A couple hours ago the oldest stopped by with three pizzas, that’s her in the center. Felt good not having to cook, I wasn’t in the mood anyway. Being that the internet is still out, the assholes won’t be out to fix it til tomorrow, there hasn’t been much to do around here this week. Can’t order what I need for the new foundry until Friday, and can’t work more on the car brakes until Saturday. So it’s been a very boring week around here.
Archive for April, 2015
The riots the past couple days in Baltimore have been one of the most moronic acts since the ones in Ferguson. What in the hell do people hope to prove? Since when does burning down the freakin neighborhood solve anything? I can understand the frustration, and I have nothing against protesting. But this shit is way out of hand. Who do they think they’ll hurting? Because it sure as isn’t the people in charge. Not when it’s their own hood that’s burning.
Protest, yes. But remember that violence begets violence. And the change that must happen, won’t. Just more people in jail and more business for the undertaker.
In the past several months that I’ve been working towards getting this metal casting down. I have been trying to think of things to make that people would buy, other than skulls. I was just browsing the net when I stumbled upon 3D soap molds like the one below. Of course, being a soap mold, they won’t withstand the heat of the bronze, so I’ll have to first cast it on wax, then use that to make a plaster mold. Burn out all the wax in the oven. Then, and only then can I pour the bronze. The draw back, and there’s always a draw back, to get the metal out, the plaster has to be broken. Which means every time you what to cast that design you have to repeat the whole process. But it will be well worth it to be able to do them.
Well, just had a words with the so called “Better” half. She closes tonight up at Wendys, for those that don’t know it, she’s an assistant manager. I assumed that I would drive her being that my cars brakes still need work so I could take Jacob to the soccer game that his teacher had organized for some of the kids as a reward. When she saw me getting dressed, the words were, “where do you think you’re going” and when I said about Jacob her response was simply “I don’t care.” Seems that I’m to blame for everything, my car not being fixed yet, the washer not being fixed and the loss of the internet. Now, let me set things straight.
Although it is true that I stopped working on it for the time being, the reason is simple. I need a set of line wrenches that when I told her that, I was told tough luck. So, I have to wait until next week when I get my SSI check, a measly $248.00.
Again, it comes down to money. I’m sure I know what part is screwed, but I cannot afford the part. I only get $248 a month, she gets almost $2,000! But it’s me that she expects to pay for a $100+ part!
Now this I do normally pay, and come next week, I will make a double payment to get it back on. Reason it wasn’t paid, because I had tried to use the auto pay at Menards to buy a propane cylinder, I tried 3 times and thought it was busted. I later found out that even though I never got it, it ended up charging me close to $150! When I asked her to pay it this month, she got pissed. And yet there have been times when she has asked me to pay something extra and I wasn’t being given a freaking choice about it.
What I can’t figure out is what the hell does she do with her money, which by the way is a forbidden subject. She doesn’t drink, smoke or do drugs. She doesn’t gamble. So just where is her money going??
I also admit that there are times when I just want to say “FUCK IT” and leave, but that’s what my oldman did to me and I’ll be damned if I do it to my own kids. That’s also why I’m so intent in bringing in more of my own money by way of my artwork. Maybe then, if and when I make as much if not more than she does, I can knock her off that high horse of hers and she’ll come to her senses.