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Nov. 23rd, 2016 07:58 am
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  • Wed, 07:33: I'm beginning to think Trump is a "flipper" Buying America cheap, making some cosmetic changes and then selling to the highest bidder.

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Nov. 8th, 2016 05:25 pm
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As a general rule I never post anywhere about politics.

I am doing so now to vent. Not to influence anyone.

At this point I have not let myself be exposed to any news coverage today.

I've spent this election season terrified that Trump would win.

I am a white straight male.

I'm not just afraid of what he would do if he won, I'm afraid of what it says about my country if he won.

I hate that polling has as much chance for him to win as it does. A man that vile and full of hatred should have NO chance to win our highest office

Add on his running mate and you have the biggest steaming pile of hate I have ever witnessed in my life.

Sometime tonight I will find out whether our country came to it's senses in time.

I voted.

Some people have classified a Clinton vote as a vote for the "lesser of evils." I don't see it like that...it is voting for the best of my choices.

Trump: Vile putrid sack of hate.
Stein: Anti Vax was enough for me as the father of an autistic child.
Johnson: Never heard enough about him to form an opinion.
Clinton: I like some of her platform, dislike parts. Email scandal? She's been under investigation so much that if there was anything to find it would have been found.

But here is my hope beyond seeing Clinton win.

I want to see the highest turnout in history.

I want the will of the people to be crystal clear to everyone. If half the country is full of hate I want to know. The higher the turnout the more the vote will reflect the kind of people who live here. I want to live in a country that accepts and embraces our diversity. I fear we don't.

edited for typo.

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Oct. 10th, 2016 12:01 pm
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  • Sun, 19:17: If my boys ever talked about women like Trump does, I would consider myself a failure as a parent. (or basically talked like him at all.)

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Sep. 21st, 2016 12:01 pm
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So, yesterday around 5pm Mikey told me his light flickered and died.

Cue me going up to put a new bulb in...it was only AFTER I tried a new bulb that I noticed that the hall light upstairs and the stair light were not working either. So I check to see if anything he had plugged in was getting power. Nope, so I go into the accessible part of the attic to see if by chance power comes up to his room by that area. Nope. So I go to the other side and pull open the exploratory hole I made shortly after we moved in. After a bit of crawling and looking I thought MAYBE I had spotted the incoming power line coming from under the floor of his room.

I found out I was mistaken, It didn't lead down after I got my head close enough to see it . But it was time for gaming. I made sure his light switch and the hallway switch was off and told him not to go up there since I was slightly afraid of a fire...no way to tell which breaker was his since power was already off and I don't have the equipment for tracing a breaker.

So I get up and go up there shortly after breakfast with Ben being my helper.

I knock holes in the ceiling to get up above his room. At first just big enough to stick my head through to see if I could SEE. Nope. So bigger...and get the ladder instead of standing on furniture. I climb up there and start tracing lines. I took several trips to identify things correctly because I had to dismount a few ceiling fans and light fixtures to see where the wires went.

Apparently the power comes up from one of the outlets in Ben's room and goes through the box his ceiling fan is mounted on. I didn't look further because according to my meter power was getting to that point. I unwrapped the electrical tape and power was back to Mike's area. So that was the problem. Some dumbass had just used electrical tape to join all the wires. There were some crimped connections but it was one of the taped ones fed power to the other half of the upstairs.

So quick trip to Home Depot. (Sorry Lowes, they are closer) to get Wire connectors, electrical tape, some materials to patch the holes I made, as well as a toilet flapper and a handle for the toilet that decided to break DURING gaming. (we did have this complicated mechanism that converted the toilet to flush less water if you pull the handle up instead of down, but the damned thing was a headache even before it broke completely, so standard flushing it is.)

So Wire connectors replace electrical tape. Tape over the crimps, and then spend a few hours remounting fans and fixtures. Then patching holes. The patches ain't pretty but they should keep the hot attic air out of the rooms.

Ben was a fantastic help, he got my tools, carried, cleaned up, took over on some screws when my arms gave out ( I always have had problems with holding my hands above my head for long periods,) recommended I take breaks, carried stuff at the store, steadied ladder, hammered nails a bit while patching, cut tape, and just generally did anything I asked.

But man I'm tired.

This already went on FB.

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  • Fri, 09:18: Weeee waiting on tow truck to take me to van and then me and van to shop. Serpentine belt broke last night picking up @starsongky .

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  • Sun, 07:52: Fathers day makes me both sad & happy. I miss my Father and wish he could have met my boys. I'm happy that @starsongky and I have our boys.

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