Saturday, May 18, 2019

Necessity is a Mother: DIY Plumbing (UPDATED)

In spite of a short stint as a USAF Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist, I've never been a grease monkey kind of girl.

But they tell me that change is good.



I can barely sleep with this going on. And I definitely can't concentrate on writing. On top of this, the drain is slow. I own a snake and have already tried to alleviate the clog it once. Of course it was gross and I wasn't aggressive enough in loosening up the clog, so I'm going to try it again, but, obviously, I need to fix this first.

Some might wonder why I'm not calling my landlord about this. From experience with these owners, I know that I'll be waiting for weeks until they get around to it. Example: the security door on the building's entry is encoded to each resident's phone number. When I got a new number last year, my landlord put my number in, but it's the wrong number. When someone enters my apartment number, he/she gets the voicemail of some law office instead of my cell.

I told them about this months ago and, again, two weeks ago when they came to collect the rent.

I can't fix that, but I can fix these drain things. So, this is my portion for today.


I view this as evidence that it's time for me to learn new skills. Pray for my success and ...

Hit the Tip Jar!


UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Glenn! Will post updates directly.

UPDATE: Bought: O-rings,  cartridges, WD-40 and super Drano. Changed my mind and snaked the drain first. Looks like the clog is too far out.

So now I'm trying to remove this. Tried with synthetic gun oil and WD-40. Glad I clipped my nails first! /chick

UPDATE: Taking a break to write a post for Da Tech Guy Blog.

UPDATE: I just don't have the hand strength. Looking at cheap plumbers in LA. With you fine people hitting my tip jar, I think can happen!

UPDATE: Upside to taping on the faucets with a huge hex wrench: water not flowing so freely.

UPDATE: Thank-you emails are in the future of many. When the plumber gets here in the next few days, I will put up a new post.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Road Away From Perdition


In February, I noted certain words which President Trump uttered during the State of the Union address.
There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth. 
To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.
Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.
Emphasis mine.

Like President Reagan before him -- "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" -- this president seems to have emboldened the forces of life and liberty through "mere" declaration. President Trump spoke defeat on the murder of children.

In the wake of the SOTU speech, several states have enacted "Heartbeat" legislation, which bans abortion if the unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected -- around six weeks after the end of a woman's last menstrual cycle. And, today, Alabama has banned abortion outright.

Crimson Tide, indeed.

As many have pointed out, the new anti-abortion laws will be challenged in the courts, which, of course, is the point. It will lead to a review of Roe v. Wade.

In response to this chain of events, pro-abortionists are apoplectic, so much so that this happened a few days ago.


The beauty of this: Ms. Milano is unintentionally advocating a principle which pro-lifers -- especially Christians -- have been promoting since forever as the alternative to promiscuity which is the primary behavior leading to abortion: abstinence. And all the self-proclaimed righteous protectors of women's bodies are falling in line right behind her.

Abstinence and fewer abortions. That this may also result in fewer leftists is just a side benefit.

It's almost as if God has made the pro-abortionists so confused that they will do what He wants anyway while believing they are striking a blow for "women's rights."

God has a history of befuddling His servants' enemies. And in this case, God's servants = unborn babies.

Are these things stepping stones on the road towards our national repentance for the shedding of innocent blood?

I think they are.

Keep watch and, most of all, fret not.

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