O/T: It' Been One Of Those days

Today was a day to run errands.
It was 98F when I left, so turned on the truck A/C.
It didn't work. Made a mental note to stop at the shop that serviced it last fall, on the way back home.
Stopped at Sam's made a pickup.
While there, looked for a power strip that was needed as a result of a puter update.
Had a big display of power strips along with a $40 price tag.
Didn't need to buy the whole store, just a power strip.
Decided to pass and headed for the A/C shop.
Afternoon rush hour was beginning and traffic was heavy, but we got to the area, but couldn't find the shop, it was GONE.
(Would learn later they had gone out of business)
Oh well, live and learn, they had been in business less than a year.
Headed to Target, found a power strip for $7.
It will fit my needs so grab one and head for the check out.
There is ONE (1) register open and 10 people in line, with no hope of another register opening any time soon.
If Target wants to inventory their customers, that is their business, but I choose not to participate.
Left the merchandise on a counter and walked out of the store.
Next was Home Depot.
Found a couple of power strips for $7/pair and was able to pay for them without waiting in line.
That hasn't happened in a long time.
One "Attaboy" for Home Depot.
Next the supermarket.
Look for an ad to check out the weekly specials, but couldn't find it.
Turns out the store ran out of ads.
Based on the above, "you gotta be tough to shop", has new meaning.
Glad I don't shop often.
Tomorrow is fix the A/C day.
Lew
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

[major snippage]
Same here.
Up at 5 and feed the pussy cats. Off to the Lake Inn for coffee and lies with the Old Farts Club.
Head off to Running Springs for breakfast at the Deep Creek Drive In (great Huevos a la Mexicana) with the Train Freak and the town Preacher.
Down the hill to Highland and the Wal-Borg parking lot to wait for Train Freak's buyer who has money for him. Get the once over from at least one security guard.
Off to the Orange Borg for some redwood boards (commission to build a park bench for a memorial). Get gas at the cheap station for $3.90. Twitch.
Thence to Fart and Sminal. His Reverendship also works at a nearby church camp and needs a half ton of chocolate bars for smorze (sp?).
It's warming up (later to hit 95dF) so up the hill for us. High yesterday in Green Valley Lake was about 64dF. :-)
Sticker the boards for acclimatization. Then some fruit, coffee and a cookie. Read some of the paper and take a nap.
The rest of the day was nowhere near as exciting and would certainly be anticlimactic.
    mahalo,     jo4hn
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Wow... how DO you manage....?
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You must ex-civil service with all that training.
jo4hn wrote:
Snipped part about doing a lot of nothing, but very busy.

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Actually... the dude *is* a rocket scientist. For real!
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Robatoy wrote:

Akshimally, the key word should be *was*.
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Any of your efforts still floating up there?
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Robatoy wrote:

I didn't do much in the way of rocketry either. My gig was in data capture systems. I started with the Lunar Surveyor and Mariner projects (moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) doing real time operating system design and development. I did some work on Viking (Mars), Voyager (outer planets and beyond), Pioneer (several), Galileo (Jupiter), Ulysses (sun polar orbiter), and system support for several others. Ended up defining international standards for self defining data structures. Lotsa fun. Retired in '99 and moved to paradise (kind of).     mahalo,     jo4hn
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That sounds fascinating. I love all that crazy space stuff. I often visit Hubbel's collection of pics and just sit there and oogle them in awe. And that capsule drop on Titan? You couldn't keep me away from the NASA site...
So you weren't involved with the crew that held up the picture of the earth, as a back-drop, when the moon landing was staged/faked? And...wouldn't it be true, as Earth is as flat as a pancake, but you looked at it with a fish-eye lens, wouldn't it 'appear' to be spherical? And... how DOES Bugs keep his carrots fresh all the way to Mars.. then chews on them without a helmet? I have a LOT of space-related questions...
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Oh man... I love it when you talk dirty around other programmers...
jo4hn wrote:
Ended up defining international standards for self defining data structures.
Lotsa fun. Retired in '99 and moved to paradise (kind of). mahalo, jo4hn
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Uh, Jo4hn, paradise (kind of) ain't no way 96F in April. Sounds more like somewhere in Texas or California to me.
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Charlie Self wrote:

Would this face lie to you?? :-)     j4
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Yeah... I know... I was just screwing around with him.
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