Wondering how many paper deadlines I can miss before my advisor drops me as a student. I'm supposed to be on grant funding which isn't a great fit for me (meant for new PhD students, which I am not) soon, but it'll have expectations about research productivity that I don't know if I can meet. I'm considering telling my advisor to take me off the grant and going back to teaching instead. I don't know what to do or how to talk about this with people because in my head it just sounds like "yeah I'm too lazy and unproductive where can I get some low expectations" which isn't exactly something I want to be saying to faculty in my department.
At least my wife has a job so we aren't immediately in trouble if funding gets tricky.
Over a year ago I did a few oxyacetylene welds on my exhaust. They were not very pretty, but here's one:
Recently while doing some very-not-instagram-quality welds on a lawnmower blade (long story) and disintegrating mower deck, I realized that part of why my welds are so bad is that 1/16" filler rod is way too big for the tip size I was using. As soon as I'd dip the filler in the puddle, it would freeze and stick the filler to one side or the other. I'm going to pick up some smaller filler soon and give this another try.
Yesterday my wife bent a lug wrench removing a flat tire from the truck. I'm impressed. Those nuts were on tight and rusty.