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daddy89

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2009 3:31:38 PM

This is to replace the Hey Janrey that was deleted from this site.



[Edited by: CC at 7/6/2009 1:29:28 PM EST]
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:36:08 AM

Good morning!

Geez, we have a friend near here in the window business -- I'll have to check on his company's policies!

M6, I've seen the sky green once -- didn't know until afterwards that yes it did mean tornadoes. They were very close to us, did a lot of damage and killed 5 people, I think, one of whom I knew slightly. But that was 25 years ago, and we haven't had one since - knock on wood!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:10:20 AM

Belly laugh again, Geezer.
But M6, how can one transfer a warranty on windows that are left behind? The new building might have old windows...am l understanding that warranty? That it transfers without taking the windows with? LOL AAAHHHH! I just got it. You mean the warranty would stay with the windows. Transfer to the new owner...Right? Big diff.

OK now an actual funny thing .. My friend said she was talking to a sales person on phone about how much she buys being much more than she needs. She said "after all, I have heard you can't take it with you!" The person she was talking to on the phone said, "Yes that's right. I have never seen a hearse pulling a U Haul trailer".

I had her repeat it to the group later as it gave me a real belly laugh and they all enjoyed it as well. Smiles.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:34:50 AM

Good morning, jan,

Aaahhh! Such a gorgeous morning already here! I can tell the sun's going to be out, but the best part is that the temp is 67° and the dew point is only 60°. It feels WONDERFUL! Already have all the doors open! The high today is supposed to be in the low-to-mid-80s. Another touch of Autumn in the middle of summer! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:44:24 PM

Beware of lifetime warranties, M6. They're not what you think. If something goes wrong with the windows, they send someone to kill you!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 5:32:11 PM

I've seen the sky purple and green. Both times, I said "that's not good" and that was an understatement. Tornadoes had gone through both times.

Got a bid on replacement windows this morning, and it was about $1,000 more than I expected. But, they have a lifetime warranty which is transferrable if I decide to sell.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 2:23:23 PM

Geez, I think you are right to a small extent. Colours do show up differently in different lights, but there are methods used to standardize colour values. They are measured by their place on a colour wheel, from red to yellow to blue, and by secondary characteristice, like brown and liciac and pink, which are not spectral colours. Then there is saturation -- how much white or grey or black is mixed in.

But I also think that there are some individual variations in perception, and not just for people who are colour-blind. Some people have a situation where they see the same colour at the same time with a different colour value from each eye. I assume the variation is small, otherwise it would be a real distraction. So that demonstrates that there are real variations in how different eyes see the same thing. I don't know if it has been studied, but it would be tricky to design a study that could prove the differences.

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:51:17 AM

Nope l don't get it. Not unless they are color blind. Of course the sky isn't always blue, the other day when l looked out, it was and not a cloud.
IF your thought on it is correct Geezer, then other colors and things beside the sky would also be another color and in knowing a person, such as a husband, that info would have been available much sooner. If some one sees sky color differently than l do then they would also see other items same blue color differently ???
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:23:46 AM

It's funny about the sky color. We had a spirited discussion a few years back about color perception, and sky color was the example. I was never quite able to get my wife and stepdaughter to understand what I was getting at, but I'll try here briefly and see if you do.

My thought was that perhaps individuals' perception of color is different, since color is a construct of our brains. We all agree the sky is blue, but if I could see that blue sky through someone else's brain/perception, I might say "That sky is red!!" (or green, or whatever color I perceived it as being)

Does anyone get that?
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:16:45 AM

Morning geez

Yes it is!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:46:29 PM

Tru, the sky isn't blue.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:15:17 PM

Evening all

I did the barn this morning and the other woman did the evening. Mornings I can do.. cooler and less work. I didn't mean to get put in that position. No one did but horses are 24/7 and we're working short :/ This week back on normal schedule with everyone back doing what they usually do :-)

I did get the quirky mower going and mowed the lawn Friday evening mostly. Ran out of gas. Got gas, mower wouldn't start. Got up Saturday morning, mower started finished the grass then went and rode. Saturday night family came over and got the tv wall mounted. How many college graduates does it take to build the mount and get tv on wall? At least 4 apparently!@!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:16:25 PM

Afternoon all. We had some pretty good storms roll through last night around 9. They activated the tornado sirens a bit after 10, but by then any danger had passed. I guess I was guilty of wasting water on the garden earlier in the day, but it was looking a bit dry. I've never watered the lawn because if it gets dry enough, it'll stop growing by itself and that means I don't have to cut it.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 3:39:35 PM

Good afternoon!

Tru, you are right, especially about the water! I grew up using a well, so I don't think I could waste water if I tried. And we have a well here, too, but have never had a problem because we are careful. And we NEVER water the yard (can't call it a lawn). I just think of it as tough love - the plants have to survive on what they get for themselves. With the drought where you are, I'm surprised any watering is allowed at all.

Off in a minute to be a clamp for a small plumbing project. We hope it's a smal job, anyway!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:56:31 AM

Geezer, thanks again for another belly laugh. Sure like those. Smile

Janrey, somehow l missed your post saying how you got all the workload and how you hurt all over. Sorry. Hope it doesn't set you back too much so you can't enjoy your horses and rides.

I didn't do much lately, but did get together with group. As l came up l noticed one chair was tearing or breaking at the top...I was concerned for the lady sitting there, so l mentioned it,and was chastised by leader to not touch and leave it alone (as if l caused the tear) Our new lady was sitting in it and within half an hour the chair shattered and collapsed. Brittle and came apart in many pieces. l said something and leader said "no the leg broke" and because she never admits she was wrong,l reminded her that the tree l said was going to go down because the limbs were too long and she said her son pruned it and it would be fine--it came down. So now she calls me a "Know it all" and when l am proven correct she gets upset. If l say the sky is blue she argues no it isn't.

Later one new person was leaving, stating "I have to go water the lawn" I put my foot in it again and said "please don't do that as the lawns are watered every night" and several of the group said "there goes the water monitor again" putting me down because l worry about water waste. One who taunted me was one who had sprinklers turned high into air for over an hour and l spoke up about that. So now they act as if l am a trouble maker. Yet the neighbor to the Leader waters his grass and she turned him in to the office.

I believe also that not being a dog owner I have generated some hostile feelings by commenting when they complain constantly that the dogs do not eat their dog food, that they feed them snacks and people food and the dogs are smart enough to hold out. But they don't want to hear it. Perhaps l should keep my mouth shut, but I just can't. Especially about the water. Lots of people here think the grass isn't watered because it is done in the middle of the night. The grass is not looking good, but lack of water is not the cause. One whole section of my grass is brown. Ben said probably bugs of some kind. I know it is watered as l see it at 4:30 or 5 when l get up and look out.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:38:40 AM

Well, the big floor fan should be repaired soon, I hope. It needs a new capacitor (sp?) which sounds like it works like a starter motor. More expensive overall than I wanted to pay, but if the guy can get the part it should work for another 60-some years.

Also the mower is in to get welded, I hope. That repair place says that the welds don't always work very well, so I want to figure out a way to brace the broken place (one end of the handle, just above where it attaches to the body). And of course do the same to the other side, which hasn't broken yet.

Looks like our theme this year is getting things repaired - the building work won't make things look any different, just fix the underpinnings. And they should be starting in a few days. Mind you, the contractor has been saying that for more than a week . . . . .

Jan, have you recovered yet? You better not volunteer like that again till you really are better.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:08:31 AM

Well, the town's transfer station is only open on a few weekends during the summer, but I went up to the Waste Management place and paid $27.50 to unload 440 pounds of scrap wood. Well worth it. Yes, it would have been nice if someone with a wood burning fireplace or stove took it, but I would have risked a dumping ticket by leaving it all by the side of the street in Schenectady or on some country road. Metal, on the other hand, is snapped up a few minutes after I put it at the curb.

Yesterday I took the old truck up to the "income" property and loaded it with four very nice double sided crank out windows I was going to use to rebuild the back porches. Because the Habitat for Humanity Restore place isn't open Sundays or Mondays, and it's supposed to rain Tuesday, and Wednesday is golf day, the truck will sit in the garage with its load until Thursday.

Tru, the guy buying the house needs help opening windows. I'd be an accessory to murder if I sold the band saw to him. My stepdaughter's "life partner" (they're not married, but they own a house, etc.) is stronger than Hercules, so when he gets back from Chicago, I'll ask him to help me move it to my basement shop.

Anyone want to buy a 12 hp snowblower?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:18:06 AM

Good morning, jan,

Oh, dear! Sorry that you ended up having to do all the work in the barn by yourself. Hope you took it easy yesterday.

Things went really well yesterday. First I met my brother, his wife, their 2 daughters, and their grandson at Mom's about 11:30. We all hung around there for a while; my brother did some things to Mom's computer and her TV set-up, while the rest of us talked; he also gave me the web camera and the set-up disk. We ended up going to lunch at a place across from the ALF, an Italian restaurant called The Italian Oven. GREAT place to eat, for sure!

After lunch, I came home and my brother took Mom back home. I'm guessing that he stayed for a short time and then he went home, too.

Once I got home, Son set up Skype for me on this computer, and now that's all taken care of! It works b/c we did a practice test with his phone and Skype account. We sent Alhana's mother a request, and we're just waiting for that now.

I don't plan on going anywhere today, but ya never know. :)

What we ARE planning on is hopefully seeing Alhana, even for a very, very short period of time. She and the rest of her family have been to visit her mother's parents for this weekend (about 45 minutes north of us), and they're supposed to stop and see us on their way back home (not much time, I guess, but what can I say?). We don't really even know what time they'll be coming through. I surely hope this doesn't fall through; we All want/need to see her, esp. Son.

Other than that, I'll probably just finish up what I haven't finished from the past 2 days. :)

Have a great Sunday!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:46:27 AM

Good morning!

Well, our plans for a play didn't work out as we had thought. We arrived at the park and found out that dogs are not allowed at the performances! Their supposed (bogus) reason is because of allergies! And this is an open-air space, with lots of room to designate dog-free areas. But the phoniest part of that excuse is that the area is right in the middle of the biggest off-leash park in the city, and play-goers have to (oh, the horror!) walk right past dogs who are off leash, all well-behaved and having a good time.

Anyway, we offered the friend we were meeting there a choice -- stay and see that play or drive across town to a different park, with another theatre company performing a different Shakespeare play. She stayed, we went to the other park and saw The Tempest again again. But the dog was welcomed, and we saw several other friends there. And the dance performances will be there in another couple of weeks, too. Also no problem with bringing dogs! So I will be sure to go with the friend we let down last night, and we will all have a better time.

We do have a very cultured animal -- he has probably gone to more plays, dance performances and outdoor concerts than most people!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:30:04 AM

Geezer, if you live in or near a country road......I lived in the country above Willets in a cabin once and wood burning stove and when l saw wood piled alongside the road that said "help yourself" l did.
I moved from one apt to this one in this complex and the last apt had awful back yard with half rotted wood borders of planks. I threw one into the dumpster and it is still there. Wedged in from everything piled on top. I tried leaving it upended but didn't work. Anyway hope the transfer station allows your wood, then you have none of those things l had to do. That is a terribly constructed sentence, but l know (hope) you will understand. LOL.
Who can you get to help with the bandsaw? Maybe sell it to the new owner?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 7:49:33 AM

Tru, I'm in the home stretch. Yesterday I fille the minivan with barn wood and a lot of leftover wood from various projects I did when I lived there. I'm praying my town's transfer station is open today and will take that stuff, or I'll be driving around with it for a long time.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:41:50 AM

M6 yes the halving of chicken is the way l ended up and enjoy them that way. Still have one in freezer. But my shears got dull, cheap ones in the first place. My hatchet worked well. I am old and lazy now and go for the easy way. EG l often use paper plates. And l own a dish washer and have a housekeeper. LOL. I own 2 dinner plates that l use at Thanksgiving. I use salad plates a lot. l understand that tends to keep ones helpings smaller as well....doesn't work for me as l return for seconds.

Found a huge fan with cord all wrapped neatly and looked good, but friend checked it out and it isn't. Sometimes people do throw away things that don't work, but not so neat about it. Ah well the vacuum l found and he cleaned up is working fine for a neighbor.

Janrey is really busy now so l guess her operations are working out well for her.

Geezer, you are making good progress too. How much longer do you have? Down to the last week? Sorry l am too old to help.

Baylee things with age do wear out and l am good example of that. Those are minor tho and easily fixed. IF you can find someone to do it, seems our society is no longer interested in that. l tried to get a lamp cord replaced with out luck. Finally sent it back to the manufacturer come to find out it had lifetime guarantee. They didn't even fix it , sent me a brand new one.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Morning everyone

Unfortunately my plan to ease back into barn work turned into me having to do the whole thing last night by myself. It did not work out well :-( Everything hurts this morning including my knees which haven't felt like this in weeks. Too much heavy lifting. It should have gone differently with me doing half and someone else doing the other half but life gets in the way :/
Plus it was 95 degrees when I went out at 5.

Riding definitely not on the agenda today. Hopefully feel up to it tomorrow!

Geez I felt like I moved several barber chairs yesterday lol and surely someone would love the building materials. My friends put that sort of thing in the free postings in craigslist and they're gone the day they go out or mostly gone. And yes your craigslist experience was an odd one or so I hope.

Had several nice days where it didn't even hit 90 but supposed to be back up to 98 on Sunday. I hate the heat!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:01:12 AM

Do you have any idea how heavy a barber chair from the 1930's or 1940's is?

I moved my grandfather's chair yesterday, and just the base had to be about 150-200 pounds. I used two 4x4's as a ramp of sorts and walked it up into the back of the minivan. The rest of the pieces, heavy as well, being cast iron, covered with porcelain, weren't as bad, being much smaller.

After the chair was in I loaded up the transmission, engine block and assorted parts from a '22 Nash, too. I probably could have rivaled the weight of a semi.

I dropped the chair off at my sister's house - which must've been a surprise to my brother-in-law when he got home from work, then piled the Nash stuff in a corner of my garage. a guy from Maryland is coming up next month to retrieve it.

back up again today. now I'm getting down to the stuff I don't want to deal with, like a pile of barn wood left over from a project at my former house, a bunch of reclaimed lumber I was going to use to rebuild the back porch at the "income" property, four very nice double crank out window for that same porch, plus miscellaneous stuff that'll take some creativity to get rid of. Hint: cutting stuff up makes it fit into the trash can...

I still have that band saw to bring down, but I'll need muscle for that. Anyone care to come up and help?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:42:51 PM

Good evening! Well, I've taken our old floor fan in to be repaired, if possible. The repair person picks things up at a local hardware store, and I hope will call to give a quote in a couple of days. Meanwhile the mower we use the most has a handle that broke and needs to be welded! It's on its way to a repair place tomorrow. What's next, I wonder?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:19:56 PM

tru, I bought some kitchen shears and they make quick work of whole chickens. For bar-b-ques, I only cut them in half anyway.

I've been waiting most of the afternoon for a salesman to come by and give me a quote on putting new windows in the house, but the a-hole never showed up. Guess he doesn't want my money.

geez, we've never been above 95 this year and by now we've usually had a string of 100 or over days. I'm hoping maybe they won't happen.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:23:23 AM

Morning"
Oh yes that is half of what l am paying today at sprouts for grapes, and a third of what the local stores are charging. Come to think of it l have a coupon from Raleys for .50 cents off of their $2 price. Not as bad as l thought. That is a special coupon they give on their card to regular customers. I may go next few days as l also want to get their beef at buy $18 worth and get $3.50 off. Will look for Rib eyes. Delaying going til the freezer gets over the additional meat l put in recently.
I am tired of cutting up whole chicken, but that is the way to save money. Except l ran into that .59cents a pound thighs recently. l use a lot of them anyway.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 7/24/2014 10:24:23 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:31:46 AM


Wow, has the weather changed! Ninety-one yesterday (only the fourth day in the 90's this summer so far) and really humid. Then the thunderstorms and now cooler and much less humid. Great!

Back up to the "income" property today for more cleanout.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:18:48 AM

Good morning, jan,

Hubby's happy; while I was at the grocery store yesterday, I was able to get red grapes for 99¢/lb. We don't see that low a price very often or ever! I just might have to go back to Kroger on Monday or Tuesday and get some more blueberries and grapes (on sale) before the new sale week starts on Wednesday. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:11:33 PM

Good morning! Tru, I've used craigslist a lot, and not had any real problems. I've bought things, given stuff away and even gotten things for free. The only real problem was once when someone said she would sell us something, but then her dog was sick and she had to deal with that. Naturally I was sympathetic and left her alone for a few days. When I got back to her she said that she has already sold the items -- grrrrrr! I did send her a nasty email over that. Anyway, overall our experiences have been very useful. And you can avoid problems by just being careful. I'm including Geez' experience as a positive one, since he of course realized instantly that the idiot on the other end had no idea.

Geez, too bad you can't figure out a way to mail that transmission to the scammer -- mail it first class, COD! Or maybe even airmail, since that would cost even more.

It's COOL here! Yay! Unfortunately that means that I won't have any excuse to avoid mowing . . . . .

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:56:42 AM

Morning:
I am scared of Craigs List. Don't want strangers coming to my door, don't want to meet them in parking lots since l read of one grabbing the merchandise and giving no money. Then there was the Craigs list rapist/murderer. A fine upstanding young man studying to be a DR. Boy howdy.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:42:27 PM

Jan, I'd like to use the band saw, but it needs a replacement wheel. The barber chair was my grandfather's, and one of my sisters now says she wants it. All she has to do is go over and get it.

Where'd it all come from? Well, the barber chair is obvious, but most of the other stuff came from my father's hoarding.

Funny you mentioned Craigslist, Jan. One of my father's treasures is a 3 speed transmission out of an early Corvette....only it turns out it's from a '55, '56, or '57 Chevy passenger car. I put it on Craigslist for 50 bucks, and got a response rather quickly. Great, I thought, until the followup email:

"Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.I will be buying the merchandise
from you and will be adding $50, so please kindly withdraw the advert from
CRAIGSLIST.and i will be paying you via bank certified check from my Bank
and the payment will be delivered to you via Federal Express Courier (
FEDEX OVERNIGHT) and i will like you to get back to me with the following
information to facilitate the mailing out the check to you... kindly get
back to me with the below

Name to be on the payment...........
Home address...........
City..............
State...........
Zip Code..............
Cell phone #................
Last Asking price..............

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am
completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered to
you overnight (next day delivery from my bank by fed
ex).** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via
email **

N.B : FEDEX does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks"

I can't post here what my response was.

[Edited by: geezer at 7/22/2014 7:42:57 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 5:14:57 PM

BB, probably all that old fan needs is a rewired motor. Do the have an armature works there?

geez, where the hell did you get all that stuff? jan's right; you can probably make some money off craigslist.

tru, whole chickens are $.99 a pound this week and I want some. The only problem will be finding a place to put them.

Claudie, I'm a lot younger than your mom and I don't go that much...not sure I'd even want to!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 11:48:47 AM

Good morning! All of this conversation has inspired me to take an old floor fan to get repaired. It's a very solid old metal one that we used forever till it ground to a halt a few years ago. But the local hardware has someone who comes in and repairs things!

Our friends who are moving to Kingston are doing that mostly because of the costs of living in TO. For what they have sold their current house, they have a smaller house there, but with private parking and a bigger garden. They plan to have some work done, and then invest the remainder of their profit in a rental property. And they plan on getting one with a couple of flats to rent out. I hope it works out for them! They point out that the city has a big university, Queens, plus the Royal Military College, so there are always students looking for a temp place to live. So we shall see what happens -- that will take at least a couple of years to work out.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:27:57 AM

Morning:
It is extreme weather when we get July rain, but we did yesterday. Very slight but wet never the less. Now we are going back to our usual starting to heat up.
I jokingly said l sent the housekeeper out to do my errands because of the wet weather, and she has naturally curly hair while l have to set mine. But l did send her to buy the $5 t tissue. l still have to go to buy the $18 worth of meat and then it will save $3.50 off the $18. Good deal and l am thinking rib eye steak.
Instead of waiting for housekeeper to arrive, l went ahead and cleaned up the dresser and spray painted it.
LOL at your hubby's solution to squirrels. Don't know what l would have done to that problem. Like them, but outside. Wouldn't use poison. (or a gun) Did have a similar problem in the country with animals getting into the attic. I made sure the openings were covered with wire. Worked. Some animals will chew their way in tho. I understand racoons do when they want in they work a way at it til they get in. Smart critters.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:51:21 AM

Morning Claudie, BB, Tru, geez, ohyeah and M6

We too had more rain last night and I'm not sure my ride won't get rained out again this morning :/

Ohyeah my car isn't quite 3 years old but I need to take it back in and get it checked because my gas mileage is getting horrible!! It started to decrease badly with the new tires but has continued to get worse. I'm all about gas mileage so it might have to get traded for a newer more efficient one!

Geez do you want the bandsaw or is it something you could put on craigslist and sell it from the rental. Maybe the same with the barber chair?

Claudie last week I was go go going and ate lunch out almost every day. I'm trying not to be that bad this week not only for what it costs but of course the things I want to eat are not what I should be eating :/

I should bring a box fan home from the barn. I have ceiling fans but they don't get the air movement that I'd like. Thanks for the reminder lol
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:53:41 AM

Good morning, jan,

We got a little bit more rain close to midnight last night. I checked the rain gauge this morning and we got another 3-tenths-of-an-inch. Not too bad. :) Sheesh! We go for a coupla weeks without getting ANY at all and now we're getting a good amount every day! <shakes head>

This is a busy going-out week for Mom (and the other residents of the ALF)...yesterday they went to a dollar store, today I'm taking her to WM, Thursday they're going to a minor league baseball game and Friday they're going out to eat at a country-style eating place. PLUS it's possible that my brother will be visiting her this weekend, and he usually takes her out to eat lunch somewhere also. And that doesn't even include any activities AT the ALF! Whew! She's going to need a rest! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:08:24 AM

Back to the income property for more cleanout today. I'm getting there, but the stuff I didn't want to deal with is coming soon. Paint cans, scrap barn boards, a band saw that weighs more than I can lift, a barber chair, etc. I don't know what I'm going to do with it all, and it has to be out soon.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 4:48:44 PM

Afternoon jan, BB, tru, Claudie and geez. We picked another batch of cucumbers today, but we don't have room in the fridges for anymore pickles. We've canned 28 quarts and 3 gallon jars so far. Tomatoes are still green though.

BB, I have a 20" box fan that I put in the computer room window when it's cool enough. I want to get new windows soon which might not open high enough to set the fan in, but we'll see.

tru, I applaud your inventiveness. Lots of folks would just have someone else do it or quit altogether.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Good morning! Sorry we got back too late last night to do any posting.

The fan I use the most is just a basic 16- or 18-inch that sits in front of a window. I don't put it right in the window opening since I don't want it to get wet, obviously, but for some reason I've never figured out the rain never comes in the south-facing windows in this house. So that window can stay open all the time, and the fan a few inches inside is always safe. The 2nd floor of the house can heat up a lot in summer, but the one fan reduces that a lot. And when it cools at night we can use a big one at the back door at night to suck the hot air out, or blow the cool in.

It has been cloudy most of the time for the last week, and keeps wanting to rain. But the total rain is probably very low. Not a problem, as there has been no lack of rain overall.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 11:54:07 AM

Well the ride was washed out literally. Light rain became thunder and lightning and raining sideways. We had the horses tacked up and ready to go. Of course now I'm home it's stopped :/
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:21:07 AM

Morning Claudie, Tru, M6 and ohyeah

My windows have so much condensation on them I didn't know it was raining until the Trugreen man arrived and told me they needed to reschedule. I'm hoping it's a brief shower and that I can ride in just a bit!

Tru your solution for the rat was better than hubby's when we had squirrel problems. He got so angry one night he got out his civil musket and fired through the sheet rock into the attic in our bedroom!! It just had a black powder load so I guess he thought he would just deafen them(and me) lol
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:46:41 AM

Morning:
M6 I actually own a dolly, lightweight but usuable. Would have been hard for me to lift it and the dresser weight on top of it. Up the slope and the step. So my way worked for me.
It's in and nearly full. Still needs washing down as the paint is marked up.
I will let the housekeeper do that.
I went into the details of the move coz l think it is funny how l do things now that l used to do so easily. Or eg..the rat poison l had to put in the wall of the cabin l used to live in. They scampered all night in the wall at my head and l couldn;'t sleep. The wall was unfinished so l pried open a tiny
spot and put a straw in and fed the poison down thru it to a cross piece. It was quiet from then on, and l nailed the wall board back.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:03:22 AM

Good morning, jan,

It pretty much rained most of the day yesterday (just like Saturday). We ended up getting about another inch, and that makes the total about 2½ inches for Saturday and Sunday. Wow! Everything's so wet! Good thing this wasn't the scheduled Monday for the yard guy to come; we'd definitely have to reschedule!

Did you know that yesterday was the 45th anniversary of man first walking on the moon? I sure remember watching the TV with my family when Neil Armstrong got out and and took those first steps!

Well, I'm going back out and about today! Looks like any rain is supposed to be for this afternoon, so I should stay dry. I've got an appointment at the nail salon and then a coupla places to stop on the way home. It should be an good morning out. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:16:36 AM

Off to the Lazy Swan Golf Course to work out these sore muscles from yesterday's heavy lifting up at the "income" property.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:48:20 PM

You can always get a Hyundai, Jan! :-)

M6... I NEVER thought I would trade after just 3 years!

[Edited by: ohyeah537 at 7/20/2014 10:48:46 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 4:26:49 PM

Afternoon jan, oy, BB, Claudie, geez and tru. Trish got home about an hour ago, took a shower and went to take a nap. I've been getting up at 4 for the past 4 mornings to watch the British Open, so I'm about to follow her.

oy, that's not a bad deal. I've been thinking about raiding my IRA and buying a new one, but there's some other things I want to do first.

Claudie, no rain yet and this week doesn't look too good either.

BB, I'd love to have a whole house fan, but I bet it does get kinda cool in the mornings.

tru, couldn't you borrow a dolly from the complex?
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 11:09:14 AM

Morning Tru, geez, M6, ohyeah, Claudie and BB

One thing I really really love about Sunday mornings is I can sleep in if I want to. Bad night with allergies last night. Took way more benadryl that I care to but it's that or get zero sleep :/

Claudie we got a minimal amount of rain yesterday but it stayed overcast and kept the temps down so loved that!!

Spent almost the entire day from 9:30 til 6:30 at the barn trying to get back into the swing of things. Was really nice but my body is talking to me a bit today. I am not able to lift and walk with the 50 lb feed bags and lift muck buckets but the muck buckets can't quite be as full as I used to be able to do but that for sure will come back!

Tru I just love the way you get er done!! I'm finding that I have to do things differently because of my surgery. Hoping that my flexibility will continue to improve but until then I make do.

M6 I'm keeping the 55" inch tv and waiting on the wall mount that my son ordered for me. Hopefully that will all be done next weekend. Of course now that I'm getting back to my usual self I'm not watching much tv during the day and too tired at night. OH well. That should go away eventually also.

BB are you talking about an attic fan? Had one at the other house. Wish I had one here on the beautiful mornings so I could open the house up and exchange all the air fairly quickly.

Geez I'm still trying to get boxes unpacked of things I brought from Florida. My crystal is sitting alongside my crystal cabinet still packed away :/

Ohyeah congrats on the car!! I've been looking at the new honda fits but just not crazy about the way they look. I'll check them out at some point though because I have to have a hatchback.

Today just needs to be an easy no hard work day and I'll be ready to start my week again tomorrow :-)



[Edited by: janrey at 7/20/2014 11:10:39 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:22:29 AM

Morning:
Sounds like a good plan Geezer.
While l am dragging in old furniture to my apartment that is left by dumpster. I pass on a whole lot but when it is storage type, then l want it. This is probably better suited to a bedroom, but it is white and l put it in frontroom next to white TV armoire,and moved bookshelf to bedroom. I like it coz it is real wood, not that pressed stuff. So it isn't pretty. l could paint or stain. Except my breathing would object.
Since l have no one to help me, the housekeeper is tiny, l figure ways to do things on my own. Have had some adventures that way.
I took out all the drawers. Measured it and then rolled it in like a square wheel, til l got to a floor where l could slide it. Then l brought in the shelves. It took a long time as l have to get my wind back in between each effort, but l finally got it in and started filling the drawers. Storage is what l need. All the effort was worth it.
In between when rested, l emptied the dishwasher and put away the laundry. Set up a few more weeks of my medications while waiting for the thyroid pill l ordered.
Harvested some decent sized potatoes and cooked them.
Fed and watered the back yard. Special tomato food to that plant. Soon will have an artichoke. Smile.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:32:14 AM

I'm making slow, steady progress emptying out the "income" property. I'm at the point where almost all of the stuff I'm discarding has been discarded, and now I have to bring what's left down to my house - where there isn't a lot of room for it. I put up an eight foot shelf in the garage for some of the lighter stuff (It is over where the truck is parked, so I don't want to tax it with heavier things, just in case...
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:00:04 AM

Good morning, jan,

Well, we did pretty good in the rain department yesterday; it rained off-and-on all day, and we ended up getting 1½ inches in the rain gauge. Nice! :) More is predicted for today, too.

m6gm, did ya get any of the rain yet?

Hubby picked a whole bunch of cherry tomatoes yesterday, and he might eat them today. As for the bigger ones, I don't think any more are ready yet. He will just have to wait another day or 2 to have his tomato sandwiches. :)

No plans to go out today. More porch time maybe :)

Have a great day!

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/20/2014 8:02:03 AM EST]
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