Parking Ticket

This dude had me rolling when he first got this ticket. It came into the shop like an good story begins.

The ticket pictured isn’t for parking, it’s for an expired inspection. And as you can clearly see in the picture, he did try to cover up his/her expired inspection with leaves. 

Water Heater Conversation

Sometimes the cards fall right and you get a group of people with similar interests together. Today there were 3 who had some sort of stake in a property that was about to get renovated. All 3 of them were or were about to experience the PEX piping first hand.

From the conversation I learned:

  •  a water expansion tank costs ~ $50
  • a standard home tankless 240V water heater costs ~ $450
    • it does 3 gal/min of hot water
      • and if a shower is 1 part hot (?130°) and 1 part cold  (?60°), that water tank can power enough showers for an 8 shower bath house
  • some contractor out there wanted to sell Rick new copper plumbing for an ungodly amount of money
  • SharkBite
  • In other parts of the world they have smaller tankless water heaters on each sink or shower.

Dr P’s Lox Bagel

Dr Pate came into the shop extremely well dressed this morning. He had a full suit, hat, and two toned loafers on. He was hands down the sharpest dressed individual I saw all day.

Anyway, he ordered this bagel and attested that it was the official Jewish delicacy.

Cream Cheese, Red Onion, Tomato, Capers, Lox on an Everything Bagel

Miles Davis

The Dean, not the Jazz Man. I don’t know if you caught the Winchester Star’s new access section, but they did a profile on Mr Davis I’d like to highlight because personally, I could not of said it any better. 

I see a lot of professionals who dress to impress. I compliment everyone of them. I also hear a lot windbags blowing air. Regardless, it’s time to step your game up.

BTW, Dean Davis is as cool as fan.


I only use pens my friends gave me. Check these babies out! I’d like to thank Bobby H, Wendy D, MillerTime, Koopreme, Chris, Steph, and the rest of the Bank of Clarke County for keeping the money moving. Randy w Schenk. Ivan w South River Compounding Pharmacy. and Slick Vick w AIP. Thank you for your writing utensils.

Have you ever heard “the pen is mightier than the sword.”? Well you better believe it!

I’ve got more pens, but these are the essentials. Ray gave me a stainless steel pen with a led on the tip of the cap. It’s gnar!


Rights Restored

This Executive Order randomly showed up in the mail today. It’s from Governor McAuliffe and it grants me most of the rights I lost when I caught my first F.

I registered to vote shortly after reading it. And I can run for public office. I feel like a regular citizen again. Thanks Governor McAuliffe!