When you buy an 11-year-old vehicle you know things are gonna break. Today I replaced the driver’s side belt buckle all by myself. $110 for the part, $10 for the tool, and two really tall glasses of water because it was 100° while I worked.
San Diego Comic Con begins in a couple of days. I have attended the past six conventions but chose to sit out this year due to money concerns and the effects of my mother-in-law now living with us in an immobile condition. I have a lot of friends going and I even have the opportunity to travel to San Diego and spend time doing convention-related things, but money concerns and MIL have essentially made that an unrealistic scenario. I am majorly bummed out
Late July or early August is the time of year to plant a winter crop of tomatoes in Southern California. Today I built a planter box for this purpose.
96° heat be damned, I spent a few hours building a new planter box in the garden during the midday today. We want a winter harvest of tomatoes and the window for planting them is growing near. The soil needs a few weeks to setup, so the planter basically needed building and filling this weekend. I’m spent, with a sunburned nose.
Last night I tried sleeping on my wife’s side of the bed and she tried sleeping on mine. It did not go well. Lesson learned.
I went to get a duplicate key made for the truck and was told it is a chipped key, that’ll be $40. When my jaw hit the floor the minimum wage worker told me what to order online for $13 and he’d program it for $3 when it arrives. Stores should probably pay their people more.