap told me something that I had never heard before… “Do you know that female spiders kill their mates?” “Yes. I … Continue reading

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What are the odds?

It was a slow day at work today. Four of the hard drives on our server crashed… We only have five. They were Dell hard drives… I’m not making a big statement or anything… I’m just saying… They were brand … Continue reading

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Somebody didn’t get the message

My daughter started school this week. She is going to be pretty busy this year. She has 6 classes at the high school, her Great Books class on the Internet, will be mentoring incoming freshman and working two jobs! We decided … Continue reading

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That’s not loud

We had a thunderstorm this morning. That’s a very common occurance here. At about 10:00 A.M., a very bright flash of lightning hit and was immediately followed by loud thunder. At least one of the men in our shop screamed. I … Continue reading

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That should help!!!

There are times when you just need to keep trying… The letter of appeal is getting closer to being a finished product.  I still need to write the opening paragraph. I think that it has been good for my son … Continue reading

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Soup on the half grille

I had dental surgery a week ago Friday. All of my lower front teeth are covered with some material called packing. That “packing” has a layer of aluminum foil covering it. So, I look like a rapper with my “grille”. … Continue reading

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Cleared to keep my money a little longer

I received a welcome but unexpected surprise this morning. I took off for work in my daughter’s Honda this morning like every other morning. The red “Seat Belt” light was doing its job. After I put my seat belt, I noticed … Continue reading

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The steel trap gets stuck

As you know, I have had quite a time buying a fuel efficient car here in Kansas City. While you have read of  the twists and turns, the guys I work with have heard about them first hand. One of … Continue reading

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Ummmm, now what?

Change is hard to deal with. It cuts against our nature. I am dealing with a nice change but it is still change. I just finished my second week of work. I am back into the routine of being gone … Continue reading

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