Day off, on account of my having worked from well before "can" both Sunday and Monday, and not to forget the little early-hours jaunt last Saturday. So I slept in, have made egg-on-a-tortilla, and am now contemplating what else to do for the day. If it's interesting, I'll let you know later.
Yesterday, I went from first floor to second-story roof-top, over and over, in a building with insanely tall floors (more than 15' each), trying to figure actual length of an actual wire (well, coaxial cable, really) in a conduit run only half of which I knew much about. Early guesstimates had been on the order of 150 feet, and I'd thought that generous--
Nope, I'm a miser. Try 238 feetsies. Two flippin' hundred and thirty-holy-heck-eight feet. Try ordering another 500' roll of LMR-400 coax (we're paying $0.83 per foot, a pretty good price, and yet still it makes beancounters weep). Try part of the path I was counting on had been occluded by a tangled mass of abandoned-in-place wires, which I had to stop what I was doing and clear away before I could proceed. And back up to the roof (the last half is a ladder climb) and back down, with time spent raising and lowering tools and supplies on a rope for variety. Small wonder I'm tired today!
Whatever else, I am darned well going to make a solid try for donutary goodness today. I deserve 'em.
Hey! Tam's got video of a biggish hit'n'miss engine running a gristmill at the State Fair! Have a look!
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