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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:21 PM

BRENDA


Got to find some time to move a box filled with my record albums. Have something else to put them into and another space for them just need to do it.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:13 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Brenda:
Off to the vampires again for a liver check and seizure med level check.

KIKI: Good luck!!

BRENDA: Got there today and I go back in two weeks to see where the meds are and if lowering them has helped my liver.

SIGNY: I was wondering about the liver test, ince levitiracetam doesn't require one. Seems like you eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle, so I hope you get the liver issue figured out!

BRENDA: Well, I am on a high dose of it. Before my GP took it down I was over 3,00omg as the tablets are 500mg a piece and I was taking 3 in the morning and 3 at night. Also I've been on them around 12years. So, we shall see.



THAT could be the explanation. That does seem like a high dose to me. I hope lowering meds is the solution!

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:20 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them. SECOND: I am so very sorry I libelled you by labelling you a Russian Troll. I apologize for this. http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=18&tid=64646&p=2


Again SIX, FWIW I don't think you have anything to worry about. The deal with wood is that it bends, and it will take a while to bend back into place. So I don't think there's any structural damage, either from the settling or the pop back into place. I've seen worse when we were house hunting, and even those were ok.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:23 PM

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Believe it or not, I cut my own chin length hair. I pull it back into a short ponytail and whack that off, then trim the sides separately.

I also cut hubby's hair with a fade, trim his beard and trim daughter's hair.

I'm not so good that it comes out looking exactly the same every time, but it's better than going all crazy haired, and it's good enough to go out with.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:50 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Brenda:
Off to the vampires again for a liver check and seizure med level check.

KIKI: Good luck!!

BRENDA: Got there today and I go back in two weeks to see where the meds are and if lowering them has helped my liver.

SIGNY: I was wondering about the liver test, ince levitiracetam doesn't require one. Seems like you eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle, so I hope you get the liver issue figured out!

BRENDA: Well, I am on a high dose of it. Before my GP took it down I was over 3,00omg as the tablets are 500mg a piece and I was taking 3 in the morning and 3 at night. Also I've been on them around 12years. So, we shall see.



THAT could be the explanation. That does seem like a high dose to me. I hope lowering meds is the solution!

-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

#WEARAMASK



I think that is where my GP is heading and I have been wondering if I haven't been on them too long. Anyways we'll see what she has to say when she get the results back.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:52 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Believe it or not, I cut my own chin length hair. I pull it back into a short ponytail and whack that off, then trim the sides separately.

I also cut hubby's hair with a fade, trim his beard and trim daughter's hair.

I'm not so good that it comes out looking exactly the same every time, but it's better than going all crazy haired, and it's good enough to go out with.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

#WEARAMASK



Nothing wrong with that Sig.

I've been trimming my own hair for a number of years as it is a waste of time for me to go to a hair dresser just to get an inch or so taken off.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:11 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.



Quote:

Brenda:
Off to the vampires again for a liver check and seizure med level check.

KIKI: Good luck!!

BRENDA: Got there today and I go back in two weeks to see where the meds are and if lowering them has helped my liver.

SIGNY: I was wondering about the liver test, since levitiracetam doesn't require one. Seems like you eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle, so I hope you get the liver issue figured out!

BRENDA: Well, I am on a high dose of it. Before my GP took it down I was over 3,00omg as the tablets are 500mg a piece and I was taking 3 in the morning and 3 at night. Also I've been on them around 12years. So, we shall see.

Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:

THAT could be the explanation. That does seem like a high dose to me. I hope lowering meds is the solution!

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

#WEARAMASK

Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

I think that is where my GP is heading and I have been wondering if I haven't been on them too long. Anyways we'll see what she has to say when she get the results back.

I just want to chime in and say let us know how you're doing, Brenda!

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:38 AM

BRENDA


I will Kiki.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:22 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

I don't pull it over my head, just over my shoulder.

Sorry for laughing but you sound like my dad. He took to cutting his own hair for a bit when I was a child. In fact the whole familys. Once he gave himself almost a mohawk. He took too much off one side. Luckily for him that whenever he went out to the stores and stuff he always wore a hat.

My mom wasn't too happy with his hair cutting skills. He was trying to save a little money. Don't remember where he got the tools to try it.



lol...

I feel the pain. I don't wear hats though, and I didn't have any do rags at the time once when I was shaving the head I went clean down to the skin on accident at one part, then I had to shave the thing completely bald. I didn't leave my house for a week.

I'm using clippers that I got from my mom years ago. She had them when we were kids. If the color of the case is anything to go by, I'd guess the thing came from the early 70's.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:33 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Again SIX, FWIW I don't think you have anything to worry about. The deal with wood is that it bends, and it will take a while to bend back into place. So I don't think there's any structural damage, either from the settling or the pop back into place. I've seen worse when we were house hunting, and even those were ok.

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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Hopefully...

It's really nerve rattling hearing cracking when you walk around though, especially when something makes a cracking noise up above you.

I've been joking with friends and family that I feel like I'm living the last scene of Poltergeist when the house implodes on itself.



Everything feels stable though. Nothing is bouncy. Even though the porch addition was done by idiots that didn't know what they were doing and is unfortunately tied into the house, the home itself was built on a solid foundation with the correct lumber and proper measurements.


I'm never going to forget what wood looks like after it's been damaged by water for years and hollowed out by ants. Without tearing all my walls down, I've looked at what I can look at and everything the main house looks fine. No visible damage to anything from under the crawlspace or in the exposed area directly under the roof by the furnace. For years I've been worried that there might be some major damage behind the scenes somewhere though.


Just going to have to wait this out a while and let things go back into place and hope a majority of the noises stop and that any cracking of drywall doesn't get any worse. The hairline cracks in the bedrooms right now are hardly noticeable to anybody except for the guy who fixed them originally. I'm pretty sure that if I just gave the ceilings another coat of paint with a good lamb wool roller that you wouldn't even see them at least for a few years.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:34 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Fire season looks like it's starting early in SoCal

Fire in Lake Hughes area explodes as firefighters battle to save communities

Another week, another fire.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:40 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

I don't pull it over my head, just over my shoulder.

Sorry for laughing but you sound like my dad. He took to cutting his own hair for a bit when I was a child. In fact the whole familys. Once he gave himself almost a mohawk. He took too much off one side. Luckily for him that whenever he went out to the stores and stuff he always wore a hat.

My mom wasn't too happy with his hair cutting skills. He was trying to save a little money. Don't remember where he got the tools to try it.



lol...

I feel the pain. I don't wear hats though, and I didn't have any do rags at the time once when I was shaving the head I went clean down to the skin on accident at one part, then I had to shave the thing completely bald. I didn't leave my house for a week.

I'm using clippers that I got from my mom years ago. She had them when we were kids. If the color of the case is anything to go by, I'd guess the thing came from the early 70's.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



My dad wasn't concerned but my mom was. She asked him what he was going to do and he said he'd just wear his hat. He always wore a hat when he went out the grocery stores as I said or when they had what now would be called a "date night". This hat at the time was older than me. I have pictures of him wearing it that date back to the late fifties unless he replaced it when it got really ratty. He was obviously fond of the style of it.
It was sort of off-white and did what he wanted and he was fine with it.

The tools could have been given to him as a Christmas present but I really don't remember now.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:41 PM

BRENDA


Out for a walk in the sunshine.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:10 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


So, the arborist just left and I'm excited! She had many suggestions of things I never heard about, like a native SoCal version of redbud. And she also had information about things I didn't know; for example, I've seen Prosopis alba and really liked it, but I had no idea if it was pollinator and wildlife friendly - she said it's VERY wildlife friendly!

So she's going to put together a list of suggestions and I'm really curious what she settles on, after having seen the yard and chit-chatting back and forth.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:50 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

I don't pull it over my head, just over my shoulder.

Sorry for laughing but you sound like my dad. He took to cutting his own hair for a bit when I was a child. In fact the whole familys. Once he gave himself almost a mohawk. He took too much off one side. Luckily for him that whenever he went out to the stores and stuff he always wore a hat.

My mom wasn't too happy with his hair cutting skills. He was trying to save a little money. Don't remember where he got the tools to try it.



lol...

I feel the pain. I don't wear hats though, and I didn't have any do rags at the time once when I was shaving the head I went clean down to the skin on accident at one part, then I had to shave the thing completely bald. I didn't leave my house for a week.

I'm using clippers that I got from my mom years ago. She had them when we were kids. If the color of the case is anything to go by, I'd guess the thing came from the early 70's.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



My dad wasn't concerned but my mom was. She asked him what he was going to do and he said he'd just wear his hat. He always wore a hat when he went out the grocery stores as I said or when they had what now would be called a "date night". This hat at the time was older than me. I have pictures of him wearing it that date back to the late fifties unless he replaced it when it got really ratty. He was obviously fond of the style of it.
It was sort of off-white and did what he wanted and he was fine with it.

The tools could have been given to him as a Christmas present but I really don't remember now.




I think we would have gotten along just fine.

I just finally threw away one of my "work" shirts. It's had quite a few holes in it for a while, but the last time it came out of the wash there were some large ones up by the neck in the back and the only thing even keeping it together was the seem for your neck.

I had to think back to when I got that one and realized it was one of the 2 sleeveless shirts my mom got me from WalMart back when I was still in high school. I actually still use the black one with the same brand name, but the green one finally had to go.

That shirt was almost 24 years old. lol



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:58 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


If I look away from how they handled the rainfall this year, my city is really awesome.

I was finally going to get around to cutting down that dead tree limb that a neighbor pointed out to me last year when we introduced ourselves and he was out walking his dog while I was doing yard work. I think I probably must have mentioned it in here at some point.

It was about 45 to 50 feet long, with about 10 to 15 of that hanging out into the street. Totally dead, and not a single leaf growing on it. This year, the bark has started to peel off and fall down too.


After the recent storms, I was going to finally get up there with a saw and cut it down yesterday, but my neighbor wasn't home. I needed somebody to kind of man the street for me so I didn't cut it down right as a car was passing by. We don't get a ton of thru traffic, but I'm not exactly Mr. Lucky and I like to live by Murphy's Law...


So when I finally got a hold of the city, which isn't the easiest thing in the world these days, before I could even ask to borrow some construction horses to block off the street while I did the work, she said that though she was making no promises she'd have her supervisor come by tomorrow (today) and check it out.


So he knocked on my door this morning and wanted to verify that this was the limb I was talking about (for some reason he was under the impression it was just getting a dead and half-fallen limb out of the tree). I said it was, and he said that it's my responsibility since it's on my property, but he could cut it even with the curb.

I gave him a sly little smile and said "Maybe you guys could cut a little more off than that?" And he said "Yeah, alright. We'll take care of ya".

And 5 minutes later and some cutting from the cherry picker, I had a few hundred pounds of logs to move to the driveway for pickup and only about 18 feet left of tree limb to remove on my own, all of which is safely at least 15 feet from the street.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:46 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

I don't pull it over my head, just over my shoulder.

Sorry for laughing but you sound like my dad. He took to cutting his own hair for a bit when I was a child. In fact the whole familys. Once he gave himself almost a mohawk. He took too much off one side. Luckily for him that whenever he went out to the stores and stuff he always wore a hat.

My mom wasn't too happy with his hair cutting skills. He was trying to save a little money. Don't remember where he got the tools to try it.



lol...

I feel the pain. I don't wear hats though, and I didn't have any do rags at the time once when I was shaving the head I went clean down to the skin on accident at one part, then I had to shave the thing completely bald. I didn't leave my house for a week.

I'm using clippers that I got from my mom years ago. She had them when we were kids. If the color of the case is anything to go by, I'd guess the thing came from the early 70's.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



My dad wasn't concerned but my mom was. She asked him what he was going to do and he said he'd just wear his hat. He always wore a hat when he went out the grocery stores as I said or when they had what now would be called a "date night". This hat at the time was older than me. I have pictures of him wearing it that date back to the late fifties unless he replaced it when it got really ratty. He was obviously fond of the style of it.
It was sort of off-white and did what he wanted and he was fine with it.

The tools could have been given to him as a Christmas present but I really don't remember now.




I think we would have gotten along just fine.

I just finally threw away one of my "work" shirts. It's had quite a few holes in it for a while, but the last time it came out of the wash there were some large ones up by the neck in the back and the only thing even keeping it together was the seem for your neck.

I had to think back to when I got that one and realized it was one of the 2 sleeveless shirts my mom got me from WalMart back when I was still in high school. I actually still use the black one with the same brand name, but the green one finally had to go.

That shirt was almost 24 years old. lol



Do Right, Be Right. :)



Never know.

I got a lot of my mom's dishtowels that I had packed away after she died and they are all over 12years old. Also pillow cases and some of those are over 30years old now.

Also had a pair of socks once that my mom had knitted for me when I was in high school. Had them well over ten years at the time I would have been in my late 20s. Wore out the heels in them.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:54 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Hehe...

It's why I've got no shame when it comes to buying clothes at Goodwill. If they're in nice shape when I buy them, chances are they're newer than anything I bought in the store.


I still have a Curly from The Three Stooges t-shirt my first girlfriend bought me for my birthday. Probably my oldest item of clothing left, but if I really went through what I kept after the last purge it wouldn't surprise me if there was something older. :)


I do have to get rid of all of my socks that have holes in them though. Got a great deal on a few dozen socks from Amazon about a month ago and they're all still sitting on my dresser in the package and I'm still putting on socks I had from back when GWB was still president.



The boxers are all new though. The only thing besides shoes I still buy new on the regular anymore. ;)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, August 14, 2020 2:37 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hehe...

It's why I've got no shame when it comes to buying clothes at Goodwill. If they're in nice shape when I buy them, chances are they're newer than anything I bought in the store.


I still have a Curly from The Three Stooges t-shirt my first girlfriend bought me for my birthday. Probably my oldest item of clothing left, but if I really went through what I kept after the last purge it wouldn't surprise me if there was something older. :)


I do have to get rid of all of my socks that have holes in them though. Got a great deal on a few dozen socks from Amazon about a month ago and they're all still sitting on my dresser in the package and I'm still putting on socks I had from back when GWB was still president.



The boxers are all new though. The only thing besides shoes I still buy new on the regular anymore. ;)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



There is no shame in that. I look at jeans prices even in Walmart and I won't pay that. For their prices at the Salvation Army I can get 2 or 3 pair and even maybe a couple of t-shirts or something. Or whatever combo of t-shirt, jeans and just regular shirts I want.

I buy pj bottoms at Walmart then hang onto old t-shirts that may have a hole or two in them and sleep in them.

Used to be able to buy socks at a local dollar store but now what they have in stock is too small for me. So will have to do that at Walmart. Sport bras I've bought there too.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 1:23 PM

BRENDA


Going to a local market that is next to the Fraser river. Might even take a walk along the boardwalk for a change of scenery.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 6:17 PM

BRENDA


Lovely walk along the boardwalk in my city today. Fraser's running low. It had an actual beach where I was.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 10:17 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hehe...

It's why I've got no shame when it comes to buying clothes at Goodwill. If they're in nice shape when I buy them, chances are they're newer than anything I bought in the store.


I still have a Curly from The Three Stooges t-shirt my first girlfriend bought me for my birthday. Probably my oldest item of clothing left, but if I really went through what I kept after the last purge it wouldn't surprise me if there was something older. :)


I do have to get rid of all of my socks that have holes in them though. Got a great deal on a few dozen socks from Amazon about a month ago and they're all still sitting on my dresser in the package and I'm still putting on socks I had from back when GWB was still president.



The boxers are all new though. The only thing besides shoes I still buy new on the regular anymore. ;)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



There is no shame in that. I look at jeans prices even in Walmart and I won't pay that. For their prices at the Salvation Army I can get 2 or 3 pair and even maybe a couple of t-shirts or something. Or whatever combo of t-shirt, jeans and just regular shirts I want.

I buy pj bottoms at Walmart then hang onto old t-shirts that may have a hole or two in them and sleep in them.

Used to be able to buy socks at a local dollar store but now what they have in stock is too small for me. So will have to do that at Walmart. Sport bras I've bought there too.



I know, right? :)

The Goodwill by me raised their prices a while back though and if you don't go on 1/2 price Saturday you can find yourself paying up to $9 for a used t-shirt. I refuse that. They still have good deals there, but I won't even look at the t-shirt section unless it's 1/2 price day.

I'm a really hard size to buy pants for, so I have to luck into a good deal and a lot of times when I go there is just nothing in the jeans section for me. The curse of a short dude that did a billion squats in his youth...

I've found enough to last a while though. I have finally had to say goodbye to not one but two pairs so far this summer. But I've still got somewhere around a dozen to go through. Only problem is, there's only one beat up pair left, so when I need new work jeans I'm going to feel guilty using a nice pair of jeans to mow the lawn in.


Can't beat a $4.50 pair of Levis that look brand new on 1/2 price day. If they were easy to find in my size, I could buy 10 of them for the price it would cost for a single pair at Kohls these days.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, August 14, 2020 10:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


So I finally did it...

I resisted the temptation to do it on my own and waited until my neighbor could be there to hold the ladder when I got back down. But I climbed up into the tree while doing a Captain Morgan stance and cut down the two of the three dead limbs that I could reach. Felt pretty bad ass about it too.

My poor chainsaw wasn't meant for that work though. I had one more log to cut to disposable size and I was halfway through the one before that and it literally started smoking.

:(

You get what you pay for. It was only $35. I figure it paid for itself.


The only problem was I had one more thing up there I wanted to do. I made rough cuts originally just to get the limbs down, and as I was finished doing the cleanup cut tight to the tree on the smaller limb the chain came loose. My neighbor couldn't stick around tonight for me to get back up there, so I went ahead and cut up all the stuff to get to the curb for disposal.

So I've still got about a 2ft limb that I want to cut... Going to have to buy a new chansaw now I guess....



Unfortunately, the large limb put a pretty decent gash in the trunk of the tree.

Also, more unfortunately, it was carpenter ants that killed the limb. There was literally at least 1,000 of them in there and as I was sawing them to bits they started scurrying away with the eggs and I got the poison out and took care of all of them so they didn't go right back up into the tree.

I've got some research to do. I'm hoping I can save this tree. The ants have really done a number on it and they're already on the other two healthy looking ones too.





Mowed the lawn and bagged it again while I was waiting for an assistant. Got it down to a level 4 cut now, from 6 only two days ago. Trash day isn't for another 5 days and I have two full cans again now... Crap.


It all looks fantastic though.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:05 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hehe...

It's why I've got no shame when it comes to buying clothes at Goodwill. If they're in nice shape when I buy them, chances are they're newer than anything I bought in the store.


I still have a Curly from The Three Stooges t-shirt my first girlfriend bought me for my birthday. Probably my oldest item of clothing left, but if I really went through what I kept after the last purge it wouldn't surprise me if there was something older. :)


I do have to get rid of all of my socks that have holes in them though. Got a great deal on a few dozen socks from Amazon about a month ago and they're all still sitting on my dresser in the package and I'm still putting on socks I had from back when GWB was still president.



The boxers are all new though. The only thing besides shoes I still buy new on the regular anymore. ;)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



There is no shame in that. I look at jeans prices even in Walmart and I won't pay that. For their prices at the Salvation Army I can get 2 or 3 pair and even maybe a couple of t-shirts or something. Or whatever combo of t-shirt, jeans and just regular shirts I want.

I buy pj bottoms at Walmart then hang onto old t-shirts that may have a hole or two in them and sleep in them.

Used to be able to buy socks at a local dollar store but now what they have in stock is too small for me. So will have to do that at Walmart. Sport bras I've bought there too.



I know, right? :)

The Goodwill by me raised their prices a while back though and if you don't go on 1/2 price Saturday you can find yourself paying up to $9 for a used t-shirt. I refuse that. They still have good deals there, but I won't even look at the t-shirt section unless it's 1/2 price day.

I'm a really hard size to buy pants for, so I have to luck into a good deal and a lot of times when I go there is just nothing in the jeans section for me. The curse of a short dude that did a billion squats in his youth...

I've found enough to last a while though. I have finally had to say goodbye to not one but two pairs so far this summer. But I've still got somewhere around a dozen to go through. Only problem is, there's only one beat up pair left, so when I need new work jeans I'm going to feel guilty using a nice pair of jeans to mow the lawn in.


Can't beat a $4.50 pair of Levis that look brand new on 1/2 price day. If they were easy to find in my size, I could buy 10 of them for the price it would cost for a single pair at Kohls these days.

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Sally Anne that's what the Salvation Army is called up here in Canada. They've put up their prices a bit too but still more reasonable for jeans than Walmart. Also still reasonable for t-shirts and shirts.

I keep old jeans for home wear when I am soaked from the rain. Which happens during the Spring and Fall. I come in drop bags, umbrella, coat take off shoes then go and change socks and jeans.

My problem with jeans is I'm short, so the legs are all long on me. Waist is okay for me. Just length.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:22 AM

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Yeah. I'm short too, for a dude at least. 5'7"... My perfect length is 29" on the inseam, but that's almost a mythical size in mens even if you buy the jeans new, and I have to make due with 30".

Add to it the fact that I have really thick thighs and calves, and it makes the problem even more pronounced. Unless I luck into a really "relaxed" cut, about 80% of the jeans I try on that are 30" to 32" on the waist are hard to even sit down in let alone work in.

For the waist, I can comfortably fit into a 30" pair, and I need to wear a belt with a 32" waist or else they fall down on me.

But all my "work" jeans are 36" with the belt cinched up super tight. It's the only way I can wear jeans and do a physically demanding job without it constricting my movement or just splitting on me.

And since half of my jeans are 30" long and the other half are 32" long, it usually doesn't take long for the bottoms to get frayed. That's when they become "job" jeans for when I'm doing employee related stuff. Once they get beat up, they become work jeans for home and eventually become lawn mowing and painting jeans until they get so bad it's time to throw them out.



They should bring back Hammer Pants. I wouldn't mind rocking them again.



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Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Yeah. I'm short too, for a dude at least. 5'7"... My perfect length is 29" on the inseam, but that's almost a mythical size in mens even if you buy the jeans new, and I have to make due with 30".

Add to it the fact that I have really thick thighs and calves, and it makes the problem even more pronounced. Unless I luck into a really "relaxed" cut, about 80% of the jeans I try on that are 30" to 32" on the waist are hard to even sit down in let alone work in.

For the waist, I can comfortably fit into a 30" pair, and I need to wear a belt with a 32" waist or else they fall down on me.

But all my "work" jeans are 36" with the belt cinched up super tight. It's the only way I can wear jeans and do a physically demanding job without it constricting my movement or just splitting on me.

And since half of my jeans are 30" long and the other half are 32" long, it usually doesn't take long for the bottoms to get frayed. That's when they become "job" jeans for when I'm doing employee related stuff. Once they get beat up, they become work jeans for home and eventually become lawn mowing and painting jeans until they get so bad it's time to throw them out.



They should bring back Hammer Pants. I wouldn't mind rocking them again.



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Well, I'm only around 4'10", so length wise it is a little worse for me. Every woman has to be super model. Ha!

Also find a lot of these hip hugger jeans which are just ridiculous as they have no pocket space in them what so ever. I need pockets for my keys and loose change and sometimes paper money.

I am one woman who hates purses and has never, ever carried one in her life. I use a backpack and as I said pockets in my jeans.

I remember Hammer pants they were cool.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:29 AM

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4'10". I'd imagine it would be.

Do they have a "Juniors" section in the stores in Canada? I remember always feeling envious of women for that step in-between for girls and women since there wasn't a middle-ground for boys and men. It seemed the Juniors section more or less had the same products that were in the women's section just in more dainty sizes. But because of the huge generational gaps between the men and the boys, shopping for even jeans in the boys section for the right length doesn't work because everything is different.

I will NEVER understand the cultural trend of skinny jeans on dudes. It started in Europe in the late 90's and by the time my brother was serving in Germany he said that all the dudes at the club that weren't in the army were wearing them.

I need room to let "the boys" breathe.

Yeah... I forgot to mention the pockets too. That's another huge reason I like wearing 36" jeans that would fall right off of me without a belt when I'm working. I'm able to keep my cigarette tin, a lighter, a knife, a small bottle of mouthwash, my car/house keys, a marker and a pen in them as well as my wallet in the back pocket while still being comfortable and having an easy time reaching in for any one of them. There's even enough room left to put in a flip phone if I ever decided to get another cell phone.

If I wore the 30" jeans that fit me without a belt, I'd have enough room for only a boxcutter and a lighter, and I'd have to pry them out to get at them.


Obviously, as a dude, a purse was never really an option for me.



While we're bringing back the Hammer pants, let's bring back fanny packs too.



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Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:10 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


"California begins rolling blackouts after first Stage 3 emergency since 2001"

Yep. The power suddenly went out yesterday at ~17:45 and didn't come back on till ~19:15.

"Some evacuation orders lifted as firefighters continue battle on Lake fire"

There are 5 now burning in SoCal. Yesterday and today, the sky's an ominous grey from the smoke.

That's to go with the extreme:

"California heat wave may rival deadly July 2006 event, forecasters say"

No shit. It's been super hot. Really, really hot.


While we're at it ...

"Coronavirus surge turns the Southland inside out"


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Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
4'10". I'd imagine it would be.

Do they have a "Juniors" section in the stores in Canada? I remember always feeling envious of women for that step in-between for girls and women since there wasn't a middle-ground for boys and men. It seemed the Juniors section more or less had the same products that were in the women's section just in more dainty sizes. But because of the huge generational gaps between the men and the boys, shopping for even jeans in the boys section for the right length doesn't work because everything is different.

I will NEVER understand the cultural trend of skinny jeans on dudes. It started in Europe in the late 90's and by the time my brother was serving in Germany he said that all the dudes at the club that weren't in the army were wearing them.

I need room to let "the boys" breathe.

Yeah... I forgot to mention the pockets too. That's another huge reason I like wearing 36" jeans that would fall right off of me without a belt when I'm working. I'm able to keep my cigarette tin, a lighter, a knife, a small bottle of mouthwash, my car/house keys, a marker and a pen in them as well as my wallet in the back pocket while still being comfortable and having an easy time reaching in for any one of them. There's even enough room left to put in a flip phone if I ever decided to get another cell phone.

If I wore the 30" jeans that fit me without a belt, I'd have enough room for only a boxcutter and a lighter, and I'd have to pry them out to get at them.


Obviously, as a dude, a purse was never really an option for me.



While we're bringing back the Hammer pants, let's bring back fanny packs too.



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Yup.

It is called "petite" and that is expensive because you are paying for the fact that it is "special".

I find the girl's section of jeans too small for me as odd as that may sound and also because they are made for girls, they are frilly and the pocket thing again. So really no use for me.

I've heard of them and there is a bank commercial on tv up here that shows a guy going to go out in SKINNY jeans but can't get his wallet into them. The bank guy shows up with a desk and explains that he doesn't need his wallet to pay just his bank card. Also by this time the guy is on the ground trying to pick up his wallet and is stuck. So it is a funny commercial.

Probably have seen guys up here wearing them but never noticed. They would be waaay too young for me.

No fanny packs. Still see them up here and they are being wore by people older than me. So just no.


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Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:59 PM

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Bright sunny day and chores to do. Gotta get a move on.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
"California begins rolling blackouts after first Stage 3 emergency since 2001"

Yep. The power suddenly went out yesterday at ~17:45 and didn't come back on till ~19:15.

"Some evacuation orders lifted as firefighters continue battle on Lake fire"

There are 5 now burning in SoCal. Yesterday and today, the sky's an ominous grey from the smoke.

That's to go with the extreme:

"California heat wave may rival deadly July 2006 event, forecasters say"

No shit. It's been super hot. Really, really hot.


While we're at it ...

"Coronavirus surge turns the Southland inside out"


Jeezus, yes, it's fucking hot!
Temperature of 95 "feels like" 101. Near the foothills, temperature of 107 "feels like" 117.
Was helping out in the garage (just keeping hubby company, really) as I was sweating my ass off. We have the thermostat set to 78, and it felt downright cool when I came in.

As as aside, I harvested my first beets. Not on purpose: I was weeding, and the beets were so very, very ready to be picked they popped out of the ground with the nearby weed. I was surprised at how sweet they were.

Picked my second watermelon yesterday, and we had oven "fried" chicken, watermelon, and beet greens. No cooking today, tho... salad and sandwiches for today!

No rolling blackouts here, yet.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:09 PM

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Hey KIKI: How to cool (and heat) your bed!

Review: BedJet 3
https://www.wired.com/review/bedjet-3/

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Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:04 AM

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Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


THANKS!!

I need to replace my mattress anyway, it's probably 25 years old. So I'm looking into tatamis. Aside from being firm, they're naturally ventilated in the sense they have gaps between the (rice straw) stuffing and (grass) weaving, which in themselves are naturally ventilated at a microscopic and chemical level. Plus they're not plastic. It'll be a complete experiment.

The ventilation layer I got is an improvement ... except it's somewhat fragile. So it's a step in the right direction but not the final answer.

There was a ventilation product WAYYYYyyy back when for cooling. It was a 2 layer VERY open-weave mat of very heavy duty single-stranded polyethylene (I believe) fiber. I wish I could find something like that, but sad to say it was a great idea that disappeared back into the mists of time. Like tears ... in rain.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:09 AM

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5 full days of working on the lawn...

It's never looked better, and I got the dead parts of the tree on the curb and ready to go.


It looks like carpenter ants in maple trees is a regular thing. It's only a problem when it becomes a problem, so now that it has I need to make spraying the trees a regular part of my yearly routine. 6 feet up the trunk and around the base of the tree. I also need to go heavy on the fertilizer around the base. Even did my neighbor's tree since I caught her outside while I was doing it and told her that I'd do it if she wanted me to but she HAD to make sure her kids don't play around that tree for a few weeks.


I had also put another application of bug spray when I did the weeds last time. Not many weeds, but sprayed the usual spots anyhow. That should be the last time this year. Bug spray might have been superfluous at this point since I hardly ever see a bug at all within the vicinity of the house anymore, but until the mole activity is gone I won't feel bad about putting too much down.


Two huge trash bins full to the brim for the second time in 3 days, only this time I have to wait 4 more without having the ability to throw anything else out.



Yesterday, I played block daddy to the Millennials again. I cut down all the Maples that were along my neighbor's foundation. When she was out I showed her that I had and that I also discovered the foundation of her house had shifted a bit. The top layer of blocks is shifted outward about 1/2" over the lower layer on most of the side of her house. Well... either that or the bottom blocks shifted inward the same distance. (Although not as bad as what had happened to my porch addition, it's far worse than anything I found on my main house).

I let her know that they've got to remove those maple roots, get rid of the other stray maples on their property and be dilligent keeping up with them. Those roots are probably already 30 feet long. They're going to get new gutters because of the storm damage, so that's the time to figure out a good way to divert water (that doesn't just dump it into my basement).

Between the water, the maples, the ants and the moles, we're basically at war here. I let her know I was worried because when she said months back she felt so bad that I was so unlucky with my house that it wasn't bad luck and it was just straight up neglegence from the previous owners and myself that did it and I didn't want to see them have the same bad luck.


I wasn't being insulting. I let her know that I didn't cut those down because it annoyed me how they looked. But I wanted to be able to show them how serious some of their issues are, and use my problems as kind of a wakeup call for them to do something about them before they start having my kind of problems.

I dunno. Hopefully it sticks this time....




Then the neighbor behind me next to the foreclosed house. That's a whole other story.


Those damn maples growing up right next to their garage finally had to go. One of them was reaching 15 feet high and just scraping all along the side of their gutters when the wind blows. The fence is toast, just like I told him would happen last year. You couldn't even walk in the walkway between the garage and the fence anymore. I didn't actually realize how many were over there until I got there. I hung my sawzall over the fence with the cord and rang the doorbell. Once... twice... three times...

Nobody home. So I just went back there and got to work. A half hour later I had everything I could reach from their side cut down and sitting right in the middle of their driveway for emphasis. I could have brought it out to the curb for them, but maybe if they came home and had to put it on the curb before they even could park their car and see how much there was, they could see how serious a problem it was and maybe feel a little shame that somebody else did that while they were out.

Did my best around their fence, but maples grow around chain link fences and through them, basically becoming part of the fence. Without just cutting the fence around it, the only way to get them off is patiently chisel away at it, or possibly use a scroll saw. Last thing I wanted to do was jag up the fence and have them sue me for helping them out, so they have some large tree parts just hanging from their fence now.

Then I went over to the foreclosed property and finished the job. I put that out on the street though because I know the people who mow the lawn for the bank and I've seen them work and if I left the debris in the back yard they'd just mow around it.


I'm going to see if I can get a hold of the bank and get permission to tear down the nasty fence that has been uglying up my back yard since 5 years before they were foreclosed on. It's useless and not at all a selling point for the house.

The siding-less garage and/or racoon den doesn't look any better, but the fence is in such bad shape you can easily see it anyhow. Might as well get rid of a fence that is about to topple over. I think at the very least I'm going to go out and cut that twine I put up 5 or 6 years ago that's holding it up by one of the posts. Might make the bank more likely to allow me to remove it if their lawn crew tells them that it fell over.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:31 AM

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Oh... and I'm going to start bagging my lawn from now on. It makes the job take a lot longer, but I'm shocked at how much grass clippings I throw away with a single reasonable mowing. With only two days in between mows, I went from a level 6 height to a level 4 height, and completely filled a trash bin with clippings that weigh so much I'm pushing the weight I'm comfortable putting out on the curb.

That got me thinking....

How many times per year do I just put that right on the ground when I mulch? 20? 30?

That's a lot of ant food.


And EVERYBODY on my block just mulches. I never see a bag.

Maybe if I start bagging the ants will move on to greener pastures.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:55 PM

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SIX,I hope your neighbors (the ones who weren't home) don't get pissed at you for doing what they should have done. If someone came onto my property to "tidy up" I'd be pretty annoyed, even if it needed doing and even if it looked better afterwards.

Who knew maples could be so invasive? I guess that's your area trying to revert to the forest it once was (a few years of a lot of rain helps!) just like our area keeps wanting to go back to scrubland.

Over here, it's been waaaaay too hot for outdoor work. In fact, I better go take doggie for a walk now, before it gets even hotter.



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Sunday, August 16, 2020 2:21 PM

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Just another lazy Sunday here.

Flipside what I wouldn't give for a couch.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:42 PM

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SIX,I hope your neighbors (the ones who weren't home) don't get pissed at you for doing what they should have done. If someone came onto my property to "tidy up" I'd be pretty annoyed, even if it needed doing and even if it looked better afterwards.



Well... at this point it was that or call the city on them. I'm not a rat so that option wasn't very appealing to me. But along with my own negligence, allowing my idiot ex-neighbor to live the way he did has helped bring about a lot of the problems today. And now the bank that owns it isn't doing anything but letting the basement flood all the time.

It wasn't "tidying up". I left that work for them when I dumped 50lbs of maple trees in front of their garage to pick up before they could park their cars. I saved their garage. I'm hoping now they took the time to realize that their negligence destroyed the fence. Easy not to even know that's happening when you can't see the fence.

I'm calling the city this week about removing that dilapidated fence that should have been removed by my ex-neighbor. I'll even do all the work myself as long as I can leave it on their driveway and the city will take care of disposal.

I'm going to see if the city can get the bank to knock down the raccoon den as well. And make sure the bank has their guys lock up the doors to the house too, since the front door not only wasn't unlocked but is wide open for the entire neighborhood to see that it isn't locked.

Quote:

Who knew maples could be so invasive? I guess that's your area trying to revert to the forest it once was (a few years of a lot of rain helps!) just like our area keeps wanting to go back to scrubland.


I certainly didn't know until last year. I had blamed the ants and moles for the fence damage, but the maple roots choke the concrete around the posts and actually lift them out of the ground. Unless you've ever tried pulling out a post with 100-200 lbs of concrete wrapped around it, you couldn't appreciate the force needed to do that.

We're going to beat back mother nature. But I need my neighbors on board, and if the bank isn't going to help with that foreclosure I need the city to step in and make them.

Quote:

Over here, it's been waaaaay too hot for outdoor work. In fact, I better go take doggie for a walk now, before it gets even hotter.


Yeah. I heard you talking about that. Sorry to hear that. It's actually quite wonderful around these parts the next few days. Kind of bummed I was doing indoor work today since I wrapped up all the outdoor work for now while it was hot outside.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, August 17, 2020 12:17 AM

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Think I'm going to repair the cracks and resurface the driveway this week. Monster job since you could land a plane on it, but everything else is starting to look so good outside the driveway is really becoming noticeable.

It will be nice not having to spray the driveway for weeds anymore either. Took 5 applications this year, and when I'm spraying the driveway is half of my time out there working.


Looks like there is a sale on most of the stuff I need this week too, so the timing is great. It shouldn't cost me much more than $100 hopefully.

Finally get to put that power washer I fixed to good use.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, August 17, 2020 9:32 PM

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So I measured my driveway and it turns out that it's got more square footage than my house! Edging it revealed that there was an additional 100sq feet or so that I didn't even know was under there. Seems the grass wanted to take it back. I've been here so long I'm sure some of that was on my watch, but most of it wasn't. I can't believe that a large part of the driveway was actually 1.5 feet wider than I thought it was all these years. That ate up way more time than I thought it would going into it since I didn't know where exactly I needed to cut, and the edger didn't really do anything other than give me a line to cut with my shovel and a blade.

That being said, it's going to be closer to $200 to repair the driveway. I'm already about $185 into it if I don't end up taking anything I bought back today. I forgot to buy the $12 squeegie tool too, so I've got to go back. Going to see if I really need to get the oil off before putting a new coat on too. My old man says I don't, but the bucket says I do. I'm going with the bucket unless some pros on youtube say otherwise.

Got about 3/4 of it swept up real good, and had a massive screwdriver with me to dig out all of the cracks. There are a LOT of them. I'm about halfway done with that, but I lost daylight and will have to pick it up tomorrow.


The plan tomorrow is to finish clearing out the cracks, figuring where I'm going to stage my trash bins until garbage day since they can't stay on the driveway, blow off all the residual dirt, power wash everything including getting the cracks real good, then trowel the large crack and use the easier stuff to fill in all the small cracks. I also got 200lbs of pothole filler that I can use for the 5 potholes and to build up the end of the driveway that sunk a bit before the high curb that everyone always bottoms out on.

I've got to give it at least one day before I put the topcoat on, and you're not supposed to be putting the top coat on after 3:00PM, so I'll probably have to wait until Thursday to put that on. We're not supposed to have any rain until Saturday, so this should all work out great....

Unless Murphy's Law rears it's ugly head again.



It's all about the prep work. I do this right, it should look like a brand new driveway was put down at about 5% of the cost of a new driveway. And since I got the top of the line top coat (out of 4 tiers, on sale of course), it is warranted for 8 years so should look good long after I'm out of here.


This could possibly end up being the best investment I've made on the house, dollar for dollar. Some things you just get your money back even, but this will probably pay a lot of dividends.



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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:02 AM

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Well... watching some videos and doing a bit of reading online revealed that I probably shouldn't put any crack fillers in until 24 hours after power washing... so I'm going to lose another day here. No use complaining about it. If I rush things they might look good at first but stuff will start to break down prematurely.

I believe I can still put down the pothole filler today, which will be a big improvement. It will also let me know later if I need to go back and buy more of it or if 4 bags were enough.

Turns out you've got to wash those oil spots out too. It doesn't look as though it keeps the topcoat from adhering, but the oil will just be absorbed by it and rise up through the new coat. I'd imagine at that point it would not be easy to remove either.

I'm going to try some dishsoap, vinegar and baking soda first. If that doesn't do the trick I may pick up something stronger when I'm at the store.


Maybe I luck out and it doesn't rain on Saturday. There was a 50% of thunderstorms in the forecast yesterday after a week with near zero chance of rain. Now it looks like a good chance it won't rain until Sunday.

Finger's crossed.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:33 PM

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Out for a walk in what is suppose to be the last of the sunshine for a few days. Expecting rain on the morrow. So we shall see. Had some late Sunday night and from news weather some spectacular lighting storms too.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:28 PM

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A lot of people believe that if you combine vinegar (an acid) with baking soda (a base) that you'll get twice the cleaning power, but in reality all they do is neutralize each other and you'll wind up with water and a salt (sodium acetate). Use one or the other, or one after the other, but not both at the same time. Generally speaking, bases such as lye (drain cleaner), ammonia, or baking soda are better than acids to break up grease. Detergents and solvents are also effective grease-cutters.

If you need something stronger, SIX, try trisodium phosphate. It's a strong base. That's what the pros recommend.

But beware, there is one product out there (I forget the maker) that has labelled their product TSP but if you look at the ingredients it's something like a silicate, which is not the same. Also, you'll see labels like Phosphate Free TSP (not the same!) and TSP (substitute), also not the same. The ingredient must be trisodium phosphate decahydrate.

You might try precleaning with gasoline or a special grease cutting formula like Krud Kutter



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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:43 PM

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Out for a walk in what is suppose to be the last of the sunshine for a few days. Expecting rain on the morrow. So we shall see. Had some late Sunday night and from news weather some spectacular lighting storms too.

Highs at my place are supposed to be between 95F-105F for the next ten days, with nothing but bright unrelenting sunshine (minus ash clouds if they blow over). I envy your rain and moderate temperatures.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:51 PM

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Out for a walk in what is suppose to be the last of the sunshine for a few days. Expecting rain on the morrow. So we shall see. Had some late Sunday night and from news weather some spectacular lighting storms too.

Highs at my place are supposed to be between 95F-105F for the next ten days, with nothing but bright unrelenting sunshine (minus ash clouds if they blow over). I envy your rain and moderate temperatures.

I feel your pain! Here temperatures are anticipated to be from about 92 to 98 for the foreseeable future... I guess about 10 degrees cooler than you! We have the thermostat set to 78, and the system is big enough to keep whatever zone we are cooling at the set temperature. I would offer you a place to sleep if I could!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:17 PM

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Out for a walk in what is suppose to be the last of the sunshine for a few days. Expecting rain on the morrow. So we shall see. Had some late Sunday night and from news weather some spectacular lighting storms too.

Highs at my place are supposed to be between 95F-105F for the next ten days, with nothing but bright unrelenting sunshine (minus ash clouds if they blow over). I envy your rain and moderate temperatures.



Ouch! on those temps. The only places in BC that have seen temperatures like that has been up in the Interior.

My corner of BC is suppose to be heading down to 22C which is around 70F something. But if it does rain it will feel colder.

Those lightings strikes started at least 11 new fires in BC but we've been lucky this year. Nothing that the fire services haven't been able to handle.

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So the temperature over-achieved today. It was supposed to get up to 'only' 98, but my porch thermometer (in the shade) got up to 101, and the thermometer in the car read 107

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:08 PM

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So the temperature over-achieved today. It was supposed to get up to 'only' 98, but my porch thermometer (in the shade) got up to 101, and the thermometer in the car read 107

Four more years of Donald Trump could ‘delay global emissions cuts by 10 years’

Research, published in Environmental Science and Policy, suggests two presidential terms of US inaction on climate change would create ripple effects across other nations. Ultimately, this could delay global emissions reduction by a decade.

The presence of a climate sceptic in the White House also means other countries would have to pick up the slack to stay within the 2C limit, adding a percentage point of reductions to each of their emissions pledges for every Trump term.

www.carbonbrief.org/four-more-years-of-donald-trump-could-delay-global
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:18 PM

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A lot of people believe that if you combine vinegar (an acid) with baking soda (a base) that you'll get twice the cleaning power, but in reality all they do is neutralize each other and you'll wind up with water and a salt (sodium acetate). Use one or the other, or one after the other, but not both at the same time. Generally speaking, bases such as lye (drain cleaner), ammonia, or baking soda are better than acids to break up grease. Detergents and solvents are also effective grease-cutters.

If you need something stronger, SIX, try trisodium phosphate. It's a strong base. That's what the pros recommend.

But beware, there is one product out there (I forget the maker) that has labelled their product TSP but if you look at the ingredients it's something like a silicate, which is not the same. Also, you'll see labels like Phosphate Free TSP (not the same!) and TSP (substitute), also not the same. The ingredient must be trisodium phosphate decahydrate.

You might try precleaning with gasoline or a special grease cutting formula like Krud Kutter



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Thanks for the tips. Yeah... the baking soda and vienegar put on quite a show but didn't do anything. I tried scrubbing with Dawn afterward too. Got a bit of it up... maybe 50% or so.

Power washer worked like a champ... after I figured out that a clogged hose was keeping it from working. I almost went out and bought a new one.

Still... it took me 2 1/2 hours just to power wash the thing, and that was after working half a day cleaning out the cracks with a screwdriver and sweeping up a ton of dirt.

Looks great. Should be good to start sealing everything tomorrow. I'll go get some Krud Kutter or TSP when I get my squeegee for the top coat tomorrow. I was going to do it tonight, but I'm beat. It's been a long day.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:34 AM

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So the temperature over-achieved today. It was supposed to get up to 'only' 98, but my porch thermometer (in the shade) got up to 101, and the thermometer in the car read 107

SECOND Four more years of Donald Trump could ‘delay global emissions cuts by 10 years’


An example of you and them not taking reality into account.

Between Covid-19 and Trump's trade war with China, I'll bet USA's greenhouse gas emissions have gone down by ... a lot. I live under a flight path and I can tell you that air travel has gone down by at least 85%. Vehicle traffic has decreased by about 50%. I'm sure that's just an unintended side effect, but I'll take the win.

Obama OTOH. Despite pious mouthings about ... well, everything... Obama didn't manage to make a dent in anything of any importance. Not the deficit, not USA government "intervention" in other nations, not the wealth gap, and not even greenhouse gas emissions.

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