The headaches, or occassional migraine that I get, I feel has too come from the florescent lights in my office at work. I’m doing some research to see if there is any proof or studies that might suggest the same. The two possible remedies that I can think of would be to either disable some of the bulbs or replace them with LED replacements. Our lighting at home is nearly 100% LED now, and I can’t recall feeling the same type of headache there. I think I’d be worth a try anyways. It’s not that they are bad enough to keep me from working (only a true migraine is), but just enough to be annoying.
We have people at work that get disgruntled because it’s been a few years since we’ve had a cost of living pay increase, or a Christmas bonus for that matter. Yet when an opportunity comes to try to conserve some money, they kick those opportunities to the sidelines and still want to complain about the lack of pay increase. I’m sorry, but when you pass on an opportunity to get nearly the same performance upgrade for $60 bucks, but would rather have a nice shiny new PC for $600, you just spent your pay increase. Mine too for that matter. When you whine about the color of an old yet perfectly usable file cabinet, and order yourself a new one, there went some more opportunity for a pay increase as well. Mine too for that matter. It’s either/or! That kind of waste irks me. Why not try to conserve? Why not spend someone else’s money as consciously (inside joke, but in some cases for some people not even this!!!) as you would your own?
I’m down in Athens tonight because of training today and tomorrow. Day one was good except for a headache, but looking forward to being finished up.
The afternoon/weekend project over the past few weeks has been remodeling the old bedroom of my oldest brother. Before, it was just piled with junk and rendered completely useless. The closest was torn apart to fix a leak from the adjacent bathroom, carpet was stained from years of living, and the room just had a scent that’s hard to describe from being closed up for the last nearly 10 years. Sure, the room caused some blow-ups, arguments, and hurt feelings, but it was way past time.
A slight preview can be seen here, but pictures absolutely do it no justice at all. There is new window trim around a window that is painted to match the doors and other trip. Crown molding, and base board will finish the room off, something that it’s always lacked. We based the entire color-scheme off of a Behr pain brochure from Home Depot, and managed to pick out the perfect carpet color the other night at Lowe’s, which ended up being a score. Someone custom ordered a piece of carpet that was the perfect size for what we needed, yet returned it without even picking it up. It was even the exact color we were looking for! So a piece of carpet that should have been $395, we got for $200.
A number of years ago, the county ran new waterlines throughout the entire county. Doing so, left a low spot in our front yard that runs across the top of where the new waterline was placed. It didn’t look terrible, but you could always tell it was low after mowing the yard. A dump truck load of top soil, and about 50 plugs of transplanted centipede grass later, it should look great again once the grass takes over. Blisters? You bet.
I’m working on painting the door to a bedroom, but am changing the door from being stained on both sides to having a painted color on the inside of the room. I’ve been able to find out where to paint the actual door, but the door jamb not so much. So far, I’ve painted to A in the image below, but I’m not sure if that is correct or not. I’m thinking B is where the color change should stop, but it could even need to go as far as C to look correct. Anyone know where is the correct place to properly stop the color change?
Sometimes, I hear some of the most ridiculous excuses/insults while at work from those that probably make twice what I do. I do what I’m asked to do by my superiors, because I’m being paid. I don’t whine and complain if I’m asked to do something outside of my job scope. I wish others would take that same approach to the tasks they’ve been asked to help with.
While moving some desks, that weigh easily twice what I do, these are the replies I heard from the “help” that was sent.
Ewww, my hands are dirty. My hands aren’t supposed to get dirty at this job.
This ain’t in my job description.
Well newsflash, moving desks isn’t in my job description either, but things have to get done whether you like it or not, and if I’m asked to move stuff one day, I’ll do it. Next time, if you’re gonna whine and complain because you are too good to move something, get back inside, I’ll do it with or without you!
We’re taking our fencing project to the next level by carrying it around to the backside of the house. Here we’ll be replacing the chain-link and adding quite a bit of privacy in the process. It’s just something we’re doing when the notion strikes, and as long as it’s not too hot or too mosquito-y out to work on it. So far so good though. These pictures show about 15-20% complete of what will take probably up into the Fall to get complete. The last pictures shows what we’re going from, and we’re planning on finishing up the corner nicely where my Mom left off quite a few years ago. I’m sure I’ll post pictures of it when we get to it.
I spent the entire day in School Crossing Guard Trainer training. It’s nice to know the why’s & how’s, especially since it’s going to be a growing thing across our area. Pending a small test, I’ll be a trainer.
Harvesting the hive was such an awesome experience. We decided to go ahead and see what we could get out of 3 bars that had become entangled with comb instead of 3 straight ones. We wanted to do this mostly so that we could place them back in and keep a regular check on them to keep them building the comb on single bars instead of spanning across 2 or more bars. The yield was 2 quarts this time. I’m excited to do it again, and hopefully this time we’ll get to see what a single full bar will yield by itself.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. —