Very Tough Packaging
9am - Yesterday I bought at The Home Depot, a set of:
Husky Hex Ratchet Wrenches
When I arrived back home, I wanted to use those wrenches on the work that I was doing on the Extension Drawer Project. The wrench set was "encapsulated" in a plastic wrap. An extremely tough plastic was used.
First, I attempted to get to the wrenches with a screwdriver. Could not get thru this plastic with a screwdriver!
Going inside Twayler, I tried to open up this plastic with my sharpest kitchen knife. Nothing! I was unable to cut thru this plastic!! Finally, I went at this tough stuff with a metal cutting hacksaw. I was able to saw a small slot in the plastic about an inch long.
Then I tried to enlarge that slot with my kitchen quality scissors. I may have wrecked this expensive scissors if kept trying! So I stopped, and went back to using the hacksaw. I was able to saw thru the plastic wrap. But it took me perhaps 10-minutes!
In the process of opening the plastic, the 7/16" socket wrench must have fallen out. I cannot find it?!
Over the last year or so, I've experienced more and more tough wrapping used by different products. There must be a ton of crooks out there stealing things from stores. Otherwise, why would so much effort and money be spent on wrapping?
From now on, when I buy something that I suspect will be a real pain to open, I will ask for the package to be opened BEFORE I pay!
10:30 - Wrench, breakfast, day plan
Wrench: There is a Syngonium White Butterfly plant growing in a clay pot in Twayler's kitchen. The clay pot needed a clay dish to collect the water. So, I went outside to fetch it in. That's when I spotted the missing 7/16" socket wrench. Fell into one of the clay dishes while I was struggling with the tough plastic! 😎
Breakfast: I may have mentioned, that my favorite to prepare and eat, consists of slices of red or white potatoes, sliced zucchini squash and diced white onion. All sautéed and seasoned with garlic salt. Yummm!
Only thing is, that I hardly need any food compared to how much I used to eat. It's astounding to me?! When I eat more than I am hungry for, I feel not too good, So, I don't!
Day plan: I'm going to continue replacing sheet metal screws now securing the boxes for the extension drawer with 1/4" hex bolts. It was surprising for me to find, that installing 3"x 3" right angle braces fastened with 1/4" hex bolts made the drawers sooooo much stronger!
After the extension drawer project is complete, the plan is to move lightly used items that are now stored inside Twayler, outside to these extension drawers.
5pm - Steak on the BarBie!
Somehow, everything came together today. The long awaited completion of Twayler's  drawers with full extension slides happened this afternoon! Yay!!
Twayler's RV site #A53 never was spic and span until this afternoon. All the left over construction material [lumber, screws, electric cords, etc] from the drawer project was gathered up and placed in its proper place.
Then, we went grocery shopping. Some of the stuff on our list was for Scampy and his upcoming trips.
- Nail clipper
- Aspirin 325mg pills
- Allergy relief pills
One thing that we bought was NOT on the shopping list. That was an impulse item and a treat for George. A New York 'T' Bone Steak!
This will be the very first time that our Weber Grill will be used. What a neat grill this Weber is too! The Weber fires up easily. Here is how:
- Hook up the propane
- Turn the heat knob to start
- Push the red igniter button
- Up comes the flame
- Wait for the temperature gage to reach at least 300℉
Note #1: Here is a [link] to the Weber Grilling Blog describing searing a steak.
Note #2: Movie recommended by George:
- Title: Sausage Party
- Comedy, animated movie
- R-rated [Language and sex]
- Released 2010
- Plot: One sausage leads a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store
- Vocal stars: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Kristen Wiig
Click [here] to view "Sausage Party" trailer!