33 thoughts on “February 7, 2024: Wide Open Sky”

  1. Mom A is in the hospital with some sort of serious infection. Your prayers will be appreciated.

    1. Hope your mother is resting comfortably and recovers fully. Happy to reciprocate on the praying, I think I have plenty of IOUs for that floating around.

    1. Give him all sorts of kudos for his veteran presence and then he acts a fool and gifts them points and possession. Plus his shooting is atrocious

    2. I didn't watch last night because I was doped up on NyQuil, but I think they should trade Anderson for someone who will tell ANT to pass the friggin ball in the 4th.

  2. The igniter arrived last night and my furnace is back online. It was down for a little over 80 hours total. I didn’t think I’d ever work on a Raytheon product again, but life is unpredictable like that.

    Kudos to the HVAC guy I called who, rather than trying to pressure me into buying a new furnace or talk me into a huge repair bill, helped me find an igniter online after all the local warehouses couldn’t get one here sooner. Knowing you’ll make a sale in the future by treating folks the right way now is a trait too many businesses have abandoned.

    1. I had the opposite happen to me. I needed a part for a dishwasher and a local warehouse did have it but refused to sell it to anyone not affiliated with them. I instead had to find it online.

      1. The HVAC guy originally pointed me to a warehouse near my house and said if anyone had one, they did and that they sold to the public. I went on Monday and they told me I was a month late. Apparently the country cracked down I them because they were selling retail and are only supposed to be wholesalers?

    2. We had our igniter go out last winter, you know the record setting cold one. And of course on a weekend night.

      I was half panicked. The error code on the control board said "no spark". I was able to remove the spark plug wire and confirm it was sending electricity, so I sanded the gap in the spark plug and it fired right up.

      That was a hairy hour or two, but glad to get it fixed.

      1. Yikes. I’d have been perturbed under those circumstances, too.

        Weekend aside, the was much better here, with the cold snap behind us and a streak of warmer weather this week. I have an oil-filled space heater and I did run the oven a few times at high temps to create a sort of radiator, so I never saw inside temps dip below 50° on the thermostat, although I bet the basement was colder. Much better than the time the furnace of the old house I rented here went out and it dropped to 37° before the landlord fixed it…

  3. Day 1 of working from Spain is 90% in the books. I love it here (Spain in general, Malaga specifically)

  4. Monte Morris for Shake Milton and Troy Brown? Seems like a good deal. Can't say I'll miss watching Shake get to the rim and miss the layup.

    1. If Morris is healthy, he can be a very effective backup PG, giving Conley much needed rest without having ANT go 1-on-4 all the time.

      A pretty big vote of "no confidence" for Jordan Mac, however.

      1. Somewhat but I could see Finch using two point guards at once.

        Even less reason to keep Kyle around.

        1. Krawczynski doesn’t expect Minnesota to move Kyle Anderson, referring to him as a key part of the team’s defense and an important voice in the locker room.

  5. The Twins announced that they claimed right-hander Zack Weiss off waivers from the Red Sox. They also made their previously–reported signings of first baseman Carlos Santana and right-hander Jay Jackson official. To open spots on their 40-man roster for those three players, outfielder Bubba Thompson as well as right-handers Daniel Duarte and Jordan Balazovic were designated for assignment.

    All this sounds reasonable, but not much beyond deck chairs.

    1. Do we really want to do Titanic references after their first playoff success in years? Seems kinda pessimistic.

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