Saturday, April 12, 2008

In The Rain... In The Dark...

This week has been a blur. I went to work every day (not complaining) in fact this is the first week since Feb 11 That that has been the case. Monday & Tuesday, I was working right down the street from my house. On Wednesday, I was switched to a job site 50 miles away. I had already arranged to leave work early that day for an appointment in West LA (more about that when it is approved for release), So I decided that the only way I was going to make it from that far away was to ride Kate to work. Great, like I need an excuse, right?
Well, overnight Tuesday, it was raining...or at least what passes for raining in southern California. And work started at 6:30 am so I was leaving my house at about 4:30 to make sure I got there on time, grumbling the whole time about riding in the rain, in the dark.
I got pretty lucky and didn't run into any real rain... in fact , in the whole 51.5 mile trip, I only hit a couple of small patches of sprinkling... but for my glasses that's worse. The drops were very small, like a mist and there was a lot of sediment in the rain so that even small drops did a horrible number on getting Kate and my glasses dirty. Ever tried to ride with water spots on your glasses?
Then later in the morning it started raining again, while I was at work. All I could do was work & watch as Kate stood helpless against the water in the parking lot. You should see her now. I swear, she looks polka-dotted. Unfortunately, I don't have time to clean her... or to ride her, today.
The ride home was cool, I tried a different route that some coworkers were swearing was shorter. It was different, and it was very windy, lots of open valleys for the wind to pick up some speed in, but distance actually turned out to be about the same or maybe a little longer.
My wife & kids come home, tomorrow & I'm trying to earn a few points by getting some rather undesirable work done around the house before they get back (Joker, I may be calling on you for some technical advice). I'm hoping I can wrap it up early & break out for a scoot, it really looks to be a beautiful day & the forecast is calling for major heat.
Well, I better get started ... Wish me luck.

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement on my content warning post. Granted I don't have anything very revealing to post, right now, but at some point I may. That actually came about because someone who read it asked if my readers knew how much of a pro-vert I am, so I figured I'd better tell you for purposes of disclosure.
I was, however, reminded that when I wrote that I really like boobies, I may have used a term that some might take an exception to. So in the interest of making sure everyone understands what I meant, I give you this...

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding on this issue.

I'll catch you on the road...


"Joker" said...

Lol! That's such a weird coincidence. One of my buddies, knowing my fondness for big-ole ya-ya's, sent me that video just last week. Up 'til then, I'd never seen it before. Advice? The Joker has no shortage of that. How good it'll do is another matter entirely. Hey, I'm here to help out if I can brother.

FLHX_Dave said...

Stimulation overload. Wow, my A.D.D. doesn't seem so bad now. Just what I needed to start the day out. What real dude doesn't like tits. I saw a patch that might help us google eyed guys out a bit. It said "Tell your boobs to stop staring at me."

Camron said...

Joker :I'm changing out a toilet, today. I've done it a few times before, but I am just a fitter... I might screw it up.
Dave: Yeah, Dude, They watch me everywhere I go!. It's like I'm being stalked!Have a good one, Guys. I better get started.

mrs road captain said...

LMAO!! That video is fabulous. (In case you couldn't tell, it's near impossible to offend me)

I'm sure you will be finewith the toilet. They are not too difficult. If you need help, just ask.

Camron said...

Ok, Toilet update... It's on "Hold" because I ordered the wrong toilet for my house, not being a plumber, I forgot to specify that I need one for a 10" rough instead of a 12". The model that I wanted only came in 12", so now I have one that doesn't fit, and a large open hole in my bathroom floor. Do you know when I found this out? After the old one was completely removed and the room was all ready for the new one. And when I tried to place it, it hit the wall... At which point I found out that the warehouse had closed for the weekend approximately 22 minutes before I got the light bulb flash.
Yep, I'm (blissfully) ignorant of these little tips & tricks of the plumbing world
I'm a little bit perturbed right now.and I'm about two - three days without a toilet. FUCK! I gave up riding today, for this?
Thanks Mrs. RC, I'm glad you liked the video... I too am generally very difficult to offend. In fact one of the only ways to offend me is to spell my name with an "e" in the middle...j/k.
It's a very common mistake, compounded by my parents spelling it wrong in the first place, but I like the spelling. It makes me "unique".
Yeah, like I need help in that area...
Have a great weekend, Folks. Enjoy the ride!

"Joker" said...

I don't want to laugh at your expense bro, but that about had me in tears. 10" rough eh? Must be an older home. Don't see many of those anymore, or the 14s for that matter. You won't find a 10 down at Home Cheapo, at least not in my experience. Sux, but guess you'll have to wait.

Finding out you're UA makes us brothers on two levels now I guess. I've worked with fitters many times, and even worked AS a fitter on a few jobs. You'll get a good laugh out of this quick story:

Back in '02 I was on a big power house job, fitting for a welder from Monroe, Louisiana. This guy was a self-described "coon ass," and came out with some of the craziest shit I'd ever heard in my life. So, naturally, I took any opportunity I could to get him going on one of his tirades, including busting his balls about being a fitter instead of a plumber. "Listen kid," he says to me, "A plumber puts his face where a fitter puts his ASS!"

God this dude was a riot. He had a one-hit bat in his pocket all the time, and thought nothing about firing it up on the jobsite. One day the White Hats bagged him and sent him packing. His last words to me were, "Don't worry kid, this ain't the first time, won't be the last!"

Good luck with your shitter!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Thanks for the laugh, Camron. I had to replay it twice so Harley could watch too. He said, "We'll be seeing plenty of those soon, heh, heh"!

Sorry about the shitter. I guess, if you get real depressed, just watch this video again, and maybe things won't seem that bad. Hope all goes well! Lady R

Mr. Motorcycle said...


I've had that video e-mailed to me several times, so It wasn't the first time I saw it on your blog.

It won't be the last time either, Think I'll watch it again now and maybe again later.

Too funny.

Ann said...

Video was hysterical! Love it!