No Plastic Challenge
No Plastic Challenge
I am in in complete shock. I was surprised when he became a suspect because, quite frankly, I couldn’t believe that he would be involved in what they were investigating him for. I still can’t believe it. The few people I have spoke to (with no details other than the ones provided here) have basically responded back saying that there must be some evidence or he wouldn’t have been arrested. And every time I hear that being said…. all I can hear is… "he is guilty". I suppose when I say I can’t believe it, that implies that I too think he is guilty. Something like this certainly raises doubts in your mind about whether or not you know this person as well as you think you do. Despite those doubts, I think he is innocent of these charges. I hope that justice prevails and he is found innocent.
Last night, we finally broke down and bought a 32" LCD HDTV. We already had a 32" old style TV so we felt buying the same size would be fine. No need to go larger and our budget couldn’t handle it anyways. Interesting how a 32" rectangle looks so much smaller than a 32" square and Eduardo is mumbling about how we should have gotten a larger TV. I am already starting to get used to the ‘smaller’ size and its OK for the size of the room that it is in. It took us all night to make the purchase, bring it home and hook it up. It looks so brand new! So very now instead of old school technology. We look like we might actually live in this century.
Anyone want a TV that has no composite video inputs, sound and a wonky tube? The bonus part is that it weighs about 120 lbs. What? No takers? I don’t understand.
The switch was wired like this:
Hot wire on ground, ground on hot and hot wire on hot wire. Hmmm…. a novel way of wiring together a switch on the circuit. This resulted in the switch being hot and explains why there was tape over the screws in the plate(they were hot too) and why Piero was getting zapped. It is a wonder that all of us weren’t getting zapped.
So Eduardo figures out which wire goes to the light and which wire goes to the rest of the circuit and wires up the switch ‘properly’. This left one wire hanging loose (that was hot all the time) and the lights wouldn’t turn on. Hmmm…..
So Eduardo calls me in asking for some ideas. I asked him what he did and then suggested that perhaps this left over wire needs to be wired into the switch for some reason. Very carefully (because we were working with live wires to see if the lights would turn on when different wires touched), Eduardo goes to touch the left over hot wire to one of the screw-ins on the switch. In the process, he hits the ground. Voila! Lights. Removes the wire from ground…. no lights… touches ground… lights. Hmmm…. interesting
We have no idea what is wrong with the circuit but Eduardo decides to twist together the ground and the hot wire and cap it with a wire nut. The lights work, the rest of the circuit works and the switch is no longer hot. He presumes that some other mistake has been made in the circuit but is afraid to go looking for it in case other interesting things pop up that he won’t be able to handle.
That blonde chick in apt #xxx
So I come home from work to let myself in and discover that my key is not working. I have had a few problems with my key ‘sticking’ and taking a couple of tries to open the door. No amount of jiggling, wiggling, twisting, turning, pulling or pushing would open the door. I called Eduardo. Lets not go into how much he didn’t care about the fact that I was locked out. That would make this funny story very sad. I decided that since our Property Manager is a really nice guy and on Tuesdays the office is open past 5pm I would walk down to the office. He gives me the key that they have previously used to enter our apartment to repair the air conditioning not more than a month ago. I go back and try the key. No luck. The property manager comes on up to the apartment and tries his key. No luck. He then takes my keys from me and uses the mystery key. Voila!! Door opened. He looks at me strangely as I try to explain that the key never unlocked the door when I moved in so I didn’t think it was a door key. Honest! But he does admit that it was rather strange that their key was no longer working.
After all this time I now know what that mystery key is for and feel like a complete idiot! But see… it pays to be a packrat! or is that just called laziness? If I hadn’t of just attached the keyring I got at closing to my keys…. I wouldn’t have had the mystery key to unlock the door.
Ticket prices for 4 for the matinee: 33$
Prices for 2 small coke and a large Bargs: 14.50$
Popcorn: we smuggled in our own popcorn
50$ to go to see a movie which only the kids liked. It absolutely boggles my mind that we didn’t even buy popcorn and we spent 50$ for a family outing! In fact, I am totally and completely floored by the price of the drinks which were basically favoured syrup and carbonated water. I happened to take a sip of the kids Coke and it didn’t taste like any Coke I had ever bought at the store. YUCK!
Apparently, you must be rich in order to head to the movies these days. I told Eduardo that perhaps we needed to look at places that showed movies after they had already basically left the theatres. You get to watch a movie for about 2$ or 3$ in a fairly run down theatre well after their first run date but at least they are affordable!!!!
I cooked up some hamburgers and hotdogs with some fresh corn! After that, the kids watched a movie as they waited for the fireworks. This year, Kylie watched them with glee right up until the finale. The finale was a little loud for her but no screaming this year! Instead, Piero decided that the fireworks were not for him and he didn’t want to watch them. He declared them too loud. He went back to the bedroom to watch a video. This year was the complete opposite of last year. I sure enjoyed the fireworks despite what I think were technical difficulties. Several times, the fireworks had stopped for so long we though that they had finished. I kid you not… there was at least one 5 minute break in the middle.
And of course… I missed a piece of my body when I was applying sunscreen and that measly two hours (or less) in the sun resulted in a nice little burn. Not lobster red or anything but still noticeable.