So thanks. And keep on trucking.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
So thanks. And keep on trucking.
Posted by seeking_something at 6:55 PM
Somebody's review here:
I don't use all of its features. Mainly I use the daily readings and the Bible. I can read the Bible in bed at night without having to turn off the lights when I'm ready to call it quits (because the lights are already off). No need to carry around the pocket New Testament; I have the whole New American Bible there in my pocket. Sad to say, though, Soduku gets more attention from me. Still, I open the Bible sometimes.
It also puts some of the Vatican documents at your fingertips. Also some prayers, some in Latin if you're into that. Anyhow, check it out.
Posted by seeking_something at 6:41 PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
"Marketplace wants to find out what our listeners do each day to earn a buck. Maybe you're a farmer, an attorney, a teacher or a yoga instructor - we want to hear from people of all walks of life and working in many different fields."
Go ahead ... tell 'em what it's like.
Posted by seeking_something at 9:35 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013
hmm... I might check it out
Congratulations to both orders.
Posted by seeking_something at 2:37 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013
This portable fan is approximately 10.5"Wx11"Hx6"D
I had been all over town over the past several weeks looking for this fan. I bought the first one at Target and brought it home to see how well it worked and how loud it is. I was quite happy with it. It is not too loud, has a carry handle, easy-access/easy operate three-speed control, and yes I could feel the air. The head swivels up and down but no oscillating option. All for the very palatable price of $16.
I wanted another one. So the following week I returned to the Target where I got it but they didn't have any more; they only had them in white. Same story with the next Target I visited. The next two Target stores didn't have them at all. (The nice thing about working so far away from home is that I can try another store location if the one by my house doesn't have in stock the items I'm looking for. It's like trying another town for your supplies.) The two Wal-Marts I visited didn't carry them. A Home Depot I visited on the way back from a hair appointment was out of them. Finally, I tried the Home Depot by the house and lo and behold, they had a whole stack of these fans. So now I have the second one. Thinking of getting two more...
Posted by seeking_something at 4:35 PM
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Today I tackled the kitchen. I learned that the kitchen electricals are on three separate breakers: one for the lights, one for the outlets by the stove, one for the outlet by the sink, and one for the garbage disposer & dishwasher switches.
Changing out the light switch was easy enough. Changing out the outlets were a huge pain. The wires were extraordinarily tough to manuever, plus I am having to reach across a counter. I changed out three outlets when I had a realization: except for the lights, all the other breakers involved were 20 Amp breakers. Every switch and outlet I purchased were rated 15A. Arrrgghh! The safety margins are probably sufficient to leave it alone, but I prefer the margins provided by 20A outlets and switches. With the wires being so difficult to work with, I'm guessing that they are larger wires and therefore have been sized to handle 20A.
So I will be undoing my work in the future. Fortunately, we're not using those outlets much right now. A toaster on one, a night light and under counter light on another. I don't have transportation today, so I can't just run out and get my replacements. I think the local store has the gray outlets I want. I'll probably stick with the toggle switches for the diswasher and garbage disposer, though I'll change to gray ones.
So... The breakers for your kitchen are probably the 20A ones. And if you're changing out the outlets and switches, check to see if they should be rated for 20A (matching the breaker), even if your current ones are not. No need to risk an electrical fire. And of course, turn off the breakers, verify no power to your outlets and switches before you begin work on them.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I don't know anything about the film, but it seems interesting enough.
nuns on the beach story:
Posted by seeking_something at 11:45 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Equally irritating is that there is no competition against this product, hence allowing it to go on as-is. Why is it that in a world that cranks out new models of bikes, trikes, and scooters (not the medical ones) yearly, that there is not another model that improves on the concepts of the TravelScoot?
Posted by seeking_something at 10:17 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013
I dug around and couldn't find my plumber's putty or teflon tape. Long story as to why this is, and I'm not going to go into it. Off to the hardware store. At the hardware store, I started reading the instructions on the plumber's putty packaging and it said not to use on plastic. My new faucet kit is plastic where it meets the sink, so apparently plumber's putty is not the way to go. No wonder the instructions suggested silicone sealant. So I got the silicone sealant.
I got back home and continued installing the new kit. I took it slow, trying not to screw up anything. I got to the last part, which is to connect the p-trap. I connected the p-trap, but it wouldn't tighten around the drain "tailpiece." The p-trap was working fine and it did fit fine on the old drain, so there is no reason I should have to replace it.
I knew the cone taper gasket was loose on the new plastic tailpiece but had hoped that after tightening the nuts, the looseness would be gone. Not so. By loose, I mean that the slip nut and gasket would just fall off of the tail piece due to gravity. I went to the hardware store in search of a smaller gasket. I picked up the smallest size offered for the gasket, took it home, but it was no tighter. LESSON 1: Take that cone taper gasket with you to the store. Try it on the various standard drain tailpieces at the store and you'll find out what size that gasket is.
I went back to the hardware store where I got the faucet kit. If this is an odd size, perhaps it's a common problem and they would have the "fix" or adapter. The guy at the store gave me LESSON 2: there are only TWO sizes for the tailpiece; it's either 1-1/2" or 1-1/4". There are NO other size in a house. My gasket is already for a 1-1/4" tailpiece; they don't make it smaller.
So he opened a new package of the faucet kit I purchased, and I proceeded to show him my problem. Lo and behold, my gasket fits the tailpiece just fine! Apparently I have a defective tailpiece in my kit and I'm going crazy trying to get a gasket to fit it.
Then I ran off to an evening Mass and the store was closed by the time I got back home. So hopefully tomorrow I can just exchange the tailpiece. I don't want to take apart everything and exchange the whole kit ... and have to reinstall and wait for the silicone sealant to cure.
Note to self: top to bottom, the assembly is drain tailpiece, p-trap slip nut, cone taper gasket with taper facing down
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
May all have hope and more of it. With Jesus, there is always hope!
Posted by seeking_something at 6:33 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013
At work, we have a variety of drinks available to us at no cost: numerous choices on coffee, teas, and hot chocolate. Believe you me: I will be CELEBRATING Easter.
On another note, in anticipation of the person I'm sponsoring becoming baptized and joining the Catholic church, I have acquired a lovely crucifix for a gift.
It really is a stunning piece in real life.
Unlike my previous venture to acquire a crucifix, the same store now had a better selection of them. This one grabbed my eye very quickly, though I did browse the selection before settling on this one. There were some other quite desirable ones, but their prices were beyond my budget.
A crucifix is a good gift for a newly baptized Catholic, since they are unlikely to have one already.
If the store gets another one of these crucifixes in stock, I would like to get one for myself.
May everyone have a most Holy Week.
Posted by seeking_something at 10:04 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013
Our Lord has given us a Pope.
Waiting for the papal election results is something akin to waiting for a baby to be born back in the old days, when you don't know what to expect.
This post is delayed because I've been pretty tired and couldn't log in at 2am Thursday morning. My groggy brain couldn't figure out why I couldn't access my blog.
Anyhow, God bless our Pope.
I like St. Francis of Assissi too. I like St. Anthony of Padua more, though. Yes, I am rambling. I'm tired.
Somehow I am reminded of the movie The Shoes of the Fisherman. Maybe I'll watch it again soon.
Posted by seeking_something at 11:08 PM