I went with mom to this place called "Dune" or somethin over across Belt Line from Irving Mall next to Half-Price Books. It's a Lebanese or Palestinian place, and I had half a baked chicken and hummus, tabouli and greek salad followed by complimentary baklava and tea. Not bad at all. Last week we went to La Margarita which is in the same spot as the old Pulido's restaurant next to dad's bookstore at Belt Line and Rochelle.
When it's done, I post a ic. I failed today, though. I was trying to re-use the sink which was here when we bought the place, but with a new drain body.
Got the drain body put in, new P-trap and drain line, and got it all assembled. Put water in the sink and found it dripping below. Drain body wasn't tightly attached enough, so I fixed that. Put in more water.
Found a very slow leak from the (BRAND NEW!) drain body itself. Dammit.
Will go to Home Depot tomorrow and get a new sink.
Bubbly, French dry white and sex at about 3.a.m. Drive down the autobahn in the Merc for work about 4 p.m. Broke down on the way back, didn't get home till 5 a.m. or so. Worked around 60 hours this week, which is pretty good for the off season. Off for more sex now, can't continue to drink beer unfortunately, as I have return the replacement car early in the morning. That sux. Will only work one day next week, apart from fixing the Merc that is.
I've been reading up on how to lace a bicycle wheel. I'm gonna take a coaster wheel and lace it on to a 3 speed hub I've kept around. And apparently the spokes on that coaster wheel is the right size. I'm gonna take my damn time for this will be my three speed for my buggy bike.
If I take my sweet time I should get it done.
After I clean house today I think I'm gonna take my host home guy downtown by bus.
Today is gonna rule.
It's -2 degrees ferenheight out there. Too cold to let the dogs out but they gotta eat so I'll go out there with them make sure they shit then I'll let them back in again. Gonna go shovel the snow. Wifey's making hot chocolate. Maybe she'll go visit her mom.
All day it's watch movies under a roaring fire with hot chocolate.
We were going to get our daughter's present but this is a better plan.
The 'Grand Torino' movie is almost done. Maybe another hour. That's gonna be fun to watch.
Oh here's the kiddie bike I got for my god daughter at the thrift store. It was only 5 bucks. 16 inch tires. The paint is heavily scratched but you can't tell with this pic. Maybe if it warms up I'll take it apart and sand it all down and add solid tubes for the tires but it's way too cold for paint.
I bought training wheels at wal marts. 8 bucks. Damn. I wanted a new back tire too. But I passed they wanted 12 bucks. It's still 60 bucks new and this bike would be a one off so it's gonna be okay.
Everybody from everywhere has been calling us over the passing of my mother in law. Wife has been off and on,Daughter had a breakdown last night,son is still in shock showing little emotion but seems to be handling it in his own way. Wife and daughter is out shopping for Funeral clothes,I'm fishing around today for my black suit I haven't worn in like 5 years. It's the Thrift store if I can't find it shit I can get a whole suit there for 5 bucks. The funeral is now set for this Saturday.
Me? It really hasn't hit me yet. My tears it seems is for my wife and daughter. But yesterday I'm looking at my mother in law's china cabinet all dusty in need of some repair and wife asked me not to do anything with her stuff yet. It's more than cool. Her room though. I honestly don't know just what were gonna do with it. It may just simply stay.
This shit is hard,man.
Were all suiting up apparently. I found it. It's actually a dark blue but I can't find the faggot pants that go with it. I'll get some slacks at the Wal Marts I guess or see if the thrift stores would have my size. I'm not gonna spend money on something I will wear every 5 years.
I don't dress up period. So if I go like it's nothing that can't be,cause my wifey and daughter is actually looking quite stunning with what they picked out. A suit is the only way.
Shit. I gotta find my faggot shoes. Fuck it. Thrift store.
Thanks Skalie. I'm gonna be taking some pics this weekend and I may in fact throw some out in the photo album. It seems I've never showed my wife here. I'll see. I still think Asylum has a curse though.
My Daughter is at the hotel tonight with the Navy cadets.
Tomorrow she fly's to boot camp in Chicago.
I keep looking at her room tonight.
Wife and I are gonna see her go tomorrow.
I've about cried out my tears.
Christ she's only 18 but she knows what she wants with her life.
That's my little girl.
How the fuck do parents do this?
I'm finding it hard to fucking breathe.
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that myself. Sorry LF. But the fact you care so much probably means you've done right by your daughter - in which case she'll miss her daddy too, and be home for a visit before too long.
We'll be flying hopefully in 3 months we'll know in 2 weeks if she'll make it so we can reserve a flight. Then she's going for air crew training for a bit then home by Christmas. Then she'll be stationed in Florida.
This is what I have to think of.
Everyone fucking out there with little ones fucking go TOMORROW and start a fucking college fund for them.
I know you can't partake in the grassy goodness but my point is the same. Mellow out. It'll all work out in the end and furthermore, kids grow up. She's a woman now and you've done a good job supporting her and her dicission.
Woke up about 5:30 had about 5 cups of coffee and I still feel half asleep. I promised my son I would take him to a car show to see Chip Foose and get an autograph. I remember going years ago when it was just a hokey little gathering,the main event was a sock hop and Grandpa (Al Lewis) Munster. I'm hoping to score a few parts I need for a car I've had for what seems to be forever. I also want to see what a 77 Camaro goes for, I know a kid who wants about 4g for a real beauty.I'm thinking I can steal it from him for about 3500. and flip it for a significant profit.(It needs minor body work and the engine checked out to be sound) I dunno, we'll see. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out my camera and take a few pictures.