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Watch it transform from hell hole to hovel.  It's amazing what a little paint n paper will do... ok and some tiles.


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Day 217

Posted 10/14/2020

Day 217: Humpday, got the boy off to school on time today and headed out to pick up sidekick and his mom. More doctor's appointments... A little shopping and picked up the skate blades. I had more planned but forgot my wallet so going to the bank and post office was a moot point and the PAL application never got sent in. As a consolation prize sidekick bought lunch today and then coffee on the way out of town. Dropped the 2 of them off at home and headed back to Matheson. Now the brakes on the car are getting bad so before the snow buries us something needed done. I took care of the back end this afternoon. Changed a caliper on one side and just the pads on the other. E-brake cable was a bitch, I'm sure they make a tool to just pop those on but I don't own one. I had to loosen the cable where it attaches to the handbrake... Not a major issue because the cover just pulls right off... Hmm, by the looks of these screws attached to the plastic cover, I'm pretty sure these aren't supposed to pop right off... Man the interior is crap in the Mazda. (Trust me, that's the short list of what's wrong with it). Anyway no one cares about the brake job... You all just want to make sure I put the snow tires on it rather than bolting the 2 months of the year summer tires back on... And yes I did. BUT I didn't have time to do the front as well, so now I at least have some traction just in case. Heather was late getting home from work but we grabbed a quick snack and head off to hockey practice again. Tonight for the 2nd half they played a little scrimmage game with themselves, I sat on the bench since there was only one coach on the ice and the trainer wasn't there... I have my papers to fill in, all was good... The biggest job was trying to keep the kids apart on the bench. Heather watched from the stands... Pretty sure this was the first time she saw him practice with the team this season. Eventually it was over and we head home. Back by 8, enough time to watch an episode of Blacklist before packing it in for the day. Oh and some of us may or may not have gotten into the pumpkin pie before bed... But I'm pretty sure that's just an ugly rumor.