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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Homeownership

Owning a house can try your patience and bring you joy at the same time. A perfect example came this week in the car maintenance folder. I put new brake pads in my Prius. One hour & 10 minutes start to end of clean up. Today, um, my patience was taken to the limit. And maybe over the limit, for a brief moment.

You see, our dryer stopped heating. The uproar from the residents of my house, meaning my wife and 3 grown up giant human people kids, was quite urgently expressed over the last week. Having two jobs and being tired AF puts appliance repair in the same category as going to court or the DMV. So with my tools and some cussin’ I replaced the gas valve solenoids and thermo coupler. Putting the dryer back in place was a challenge and to achieve victory I asked my wife to jump in for the reconnection of the gas line and vent hose. Hanging like an upside down monkey behind the dryer the reconnect was completed. A repair for the ages for sure. Let’s see what breaks next…..LOL!!!

Required Reading

Wake up.

…It’s Almost Too Late

New Bike Day – Surly ECR

The view from earth

Seeds

Quote

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” Alice Walker

Flower Power

Sunflowers are great. Easy to grow, don’t take much water, and they bloom into spectacular flowers, and you can eat them!

California Poppies

The Antelope Valley is rockin’ with spring flowers. My wife and I went for a social distancing drive and took in the views.

Scenery

Outside is the best side.

Starlight

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