Archive for September 4th, 2019

Keyed up

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 11:04 am

Broke off the ignition key for the truck while on a store run. Fortunately, I had a spare in my wallet so that I could lock the door. Fortunately the truck started with a stub. However, that is the last one, and I plan on a visit to the locksmith for a couple of copies. The locksmith is only open in the afternoons during the heat of the day. I was lucky to have narrow nose hemostats (digital chip heat sink), with which I gripped the stub and removed it on first try.

Scrubbing down the kitchen while it’s still warm weather and relatively dry. Starting with the counters, then to the floors. One section at a time. Looks like we have at least two more weeks before we see a cool down. At or near triple digits until mid-month.

Added chicken quarters to the freezer after a morning roast. Now my thaw selection is better balanced. One of the quarters was skinned, deboned, and diced, now sitting in the fridge in a lidded glass bowl, ready for chicken/broccoli fettuccine alfredo.

Hoping to get to the alternator soon. I need to get my sleep schedule set to where I have the energy in the morning before it warms up. Today, I slept through it. Being fairly busy in the house this week. The drier weather is an incentive to get things done. So much nicer when the dew point is in the 60s than when it’s in the 80s. I thank TS Fernand in the Gulf for helping dry things out a bit. Don’t want a repeat of Harvey.

Got the keys, one for the house, two for the truck. The truck key was cut one sided to avoid the pencil neck weak spot where it broke both times. The locksmith was a nice guy and charged me a very reasonable price, $7 for three keys. Blanks usually cost more than that in other places.