“Stop and do it right the first time”

… so like any homeowner I’ve had to fix a toilet or two in my time.  When a task comes up at work – I am the guy who is always saying “stop and do it right the first time”… so of course I am also the guy who doesn’t take his own advice on household chores.

So back to my toilet.   The tank was constantly running.  It’s a 15 year old toilet so I knew right away that the parts in the tank with the “5 year warranty” probably needed replacing…   Call me “Powers of Deduction Man!” – my superpower is knowing the obvious.

So I run off to my local Home Depot and get a kit… do i get  complete kit? nah. I grab the kit with just the most common pieces.

An hour later i’ve replaced the parts, and while things are better – I have a slow leak from the top tank into the bowl (not the floor thankfully).  Which I attempt to patch.     Six months later… my leak is back.  And it quickly gets … worse.

So back to Home depot for the … other half of the kit.    So kids – the lesson here..

“Stop and do it right the first time”

… back online after 20 years.

Sometime back in the 90s a friend and I ran a blog on this address.  It was much more difficult back then  – you had to code the website locally and FTP it up.   The other guy, Matt, and I used this blog to talk about the best beer specials in town.  I mean… what else do a pair of college guys blog about?    We tried to collate the bars running sales and specials in one place – and we even managed to get 2-3 advertising sponsors.  You know – old school advertisements,  add their Image to your page with an <img> Tag and maybe they cut you a check eventually?  I don’t think we ever even covered the $15 tag – but it was fun and we learned where to drink cheap beer.   I was the tech guy, and Matt tried to locate specials.   Matt is long gone…

..but I kept this site for email all these years.

So here I am a dad and husband, and I don’t drink like in those days – so I will limit these posts to my other passions.   These days – 24/7 isn’t about beer sales – but rather, my life as a Dad, Husband, Son, Friend, Homeowner, and IT support guy..




So … Welcome back to Atlanta… 24/7