Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Checkin' Em Off

- Installed 'Bed Dock' in new patient room
- Installed outlet covers in patient room
- Installed bunk beds in kids' room
- Assembled speaker cable on seat of truck

Monday, February 23, 2009

Clamp... Suture... Leatherman

I didn't accomplish much at work today, but the stuff I did accomplish was pretty vital. That's good because anywhere else taking an hour and a half to change an outlet would get me fired, but in the operating room, procedure is a must.

- Changed an outlet in the biopsy room
- Installed a new exam light in a delivery room
- Removed a pin that had somehow gotten sewn into my daughter's blanket

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Air Everywhere

I think I had my Leatherman out more than I had it in the holster today. The department of health is showing up in two days to inspect and the rooms have to be finished, no questions.

- Hung wall sconces
- Re-hung wall sconces
- Tweaked cabinets
- Mounted oxygen and vacuum outlets
- Attached line pressure monitoring devices
- Built manifold to test O² and vac lines
- Re-built leaky O² outlets
- Worked over the innards of med-gas alarm panel

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Finishing Touches

Today my Leatherman helped me put some finishing touches on the remodeling project at the hospital where I work.

- Hung suspended ceiling
- Installed control wiring

Monday, February 16, 2009

Toolbelt? What toolbelt?

Today I used my Leatherman to cut a man... just to watch him bleed. Not really, I was feeling a little Johnny Cash just then. In the real world I didn't feel like grabbing my tool belt to patch some drywall at work.

- Cut one-by for a brace
- Cut drywall
- Screwed it into place
- Put cover plates on some outlets
- Cut open a package
- Cut the tip off a tube of caulk
- Stripped wires and attached a thermostat
- Who needs a tool belt?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Expect The Unexpected

I did not expect when I got up the other morning to have to pull out my Leatherman to repair a bass guitar while mixing a theatre production. The thing broke down right at show time. I made the kid take it apart, then sit at the mix while I soldered it. He was back in the orchestra by Act I, Scene 3.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


My Leatherman only came out to play once today.

- Sharpened a chisel.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Work & Show

Today at work I pulled out the old Leatherman to:

- Cut more wire for more suspended ceilings.
- Fish some of said wire through some tight spaces to pull still more wire through.

And tonight at the show I got it out to:

- Adjust the innards of a Clear-Com box

Sunday, February 8, 2009


All I did with my Leatherman today was:

- Cut the plastic off a three pack of Puffs for my poor, sick family.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Found myself reaching for the Leatherman for a few oddball things today.

- Cut apart two pieces of one-by pine that were inexplicably shrink wrapped together.
- Released a zip tie that an actor had inextricably wrapped around a piece of his costume.
- Pulled out the file and handed it to an actress who walked away with it.
- Found it twenty minutes later in the hands of the bass player.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mics and Doors

Today I was slogging away at a remodeling project at work and slipped from there directly to a community theater production of The Producers. Here's my Leatherman in the starring role:

- Sliced open bags of ice melter for the sidewalks
- Hacked open boxes of door hardware
- Adjusted the hinges on a door at work
- Took apart an exit sign to change the bulb
- Cut wire to hang a suspended ceiling

and then at the show

- Took apart three wireless mics so I could massage their innards
- Adjusted the tiny gain control on several others

and now that it's after midnight and I'm finally home I'm about to

- See what I can do about fixing the kitchen light

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Today I got my Leatherman out to:

- Fix the strike plate on my shop door
- Fix a speaker cable at church
- Fix a speaker cable while loading my system in for a musical
- Open a jar of plums for dinner
- Take apart an LED flashlight to get at all the good bits inside