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shop-teacher shop-teacher Aug 12, 2019 at 09:31. 19 comments

Post outrageous lies about your pet

Post outrageous lies about your pet

I’ll start: Hammer is the only cat to have ever won the Iditarod.

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Aug 07, 2019. 3 comments

Obligatory Brake Post

Obligatory Brake Post

The front brakes on my truck started hitting the squealers a few weeks ago. Frankly I’m shocked they lasted this long. They were last done in October of 2011, at 69k miles. Eight years and 75k miles on truck brakes, is not too shabby!

Anyways, I knew they needed to be done sooner than later. This weekend I took an impromptu trip up to Road America with my daughters, to see the IMSA race. I...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Aug 06, 2019. 2 comments

Moar kittay content

Moar kittay content

This is Kit Kat. She belongs to my buddy Bill. He’s the one who rode shotgun when I gambled the RallyMetro, and rode a clapped out Helix with me while I gambled my Zuma 125 last year. I’m at his house to do the front brakes on my truck, but that’s not important. What’s important is kitty cat. She is very fluffy.

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Aug 06, 2019. 18 comments

Someone wants belly rubs!

Someone wants belly rubs!

Meow!

Hammer is a very good boy.

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Aug 03, 2019. 19 comments

On today's episode of things I never thought I'd have to say out loud:

On today's episode of things I never thought I'd have to say out loud:

Don’t stick Legos up your nose.

Yep. Parenthood is some weird wild stuff.

She’s fine, BTW. We only discovered what she had done, when she sneezed and it came flying out. Gadamn it kid.

Cat in a tub, aka dick in a box, for your time.

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Aug 01, 2019. 8 comments

Finally, an kitchen update

Finally, an kitchen update

I bet you all forgot about the kitchen remodel I undertook last summer, got mostly finished, but then school started and the project stalled. Or, you never gave a shit anyways. Or, it’s been so long since I updated my progress that you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about.

Iff notes recap: last summer I tore out our shitty way past expiration date kitchen, slightly remodeled the room,...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 24, 2019. 11 comments

I desperately want to see a miniature horse service animal now.

I desperately want to see a miniature horse service animal now.

I decided to get an early start on my annual training power-points this year. I have 17 to do this year. ADA/Service Animals, Asthma, Bloodborne Pathogens, Bullying, Child Abuse, Cultural Competency and Racial Bias, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Awareness Level II, Discrimination, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Ethics & Boundaries for School Employees, Mandated Reporter, Mental Illness Awareness...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 23, 2019. 4 comments

Scooter therapy, dealing with some serious shit.

Scooter therapy, dealing with some serious shit.

I’ve been dealing with some pretty heavy stuff lately. Those of you in Chicagoland may have heard about the two teenage boys who were shot to death by their mother last week, who then set their house on fire and shot herself. The younger of those two boys was a recent student of mine. He was a damn good kid. Always willing to help others, and funny as hell too. The world was a better place...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 20, 2019. 6 comments

Adventures in camper selling

Adventures in camper selling

I’ve been trying to sell the avocado green ‘78 Apache Wareagle my buddy and I bought together a couple years ago, and affectionately called The Death Camper for a couple months now. We had our fun with it, and want to go another direction for track camping in the future. Typical CL/FB Marketplace stuff. Tons of questions, multiple accepted offers that went nowhere, Thursday I even had a buyer...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 20, 2019. 1 comments

DOTS

DOTS

Recently I’ve been seeing this 67-72 Chevy around town. I got an up close look at the liquor store a few days ago (I was buying a couple 4-packs of my favorite root beer, and stuffing them under the seat of my scooter).

Its a big block (402) Camper Special. I spoke briefly with the owner. It came from LA, which is why the body is so.... Still in existence.

Dig the cubby hole. He opened it for...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 18, 2019. 4 comments

I built a thing (with a lot of help)

I built a thing (with a lot of help)

My friends and I have been talking about building this deck on their house for several years. They’ve helped out a bunch on our house whenever we needed extra help, so it feels nice to be able to repay that labor. I haven’t worked on a deck in years, and this is the first one I’ve ever built where I was in charge. I’m proud of the results.

It’s been hot as balls, I’m badly sunburned on my...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 17, 2019. 5 comments

Dots: a boat-tail boat

Dots: a boat-tail boat

It’s a nice 20-footer, but up close it’s a bondo bucket.

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 16, 2019. 5 comments

DOTS: A work survivor

DOTS: A work survivor

This will probably seem strange to those who don’t live in the rust belt, but the only GMT-400s you see at work anymore around here, are rusty beat up piles. I’ve seen this at least 19 year old Chevy 2500 pulling FedEx duty a couple times now. It looks really clean. It makes me happy every time I see it.

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 14, 2019. 2 comments

DATLS

DATLS

I’m waiting outside the liquor store while my wife buys cheap wine. This fine machine pulled up. My daughter wants “the Jeep.”

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 14, 2019.

Wagon Wednesday: '65 Chevelle 2-door

Wagon Wednesday: '65 Chevelle 2-door

Wagon Wednesday is my favorite day for LaLD. I've been eager to show this one off. It's a Playing Mantis era JL '65 Chevelle 2-door wagon. I gotta say, I wish the 2-door wagon would make a comeback in real-life. I imagine that will happen right about the time they find Jim Morrison and Kurt Kobain living happily together on that deserted island.

I do wish it didn't have this silly deco on...

shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 14, 2019. 14 comments

Greetings from Meal-e-walk-ay

Greetings from Meal-e-walk-ay

Actually, I’m not there anymore. I spent Wednesday-Saturday there for training at Milwaukee School of Engineering. The training was for a Flight & Space class I have to teach next year. I didn’t have much time for fun. I explored the city a bit on the scooter(it was nice), but I was doing homework until 11 each night and up at 6am to start it all over again.

I did manage to stop at the Harley...

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shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 14, 2019.

Mini Hawl: Race car and tow truck

Mini Hawl: Race car and tow truck

Despite the fact that I'm downsizing the collection (and I added a bunch more since I first posted the list), I couldn't stop myself from picking up two more Hot Wheels from my freshly stocked Walmart last night. In fairness, I had seven cars in the cart, and I only left with two. Of course, I tore them out of the cards outside the store, so I could smuggle them into the house without...

shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 14, 2019.

I finally got one! With bonus new tool!

I finally got one! With bonus new tool!

A couple years ago I murdered my Harbor Frieght trailer by overloading it. I had long since gotten my money’s worth out of it, so I drilled off the ID plate, took off my license plate, and put it on the curb for the scrappers.

Ever since then, I’ve been looking for a very cheap trailer to replace it. I’ve come close a couple times, but the cheap ones are always either too far away, or get...

shop-teacher shop-teacher Jul 14, 2019.

Ugh, this is depressing me

Ugh, this is depressing me

I’m sure some of you are already stick of me complaining about my truck rusting, but too bad. Revel in my misery!

This winter has been incredibly unkind to my poor truck. This is the passenger rocker.

The driver’s side is even worse.

I feel like it has gotten exponentially worse, just in the last week. I was going to take it to the car wash today, but I’m scared to see how much less truck I...

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