More Adventures in Homeownership (and GQ)
As I was leaving for work today, I put my key in the front door lock as usual. Only today, it wouldn’t work. I’d had a little trouble when I came home yesterday, but figured it was just a stuck lock or my key was being a bit temperamental. I had to take apart the lock (because I didn’t have one of those re-key tools) and diagnose it myself – one of the lock pins was falling out of place. So today I had to put a new deadbolt on the door, and I went ahead and re-keyed that to match our back door lock (which didn’t already match because the guys that did our house were cheapskates).
I also bought more Gypsy Queen the other day. I’m a true sucker, after all – I decried the nonsense error parallels that Topps has thrown in, but I went right back and picked up more. I’m done with it now, however. Let’s see the highlights.
Also found were two of the newer Astros aces in their old duds. I was hoping for Cole in an Astros uni, but apparently the checklist was set prior to the trade, so I’ll just have to settle for that amazing pillbox hat/yellow jersey throwback. The Verlander really threw me for a loop, though – that was a (waiver) deadline deal last year, and I was pretty darn miffed when this Tigers card fell out of the pack. A quick glance at the print code and I realized it was a short print, but that just made me even more upset. “Why couldn’t they just find another Astros shot?” I thought to myself. Then I realized this is a Jackie Robinson Day SP, and, well duh – Verlander wasn’t with the Astros then. Still a bit odd.
Now I’m off to get a little late-night work done, and perhaps start tackling my custom design for the year.
0 Replies to “More Adventures in Homeownership (and GQ)”
I like Brinson's signature. Nice pull. And, you're right… I think a wider crop would have been a better choice.
Locks… When we moved into our current house all three of the exterior doors were keyed differently. SMH.
"Yay, homeownership!" I hear you there..haven't had that exact problem (yet) but similar issues for sure. Our doorknob is ancient and we've had to re-bolt it at least twice.
Brinson has a fantastic signature, even if the photo could be better it's still a great pull. And the more I see those Tarot cards pop up on blogs, the more I want them.