This blast of cold air has me hiding under the covers again.

Businesses with presence at Woodruff Arts Center are really trying to lose me as a customer. (top: Wells Fargo; bottom: Octane Coffee or whatever they are called these days)

Are Companies Trying To Lose My Business?

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13 Responses to 2018-03-07

  1. You know you have done a poor job staying in touch with friends when they have no idea who you are as you drive past them waving “Hi!”. This happened to me this morning…

  2. Steve says:

    I was speaking to a woman I know from the bike race world Friday and could not for the life of me remember her name. I could remember lots of other details, but that little tidbit escaped me. Sunday, I remembered…

    Debbie’s godson has achieved his Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts and will have his ceremony a week from Sunday. I am now in charge of creating a keepsake- a slice of an 18″ log that his troop and all can sign. The slice was cut last night and I attempted to experiment hand plane-ing it smooth. As it’s end-grain, that didn’t work too well (and it could have been the plane operator). Today I’ll stop by the Lowes and purchase equipment to do the job!! More toys! N + 1!!

    Lunch, Paulie?


  3. HamWithCam says:

    (Very) low water pressure, our neighborhood, City of Decatur.
    (Water main break Buford Highway.)
    Many near us have…no water.

    Our YMCA is closed, COD schools opening on 2-hour delay, so far.
    Has to be affecting local businesses.

    Mechanical contractor F-i-L (does a ton of work at Emory) advises “It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better…”

    Pro tip: Have (many) gallon jugs of water stored in your basement to use for…flush water.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • Steve says:

      We have several stashed for power outages. When you’re on a well, the water is there as long as the power is on.

    • Barb says:

      I just heard Dekallb/Decatur schools is now closed today because of this.
      we do NOT have a bunch of gallons of water in the basement -guess maybe we should.

  4. Barb says:

    Still no real news on the job offer – a few emails about what vacation I already have planned, and I’m still waiting. They were meeting late yesterday……….
    should hear something today – I hope – I really want this to be over with, one way or the other.

    Rumors are flying at the AFR about understaffing in the field – they have a new interim Chief, so changes in the big shots. They are realizing now many well trained firefighters are doing bullshit jobs (as in inspections). So – there is a little light at the end of the tunnel. They have to send in a “letter” requesting going back to the field. Allan is afraid they will then send them to training. But – on the good news, just more to pad his resume if that happens.

  5. HamWithCam says:

    Testing 1-2-3….

  6. Barb says:

    And- we watched Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO last night
    Good movie – really enjoyed it. I see why Frances McDormund got the Oscar.
    One of the few perks of still spending money to get Netflix DVDs…….. we get to see current movies.
    and -we have Ladybird to watch tonight.

  7. HamWithCam says:

    (I give up with trying to post.)
    Steve, a slice of end grain will check significantly, unless stabilized prior to finishing. Plane end grain with a low (blade) angle of attack. JG/HamWithCam

    • Steve says:

      I’m buying a power planer (hand) and a belt sander this afternoon. I have one slice I’m practicing on before I try it on the actual piece.

  8. The heat in the office tricked me into thinking that it would be a good idea to walk to the Amazon Store on 5th and pick up my deliveries. In my current state I took three steps outside before turning around and returning to my desk. Phooey!

  9. Steve says:

    Chilly and breezy outside. I walked to Willies by the park. Then the long way back to the orifice- the mounted patrol was out grazing in the park. Nice to see them out.

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