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One day. You got this! 4 33.33%
A week or two. 3 25.00%
A month or two 0 0%
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:22 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I am forming a company called Critical Salvage Engineering for automotive performance (art). You are hired. Pay is all on commission but everything is free and we have no sales.

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Old 06-16-2020, 03:44 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Do you have a no-compete clause? I do not know how many companies there are in the world, but virtually all of them do not pay me, so technically millions or billions of companies are competing by not paying me.

I jumped out of bed at 0530 excited to get my Civic running today.

I did not get my Civic running today. In fact, I did not really touch her today.
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #33 (permalink)
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...I jumped out of bed at 0530 excited to get my Civic running today.
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I did not get my Civic running today. In fact, I did not really touch her today.
Employee of the month!!

Critical Salvage Engineering is lucky to have you.
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Old 06-17-2020, 03:04 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I didn't even touch my Civic a little today. I still want to fix the mirror control and I do not want to wait a week or two for the part to arrive.

I saw two clients, found the form that I needed to sign, get notarized, upload, and get approved. Office Lady told me to simply proceed to the nearest bank to get a notary stamp, because this is something that I have needed many times over the years, especially in the five years that I have been an SLPA.

Except the nearest bank is Chase and Chase stopped notarizing.

Washington Mutual is completely closed.

The teller told me to go to Desert Title, but there was a long list of people waiting ahead of me and, of course, the business charges for services, so I went to my car and called the friendly neighborhood credit union, which confirmed notarizing, and I drove over.

Oh, you need to be in their club!

"Sign me up!"

"You don't want to join our club."

"Sure I do!"

[makes ridiculous excuses making it clear that she did not want me in her club]

She also kept telling me to go to the UPS store.

"They charge!"

She insisted they do not, but everybody says that business that charges for everything charges for that particular service.

That left National Bank.

National Bank notarizes for anyone and everyone. They do not discriminate! Members, nonmembers, nonhumans, imaginary friends, hallucinations, and evil spirits!

They notarize for everyone!

They just wouldn't let me into the lobby twelve minutes before closing.

I have spent hours trying to get Dad's old office all-in-one to scan. It prints perfectly, although it keeps telling us to replace one of the color cartridges.

I am not paying for color!

Somehow the scanner is simply dead. There is only one USB cable, but I cannot get the computer to recognize the scanner. I looked into it again and something said to download HP's Witch Doctor, so I did. It took an unreasonably long time and I realized that it does not install because it does not connect to the scanner.

The program that is supposed to fix the scanner needs to connect to the scanner in able to fix it.

If it connected I wouldn't need the program!

I think that I will just send Office Lady a picture and say "We don't have Kinko's!"
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So the heater core is replaced, but the car isn't put back together yet?

Had a strange dream that I ran into Doug and family in AZ. He needed boots for some reason, so I let him pick among my collection. When he picked my 22 year old mountaineering boots, I steered him towards the lightweight Gore Tex ones... I'm halfway serious about climbing Rainier again this summer, and I'm too cheap to replace the mountaineering boots I bought when I was 16. You can't have my old crappy boots Doug!
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:32 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I just voted. I put 6-12 months. You got a few weeks left before you make me WRONG. Please don't make me wrong. I may melt like the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Old 06-17-2020, 02:27 PM   #37 (permalink)
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My instructions ended up being thirteen pages, although I do not think that includes how to remove two parts.

I have two pages left.

After sleeping five hours two nights in a row I was in bed for ten last night, although I do not have any idea if I actually slept once my family was up.

My brother wanted to take a nap in his recliner, so Mom told him to raise the foot rest.

Normally he puts his feet on her new recliner and I bring the footrest out of my room if I need to pass.

Apparently his recliner is broken. He tried several times and Mom told him to stop.

It sounded pretty loud.

It sounds like it is time to order him a wall-saving recliner.
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I'm on year 2 of performing my 14,000 mile valve adjustment on my 20,000 mile motorcycle. I've got you beat!

I've moved the bike from my dad's garage to my own though, so that can be seen as progress. Also thought about printing out instructions. The frustrating thing is the instructions refer to other instructions, which refer to other instructions, so I have to wrap my head around the Inception of completing this work. Also can't have a beer while doing this work as it's too new/complex and requires my focus... and that's how I get to 2 years of not adjusting the valves on my bike, and refusing to pay someone else to do something I'm capable of doing myself.
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Old 06-17-2020, 11:16 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I still could not get my scanner to work, at least through Windows and HP's programs, but someone had mentioned scanning through Paint.

I successfully scanned through Windows Paint!

Strangely, having already potentially slept for ten hours, I felt sleepy again, so I settled for a three-hour nap.

Much of the plastic broke off the back of my mirror control. I put gorilla tape on the back, folded it at the edge, put down baking soda, evened it the best that I could, applied just enough super glue, and waited for it to dry. I sanded it smooth, marked the slots with a Sharpie, and cut them out with the smallest bit in the smallest rotary tool from Harbor Freight.

It looked good, but did not fit together somehow. I kept trying to trim parts that stuck out.

The baking soda and super glue did not flex at all. It started cracking where it originally broke, so I cut off the tabs. It still did not fit and the rest of the housing is cracking, so I ordered a used one from eBay.

$42.23 and is not supposed to be here for nine days. I am going to put the few remaining interior parts in the trunk and move on.
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Old 06-19-2020, 02:33 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I told myself that when I woke up I would get up and work, even if it was at 0530. Well, I did not fall asleep until almost then, after about six hours of tossing and turning. I could not find this plug on my work table:

The box into which Mom threw all of my stuff, or the floor, so I started looking for my jack stand to see if I had reinstalled the plug.

I could not find it, so I started organizing the garage. I had made great progress when I found the jack stand and actually had difficulty stopping organizing.

The plug was in the block. I reinstalled the radiator petcock and it was time to see my one client--except they asked to reschedule. I helped my brother work with a speech therapist actually paid to work with him [which was painful], reviewed my instructions, and started reconnecting the heater hoses.

I realized that I never reinstalled this:

I needed to do that first. It was a pain to reinstall and I cannot find the other end of the cable or where it is supposed to attach. I am deeply hoping that I can do this without removing the dash and heater core again.

This is supposedly the bottom of the heater core with the cable, so it should be accessible:

This diagram indicates that is true:


If I can reattach that without removing the dash and heater core again I need to:
  1. top off the battery acid.
  2. Reinstall the battery.
  3. Drive to an AC shop, have them pull vacuum, and refill my system.
  4. Drive home.

So, this will probably take all day.

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