Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Contrary to the internet rumors...

I am not dead or comatose - much to the consternation of my enemies and those in the AoSHQ pool. I've just been very busy with real world stuff. There have been lots of things I wanted to blog about (like hundreds of tabs worth) but I just couldn't find enough unallocated time to quite get around to them.

A lot of my free time has been going into home projects that I've been putting off for years such as completely refurbishing the wood fence around the yard. Since no professionals (or even trained people) are involved in this project, I've been doing a lot of pressure washing and basic carpentry. It's going slowly but it did justify my buying a band saw which opens up whole new vistas of caveman carpentry for me.

And then there was repairing and debugging the sprinkler system, re-potting all the plants, troubleshooting the exterior security cameras, plus a couple of  unfinished interior projects and redoing my PC setup. Then at work there's been a whole let's-move-the-entire-facility-to-a-new-location-without-affecting-customers-at-all-except-the-phones-and-internet-didn't-work-for-almost-two-weeks-afterward thing going on.

So yeah - I've been slacking like a slacker.

20 Comments:

Blogger Argent Verris said...

You can work on personal items once I have been properly entertained.

September 14, 2016 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Charles Swartz said...

Just glad to see you're still around :)

September 14, 2016 at 7:29 PM  
Anonymous gNewt...forever censored said...

Maet, glad you are alive and doing well.

I want a band saw. Tell us a band saw story,

September 14, 2016 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous TexasDan said...

I pretty much plan my home projects around which tools purchases they justify.

September 14, 2016 at 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then at work there's been a whole let's-move-the-entire-facility-to-a-new-location-without-affecting-customers-at-all-except-the-phones-and-internet-didn't-work-for-almost-two-weeks-afterward thing going on.


Do you have any hair left?

September 15, 2016 at 6:05 AM  
Anonymous chemjeff said...

Glad you are all right, Maet!

September 15, 2016 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger RK in Roanoke said...

If you don't get to buy a new toy -er, tool, it's not a worthwhile project and should either not be done or be hired out to the kid down the block.

September 16, 2016 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Kelli McAllister said...

Wait, Internet rumors are unreliable?!?

September 17, 2016 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

If you strike Maetenloch down, he'll become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

September 17, 2016 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whew! Glad that's covered.

September 17, 2016 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger thathalfricanplaya said...

God love ya Maet

September 17, 2016 at 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like MAETENLOCH's castle crumbled around him as he hand crafted ONT's for years on end.

Next year, he will win the HOA prize for best yard, his ornamental flowers will be featured in the Saturday gardening thread, and his vegetables will win a top prize at the country fair.

Women will find him more attractive, random dogs will bring him things for praise, and people at the store will asking him where things are because he has an air of knowing wtf is going on.

People will ask if he is pregnant because he will be literally glowing with vitality.

September 17, 2016 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Radar said...

You can "Power Through" it. Nice to catch up with you, though I do miss the ONT.

September 18, 2016 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Otis Criblecoblis said...

By a great coincidence, I find myself confronted with the need to mend our fences. I went out looking for our errant cat the other night and noticed that our rear fence is falling down. Oy.

September 19, 2016 at 1:35 AM  
OpenID beefymeatball said...

I was gonna fix my fence, but it's too hot for that shit. So, I've been working to perfect my margarita recipe.

September 19, 2016 at 4:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You know Maet, you could always put up a post showing hawt women using a band saws...just sayin.'

September 19, 2016 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contrary to the current cultural trajectory, there are still many of us who enjoy your wit and good humor. Hope to read something from you soon. All the best.

November 12, 2016 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Bueller Bueller Bueller...

November 29, 2016 at 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you

December 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Hope all is well - you are missed!

December 28, 2016 at 6:23 PM  

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