Well I survived delivering Saturday's soldering clinic at the NMRA division meeting. The first part went rather well. When it came time for the demo portion, let's just say that could have gone a bit better. You know when you have guests and the trains don't behave? The old adage "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." came to mind. In the end a good time was had by all. I'm not very good at public speaking, but with about 20 guys, most of whom I knew, that wasn't really a problem. I do feel better now that it's over, like the weight of the world is off my shoulders.
On the health front, it's always something. I had a root canal today, but it didn't relieve all the pressure from the abscess. I have to go for my third visit on Thursday. Hopefully this thing will finally clear up. Been on antibiotics since my first visit last Thursday. It's just annoying.
I finally went back downstairs today, to change out that bad breaker on the house panel. I have a tattoo on my left forearm. It says "Nothing is easy". The tattoo was an homage to my dad, who always said that. And he was right. Everyday events are always cropping up, causing me to point to the tattoo. So, when Comcast came in and installed their alarm system, a few years ago, they used the wires from the previously installed sensors. Unfortunately, the wires were a bit on the short side, so thoseidiots mounted their box where it was most convenient for them. There was a nice clean piece of plywood in place, just to the right of the electrical panel. They hung it on the plywood, mostly. It was hanging over the edge by about an inch, covering two of the screws of the electrical panel cover.So I had to move that, before I could replace the breaker. And that's my nothing is easy story for today. New breaker works great. I can turn on the track power without having to reset the breaker every third time.