I guess since I announced this on Facebook I might as well here too: we will be moving to Raleigh, NC before the end of the year.
Better Half already has a job (which is why we are moving), but does anyone know of any companies in the area that could use a Georgia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineer who spent four years driving ships for the Navy and currently manages the hardware and [...]
The original pictures of my pinkie finger after its first unwrapping are still available here, and still carry the “squeamish” warning. These pictures are not nearly so bad, however, so I figure there is probably no harm in sharing.
This is what I saw after I got home from work yesterday after having my sutures out first thing in the morning; the finger spent all day chilling in a bandage:
So the surgery was not too bad. I remember being wheeled into the OR, then nothing until someone was calling my name. A few minutes after waking up, I was coherent, able to stand on my own & hold conversations, and felt pretty awesome (as I described it, like I had two glasses of wine).
Then we got to the hotel room and I took two Lortabs.
The next eight hours were spent [...]
But I say that with the residual novacain and sedative still coursing through my veins.
Anyways, I had a post that was supposed to go up this morning letting you know I was headed into surgery, but apparently the scheduling failed. Here is the aftermath:
The upshot of all that is that my pulley is actually still intact, just “thin”, I had a lot of swelling and fluid on the dorsal side of the [...]
So observant readers will note that posts have been magically appearing here, but I have not been commenting. That is because we have been here:
Doing a lot of this:
We have been home for just over 12 hours and are already prepared to go back.
Unfortunately, we will be going on another trip soon, but that will be to have my finger sliced open, biopsies [...]
Highlight of the Weekend: Having three separate people – and gunny folks at that – ask me at three separate times where I bought this holster. Oh, and I got to shoot another .50 BMG rifle, which brings my Lifetime Total Rounds Fired Through a .50 Caliber Rifle to… two. Plus about 20 rounds through a Ma Deuce.
Lowlight of the Weekend: Having Doctor 3 (see here for a reminder) functionally throw up his [...]
So here is the situation with the finger: after driving four hours in torrential downpours, four hours in borderline white-out snow, and three hours in darkness, we have the following opinions:
Dr. 1 – Initial thought was that it was scar tissue building up in the joint – Reluctant to do MRI – After the MRI, diagnosed me with a ruptured A2 pulley in my right pinkie. – Unwilling to perform surgery without the [...]
I am just not doing this today. Go find your free reading material somewhere else. Should not be hard.
First off, allow me to thank AIM Surplus – not only do they have .38 S&W in stock at a reasonable* price, they got it out the door in two days, and to my door in five, despite the ongoing panic. I have purchased both C&R firearms and ammunition from them in the past, and have always been impressed with their level of customer service.
And this is where, on any other day, I [...]
When Oleg Volk says I "improved" on what amounts to be the official history of Webley revolvers with my perhaps-too-detailed deconstruction of my new acquisition, it might be time to hang up my keyboard an call it a day.
That, or I need to find someone who will pay me better than I do for writing this stuff…
Another thing Better Half procured for me for Christmas was a dehydrator rather like this one, on account of my interests in seeing what those kinds of things can do. Well, suffice to say, I am impressed.
I started with this:
But after some healthy trimming on my part, I was down to about 2.5 pounds of useable meat. Which spent a night in this:
Which was pretty much the [...]
If you want a “walls of the city” patch, let me know before close of business tomorrow! The order is going in sometime tomorrow afternoon, and, as I said, I have no real plans of doing another run, and I will not be procuring that many spares. If you want one, speak up, or forever hold your peace.
(And, by speaking up, I mean “leave a comment on this post or the one I [...]
I just have no idea where I arrived at. Anywise, I got linked-to from the World Net Daily a few days ago.
Not sure how I should feel about that, but this might mark the first time this site has been used as a source by something even approximating "normal" media. Yay?
Then, just the day before yesterday, Reason.com linked to me as well. That I do know how I feel about, and [...]
My father-in-law is going in for a heart valve replacement operation tomorrow… appealing to your appropriate deity (if applicable) probably would not hurt.
By my count, including my 10 (which is a variable number), we are up to 53 patches ordered (at least as of this posting). This means that all patches will cost $6 each; if we can make it to 100 ordered, that will go down to $5 each.
Given the price drop, if you want to increase your order, leave a comment here or at the previous post.
Likewise, once we get closer, [...]
Who wants patches of the new "walls of the city" logo, as imagined by Oleg Volk and executed by me?
The end patch would be about 3" wide and about 3.9" tall, black merrowed border, with some portion of it being the twill fabric of the actual patch (probably the blue field, if I had to make a wild-assed guess), and with the hook side of velcro on their backs (I now understand [...]
In case you have not been paying attention, things around here have been somewhat automated for the past few weeks, on account of Better Half and I heading out to the Pacific North Wet to hang out with my parents for a spell. It is going to take me a few days to catch up on all the comments the site received and all the email I received (if I have not responded to your [...]
Due to the impressively overwhelming response to Tam’s various fundraisers (the last numbers I heard bandied about for the total amongst all of the various projects was well into the five digits range), the impending Christmas season, the only-slightly-less impending "fiscal cliff", and all of the various other ways people and families have been losing/spending money in the recent past and will be in the near future, I will be putting my intended HAVA fundraiser [...]