Monday, December 05, 2011

One Thing After Another

This has been just a ridiculously annoying period lately!

My computer developed problems last week and so I bought a new one. The last few days have been filled with switching over data and setting up the new system. This morning I actually got things mostly in order so that's all good to go.

However, I went to jump in the shower and get my day going only to discover that our well pump seems to be on the fritz. So now I'm sitting around waiting for the well guy to call me back. All this PITA stuff on top of the other disruptions this year...it continues to be very frustrating!

Anyway, I will have some sales going later this week (G5 Roid Prybabies, G5 Flat Prybabies and more Longslides) so please bear with me for a few more days. Hopefully things will settle down and I can get some work done instead of chasing after all this other crap. Thanks!

18 comments:

Mr. Whippy said...

I completely sympathize with you. I don't even utter the words w311 p1_1Wp for fear of angering the gods. Good luck!

Zatx said...

Sorry to hear about your frustrations. To make things a bit easier on you I'm willing to preorder my G5 right now.

Anything I can do to help :)

JLC said...

Hopefully the storm is far gone now..Life is about challenges and patience, although sometimes patience is challenged to the point where breaking something not useful is fun.

Matt said...

Sorry to hear that Peter. Good luck with the pump, hopefully it's just a loose connection. Looking forward to the new Pry Babies. Been a while since I lost my last one in a rental car but I'm feeling lucky this time!

Rick said...

Tis the season?! ;P

Thanks for the update, hopefully you can get things squared away without much more problems.

Can't wait to see how the flat prybabies turned out.

Jerry said...

I agree with Matt. Hope it's just a loose connection. I grew up in the mountains with a well and we had to pull the pump once and it wasn't fun. We had to cut a hole in the roof of the well house. The only upside was that we were able to install a skylight. :-P

vegassprky said...

Hope everything works out for the best! Could be nothing is seriously wrong with the pump!!! Looking forward to the Flat G5 and Roid Keyton G2! Hang in there it will get better!!! Gary :>)

Ron said...

Its Monday. Things like this alway happen on Monday. I hope it just something small not major

Peter Atwood said...

All fixed. It was a broken wire down near the pump so it only cost me $200 and 2 hours of my time today rather than $1100 for a new pump. And it's a warm day with no snow on the ground so all in all, wasn't too bad. :)

Zatx said...

Glad to hear that Peter! Sell a couple more Prybabies and all will be right with the world.

RK3 said...

Peter,
I am just learning of your tools...yet to be lucky enough to get one. However, I find it amazing that so many tools are patterned from your designs....even saw a tool from a very high end company this past weekend at the mall. Even more the reason to wait it out for an original. Glad to hear you got your pump fixed.
Patiently waiting for next sell,
-Rick

melman8r said...

Peter,
Flat prybabies are what material?

Peter Atwood said...

Flat Prybabies are 420 stainless steel because there isn't any S30v that thin except the special order stuff for the kitchen knives. For the purpose that these are intended I think it's a fine choice.

Bobby said...

I'm sure my bank account doesn't mind waiting :)

melman8r said...

Peter,
How well will 420 hold an edge?

Peter Atwood said...

It should hold an edge just fine. However, these are Prybabies. If you wanted to grind an edge on one I suppose you could but at .070 thick they aren't going to be thin enough to provide good geometry. I would not bother. Besides, these have another feature which will make them somewhat unsuitable to make them into Pop n Chop type blades if that is what you are thinking.

So Lost And Found said...

I have been seeing Atwood items at a few sites since I lost my Schrade Prytool and after losing for a G3 on eBay I thought I would check the site out. Glad I lost that because now I want a G5. I'll be watching and thanks!

Greg said...

I am sorry to hear about your well. I have been there done that after 5 grand and a new 229' hole in the ground I know have water.
Good luck with the well!
Stoy