Jul 12, 2011

P3 Project: Day 95 of 1400 - Temperature Control 3: Stay Frosty

[I know it's been a while since I've posted and I'll be trying to get caught up. The last two weeks have been a little on the crazy side and as I type this, I'm doing it with a busted right hand that will be discussed in a later post]

So today was one of those days that tested the limits of my patience. I don't even remember what pissed me off but I know that when I left work today, the only thing on my mind was cooling off. There are a couple of different ways to do that and despite not exactly knowing what I would do to cool off, I decided to head up to Frankfort to hang out with Keffer and maybe get some very desperate stress relief before the beginning on a very busy and slightly stressful two week period that was looming before my face. I arrived at the Keffer's and immediately walked to the backyard to meet The in the back yard. As I turned the corner, I was greeted by what appeared to be a large cannon pointing directly at me and Keffer on the other side of it, grinning...

And I thought my day was bad before...

...but it was looking up with every second. Keffer had been working on his "hobby:" Building a working, and quite large potato gun. However, he hadn't test fired the device, named the CCL, and after hearing about my day, decided that he would pass along the arduous task of firing the weapon.

Insert shocked face, giddy laughter and extended bouts of giggling.

The total test fire distance, after some modifications was somewhere in the area of 168 feet, give or take and the stresses of the day melted away with each ka-BOOM that I had the pleasure of clicking the button for. It's amazing how easily that my temper burns out now, and with everything that happened that day the fact that PVC, hairspray and a electronic ignition system made my giddy before heading on the long trip to Elli's house is a testament to how far along I've come. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon but I am making progress.

At the end of the day, that's all anyone can really ask for... steady progress. After all, it worked for the turtle.

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