Anyway, we meet for lunch and go grab the two computers to fix. He's gonna need to go cold turkey on the penny stocks for a few days. I just finished fixing the original machine by replacing the power supply and wiped the other one to rebuild a Windows machine. The original machine was all caked with dust and a brown nicotine coating which I surmised had siezed the cooling fans and overheated the machine into submission.(didn't take pictures, but the horror, someone should put up a forum topic with the dirtiest computer) Sorry but I had to do a total decon on the machine before I could work on it. So yeah, a smoke-filled environment is not good for the user nor the machine nor for the guy that has to open the machine up. And so after lunch he made a bee-line to the corner store for a $12 pack of cigarettes and a lotto ticket. He's has all the stuff to quit smoking but admits to not breaking open any of the aid packages. Addiction is tough to beat.
But on a happier note, that was the inspiration of this ible. If you can't beat 'em, make something to help. I knocked this together today so I can give it to him when I bring the machines back. My "Tuesdays with Morrie".
So this is how my "Tuesdays with Morrie" will go. I will ask to see the pack of cigarettes that he bought after our lunch. I will then seal it in my Quit Smoking Emergency Box because I will bring along my portable drill/driver and use my square drive screws(he'll have to find the right bit if he wants to attempt to open the box) It's not mean, it's an intervention. We do "love grandpa". And it will sit next to the repaired computer as a reminder to get out and do better things.
DISCLAIMER: I am a non-smoker. It's your choice if you smoke but don't do it near me. I have seen the effects of chain smoking catch up with some people, it ain't pretty. The illustration prop inside the Emergency Box is not intended as an advertisement nor endorsement of smoking. It is hazardous to everyone's health around the smoker and it's nasty.