Saturday was one of those days where I wanted to get a lot of shit done and no excuses were going to stop me. It was hot and humid as hell as soon as the sun got above the horizon, making outside work, which I exclusively had scheduled, shitty. After doing the normal extended Saturday chicken clean up and weeding the property I headed out to Home Depot and a few other stops. After lunch the work began in earnest with me changing the oil on the Tacoma, Cindy’s Ioniq, and the tractor for good measure.
I had an annoying incident while changing the oil on the Tacoma. I misaligned the oil catch basin underneath the drain plug. The end result of this was hot oil bouncing off the edge of the pan and into my hair. I quickly shoved the pan over to catch the oil. When I did that I realized my second mistake, I forgot to unscrew the drain plug so the oil was just collecting on the top of the container. Luckily the flow slowed before it overflowed the capacity. I had to grab a needle nose pliers to fish into the hot oil and spin the plug off, it was comedic.
After the oil change fiasco was done I decided I needed to mow the property, despite ominous clouds quickly gathering overhead. I was able to get through a little more than 3/4 of the mowing before it started to rain, hard. Short of a direct lightning strike I had no intentions of stopping. I parked the tractor after completion soaking wet but happy to accomplish what I set out to do.
Deb came over Saturday night. We had a fun time as usual getting some PEV riding in as well as watching Cold Pursuit another Liam Neisen revenge film. I have lost count of how many he has made at this point. Despite being in his late 60’s he still does a good job in that role. The movie itself was sort of funny, it almost had a Quentin Tarrintino feel to it. Being drunk definitely helped my enjoyment of what was a B film at best.
Sunday was Father’s Day. I called and left a message for my dad early, he called me back later in the day after he discovered his phone was not ringing. Although I am not a father to a person I do have a lot of animals that look at me that way. Cindy got me a card from Elsa and the chickens which was sweet. Later in the morning I took my OneWheel Pint out for a quick ride. My lower body is still really in bad shape with left knee and lower back pain that is not getting better very quickly.
When I got back to the house DJ was there, we were babysitting him for a few hours while the kids went to the beach. As soon as he sees me he reaches out with both arms, for whatever reason he really likes being held by me. The funny thing is he refers to me as “mama” which seems to be his catch all phrase for people he likes. I had a number of things I needed to get done yesterday afternoon so I felt bad trying to do them when DJ wanted my attention.
Cindy made a big effort to handle any and all chores around the house on Sunday herself which was nice but at the same time made me feel somewhat lazy, which sounds odd but true. I had another flood of 3D EUC orders yesterday. We have been getting Cindy involved in processing the orders lately so yesterday was a very good practice session. I have already smashed my prior months best in sales with 8 or 9 days to go. Right now supply is not keeping up with demand, despite me having 3-4 printers more or less running around the clock. It’s a nice problem to have.