the smallest portal master
a few weeks ago I found some guy in the driveway. actually two seperate guys in two seperate trucks arrived at the same time. I said "one of you is here to buy my chainsaw and the other is likely lost". the one who looked real embarassed had no interest in my chainsaw. he applogized and gave me his card as he drove away, he was giving a neighbor a quote on window tint. we had considered getting a few windows tinted so I invited him back after his quote down the street. I sold the chainsaw and we bought window tint for the west facing windows. the tint is said to block 83% of solar gain and the city pays for part of it (more than 10% of the cost). the difference was immediate.
no doubt about it, babies LOVE portal. we finished level 19 today and have started our escape.
the bumbo is great. but he's so chunky that he's almost too big for it. at 5 months he's now wearing 1 y.o. clothes. to get him out of the bumbo I have to put my feet on the base and pull.
I use a lot of beer and wine when I cook. some of it even goes into the food. red beans and rice tonight (cheap eats that is a big crowd pleaser).
spent half a day working on the airstream. installed the counter trim, smev cooktop, the sink and the faucet.
I had managed to make a small crack in the formica top as I was fine tuning the cutout for the smev. a new piece of formica was $45 and a trip back to the big orange box. instead I found a $20 decorative plate.
cleaning it all up to take it to the airstream shop and let them replace the plumbing. the old copper lines have many patches and at least one split pipe that we can see. I expect it will all get replaced with pex.
we got our back to school supplies after school started. we had fun at officemax. many items on the list were priced at just .01; one cent. they even have a complimentary automatic coffee machine near the front door. the staff asked if the cafe mocha was to my liking. it was! her school supply list included a usb flash drive, that was full price.