Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 690

On weekends, I forget about website problems for a while and concentrate on problems around the house. The one thing that websites and household problems seem to have in common is that once fixed, they never seem to stay fixed for very long.

The first thing on today's agenda was trying to get rid of the rust stains on the ceiling where water had leaked in at some point in the past. I used to just paint over these stains, but they would always seep through the new paint in a matter of weeks. Now, I get up on a ladder and take a rag soaked with bleach and bleach the stains away. I've been avoiding this for quite a while, because if the bleach drips from the rag, it usually ruins whatever is directly below. I was more or less successful today, and the ceiling looks a lot better than it did before.

The second thing on my list was taking care of the slow drains in the bathroom. I went to Home Depot and came home with some new plungers, but that isn't what I really wanted. I had meant to buy one of those CO2 powered drain cleaners that sends a powerful blast of carbon dioxide through the pipes to clear out the gunk. I asked the plumbing guys at the store where these things were, because they work like gangbusters. They told me that they had to quit selling them because they were considered "dangerous." Jeez, just about everything that actually works is dangerous. I'm really getting tired of somebody else deciding if something is safe enough for me to use. I think I'm perfectly capible of deciding these things for myself.

I finally decided to open the box with the camera inside. It's a good thing I did. The first thing I encountered inside the box was a piece of paper saying that if I didn't register the camera within one month of purchase, the warranty was no good. I immediately went to the Panasonic website and got everything registered just under the wire.

We're got to remember to set the clocks back tonight. I used to hate time changes, because I felt compelled to reset most of the watches in my collection. Now, I don't even bother. The iPhone and the computer automatically reset themselves when the time changes and a couple of radio controlled watches do as well. That's enough for me. I still don't like the time change though, because it means that tomorrow evening, I'll probably be walking the dogs in the dark.

Coach is today's Dalmatian of the Day

Watch of the Day