• EPA 608 Replacement Card

    I realized last week that I had lost my certification card for EPA 608. I haven’t needed it for years. I thought I was already registered with all the wholesalers that I visit regularly, apparently not. Grainger must have updated their registry in some way, because I wasn’t listed in their system today when I […]

  • Yes, I am Judging You

    I had an opportunity to be a Judge at the SkillsUSA competition on Saturday. I ran a station that was used in both the Heating and HVAC/R competitions, so I had something like eleven kids come through. They were all great. Some were more skilled than others, but that’s to be expected. I did not […]

  • Grades – Fall 2018

    My grades have been posted to the GRCC website. As expected, I did well in both of the HVAC classes I took this semester. Though I don’t feel like I got as much out of either of them as I would have liked. That’s partially my fault; I didn’t do much of the assigned reading. […]

  • Last Night of Classes

    Tonight was my last night of classes for the Fall 2018 semester. I was pretty disappointed with the whole semester. Philosophy was interesting, but one of my HVAC classes covered stuff I don’t do and the other covered stuff things I’ve been doing forever. So my grades should be good, but I’m glad to be […]

  • Back to the Classroom

    Today is the start of the 2018 Fall semester at Grand Rapids Community College. I’ve got a full schedule this semester. I signed up for eight credits spread across three classes, which works out to 4-nights a week. The saving grace to this schedule is that the Metallic and Non-Metallic Joining class, which is two […]

  • Flooring Has Begun

    There were a few things that had to be taken care of before the flooring could start tonight. In particular, I forgot that the transition from the hallway to the bathroom wasn’t finished. That required a couple pieces of particle board to be cut and fitted  in the base of the door frame. It’s done, […]

  • Scheduling A Year Out

    It’s that time of the season again. Time to pick classes and set schedules. GRCC opened up registration, for returning students, yesterday. With one little change, instead of registering for just the Summer 2018 session, they opened up registration for all of  the next year. So, after a bit of scrambling around to put together […]

  • Final Grade

    The grade for my final exam in HVACR Electronic Controls has been posted. Going into the final exam I had missed a whopping 4 Points on all of my combined assignments and grades. The final was a little tougher than I expected, having far more detailed explanations required than I have found in most of […]

  • Report Card, Fall 2017

    The final exam for my Air Conditioning Theory class was last Tuesday. I just checked to see if the grades were posted. They were. So here is my report card for the Fall 2017 semester. I wish I could say I was happy about those two A- grades, but I’m not. If my math is […]

  • School Catch-up

    I was talking with my mother and she mentioned that I haven’t been keeping up with my school updates. So, I’m going to get you back up to speed. Over the spring/summer I took 8-credits or three classes; HVAC Blueprint Reading/Design, Mechanical Codes, and American Government (which I took with Lady Ronn). I did well […]

  • Blueprint Reading Final

    Last night was the final exam for my HVAC Blueprint Reading course. That went pretty well, I think I can expect an A in the class and an A on the exam. Monday will be the final exam for my HVAC Code class and then Wednesday we start Government, we being the wife and I. […]

  • Report Card: Winter 2017

    The grades for Winter semester have all been posted, so let’s take a look at how I did in my second semester back in college. Class Grades – 2017 Winter  Official Grades Class Description Units Grading Grade Grade Points EN 102 English Composition-2 3.00 Graded A- 11.010 HVA 110 Basic Refrigeration 2.00 Graded B+ 6.660 […]