Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I didn't follow my own advice about staying in bed for a week, and boy am I sorry. Aside from Ted Kennedy's passing, and much more locally, today we had substantial rockfall within a 1/2 mile of my jobsite, and the controlled burn (that The Hubsand was monitoring for its impact on air quality) has jumped its bounds and taken off. We are all on pins and needles here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


We had a little accident wherein Tank Boy fell out of the trailer behind the bike, and ended up at the hospital instead of work and daycare. The Hubsand feels awful and many more safety measures will now be a regular part of the day here at Casa Roadrash. But he is fine, we are fine and everything is fine. Except then we got a call that my dad was in the hospital for not only appendicitis, but also a kidney stone?! Lets all go to bed and stay there for a week or so!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

And a Weekend With the Cousins, of Course!

Tankboy has had a summer full of:

Long Daddy spiders
Fighter Fighters (aka fire fighters)
Mister Squitos
Bite-amins (the gummy bear vareity)
and twice daily brushing with his Brush Toof.

And really, who could ask for anything more?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two For One Coupon Day?

Today, at work, the contractor did this crazy thing where they made a Tee into a pressurized waterline, without geyser-ing hardly anything! To start they bolted a sleeve around the existing water line with a little tee type protrusion on it. Then they bolted a valve on to that, which is just a piece of pipe with an extra bump on top so that a little door can go up out of the way, or down to stop the water flow. They they bolted this crazy enclosed drilling contraption on, of which I'm only showing the business end...

Then they drill in the center pilot hole, and then the big circular drill cores out a honkin circle. The center pilot bit actually has some heavy short wires that pop out and hold onto the circle (I believe it is called a coupon, but I read that on the internets, so someone could be playing a cruel joke on me...). They were more than happy to let me take it home!

Construction work iz fun!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Quick Rant

I cannot believe all this crazy hoo hah over the attempt to change our health care insurance system. Imitation grass roots organizations with lobotomized slogans like "Just say no"?! What do they think Obama is trying to do here, bite the heads off puppies? Is it really so offensive to try and provide affordable health care for each and every american?

As soon as the post man can get here, I will be sporting this new political accouterment. Please note that our friend John Allison has chosen to portray the USA as a DINOSAUR!

Shouting down your political opponent instead of informed discourse? Evidently its the American way!