(Last updated: 11-23-2021)
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Tuesday, 11-23-21: License = renewed.
I got onto the DMV Interweb, and I just paid $32 and renewed my driver's license for another 6 years; the entire process only took about 5 minutes so it seems too easy. What's the catch? I guess a new one comes in the mail in a couple weeks, and until then I print and use this piece of paper:
^I'm not posting my actual license number and address on the Interweb, but it's probably already on there somewhere. I dunno how I update a photo for the actual license, but who cares I still look close enough. I'm a few pounds lighter and there are a few more grey hairs, but in the photo the difference is small enough to not matter.
I need to register the truck soon; that expired Oct 31. What a bunch of crap! I was contemplating buying a newer truck, but F that prices are outrageous right now and we need our precious... precious money for the bar. We did get a $12,000 refund from a purchase we made in early September so that helps the account balance. A lot. However, we can't get a new walk-in freezer right now so that part sucks. A lot. This is what I got from the vendor last week:
I am really sorry to tell you this, but Nor-Lake will not honor your walk-in box order. They have gone up on their pricing and will cancel the order if we don’t accept the new pricing. I attached the updated pricing to this email (a big jump in price). They are telling me another 5-7 weeks on the lead time if you want to continue with the order. We totally understand if you would like a full refund. I have checked with all the other walk-in companies and they are much higher in price.
Here is the message we received from Nor-Lake:
“I regret to inform you that due to unprecedented supply chain disruptions and material cost increases we have to make the difficult decision to decline purchase order noted below. We are experiencing record increases in metal, foam, wood and transportation costs to name a few and remain under a polyurethane force majeure. Unfortunately, these continued constraints have led to a series of very difficult decisions. We sincerely apologize for these issues and strive to minimize the impact on our customers and partners to the best of our ability. If you would like to reorder any of your items that have been cancelled, please reach back out to me and I will provide you with updated quote and lead time.”
I am verry sorry about this.
Attached in the email was a new quote with a price of 17,600. OMG THAT IS A NEARLY $6000 INCREASE IN THE PRICE WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP! WE ARE NOT PAYING $6000 MORE TO GET A NEW FREEZER THAT IS BULLSHIT. All I wanna know it why? Why did we pay for it 2.5 months ago and just recently find out we can't get it? If we had known right after we placed the order we could have had extra precious... precious time to shop around for a used one somewhere. Prices are fucked hard now. Thanks a lot, asshole Biden.
It's actually not all Biden's fault. He's just a talking vegetable these days anyway. However, he is our leader and inflation sucks right now. Supply-chain is nearly broken, and Covid will not end. Covid would still be around if we had God himself (who does not even exist) as our president, but at least a good leader would not allow $3.58 gas and all these Covid restrictons to continue.
Getting the $12,000 refund for the freezer was not a bad thing for us because the freezer we have now is still mostly working. We actually can use that precious... precious money to pay for the new furnace that is almost done. The guys came last week to start the install, and today John (Sparkie) wired it so if all goes well tomorrow we can get it working. Maybe? Hopefully! The timing couldn't be better since today we didn't even hit 40, and there are a lot of pretty cold days in the 7-day forecast. No record cold, but plenty of seasonable cold. Winter is essentially here even though we haven't had snow yet. (might be snow Fri night.) Heating our event-room and back storage areas to a comfortable level is all but impossible until we get that second furnace up and running.
I'm going down to the midcoast tomorrow for one final rifle hunt. Jason saw a massive 12-point buck in person during his hunt Sat PM, but he can't shoot another buck. I've seen the trail-cam photos of this deer, and he is massive. Jason plans to put me in a good spot tomorrow, and in a perfect world I'll have some luck. If not oh well I should be able to muzzle-loader hunt a couple more times in early Dec if things don't get ridiculously cold around here. I'm not hunting if it's only 12 degrees, F that.
In a way I hope I don't shoot a deer because I need to be back for Thanksgiving here. I really should be back tomorrow evening in case the bar gets busy and I need to work so I plan to head home ASAP after my hunt. Maybe if I do get a deer it will happen like it did last year and I can have it all dressed out and tagged quickly. Sunset is so early now that I have to end the hunt around 1630. Early sunsets totally fucking suck, but sometimes, rarely, they are a good thing when I want to end a hunt and have ample time in the evening to do other things like... GO TO WORK. If it's busy at the bar I am happy to work, though. We could use a busy day to make up for the revenue we probably won't take in on Thanksgiving day itself.
We decided to be open Thanksgiving day at 1700 for evening karaoke. Some of the staff actually wanted to work, and they think we can get some customers in that night. We'll see. According to the alcohol reps and several other people the night before Thanksgiving is one of the highest alcohol-drinking nights of the year so there is a chance we get very busy tomorrow night. We'll see. In a perfect world I'll shoot that 12-point buck and still be home in time to help the bar do a huge revenue night. How often do things work out perfectly, though? Ever since Covid I'd say never at all...
Tuesday, 11-16-21: Dad's deer, couple bar photos.
^Still need to hang the photos and find a home for some of the smaller items. The Mad Kat herself hard at work!
While Kat worked up front I also had to coordinate with the heating guys. We have a second furnace coming, possibly as early as this Friday, so the guys were at the bar today to prep and to make a plan. We decided to add the second furnace to tie into the existing duct work, and we realized the duct chase ends at some ancient turd-tanker of a furnace that is way in the catacombs and stuffed into a tight space. I crawled my narrow ass up into there to help access this:
^We needed to get that exposed in order to cover it up. The heat was just seeping out the end and into The Nothing. What a wasteful bunch of crap! I'm glad Jeff (Fire & Ice) noticed that because I hadn't thought of it at all. I used an old piece of 2" foam-board to close it off, and now both the restaurant and the event room should hold heat a little better. Adding the second furnace should also make a HUGE difference. Enough to get us comfortable through the worst of winter? Maybe. Hopefully! The new system will be expensive, hopefully the last big-ticket purchase we need to make for a long time.
^That duct-chase goes a very long way. Probably 150 feet. It looks like something you'd see the good guys in a movie going into to make a great escape while bad guys are below with machine guns randomly shooting up into the ceiling hehe. That tumor-looking bulge off to the right in the foreground is insulation that I stuffed into a non-usable 10" offshoot. We will repurpose that once the heating remodel is done.
Dad got his deer last Friday, a 4-pointer. I was finishing up my hunt at Jason's new property when he called me at 0755. He wasn't sure if he made a good shot, but of course he did right through the heart. It's not good seeing how much Dad struggles just to hunt these days. He needs Jason or I to be around so he has help because he can't shoot a deer and get it dressed out and to the tagging station/butcher by himself. I was happy to help, and now maybe it's my turn! I plan to hunt Thursday again, and in a perfect world I'd hunt both in the morning and in the evening. I might not make the morning hunt, but Jason plans to get off work early so we can hunt together in the afternoon.
^Another deer taken right in their back woods. Dad keeps track, and I he told me that is deer #90 since 2002. Wow! I don't know what my tally is, but definitely lower than Dad and Jason and lower by a lot. I don't care as much as they do. I enjoy it, but it's never atop my priority list like it is for them. Dad also includes his friend, Mike, in that tally. Still a lot of deer harvested among 4 guys in 20 years.
I gutted him out while Dad hobbled back up to the house to get situated. Mike actually showed up to help get him out, and it was easy with Dad's ATV and sled. No real dragging required! Dad almost couldn't get him into the butcher so that is a very real concern for when and if I shoot a deer. I can butcher one myself, I've done it many times, but I don't want to do it this year because it takes up a lot of precious... precious time. I'd rather throw a local butcher $100-$150 (depending on size of the deer) to do it for me. Cutting up a mid-sized deer takes me literally 8 full hours including setup and final cleanup. Griding the meat for burger, etc.
The reason why the butchers are turing people away, at least in the midcoast, is the fact that most hunters can shoot 4 deer this season. OMG. There are more deer than ever down there thanks to some easier winters and overall changing climate. More deer are getting harvested, and the butcher shops can only handle a finite number of deer. The butchers are all seasonal locals who don't have huge operations. Mostly guys who use their garages and stuff like that. I definitely am NOT shooting 4 deer this season, F that. I might not even shoot one. What a bunch of crap!
Tuesday, 11-09-21: Yard work mostly done.
I actually also had to do some mowing today. For November that is incredibly rare if not unprecedented. One final mow at Allen Rd, one final side-yard mow at the house after I raked away the last of the leaves. I've been working around the house for a bit here and there over the past couple weeks, and things are mostly done now. Wood stacked and staged, gutters cleaned, leaves removed, etc. I enjoy doint the yard-work to a point because the dogs can go outside and play as well.
Hey great, Pet Shop Boys West End Girls. Great song and if you disagree with me then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more. My life sucks. Channel 1928 does not suck, though. However, it looks different I guess someone decided to change the graphics around. Still great music from the 80s so I'm cool with it.
If the weather wasn't so great over the past two days I would have stayed down at the bar longer and worked on this total shit-show:
^That is the very back area of our very large 8400 square-feet of rented commercial space. I really need a couple more shelves and organization, but I keep fucking it away by doing things that I want to do like exercise and deer hunt. I could work 60-80 hours a week to finish it, but fuck that I am sick of working that much it sucks and it is ruining my entire life. I'll get to the point soon where the only two good things I appreciate about our bar is all the liquor and the big walk-in freezer. Makes it easy to get boozed up and go check out...
Whitney Houston I wanna Dance with Somebody. Great song! Her slow songs are a bunch of crap, every single one of them. However, she does have a couple catchy faster songs. In general the only good slower songs are power-ballads from the hair rockers. Def Leppard Hysteria, Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn, etc.
I think I'll post a couple pictures of the bar and then be too drunk to continue. I didn't plan to get drunk tonight, but my life is ten pounds of shit stuffed into a five-pound bag so it happened. I'm not wasted yet, I don't want to get wasted, but I don't want to quit drinking yet either.
^Metaphor for my life. What a bunch of crap!
These photos have been in my collection for a while, but I never make time to post them...
^I see that and I think wow, what an awesome bar we all created. Business has been better lately, too. The TV and radio ads probably help, but so does the positive word-of-mouth. This negative Google review definitely does NOT help, though:
"Rude service and a total dive bar. The drinks are watered down and the people are ignorant and wanna fight! Don't go there!!!"
OMG HEY ASSHOLE WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE CREEPY-PETE WE HAVE HAD TO TOSS YOU A FEW TIMES BECAUSE YOU MAKE EVERYONE UNCOMFORTABLE AND ONCE WHEN IT WAS JESTER'S YOU PAID $40 FOR MY WIFE'S SHOES SO YOU COULD DRUNKENLY GO SNIFF THEM OMG WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!
That is a totally true story, he really did but Kat's shoes hehehe.
Overall we have a 4.5-star average out of 93 Google reviews so I guess that is ok. Maybe? Hopefully!
^Nice event-room photo that Kat took last month. We have been getting more interest in the event-room, and I have to spend precious... precious time quoting prices for people who want to use the room and package pricing for people who want both the room and food.
^All I wanna know is why? Why would anyone order that terrible-looking drink? The frigging Bloody Mary drinks on Sunday for brunch are popular so great, but you'll never catch my ass drinking one. I love to drink, but not Bloody Marys and not on a Sunday at 0900. I'd rather drink in the evening, especially when I realize how much my life sucks like tonight, and then go pass out. If I got drunk before noon what would happen to the rest of my day?
^Jeremy and I day-drinking and epic-failing in the 2009 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race hehehe. I got so drunk during a couple of those races that I don't really even remember finishing. Once we came in last place. What a bunch of crap! Too drunk and too many piss-breaks. I really don't know how we didn't get kicked out of the race..
James Brown, Living in America. Great song featured in Rocky IV. Right before Apollo Creed died. If he dies, he dies. Fuck you, evil Russian Drago. When I was a kid I never got into the Rocky movies, Rambo was more my thing, but now as an adult I have come to realize how incredible the Rocky franchise is. The first Rocky movie is a 10, a masterpiece in cinema, but don't worry I still love Rambo. Obviously! First Blood is also a masterpiece in cinama. Great, underrated movie about a man just trying to get by in a post-Vietnam-war era. Just writing about it makes me want to watch both movies right now. However, I have other shit to do.
Expose, another great 80s song on channel 1928, Seasons Change. Unfortunately this season is about to change and become winter instead of fall. What a bunch of crap! I used to dread winter, I still do, but I really appreciate fall now. In the fall there is football, plenty of good weather (moreso in Sept/Oct), and deer hunting. I used to love summer the most, but F that hanging out in 90-degree weather and screw you to the nights that don't get below 70. No A/C = no sleep. I used to look forward to blueberry raking in summer, but that has passed me by and this year raking was not enjoyable. Is it because I am too old or is it because my life is a fucking mess? Probably a mix of both. What a bunch of crap!
I drank a shot of Dr. Mcgillicutty and don't feel cured so this brand of alcohol = false advertising. I started with coffee brandy and milk, had some Bud Light Strawberrita, and now this Dr. I am not blackout drunk, but I feel like it's hitting me about right. I don't want to have a hangover tomorrow, but I don't want to quit drinking either so I will have more. I need to fix my shit and the booze does help. It's temporary, but it's right in the moment. I don't really drink that much anymore anyway, especaially compared to how much I could drink a decade ago.
Thursday, 11-04-21: I should deer hunt more.
Last month Mom bought Doug a big fridge for his in-law apt here at our house. She called me the day before to day she was coming up to buy him a big fridge so I told her no we don't want a big fridge up there because he's not living here forever. I didn't even get a chance to visit with her when she did come up because I was trying to get our roof done and I had a small window of time where the weather was great and where I didn't have to work at the restaurant.
I was up on the roof, driveway side, when Mom got back from shopping with Doug. There was no big fridge with them so I figured they gave up on the idea. I would have been fine with a mini-fridge, even something a little bigger and better than the one up there now, but I didn't want a full-sized fridge up there.
About a week after Mom's visit I was getting ready to go down to the bar to work, and I had shit to do and a certain time I needed to be there. Unfortunately at about 0845 a Best Buy delivery van rolled in and off came a pretty big fridge. Not a huge fridge, but big enough to be as tall as my wife and big enough to barely fit up there stairs. Needless to say I was NOT happy. I couldn't even leave for work because the dogs were freaking out and the delivery people were in my way. What a bunch of crap! Doug blamed Mom and said she bought it for him anyway despite knowing I said NO. I blamed him for being selfish, it ended quite badly. I called Mom that night and reamed her out hard. She thought it was no big deal, and I couldn't make her understand that it's our frigging house not theirs. She asked if I was jealous and things went from bad to worse when I told her the absolute truth. I have nothing to be jealous of at all. I told her I have money in the bank and a hot wife all good on my end. I've never been jealous anyway. Jealousy uses up too much emotional energy, and I don't have enough of that to spare even on good days.
So the conversation with Mom went very badly, and in the end I just hung up on her and didn't even text or call her or Dad for close to a couple weeks. What a bunch of crap! I guess it was a dick move by me to not even talk to Dad since his health sucks, but often talking to him also requires talking to Mom and I just didn't want to talk to her.
Thankfully I did have a good, BRIEF visit two days ago. I helped Dad trim some branches around his badass hunting blind out back before I went off to do my own hunt on Jason's new land down at the end of the Patterson Mill Rd. I love being down there, it's a great spot, and it's also the same land where he shot this huge buck with his crossbow last month:
Jason has some wonderful land to hunt on now, and he is gracious enough to let me hunt on it whenever I want. I should help him scout and manage the land more, but there is never enough precious... precious time. I want to rifle hunt a few more times so I plan to go down again next week and to *hopefully* spend an overnight. I'll do a few small repairs and carpentry for Mom and Dad when I'm down there to help them out.
Part of my feels like I should apologize to Mom for yelling at her on the phone, but then the other part of me doesn't think I owe her an apology at all and in fact she should apologize to me. I don't give a shit what she buys for Doug, not my business, but when I ask her not to do something that affects my own house and she does it anyway then how am I in the wrong? When I yelled at her I didn't call her names or use really offensive language so I guess no apology needed on my end.
I gotta work tonight 1700-close so bedtime is around 0200. I have some free time before I head in so I should shoot my bow in case I do make time to bowhunt up here next week. I won't bowhunt this week, F that, but maybe I can go once or twice up here before the season ends. Maybe? Hopefully!