Those Merrels had an ok run, I guess, but I kind of abused them by using them for work, and a silly design flaw (the seam on the side of the boot) failed a while back which completely took away the whole “waterproof” thing. (As an aside, I find it very annoying that I seem to wear out boots while the tread still looks pristine. Shouldn’t that be the part that wears out the fastest?)
So this time I went and bought some real work boots, Wolverine something-or-anothers, from the old boot shop downtown.
More $$$ than the Merrels were last year, but I figure if I can get two years out of them I’ll still be out ahead. Next I need to get a new pair just for hiking. With the insoles I bought with them (stupid high arches) they seem plenty comfy, and the bottom piece of leather is solid all the way around, so hopefully they won’t do this. Time will tell, as they say.
Added: Favorite youtube comment: “This makes Andrea Bocelli sound like a tasteless rapper.”
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I need new boots.
So I am going out to my dam to do lotsalotsa monitoring today; they’re grouting the outlet to fix a leak, and we don’t really want to plug the drains in there with cement. Drains are there for a reason, and that’s to DRAIN water that would otherwise be moving through the dam proper, taking material with it. Plug the drains, fail the dam. And I’m the one who gets to make sure that doesn’t happen while everyone else is busy doing the actual work. Responsibility, whee.
But all this means that I’m out there early and will leave late, and this is probably all you’re going to get from me today, unless I get a free moment and post a picture or something.
Is anyone as strange as a normal person?
Skyrim was getting a bit boring, and KSP is back to that point where I have pretty much unlocked all the parts and rumors of the next update are circulating, so I installed Fallout 3 again to shake things up. Of course, when I install Fallout 3 I have to install as many mods as I can. 24 hours later I’m still trying to configure the mods so they play nice and I haven’t actually started a game yet. You can definitely see the progress in game design from Fallout 3 to Skyrim when it comes to mods–I have never had any conflicts or problems with anything in Skyrim, but Fallout, being 3 years older, shows it’s age. Oh well, I can feel myself getting close–it doesn’t immediately crash when I turn it on!
There goes the last of my homemade tonic syrup. Good thing I have enough Cinchona bark to make 30 more batches…
Smells most excellent. Took a snitch, and decided it needed a bit more salt. We’ll let it cook a bit more til dinner time, then I’ll take the juice and make gravy for the potatoes. Meal in a pot, ready to eat–and it only took me 15 minutes to make it this morning, basically to chop the vegetables!
Or so it said on the package.
(Cue stupid “Colorado Pothead” jokes)
Sweet and regular potatoes, onion, and garlic cloves underneath locally grown meat, with carrots, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and my fermented chili flakes on top. Seems like it ought to work.
Check back this evening to see if it turns out! At the very least there ought to be a good gravy cone out of it.