IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Monday, August 18, 2014

This one is a stretch....



It’s National Mail Order Catalog Day! Although I do have fond memories of flipping through the Sears Catalog a time or two.

This goes out to all my builder readers. All you good folks that make something out of nothing. You’ve seen and worked with all manner of things that most of us are oblivious to so I’m looking for your expertise. This weekend Wyatt and I were fixing a wooden box for a neighbor. We started by removing the bad wood which involved taking out some screws. After some basic cordless drill instructions Wyatt began to back out these square drive screws. A few spins and there is was outward movement so, OK, this one is stripped out in the old wood we’ll beat it out. After pounding out, with great difficulty I might add, the first three fasteners we begin to rethink our approach. Wyatt had inadvertently changed direction on the drill for screw number 4. He gave it a bump as if to drive the screw in and as I started to remind him one more time that it’s counterclockwise to unscrew we noticed the damn thing was coming out. Now look at the screw again. The top section of the thread is opposite to the direction of the bottom part of the thread. What the hell? So we have to go clockwise for the first one inch then switch direction to back the screw out in a normal fashion. That was a first for me. How about you? Anyone out there ever seen a little gem like this before? The next question is if you screw it in “normally” but then have to reverse the direction to finish the drilling process does that not strip out the bottom portion of the thread that is deep in the project? This is confusing. And what about the patterned area separating the different threads? And to top it all off, it was pointed out to me that todays kids don’t do Clockwise and counter clockwise. Their watches are digital. They see the numbers. What is this world coming to? Crap!




19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like something an Aggie would dream up....

Anonymous said...

So no scheduled visitors for Tues. CC Mtg. Darn I enjoyed Joe's and the couple's nonsense. I am easily entertained.

Please tell me P. W is NOT part of the LBAC. She praised the loss of the beautiful roses for lantana. Seriously?

Anonymous said...

Yachtygras sharks are hungry again . This time asking city council for $10,000.00 . Keep an eye on your wallet !

Anonymous said...

Pege is treasurer of the yachtygras. See the brochure. CLS police or Pege? Who do we choose to give our taxpayer money to?

Anonymous said...

City Council will do the right thing and vote against yachtygras since $10,000 is an outrageous amount of money to spend on it. It was an fiasco last year keeping residents out of our park for a handful of elite judges.

Anonymous said...

Let them bake pies to fund their parties ! Take good care of those who protect us ! Donate $2500.00 to our men in blue , or better yet, $10,000.00 to them.

Anonymous said...

We have a great Council right now. I am sure they will do what is right and fiscal for the city. I do support our officers and ALL of the fundraisers for them including the pie bake. I believe Pege cooked a pie for that too. I hate seeing people who donate their time to our enjoyment on this island being bullied. Thanks volunteers who help run the garage sale, waterfront committee, parks committee, roads committee, city council, pool committee, civic club - and many others I am forgetting to include.
Adelia

Anonymous said...

For those of you ranting about supporting our officers I will attend the fundraiser if you will put it together. For the person who implied that PW is somehow keeping our tax dollars because she is treasurer of Yachty Gras you should sign you name and provide proof if you are going to slander someone that bad. I am with roses lady : REALLY!

Tom J said...

Allan, I believe the screw is designed for deck boards and the design pulls the deck board tight to the joist as you finish driving it in.

Anonymous said...

It's terrible when the children on this island act with more dignity and respect than some of the adults. All you people with nothing good to say about anyone, looking for every opportunity to cut someone down. You're all bottom-feeders in my book. And to the couple I saw raising holy hell at the pool recently. Really.... YOU forget your pool pass, yet you choose to take it out on an innocent lifeguard just doing what she is paid to do. Shame on you both!! Some parents you'll be!! Yes, everyone at the pool heard you REPEATEDLY tell the guard you were pregnant. So MAYBE you should have acted responsibly and simply went home to your air conditioned house to get out of the heat vs. standing there in the heat, making a total fool of yourself! Very impressive behavior!!

Anonymous said...

The couple verbally attacking the lifeguard had done so on numerous occasions.

Anonymous said...

The couple verbally attacking the lifeguard had done so on numerous occasions.

Al Burns said...

My wife and I were the ONLY members at the pool during this incident other than the two people without tags and the two life guards so why are you trying to portray yourself as being present?

Anonymous said...

I must confess, I do not have a pool pass but I also do not use the community pool. When one purchases a pass, do they sign an agreement to abide by specific rules? Is there a rule regarding harassing the lifeguard? If so, revoke their membership. Done.

If there is not a rule in place, then consider it a lesson learned and add such a rule to next year's pool pass requirements.

Granted, we have too many rules already, but rules were made for stupid people or people who believe they are "above" the rules of common, decent behavior. Just look at the nonsense going on right now in Austin with a drunk public servant (nearly 3X the legal limit and her elitist political friends trying to destroy our governor. MESSAGE TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ITS BRAIN-DEAD MEMBERS...GROW UP AND ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

Anonymous said...

I love this - started with a question on screw design - went through several accusations and rantings (including my own, one sane answer to the question (thanks Tom) and ended in a personal political message. More predictable than the weather.

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Anonymous said...

Word out is all of city council , unanimously , rejected yachtygras .

Anonymous said...

I say blame George Bush for the unusual design for the screw. Heck, he gets blamed for everything else.

Anonymous said...

Al, you and your wife were NOT the only people at the pool that day. Just another example of how you only see what you want to see.