Still alive and kicking

The food truck didn’t run me over. But my paycheck says that I worked 140 hours in two weeks. My next check will have another 55 hours on it from that truck. It left late last Thursday afternoon.

And it’s back. The employees unplugged the cable that goes from the generator to the fuse box and forgot to secure it, and subsequently ran it over on the way to its first event. So I’ll be doing some quickie electrical work on it Monday.

But after that, back to the cool projects. First up, some surprisingly very comfortable custom bar stools for the VIP room of one of the local big casinos. They’re so comfortable, The Wife has requested me to make some with regular chair legs for my dining room.

Then, a very classy trellis for a the main driveway entrance at a new condo complex going in not too far from my house.

So, my apologies for going silent during my workathon, but do stay tuned in here every now and again to see some cool stuff.

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4 Responses to Still alive and kicking

  1. Merle says:

    Hopefully the electrical work will be easy.

    Overtime is a blessing these days – grab it while you can.


  2. Inbred Redneck says:

    Glad to see that you’re still able to find some time for an update. Back in the mid-80s I was workin’ for $4.76 an hour but gettin’ those 60-70 hour weeks, with OT for anything over 40. When I got a raise to a whole 5 bucks, boy, was my take home good for here in poor Butte County. Didn’t always have time to spend it, although my Sunday was a split of 6-8 and 3-5. I didn’t want to drive back home, so I probably dropped more at yard sales than I made.
    I do remember delivering to the local Woolworth’s one morning and seein’ the sale flyer on the door. Went to the Sporting Goods counter to see if they still had any AR-7s and they said yep. Went back after I got off and picked mine up for just under 100 bucks OTD. Dumb me let my neighbor see it sittin on the seat, he admired it and I sold it for what I paid, thinkin’ I could just pick up another one the next day. Of course I never did. Still kickin’ myself for not just grabbin’ several instead of one when I went there the first time.
    I guess what I’m tryin’ to say is, don’t let the makin’ of money keep you from spendin’ it and enjoyin’ yourself.

  3. emdfl says:

    Keep an eye on the OT; you may find that after a certain point you aren’t even makin’ straight time because of the tax es on the bigger check. When I was doing the field engineer gig I discovered that anything over eight hour on the OT and I was just slavin’ for the .gov.
    Talk to the boss and see if you can’t work out something toward more vacation time instead maybe.

  4. NotClauswitz says:

    What emdfl said! And don’t work yourself to sick-to-death. That makes any vacation an even more remote event.

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