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Too Busy To Blog

Lately, I've been too busy to really blog. You know what? That's not really a bad thing -- I'm busy living my life and all that.

As a result, I think I'm going to give up on my hope of "catching up" with entries I've been meaning to write. Here are some quick hits, more for my reference than anything.

  • Visit from my parents: Last weekend, my parents visited. It was a great visit.
  • Geocaching: I've slowed down a little bit, partly because I've found all of the caches really near both my house and my office. Most of the closest caches are now multi-caches, so they aren't really convenient for a quick lunchtime hunt. When my parents were here, we did go to an event cache for National Trails Day.
  • National Trails Day: Really cool event. I did some geocaching. I won a cool hiking stick in a raffle (OK, I didn't really win it -- when the raffle was over and the hiking stick was still unclaimed, I asked the organizer if I could have it and she said I could.). I won a free bucket of golf balls for the driving range, which I gave to a coworker. I got some neat hand-outs, including something to register on the Thorlo socks website. A few days after I registered, I got a free pair of socks in the mail! After wearing them for a day, I've decided that I really want to convert my entire sock wardrobe to Thorlos. I don't see that happening anytime soon.
  • The kitchen sink: while my parents were here, the kitchen sink sprung a leak. No, not one of those easy to find and fix leaks near any of the water connections, but an actual hole in the sink basin itself. I noticed it when I stood in front of the sink and the rug was squishy wet with absorbed water. A little investigation revealed it was a small pin-prick sized hole near the front of the basin. It's a stainless steel sink, so it wasn't rust. I'm guessing it's a puncture wound of some sort. I really didn't want to replace the entire sink as a result of this, so my dad and I spent some time looking on the web for possible solutions. We did the phone-a-friend thing to my uncle, who suggested an epoxy. Great idea! We picked up some J-B Weld, took it home, and made a nice big patch for the sink. That patch has been in place for over a week now without a hint of leaking, so I'm not worried about it anymore. I'll just keep an eye on it from time to time.
There you go, a quick update with everything and the kitchen sink.

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drmellow
Jun. 12th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Part of the reason I decided to get JB Cold Weld was because the packaging looked like it hasn't changed since the early 1950s. All of the other epoxies had sleek looking marketing. I figured I'd go with the one that's been around longer. ;-)

I love it. I want to epoxy more stuff together now.
ccohoon
Jun. 13th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
See if it works on pennies. Last Jan we were trying to glue/epoxy pennies together at work. We bought a few different things, but nothing seemed to work for us.
drmellow
Jun. 19th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, it works with mixed results. I made some 3D deisgns with pennies and epoxy. They held together pretty good against the occasional bump and casual tugging. But if I put just a little force into it, especially if I twisted it, I was able to pry them appart.

Later, yarbiedoll epoxied some pennies directly on top of each other. I haven't been able to pry them appart yet -- I've only poked at it a little bit. I haven't applied any real force, but it seems more sturdy.
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