Maneuvering Through Maternity Leave

HR Speak is Confusing. It’s a whole different language full of options, but never advice.


My particular HR person at work is very good but still is not legally allowed to tell me what options I SHOULD choose, or even what would most benefit me, only what options there are available. Unfortunately, even she gets confused wading through the company benefits, VS the California state options VS the federal options sometimes. Especially since our home office is across the country from where I am located, and laws are different in many states.

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DIY Jerry Can Water Faucet

My buddy Dave from American Adventurist has had a faucet set up for his Scepter MWC can for quite a while.  After watching how well this set up works in camp I decided to put a marine galley pump on my Christmas list last year.  As life goes, things got busy and the pump was set aside until just before Overland Expo West.  Not thinking much of it, I had the Scepter can sitting on my camp table next to the truck where it made for easy access, but it also put it into view of those passing by.  To my surprise I had numerous people ask about it at the event and have had a few questions since then. There are numerous places around the internet where you can find instructions, but since there seemed to be an interest I thought I would share how I did mine.

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