Friday, April 26, 2013

He's Special....

When I get to the last couple broken pieces of treats I always give the box to Hank with the treats inside and close the box. It keeps him entertained for a few minutes and usually when he gets all the treats out he still plays with the box...
He got his head stuck in the box...

Had to take a couple pictures before I saved the boy.

"Mom my head is stuck in the box...stop taking pictures and help me."
He is my special little boy.
Over and out,
A Engineer in The Kitchen

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Who Needs Fingers Anyways...

Let me tell you a little something about my job. I work for a company that makes steering components for most of the cars in the United States (including some foreign brands). I personally work a lot with the steering columns (the thing your steering wheel attaches to) and I-shafts (intermediate shaft, the thing that connects your steering wheel to the steering gear). The steering gear is essentially what moves your wheels when your turn the steering wheel. Any questions?

Now let me tell you a little something about a steering column. The rake lever (the thing that allows you to move the steering wheel up and down) has very sharp edges that have the potential to cut fingers open. Luckily for you, once the column is installed in a vehicle they put plastic around everything to protect you.

Can you see where I am going with this...?

Sliced my pinky finger on the rake lever yesterday.

Steel stampings are sharp. 

Co-worker are always impressed with how I manage to get hurt doing simple things. 

Did this to my thumb last Friday, when I went to catch a falling steering column. Don't worry I caught the part and sacrificed my thumb in the process but who needs fingers anyways. 

FYI, these aren't my only current injuries...I have a bruise on my triceps from some fixtures, a couple of blood blisters from a I-shaft and a bruise on my hip from a corner of a bench that I walked into.

I'm real safe at work. Anyone else tend to find themselves injured all the time? Please tell me I'm not the only one.

Over and out,
A Engineer in the Kitchen

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet BBQ Chicken

One of the nice things about living in a drive through farming is that the local meat markets are flipping amazing! If you follow me on Instragram (and you if you don't you should I'm flipping amazing like that) you might have seen this picture

10 lbs of ground beef and 10 lbs of chicken for under $40. 

I'm happy to be using my grill again. Being able to grill is my favorite thing about summer.

  • 2 chicken breast, cook in half
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-12oz bottle of Open Bit Original Barbecue sauce

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a Ziploc baggie.
  2. Let marinate over night. (I actually put some of these in the freezer and when I pulled them out they tasted just as good.)
Over and out,
A Engineer in the Kitchen

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dear Mother Nature

Seriously Michigan, this you can't make up your mind if it's going to be winter or if it's going to be spring crap is really starting to piss me off.

It has been raining/snowing all week, there is so much water it has no where to go. The rivers are full, some above flood plains. Three of my roads to civilization are closed...makes trying to get where I want to go kind of difficult when you have to take the really long way and drive about 5 miles out of my way.

Here are some of the pictures that I look on Friday after most of the storm. However, yesterday it rain, snowed, hailed, and the sun even peaked out for a few minutes.

This ditch is down the road from the farm and it is 20 feet deep; normally I can't even see the bottom of the ditch. 

I had to drive way about 5 miles out of my way just to find a road that is almost under water...

This is the river...not a lake.

The other side of the lake river.

Same river, other side of the road...

It suppose to warm up next week, but it's just going to continue to rain.

Hope everyone stays warm and dry.

Over and out,
A Engineer in the Kitchen

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Someday Maybe...

The last of the walls to get taped and mudded...

This my office...someday (hopefully soon) the walls will be painted a gorgeous shade of bright orange, there will be some nice built in shelves in the closet area (where the ladder is), a new ceiling fan, crown molding, flooring, trim and some outlets need to be replaced. 

Oh at since like now half of my house doesn't have popcorn ceiling, the rest if on its way out. I guess that is like the only good thing that came out of losing my ceiling

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Guest Post at Doe Loves Buck

I have a guest post over at Doe Loves Buck.

It personally is one of my favorite post that I have written and Shawna is pretty awesome. Go check her blog out. 

Over and out,
A Engineer in the Kitchen

PS: She has a pretty cute GSP too. 

That Moment...

when you are ready to cry because you've had such a stressful week...and the week isn't even over yet.

Seems like it's been a crazy week, oh wait it has.

First, I had two quizzes on Tuesday, homework for both classes also due on Tuesday. I have two test for both of those same classes on Thursday (today), along with projects due in both classes also due on Thursday...

Sad thing about this is, its the same teacher that teaches both classes!!! And 75% of the students that are in the one class is also in the second class...

I think tomorrow night after class I am going to be a slightly irresponsible college student and drink ALOT of beer...don't worry I'll be drinking at home so there will be no need to drive.

Just wanted to update you guys, didn't want you to think that I randomly disappeared. I will hopefully be able to find a few minutes this week to finish up the 800 posts (okay not that many) that I have started.

Over and out,
A Engineer in the Kitchen
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