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Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by second:
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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:

There may still be a chance that the PC is fine if I replace these lower-cost parts, and if I find out that it's still bad they'll all be things I'd need to buy with a new PC anyhow and if I buy the right PSU it should be compatable with a newer mobo if I have to buy a new one.

Once again.... fingers crossed.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Exactly this situation with electronics, for a company, not an individual, was covered in the comics:

Repair or Replace

Just make sure all your friends and family are out of the car, or that you've made backup friends and family at home.
https://xkcd.com/2033/

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly



Didn't know you were capable of LOLZ there second.

That was a good one.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 8:34 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I wish hubby could take a look at if for you. But heat ... yeah, now that it's summer if your 'puter has an air circ problem it will definitely show up now!

The first thing hubby would do is look at how your PC was physically put together. Dust is the most common cause of heat buildup, but "bad build" is the #1 root problem. When we put PCs together (dear daughter and I do the assembly, he supervises!) he is EXTREMELY careful to pick cases that breathe, breathe, breathe; total air exchange once per second. So typically, there are at least five fans in each case. He is also EXTREMELY careful how to route all of that internal wiring... ties the wires together well up and out of the way so that internal airflow is not impeded. Not only must the CPU be well-ventilated, but also the northbridge, southbridge, and hard drives."Hot spots" can get up to 200-300 F.

We had two Dells in the lab that "came with" instruments (instrument manufacturer's choice) and when I told him about them he just kind of rolled his eyes and commented that they would probably die in a year because Dell at the time was stuffing everything into teeny-tiny cases, with the hard drive in a corner somewhere with no air circulation. Sure enough, within a year one failed, and the other failed one month later (hard drive failures).

You really need that paste.

Oh, also 14C is not realistic.

EDITED TO ADD Hubby says don't rely on the internal thermometer. They're highly non-linear. Also, what temp was that? The CPU core temp? Or the CPU die temp? 14C is a ridiculous reading, you might get that right after startup but if that's what you're reading when you're running forget it: Your thermosensor is dead. Use your "digital thermometer" (your finger). Touch the heat sink near its base ... if it's uncomfortably hot to leave you finger on, it's too hot.

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

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876




It's a great case by Lian Li. It's oversized, all metal with machined screws. Not a single plastic part in it aside from some electronics stuff for your Power/Reset buttons and leds and the like. A platter can be removed to easily do almost the entire install outside the case. I've had this case for 2 builds now, and will be using it again for a 3rd one down the road (hopefully later than sooner).

Truth be told, I didn't do a great job making sure this thing would run cool. I was really cheap about the whole thing and I was working that really bad job at the time. I'm honestly surprised it's given me as little trouble as it has until now.



At this point, I can't even successfully boot into the OS anymore. Every time I've tried it freezes before it makes it to that point. I'm a little concerned now about this since I didn't change anything. All I did was evict the family of wookies that had taken up residence in the case and reseat the GPU and memory.

I'm done messing with it for today. I ordered some thermal paste and a power stripe and a new PSU that'll come sometime this week. Hopefully I can save the thing then. I think at this point I'm only risking further damage by fiddling around with it with a highly suspect PSU involved.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:57 PM

BRENDA


Weather calling for rain up here by next weekend. We shall see.

Still a lot of smoke in the air around here so even though the temps are supposed to be high it is cool.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 2:07 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.


I went to the Canadian version of an active fire mapping website and found there were over 1,000 fires burning in BC - though I didn't drill down to size or total acres. I hope you all get a nice deep drink of rain.




THUGGER admits it's not about RUSSIA !!! and is, in fact, a witch hunt. "Trump better be innocent of any wrong doing, anywhere, anytime."

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Monday, August 20, 2018 7:25 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Finally got off work.

On the agenda this week:

1. Put the final touches on a project I've been working on for my brother on and off in my free time for over a year.

2. Fix my computer (hopefully).

3. Install new brake pads and rotors on the car.

4. Replace fuel line for gas weed wacker my step-dad gave me when they moved. (He said it worked great for one season, but he left gas in it and now it won't start).

Assuming I get that massive to-do list out of the way and I'm feeling super productive, I've also got a backpack-style leaf blower he gave me that isn't working that I'd like to tinker around with. I've already got a good leaf blower though, but my crappy electric weed wacker broke last year, so that's on the bottom of the list.

Would be awesome getting that thing to work again before fall though. Even though mine works great and is super powerful, it still takes me about 3-4 hours to do my yard and I get minor "tennis elbows" from carrying the minor weight the whole time.


Don't imagine I'm going to be saving any more money the rest of the year with taxes and my car insurance coming up along with my teeth and all these other expenses, but I've made my peace with that. After driving to work and back all week with the new tires and windshield that doesn't leak a drop of water inside when it rains and not having to fill the oil anymore I can tell that my stress levels have gone down dramatically.

A few steps closer to living that stress free life I've always dreamed about.

You can't put a price on that.


EDIT: Oh yeah... almost forgot. When I get the weed wacker working I can take care of all of the weeds and my place won't look like hillbilly trash lives here anymore. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, August 20, 2018 11:52 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.


"After driving to work and back all week with the new tires and windshield that doesn't leak a drop of water inside when it rains and not having to fill the oil anymore I can tell that my stress levels have gone down dramatically."

FANTASTIC!! Congratulations!




THUGGER admits it's not about RUSSIA !!! and is, in fact, a witch hunt. "Trump better be innocent of any wrong doing, anywhere, anytime."

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Monday, August 20, 2018 12:43 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
I went to the Canadian version of an active fire mapping website and found there were over 1,000 fires burning in BC - though I didn't drill down to size or total acres. I hope you all get a nice deep drink of rain.




THUGGER admits it's not about RUSSIA !!! and is, in fact, a witch hunt. "Trump better be innocent of any wrong doing, anywhere, anytime."


I do not doubt that at all Kiki. There is still so much smoke in the air that the sun was orange this morning when I first saw it.

The Interior of the province sure can use it.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 4:19 PM

BRENDA


Sun was yellow this morning and the sky bluer but now at 1:18pm the sky has more smoke in it and you can't see the sun anymore.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:18 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Finally got off work.

On the agenda this week:

1. Put the final touches on a project I've been working on for my brother on and off in my free time for over a year.

2. Fix my computer (hopefully).

3. Install new brake pads and rotors on the car.

4. Replace fuel line for gas weed wacker my step-dad gave me when they moved. (He said it worked great for one season, but he left gas in it and now it won't start).

Assuming I get that massive to-do list out of the way and I'm feeling super productive, I've also got a backpack-style leaf blower he gave me that isn't working that I'd like to tinker around with. I've already got a good leaf blower though, but my crappy electric weed wacker broke last year, so that's on the bottom of the list.

Would be awesome getting that thing to work again before fall though. Even though mine works great and is super powerful, it still takes me about 3-4 hours to do my yard and I get minor "tennis elbows" from carrying the minor weight the whole time.


Don't imagine I'm going to be saving any more money the rest of the year with taxes and my car insurance coming up along with my teeth and all these other expenses, but I've made my peace with that. After driving to work and back all week with the new tires and windshield that doesn't leak a drop of water inside when it rains and not having to fill the oil anymore I can tell that my stress levels have gone down dramatically.

A few steps closer to living that stress free life I've always dreamed about.

You can't put a price on that.


EDIT: Oh yeah... almost forgot. When I get the weed wacker working I can take care of all of the weeds and my place won't look like hillbilly trash lives here anymore. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Instead of messing with that weedwhacker I would suggest you throw some SeaFoam in it - but you don't listen to me.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:10 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

EDIT: Oh yeah... almost forgot. When I get the weed wacker working I can take care of all of the weeds and my place won't look like hillbilly trash lives here anymore. :)
Hey, you should come over here, you'd feel better!

Between trying to line up all the health insurance after hubby's retirement, cooking, shopping, taking care of dear daughter and lining up contractors for window replacement and other renovations, walking the dog (and hour a day) and otherwise taking care of her, getting all the broken household shit fixed and minding hubby's and my health and helping him out with his projects ... the yardwork has dropped down into Xth place.

On the bright side, I did learn that there's a natural sequence to these things ... first water, THEN weed. After than, prune, trim, mow, and/or edge. After THAT, rake. And after THAT, sweep. (I have a leaf-blower that I refuse to use.) Not all in one day, of course!!

But then, that's if I have time. Which lately I haven't, so the weeds and grass (the little I have left in the backyard) have been growing and leaves have been piling up, and sooner or later I KNOW I have to get to them.... just not now!

And, the water-heater has kept working so I guess it's just a keypad thing. so YAY! for that fix, anyway!

*****

Say SIX, which each improvement in your life you set the bar higher for what you consider "acceptable", which is a GOOD thing until it causes stress and becomes a BAD thing. So keep in mind that you may top out on the things you can accomplish; and stay realistic about what's next on the "list of things to do".

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

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:19 AM

BRENDA


Almost 9:20pm and the air that is coming into my place I can smell smoke.

At 7pm, it looked like it should have been after 9pm.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:20 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Almost 9:20pm and the air that is coming into my place I can smell smoke.
At 7pm, it looked like it should have been after 9pm.



Wow, that's terrible. So, like KIKI, I looked it up ...


Quote:

BC wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency, Horgan says



On Tuesday evening, all of B.C. was facing moderate to very high health risks from the poor air quality, according to Environment Canada. Wednesday is expected to bring high health risks to most of the province, including Victoria, Kamloops, Prince George and Vancouver. The situation isnt expected to improve until at least Thursday, when rain showers are forecast to arrive.

Wildfire smoke continues to choke Western Canada

"I think for a lot of people, they are feeling kind of gloomy about it because it feels as though our summer has come to such an incredibly abrupt end," said Christa Mullaly, executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kamloops, B.C.

In some cities, like Prince George, street lamps remained lit hours after sunrise because of how dark the streets were under the layer of heavy smoke.

Keeping to a regular routine, continuing to exercise — but indoors — and spending time with friends can help, she told Shelley Joyce, the host of CBC's Daybreak Kamloops.
Smaller fires also erupted in urban parts of B.C. on Monday. One broke out in the afternoon near the West Vancouver waterfront, while another brought firefighters to an area near a university campus in Abbotsford a few hours later.

"The contradiction right now is that we are being told to stay indoors and part of what that creates for folks is social isolation," Mullaly said.
In Prince George, B.C., which was listed as a moderate risk, city councilor Garth Frizzell said residents were really hopeful that forecasts showing rain arriving later this week would be borne out, allowing the air to clear.

"If people can get out of their houses and get to a place indoors with other folks, that helps to improve our mood certainly."

"On a serious note, there are a lot of people who are triggered by the smoke. If people are feeling as though this isn't just, 'oh, I'm having a grumpy day,' they need to reach out for help," she emphasized.

It seems the smoke is depressing a lot of people. I know it depresses me!




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

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:11 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


I noticed something about my backyard (aside from a leftover rat muzzle and gut-sack that a hungry predator left behind!) ... there are ALWAYS butterflies there, sometimes three or four. A lot of monarchs ... I wonder if I'm seeing part of their normal migration (along the coastal route) ... but also skippers, painted ladies, cabbage (white) and sulfur (yellow) butterflies, either "blues" or "hairstreaks" (They never stay still long enough for me to ID!), swallowtails, and others that I can't ID. I don't know if my backyard is different from other backyards in my neighborhood; maybe EVERY backyard has a lot of butterflies. But they sure are pretty and I'm glad they're here!

*****

Also, I came up with a "good for you" recipe for oatmeal cookies, for hubby (who is diabetic) ... something he can grab on his way out in the AM or for snack in the afternoon. As soon as this latest batch comes out of the oven, if it turns out OK I'll post the recipe.

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

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:22 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Almost 9:20pm and the air that is coming into my place I can smell smoke.
At 7pm, it looked like it should have been after 9pm.



Wow, that's terrible. So, like KIKI, I looked it up ...


Quote:

BC wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency, Horgan says



On Tuesday evening, all of B.C. was facing moderate to very high health risks from the poor air quality, according to Environment Canada. Wednesday is expected to bring high health risks to most of the province, including Victoria, Kamloops, Prince George and Vancouver. The situation isnt expected to improve until at least Thursday, when rain showers are forecast to arrive.

Wildfire smoke continues to choke Western Canada

"I think for a lot of people, they are feeling kind of gloomy about it because it feels as though our summer has come to such an incredibly abrupt end," said Christa Mullaly, executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kamloops, B.C.

In some cities, like Prince George, street lamps remained lit hours after sunrise because of how dark the streets were under the layer of heavy smoke.

Keeping to a regular routine, continuing to exercise — but indoors — and spending time with friends can help, she told Shelley Joyce, the host of CBC's Daybreak Kamloops.
Smaller fires also erupted in urban parts of B.C. on Monday. One broke out in the afternoon near the West Vancouver waterfront, while another brought firefighters to an area near a university campus in Abbotsford a few hours later.

"The contradiction right now is that we are being told to stay indoors and part of what that creates for folks is social isolation," Mullaly said.
In Prince George, B.C., which was listed as a moderate risk, city councilor Garth Frizzell said residents were really hopeful that forecasts showing rain arriving later this week would be borne out, allowing the air to clear.

"If people can get out of their houses and get to a place indoors with other folks, that helps to improve our mood certainly."

"On a serious note, there are a lot of people who are triggered by the smoke. If people are feeling as though this isn't just, 'oh, I'm having a grumpy day,' they need to reach out for help," she emphasized.

It seems the smoke is depressing a lot of people. I know it depresses me!




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

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876



The smoke hasn't done much for my state of mind either.

Went to play mahjong today and got spat on at the bus stop. Also managed to hear some radio weather. There was actual rain here today most likely Burnaby, Vancouver and the like. Also some ocean breezes they said. Air advisories are still out but more rain heading in.
Suppose to rain tonight and into Friday and I do hope so.

Vancouver has a lot of green spaces and sometimes wild fires have been known to start in Stanley Park.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 12:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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EDIT: Oh yeah... almost forgot. When I get the weed wacker working I can take care of all of the weeds and my place won't look like hillbilly trash lives here anymore. :)
Hey, you should come over here, you'd feel better!

Between trying to line up all the health insurance after hubby's retirement, cooking, shopping, taking care of dear daughter and lining up contractors for window replacement and other renovations, walking the dog (and hour a day) and otherwise taking care of her, getting all the broken household shit fixed and minding hubby's and my health and helping him out with his projects ... the yardwork has dropped down into Xth place.

On the bright side, I did learn that there's a natural sequence to these things ... first water, THEN weed. After than, prune, trim, mow, and/or edge. After THAT, rake. And after THAT, sweep. (I have a leaf-blower that I refuse to use.) Not all in one day, of course!!

But then, that's if I have time. Which lately I haven't, so the weeds and grass (the little I have left in the backyard) have been growing and leaves have been piling up, and sooner or later I KNOW I have to get to them.... just not now!

And, the water-heater has kept working so I guess it's just a keypad thing. so YAY! for that fix, anyway!

*****

Say SIX, which each improvement in your life you set the bar higher for what you consider "acceptable", which is a GOOD thing until it causes stress and becomes a BAD thing. So keep in mind that you may top out on the things you can accomplish; and stay realistic about what's next on the "list of things to do".



Yeah... I was looking at that list and it seemed a little ambitious after I made it.

I actually did all of it so far except for the weed wacker and the weeds though. :)

I might try out JSF's sea foam suggestion first on that one, then dump the rest of the bottle in my car for good measure.

In the process of a deep clean of my house. I found a whole bunch of clothes I forgot I had after I'd packed them away when I got fat. Got a whole bunch more shirts for work now. :)



I finally set up an appointment about my teeth. That call didn't go the way I'd hoped though. It's possible that I've lost too much bone for the dentures. I didn't think that that was a thing. Implants weren't even around before I was born. What did people do back then?

Going to get a new scan done to see how bad the damage is at this point, and then I'm going to have to go see a doctor to have some tests done. They're pretty convinced that I've got diabetes or something worse to cause that amount of bone loss at my age. I told them I was a drunk for years with a crap diet, no vitamin intake and very little sunlight.

They can't diagnose me over the phone, so I just got to go through the motions now and hope for the best.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, August 24, 2018 1:07 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

EDIT: Oh yeah... almost forgot. When I get the weed wacker working I can take care of all of the weeds and my place won't look like hillbilly trash lives here anymore. :)
Hey, you should come over here, you'd feel better!

Between trying to line up all the health insurance after hubby's retirement, cooking, shopping, taking care of dear daughter and lining up contractors for window replacement and other renovations, walking the dog (and hour a day) and otherwise taking care of her, getting all the broken household shit fixed and minding hubby's and my health and helping him out with his projects ... the yardwork has dropped down into Xth place.

On the bright side, I did learn that there's a natural sequence to these things ... first water, THEN weed. After than, prune, trim, mow, and/or edge. After THAT, rake. And after THAT, sweep. (I have a leaf-blower that I refuse to use.) Not all in one day, of course!!

But then, that's if I have time. Which lately I haven't, so the weeds and grass (the little I have left in the backyard) have been growing and leaves have been piling up, and sooner or later I KNOW I have to get to them.... just not now!

And, the water-heater has kept working so I guess it's just a keypad thing. so YAY! for that fix, anyway!

*****

Say SIX, which each improvement in your life you set the bar higher for what you consider "acceptable", which is a GOOD thing until it causes stress and becomes a BAD thing. So keep in mind that you may top out on the things you can accomplish; and stay realistic about what's next on the "list of things to do".



Yeah... I was looking at that list and it seemed a little ambitious after I made it.

I actually did all of it so far except for the weed wacker and the weeds though. :)

I might try out JSF's sea foam suggestion first on that one, then dump the rest of the bottle in my car for good measure.

In the process of a deep clean of my house. I found a whole bunch of clothes I forgot I had after I'd packed them away when I got fat. Got a whole bunch more shirts for work now. :)



I finally set up an appointment about my teeth. That call didn't go the way I'd hoped though. It's possible that I've lost too much bone for the dentures. I didn't think that that was a thing. Implants weren't even around before I was born. What did people do back then?

Going to get a new scan done to see how bad the damage is at this point, and then I'm going to have to go see a doctor to have some tests done. They're pretty convinced that I've got diabetes or something worse to cause that amount of bone loss at my age. I told them I was a drunk for years with a crap diet, no vitamin intake and very little sunlight.

They can't diagnose me over the phone, so I just got to go through the motions now and hope for the best.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

Normally the best price for SeaFoam is at Home Depot with the lawnmower fluids.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 2:37 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

EDIT: Oh yeah... almost forgot. When I get the weed wacker working I can take care of all of the weeds and my place won't look like hillbilly trash lives here anymore. :)
Hey, you should come over here, you'd feel better!

Between trying to line up all the health insurance after hubby's retirement, cooking, shopping, taking care of dear daughter and lining up contractors for window replacement and other renovations, walking the dog (and hour a day) and otherwise taking care of her, getting all the broken household shit fixed and minding hubby's and my health and helping him out with his projects ... the yardwork has dropped down into Xth place.

On the bright side, I did learn that there's a natural sequence to these things ... first water, THEN weed. After than, prune, trim, mow, and/or edge. After THAT, rake. And after THAT, sweep. (I have a leaf-blower that I refuse to use.) Not all in one day, of course!!

But then, that's if I have time. Which lately I haven't, so the weeds and grass (the little I have left in the backyard) have been growing and leaves have been piling up, and sooner or later I KNOW I have to get to them.... just not now!

And, the water-heater has kept working so I guess it's just a keypad thing. so YAY! for that fix, anyway!

*****

Say SIX, which each improvement in your life you set the bar higher for what you consider "acceptable", which is a GOOD thing until it causes stress and becomes a BAD thing. So keep in mind that you may top out on the things you can accomplish; and stay realistic about what's next on the "list of things to do".



Yeah... I was looking at that list and it seemed a little ambitious after I made it.

I actually did all of it so far except for the weed wacker and the weeds though. :)

I might try out JSF's sea foam suggestion first on that one, then dump the rest of the bottle in my car for good measure.

In the process of a deep clean of my house. I found a whole bunch of clothes I forgot I had after I'd packed them away when I got fat. Got a whole bunch more shirts for work now. :)



I finally set up an appointment about my teeth. That call didn't go the way I'd hoped though. It's possible that I've lost too much bone for the dentures. I didn't think that that was a thing. Implants weren't even around before I was born. What did people do back then?

Going to get a new scan done to see how bad the damage is at this point, and then I'm going to have to go see a doctor to have some tests done. They're pretty convinced that I've got diabetes or something worse to cause that amount of bone loss at my age. I told them I was a drunk for years with a crap diet, no vitamin intake and very little sunlight.

They can't diagnose me over the phone, so I just got to go through the motions now and hope for the best.



Do Right, Be Right. :)



They are right that they can't diagnose you over the phone and I think getting these tests done is a good thing. It will help with your over all improvement if you know how your health is. With the results in hand you can get going on your dental work and if you are diabetic it is better to know now and start treating while you are young. You don't also want to loose the use of your kidneys or worsen your eyesight. It can and will do both of those things.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 11:02 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by Brenda:

They are right that they can't diagnose you over the phone and I think getting these tests done is a good thing. It will help with your over all improvement if you know how your health is. With the results in hand you can get going on your dental work and if you are diabetic it is better to know now and start treating while you are young. You don't also want to loose the use of your kidneys or worsen your eyesight. It can and will do both of those things.



I'm 99% positive it's not diabetes.

That diagnosis would actually explain some other issues I've had for a few years, but there is zero history of it in my family and I just got my most recent eye exam back in November and they told me I didn't have it. I don't know if that's a hundred percent when the eye doctor says it, but supposedly the eye doctors are the ones who find it early.

I'm actually more concerned of finding out I have something worse. My plan was never to see a doctor for the rest of my life and just hope for the best now that I'm living healthy. Can't very well do that if it means I'm going to be unable to talk in public and have to eat baby food for the rest of my life once these teeth really start falling out.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, August 24, 2018 2:39 PM

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It could just be continuing lack of vitamin C and/or D that did it. If they don't find anything definitive (like a bone infection) just chalk it up to a one-time thing which has since been fixed.

I don't know what they would recommend for the next steps forward for you. But just to give you an idea of possibilities, I knew a lady at work who had really bad teeth, gums and underlying bone (bone infection from gum disease which had spread downward). What they suggested, and what was ultimately done, was to scrape out the bad bone and flood her system with antibiotics, then encourage gone growth by implanting bone dust and growth factor. I didn't follow all of the ins and outs, but I know it was a multi-month procedure with many setbacks (recurring infection requiring more removal) and slow jaw replacement, but both she and her doctors kept at it, and ultimately she was able to get several implants which allowed them to place bridges, and despite such a discouraging process it all worked out wonderfully in the end. Also, it pays to get multiple opinions (see below!)

*****

On THIS end, I got a second opinion about my sinus surgery and the recurring infections that I kept on having. After surgery I got pretty slapdash care (I thought) despite the fact that I had contacted surgeon about infection symptoms and got no response. Coincidentally had an appt with allergist, and SHE scoped my sinuses and dx'd an infection and rx'd an antibiotic. So I told surgeon, he look at my nose, said "keep on keeping on, and see me in a month". A month goes by, I STILL have infection symptoms. and all he said was "Keep in doing the rinses and see me in a month". Fortunately by then I had made an appointment with another ENT surgeon the following day, she scoped my sinuses, found that I still (or again) had an infection, took a long Qtip and swabbed an impressive amount of goop from one of my sinuses for culture. I just got the results today... I have TWO bacteria infecting my sinuses, one of which is resistant to what I'd been given. So needless to say, my surgeon is now my FORMER surgeon, and I have transferred my care to the new ENT surgeon.

Second opinions... it never hurts to get one!


*****

I ID'd one of the flutterbys that never opened its wings for me until today; it's the common buckeye but despite the name there's nothing common about it! What a pretty butterfly!

Also, in addition to the usual honeybees I ID'd a fuzzy white/black striped bee with very shiny wings as a leafcutter bee; a "tireless gentle pollinator"



What they're all homing in on is a weed/ lawn replacement called "lippia"



It showed up in my (small) lawn about five years ago from who-knows-where; my then-gardener wanted to pull it out but when I saw how much the little pollinators LOVED the flowers I told him to leave it in. It's in a verbena family, members of which are powerfully attractive to bees, moths, and butterflies. As long as you don't mind watching where you step (there are often a couple-dozen bees on the flowers) it makes a decent lawn substitute. I also have volunteer verbena bonariensis

in the garden; I also don't know where it came from but that's another pollinator-attractor. Unlike lippia, v. bonariensis is listed as an invasive species in CA. But since it's contained in my (walled) backyard, and it's so pretty and attracts so many butterflies I'll leave it where it is.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 3:40 PM

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The only reason it hurts me to get a second opinion is that I don't have any insurance. The cheap option is my only option, and it sounds like maybe that won't be an option now.

I'm just not going to do anything about it if it isn't a cheap and easy fix.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, August 24, 2018 4:35 PM

SIGNYM

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Is it too late to sign up for dental insurance?


I think the CT scan is a good idea, so I hope you have it done: if it turns out of be an ongoing problem then it needs to be treated, and if not then you can sigh a sigh of relief and continue to do your best to live a healthy life.



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Friday, August 24, 2018 7:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

They are right that they can't diagnose you over the phone and I think getting these tests done is a good thing. It will help with your over all improvement if you know how your health is. With the results in hand you can get going on your dental work and if you are diabetic it is better to know now and start treating while you are young. You don't also want to loose the use of your kidneys or worsen your eyesight. It can and will do both of those things.



I'm 99% positive it's not diabetes.

That diagnosis would actually explain some other issues I've had for a few years, but there is zero history of it in my family and I just got my most recent eye exam back in November and they told me I didn't have it. I don't know if that's a hundred percent when the eye doctor says it, but supposedly the eye doctors are the ones who find it early.

I'm actually more concerned of finding out I have something worse. My plan was never to see a doctor for the rest of my life and just hope for the best now that I'm living healthy. Can't very well do that if it means I'm going to be unable to talk in public and have to eat baby food for the rest of my life once these teeth really start falling out.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Eye doctors check for diabetes up here too. Yes, they can find it in your eyes as I said it can affect your eyes.

You're right to be worried. But if it is something important that can be dealt with better that you know. Few people get away with out a doctor's visit.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 7:31 PM

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Hey, Sig.

I see a lot of grasshoppers in my area specially around 4pm or after.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 9:14 PM

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Is it too late to sign up for dental insurance?



If you mean through work, I can't because that's only for full timers. Part timers don't get health insurance. I know there are dental plans out there that you can sign up for independently, but they only cover a max of a few grand, which wouldn't help me at all. Even if I was able to get coverage through work it would be the same story.


No matter what happens in my mouth, insurance companies view dental work as "cosmetic". Even if I'm officially told when it's all said and done that I cannot get dentures because the bone loss is too severe, there will be no assistance in paying for it.

If it comes to that point, I think you could expect to see me on the news. This literally will be the hill I choose to die on, and I will bring awareness to the country about how wrong that all is.


Short of getting dentures, I will not pay for anything to be done, and it will kill me. I think it would be a shame not to at least make that mean something for other people who have to go through this and are afraid to die so they'll go into lifelong debt to do whatever it takes.


EDITED TO ADD: Upon re-reading that, I realized that it could be perceived as a bit threatening. I just want to clear that up and say that I have no intention of "making the news" by hurting anybody over this.

Maybe I'll start a YouTube channel and just show the world the state of my teeth and bring awareness to the fact that health issues as severe as this are evaded by insurance companies simply because they're taking place in your mouth, even though the other potential health risks by letting this go are extreme.

I'll chronicle my own slow death and the decay of the quality of my life for everybody to see, just to make a point.

I'm ready to meet my maker.... or find out there isn't one.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 10:21 PM

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SIX, how do you feel about a three-month round of antibiotics, or a year of high-dose vitamin D and calcium? ? I guess what I'm saying is ... a bone infection or bone thinning is not a "cosmetic" problem, it's a medical one. Even if you can't get dentures or implants, if there's something going on with your bones that's only going to get worse and worse, you might want to think about medical treatment.

I'm sorry to say that the last three people who worked for me all had terrible/ missing teeth, and nobody (certainly not "society") gave a shit. I don't know about where you live, but here you'd be just one of a million. Literally.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:23 AM

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SIX, how do you feel about a three-month round of antibiotics, or a year of high-dose vitamin D and calcium? ? I guess what I'm saying is ... a bone infection or bone thinning is not a "cosmetic" problem, it's a medical one. Even if you can't get dentures or implants, if there's something going on with your bones that's only going to get worse and worse, you might want to think about medical treatment.

I'm sorry to say that the last three people who worked for me all had terrible/ missing teeth, and nobody (certainly not "society") gave a shit. I don't know about where you live, but here you'd be just one of a million. Literally.



I seriously doubt that. If I'm being told that it's going to be impossible to put me into dentures because of the extreme amount of bone loss it would be more like one in a million than one of a million.

My bones are fine. I do an extreme amount of work, and I'm always banging things on this and that, and even sometimes running my foot over with a pallet jack.

I'm not paying for any work, so if that is the case then I'm on my way to sipping my food through a straw and talking without any teeth. I will be looking for options for assisted suicide at that point, just so there's no mess to clean up.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:42 AM

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"I have TWO bacteria infecting my sinuses, one of which is resistant to what I'd been given." You know me - I'm nosy. If you care to share which ones I'd be very interested.




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Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:54 AM

1KIKI

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hey Jack

One of the people I work with had a chronic bone infection for years in his upper jaw that caused a lot of bone loss. It was working its way into his maxillary sinus, from there the next stop would have been his eye socket.

Anyway, I don't know if you're eligible for Medicare, or if you have a philosophical objection to it. But a bone infection in your jaw might be covered. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coverage/MedicareDentalCoverage/index.htm
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Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:14 AM

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hey Jack

One of the people I work with had a chronic bone infection for years in his upper jaw that caused a lot of bone loss. It was working its way into his maxillary sinus, from there the next stop would have been his eye socket.

Anyway, I don't know if you're eligible for Medicare, or if you have a philosophical objection to it. But a bone infection in your jaw might be covered. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coverage/MedicareDentalCoverage/index.htm
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Thanks for the link. My state doesn't do medicare for people at my income level, although they do have a program that's considered somewhat of an extention of it for low income earners who aren't medicare eligible.

Assuming that this would be the same thing, I suppose I would just have to wait until it got serious enough that I would be hospitalized for it according to that link.

Yay.

I'll do some research and see if that's possible. I'll just have to let it get to the point that it's nearly killing me and then I can get some work done that would cost taxpayers infinitely more than taking care of the problem now.

Sounds about as reasonable as anything else our government does from day to day.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:28 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.


Ok - well - I have my voodoo going (fingers crossed) that things can work out for you. I THINK that's the best I can do from this end!




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Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
"I have TWO bacteria infecting my sinuses, one of which is resistant to what I'd been given." You know me - I'm nosy. If you care to share which ones I'd be very interested.

Doctor kind of danced around that one. In fact, I had to ask very bluntly Say doctor, what are the names of the bacteria in my sinuses? and it seemed kind of rude at that point to follow up with So, which one is resistant, and what's it resistant to? since she didn't exactly freely divulge to begin with.

From the inet, BOTH of the bacteria (Psuedomonas and S aureus) are sometimes treated with penicillin-class drugs (PA with penicillin and SA with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid) and since I've had multiple rounds of amox-clav that doesn't clear up for me which is resistant to what. In any case, I'm going to be taking levaquin (no lifting heavy weight for me, now!) and rinsing my sinuses with hypertonic saline/gentamicin/steroid "special sauce" that I mix up at home.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:44 PM

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We've got rain here right now or it was raining.

Have to go out in a bit and take some glass down to my local recycling depot.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:08 PM

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I was just going to ask about that. I hope the rain is helping to put out those fires!

It's interesting BRENDA, you speak so often about the rain (and the snow) that you obviously hate it. But I guess you're not the only one, since that article that I posted made it very clear that a LOT of people there find eternal gloom to be pretty depressing, and that one of the biggest impacts of the fire was the smoke, because the smoke blotted out one of the few times that you might actually see some sunshine. Is that about right?

******

I had a woman from Finland working for me - I may have mentioned her before - but when she got a fantastic opportunity back in Finland she left with obvious regret. The impression that I got was that she hated leaving sunny Santa Monica for dark, cold, depressing winters. I grew up in an area that had a lot of winter weather ... not the bright sparkly kind but endless days of cloudy gloom ... I thought it was OK back then! I wonder how I would fare if i had to move back!

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:56 PM

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I was just going to ask about that. I hope the rain is helping to put out those fires!

It's interesting BRENDA, you speak so often about the rain (and the snow) that you obviously hate it. But I guess you're not the only one, since that article that I posted made it very clear that a LOT of people there find eternal gloom to be pretty depressing, and that one of the biggest impacts of the fire was the smoke, because the smoke blotted out one of the few times that you might actually see some sunshine. Is that about right?

******

I had a woman from Finland working for me - I may have mentioned her before - but when she got a fantastic opportunity back in Finland she left with obvious regret. The impression that I got was that she hated leaving sunny Santa Monica for dark, cold, depressing winters. I grew up in an area that had a lot of winter weather ... not the bright sparkly kind but endless days of cloudy gloom ... I thought it was OK back then! I wonder how I would fare if i had to move back!

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I hope so too. The grass will green up down here with this rain and clear out the rest of the smoke. But as I have said before the Interior of the province with the fires needs it more.


That is correct Sig. Summer is the main time that we get a good amount of sun and with all that smoke, it just blotted it out. It was very dark and gloomy all day.

At least when we get snow it is generally brighter because of it. I only hate the snow because of where I am living makes it difficult to get around. The rain brings nothing but clouds and grey.

For that lady it would have been regret. I couldn't live in the Arctic with 6 months of dark and that was what she was facing going home.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:35 PM

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Speaking of smoke and gloom ... and one's normal weather ... here in SoCal we get pretty relentless sun. And it was phenomenally, blazingly hot for a few months with the sun just beating down on everything. So when the Holy fire got going, and the sun was obscured for three days and the smoke cover actually dropped the temperature, it was in some ways a relief.




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Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:25 PM

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Watching "Iron Chef: Japan" makes me miss my bamboo steamers.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:12 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.


Nothing to do with that except cooking ... I really like to share tastes of food and recipes with people at work. Maybe I'm recipe-challenged, but most times I can get a recipe but just not imagine how it's supposed to taste. So it's good to be able to share the actual dishes. Things are often FAR better in real life than I think they'll be. For example - I can't believe how many YEARS late I was in discovering the heavenly tastes of mashed and riced cauliflower.

You'd think that would be a natural thing for people to get together over - that there would be clubs, groups, gatherings of people with a mutual interest in home cooking. But no. At least, not around here. There are hiking clubs and gardening clubs and book club and foodie let's-go-to-restaurant clubs and wine tasting clubs and beer brewing clubs and horse riding clubs --- but no home cooking clubs. Though there are plenty of people offering to take chunks of your money to 'teach' you how to cook.

Is there any such thing up where you live Brenda? Groups of people who get together to share food and recipes? Am I just in the wrong subculture? Or does this seem like a weird idea that nobody in their right mind would be interested in pursuing?




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Monday, August 27, 2018 2:03 AM

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Nothing to do with that except cooking ... I really like to share tastes of food and recipes with people at work. Maybe I'm recipe-challenged, but most times I can get a recipe but just not imagine how it's supposed to taste. So it's good to be able to share the actual dishes. Things are often FAR better in real life than I think they'll be. For example - I can't believe how many YEARS late I was in discovering the heavenly tastes of mashed and riced cauliflower.

You'd think that would be a natural thing for people to get together over - that there would be clubs, groups, gatherings of people with a mutual interest in home cooking. But no. At least, not around here. There are hiking clubs and gardening clubs and book club and foodie let's-go-to-restaurant clubs and wine tasting clubs and beer brewing clubs and horse riding clubs --- but no home cooking clubs. Though there are plenty of people offering to take chunks of your money to 'teach' you how to cook.

Is there any such thing up where you live Brenda? Groups of people who get together to share food and recipes? Am I just in the wrong subculture? Or does this seem like a weird idea that nobody in their right mind would be interested in pursuing?



I think that idea is too much of a throwback to the days when women stayed at home and did all the cooking.

I've actually never dated a woman in my life that knew how to cook. A few of their brothers were excellent cooks, but none of them were. Come to think of it, the youngest woman I know that enjoys cooking and is great at it is my step mom who's only 9 years older than I am.

I don't think this is really a gendered thing at this point. Everybody my age and younger pretty much wants instant gratification everywhere they turn. Unless somebody REALLY enjoys cooking and it is their profession or their hobby, I don't think anybody devotes any time to it anymore.

The only reason that I do it is because I had to change my diet for health issues and I couldn't live off of the processed junk anymore. I keep saying that with all my free time I'm going to learn how to cook a few things I'd really love to eat, but I can think of at least 100 things off the top of my head that I'd rather be doing than standing in front of the stove.



All that being said, you could probably find groups online for cooking enthusiasts. Maybe there'd even be enough locally by you to meet face to face instead of trading recipes over the internet.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 2:12 AM

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Oh... btw... amidst all of my health drama I think I glossed over what the fix to my computer was.

Turned out all I needed was a new power supply to it. Since this one was actually designed for the board I have and not an older one that technically worked but wasn't designed for it, it's running better than it ever has before now. This PSU has a 24 pin and 8 pin connector for the board, where both of the old ones that got jacked up were relics that only had 20 pins and 4 pins.

So with the cost of the PSU, thermal paste, canned air and a new set of surge protectors, after I get the rebate on the PSU it will have all cost me $50 to have a computer that works even better than it had the first 5 years I owned it. That's a hell of a lot better than paying $700-$800 to put together a new one, even though it would be sweet to have the newest ram and finally have my OS load up instantly on a SSD. This one is way more than enough for my needs at the moment though. I really don't know what I'm missing.










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Monday, August 27, 2018 3:30 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.


"All that being said, you could probably find groups online for cooking enthusiasts. Maybe there'd even be enough locally by you to meet face to face instead of trading recipes over the internet." Been there. Done that. Sigh. To no avail.

My health is also what got me started cooking. Have I mentioned that for my entire life I have had almost no sense of smell? So I used to make very indifferent - but nutritious! - pots of soup that would sit in the frig while I scrounged everything but. It took me over a year to realize that as little a sense of smell that I have, some food still tastes better and some food still tastes worse TO ME. And that if I was going to eat nutritious food, it would have to be something that tastes good TO ME. That's when I decided I needed to learn how to cook. And I can proudly say I'm now a good home cook! And even better, OTHER people like my cooking as well!

And ...

CONGRATS! on the computer fix!




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Monday, August 27, 2018 5:38 AM

SIGNYM

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Oh, I hate cooking. And I'm the family cook! And since I lost my sense of smell (since at least last Thanksgiving; before that I had an EXCEPTIONAL sense of smell) cooking decent meals has become very difficult. Is this food spoiled, or safe? Is this too much seasoning, or not enough?

The only reason why I even bother is because of hubby... he has such a list of aches, pains, and disabilities that it's hard for him to enjoy anything anymore. Plus, he has diabetes, so it's not like he can just eat fancy food whenever he wants. So the challenge is to make food that fits into a diabetic lifestyle (lower carb) AND that tastes good. I've cooked everything from Japanese to Argentinian to German to Italian to Indian. I think he should be able to at least look forward to breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The challenge is that he and dear daughter are somewhat picky eaters; it's just that they're picky about different things!

But. Did I mention that I hate cooking? It's truly a labor of love.

******

Awake at stupid o'clock because of aches and pains. I've been trying to keep the yard at least somewhat presentable, and have been digging/spraying weeds and pulling dead plants and digging up the landscape cloth that one of my previous gardeners convinced me would be a great idea. Yesterday I finally got around string-trimming the back lawn (I don't have enough of a lawn to warrant a lawn mover), raking up piles of avocado leaves (They are seasonally confused! They usually lose their leaves in the spring, but this year they got so much mite damage that when I rescued the trees with successive hosing, spraying, and biological control; and drenching the roots, the trees went Oh hey! It's safe to make leaves again! so they're dropping most of the set fruit and most of the damaged leaves and replacing them with nice healthy shiny new leaves.), and sweeping up. It was a marathon (for me) gardening event. The backyard looks much better, but I'm stiff and sore. Not in a good way; more like in an old-lady kind of way. I hestitate to take ibuprofen because it REALLY interferes with my kidneys, and hesistated to take even aspirin because of some interaction with levaquin, But the cahes and pains go too much, so I looked it up and decide What the hell, I need my sleep Right now, I'm waiting for the aspirin to take effect.

But, I do have to say .. the yard REALLY does look better.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 9:03 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
"All that being said, you could probably find groups online for cooking enthusiasts. Maybe there'd even be enough locally by you to meet face to face instead of trading recipes over the internet." Been there. Done that. Sigh. To no avail.

My health is also what got me started cooking. Have I mentioned that for my entire life I have had almost no sense of smell? So I used to make very indifferent - but nutritious! - pots of soup that would sit in the frig while I scrounged everything but. It took me over a year to realize that as little a sense of smell that I have, some food still tastes better and some food still tastes worse TO ME. And that if I was going to eat nutritious food, it would have to be something that tastes good TO ME. That's when I decided I needed to learn how to cook. And I can proudly say I'm now a good home cook! And even better, OTHER people like my cooking as well!

And ...

CONGRATS! on the computer fix!




Thanks! :)


Anybody here have any experience with Coconut Oil? Either just cooking or for other uses?


My old man was talking to somebody he knows that has some chronic health issues and was mentioning my teeth problems. He swears by "Oil Pulling", which is a process that involves swishing coconut oil in the mouth between 10 and 20 minutes per day.

It seems relatively cheap, although a bit more expensive than the canola oil. I figured I might give it a try and even cook with it on occasion.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, August 27, 2018 9:20 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Nothing to do with that except cooking ... I really like to share tastes of food and recipes with people at work. Maybe I'm recipe-challenged, but most times I can get a recipe but just not imagine how it's supposed to taste. So it's good to be able to share the actual dishes. Things are often FAR better in real life than I think they'll be. For example - I can't believe how many YEARS late I was in discovering the heavenly tastes of mashed and riced cauliflower.

You'd think that would be a natural thing for people to get together over - that there would be clubs, groups, gatherings of people with a mutual interest in home cooking. But no. At least, not around here. There are hiking clubs and gardening clubs and book club and foodie let's-go-to-restaurant clubs and wine tasting clubs and beer brewing clubs and horse riding clubs --- but no home cooking clubs. Though there are plenty of people offering to take chunks of your money to 'teach' you how to cook.

Is there any such thing up where you live Brenda? Groups of people who get together to share food and recipes? Am I just in the wrong subculture? Or does this seem like a weird idea that nobody in their right mind would be interested in pursuing?




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I don't know Kiki. There is a program for sharing recipes with kids that is out of my senior's centre.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 9:24 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Oh, I hate cooking. And I'm the family cook! And since I lost my sense of smell (since at least last Thanksgiving; before that I had an EXCEPTIONAL sense of smell) cooking decent meals has become very difficult. Is this food spoiled, or safe? Is this too much seasoning, or not enough?

The only reason why I even bother is because of hubby... he has such a list of aches, pains, and disabilities that it's hard for him to enjoy anything anymore. Plus, he has diabetes, so it's not like he can just eat fancy food whenever he wants. So the challenge is to make food that fits into a diabetic lifestyle (lower carb) AND that tastes good. I've cooked everything from Japanese to Argentinian to German to Italian to Indian. I think he should be able to at least look forward to breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The challenge is that he and dear daughter are somewhat picky eaters; it's just that they're picky about different things!

But. Did I mention that I hate cooking? It's truly a labor of love.

******

Awake at stupid o'clock because of aches and pains. I've been trying to keep the yard at least somewhat presentable, and have been digging/spraying weeds and pulling dead plants and digging up the landscape cloth that one of my previous gardeners convinced me would be a great idea. Yesterday I finally got around string-trimming the back lawn (I don't have enough of a lawn to warrant a lawn mover), raking up piles of avocado leaves (They are seasonally confused! They usually lose their leaves in the spring, but this year they got so much mite damage that when I rescued the trees with successive hosing, spraying, and biological control; and drenching the roots, the trees went Oh hey! It's safe to make leaves again! so they're dropping most of the set fruit and most of the damaged leaves and replacing them with nice healthy shiny new leaves.), and sweeping up. It was a marathon (for me) gardening event. The backyard looks much better, but I'm stiff and sore. Not in a good way; more like in an old-lady kind of way. I hestitate to take ibuprofen because it REALLY interferes with my kidneys, and hesistated to take even aspirin because of some interaction with levaquin, But the cahes and pains go too much, so I looked it up and decide What the hell, I need my sleep Right now, I'm waiting for the aspirin to take effect.

But, I do have to say .. the yard REALLY does look better.

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

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876



I love to cook and bake. I had to take up the cooking chores after my dad died as he was the family cook. My mom was a terrible cook and baker.

I still like to cook and bake though with my food sensitivities and such, at times it becomes more of chore than a pleasure.

But with my blood sugar problem I have to keep everything on an even keel.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

Anybody here have any experience with Coconut Oil? Either just cooking or for other uses?


My old man was talking to somebody he knows that has some chronic health issues and was mentioning my teeth problems. He swears by "Oil Pulling", which is a process that involves swishing coconut oil in the mouth between 10 and 20 minutes per day.

It seems relatively cheap, although a bit more expensive than the canola oil. I figured I might give it a try and even cook with it on occasion.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I've read about oil pulling but have no information or experience either way. Coconut oil is said to have special antiviral and antibacterial properties, but unfortunately, I can't say anything about it from personal experience, one way or the other. It seems like it would be a cheap thing to try ... my questions would be how long do you give it and how can you tell if it's working?

But speaking of your poor mouth - at what point will you consider it a crisis that NEEDS to be addressed? I was thinking about that CT scan. What can it tell you? Can it be used to diagnose an ongoing infection (which is serious in my book)? I think it would be in your best interests to schedule whatever tests there are that could tell you if you have a bone infection, and just shell out the bucks. If no, then you can be reassured. If yes, then sign up for government assistance and get it taken care of.




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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Oh... btw... amidst all of my health drama I think I glossed over what the fix to my computer was.

Turned out all I needed was a new power supply to it. Since this one was actually designed for the board I have and not an older one that technically worked but wasn't designed for it, it's running better than it ever has before now. This PSU has a 24 pin and 8 pin connector for the board, where both of the old ones that got jacked up were relics that only had 20 pins and 4 pins.

So with the cost of the PSU, thermal paste, canned air and a new set of surge protectors, after I get the rebate on the PSU it will have all cost me $50 to have a computer that works even better than it had the first 5 years I owned it. That's a hell of a lot better than paying $700-$800 to put together a new one, even though it would be sweet to have the newest ram and finally have my OS load up instantly on a SSD. This one is way more than enough for my needs at the moment though. I really don't know what I'm missing.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Have you looked into that Raspberry Computer, or The Slice?

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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:45 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Oh, I hate cooking. And I'm the family cook! And since I lost my sense of smell (since at least last Thanksgiving; before that I had an EXCEPTIONAL sense of smell) cooking decent meals has become very difficult. Is this food spoiled, or safe? Is this too much seasoning, or not enough?

The only reason why I even bother is because of hubby... he has such a list of aches, pains, and disabilities that it's hard for him to enjoy anything anymore. Plus, he has diabetes, so it's not like he can just eat fancy food whenever he wants. So the challenge is to make food that fits into a diabetic lifestyle (lower carb) AND that tastes good. I've cooked everything from Japanese to Argentinian to German to Italian to Indian. I think he should be able to at least look forward to breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The challenge is that he and dear daughter are somewhat picky eaters; it's just that they're picky about different things!

But. Did I mention that I hate cooking? It's truly a labor of love.

******

Awake at stupid o'clock because of aches and pains. I've been trying to keep the yard at least somewhat presentable, and have been digging/spraying weeds and pulling dead plants and digging up the landscape cloth that one of my previous gardeners convinced me would be a great idea. Yesterday I finally got around string-trimming the back lawn (I don't have enough of a lawn to warrant a lawn mover), raking up piles of avocado leaves (They are seasonally confused! They usually lose their leaves in the spring, but this year they got so much mite damage that when I rescued the trees with successive hosing, spraying, and biological control; and drenching the roots, the trees went Oh hey! It's safe to make leaves again! so they're dropping most of the set fruit and most of the damaged leaves and replacing them with nice healthy shiny new leaves.), and sweeping up. It was a marathon (for me) gardening event. The backyard looks much better, but I'm stiff and sore. Not in a good way; more like in an old-lady kind of way. I hestitate to take ibuprofen because it REALLY interferes with my kidneys, and hesistated to take even aspirin because of some interaction with levaquin, But the cahes and pains go too much, so I looked it up and decide What the hell, I need my sleep Right now, I'm waiting for the aspirin to take effect.

But, I do have to say .. the yard REALLY does look better.

Have you tried Boost before? I have to expect you could have done without aspirin, and Boost would have not only taken care of the aches, but would make you feel strong and wonderful the next day.
My only problem is forgetting to take it. I have less exercise than before, so take it less, and then when I really should, it slips my mind because I'm out of the habit.
It is 25% USRDA of a pile of vitamins and minerals. Use the "original" formula (it's not) and skip the other stuff.

That is actually the single best thing I gleaned from my time in CA, started with it in 1984.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:52 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

Anybody here have any experience with Coconut Oil? Either just cooking or for other uses?


My old man was talking to somebody he knows that has some chronic health issues and was mentioning my teeth problems. He swears by "Oil Pulling", which is a process that involves swishing coconut oil in the mouth between 10 and 20 minutes per day.

It seems relatively cheap, although a bit more expensive than the canola oil. I figured I might give it a try and even cook with it on occasion.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I've read about oil pulling but have no information or experience either way. Coconut oil is said to have special antiviral and antibacterial properties, but unfortunately, I can't say anything about it from personal experience, one way or the other. It seems like it would be a cheap thing to try ... my questions would be how long do you give it and how can you tell if it's working?

But speaking of your poor mouth - at what point will you consider it a crisis that NEEDS to be addressed? I was thinking about that CT scan. What can it tell you? Can it be used to diagnose an ongoing infection (which is serious in my book)? I think it would be in your best interests to schedule whatever tests there are that could tell you if you have a bone infection, and just shell out the bucks. If no, then you can be reassured. If yes, then sign up for government assistance and get it taken care of.




THUGGER admits it's not about RUSSIA !!! and is, in fact, a witch hunt. "Trump better be innocent of any wrong doing, anywhere, anytime."


It's a crisis right now, but I won't get any government assistance for it. Unless (or until) whatever is happening in there is going to put me in the hospital, there will be no assistance.

Ideally, I will have all the teeth ripped out and dentures put in and be done with it. I'm hearing now that this might not be possible because the bone loss was already too severe. I'm not paying for anything out of pocket other than the $1,300 - $1,600 I was told it was going to cost to remove my teeth and get the dentures done, so if that's not an option I'm just going to live with it until it puts me into the hospital. At that point, hopefully I survive it and the government will have to pay 10 or 20 times what it would have cost to do something about it now.

The CT scan will show the infections. Actually, about 3-4 years ago when I did it, I was a guinea pig for their new machine. The guy who sold it to them saw the state of what lied beneath my gums and said that I probably feel run down all the time because my body is fighting off infections 24/7.

I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case now.

But congress deemed anything in the mouth as only cosmetic work back in 1980, so until it becomes life threatening in some other way (absesses, heart problems, sinus cavities caving in) I would have to pay for all of it myself, which I'm not going to do, so this is quite a puzzle.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:55 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Nothing to do with that except cooking ... I really like to share tastes of food and recipes with people at work. Maybe I'm recipe-challenged, but most times I can get a recipe but just not imagine how it's supposed to taste. So it's good to be able to share the actual dishes. Things are often FAR better in real life than I think they'll be. For example - I can't believe how many YEARS late I was in discovering the heavenly tastes of mashed and riced cauliflower.

You'd think that would be a natural thing for people to get together over - that there would be clubs, groups, gatherings of people with a mutual interest in home cooking. But no. At least, not around here. There are hiking clubs and gardening clubs and book club and foodie let's-go-to-restaurant clubs and wine tasting clubs and beer brewing clubs and horse riding clubs --- but no home cooking clubs. Though there are plenty of people offering to take chunks of your money to 'teach' you how to cook.

Is there any such thing up where you live Brenda? Groups of people who get together to share food and recipes? Am I just in the wrong subculture? Or does this seem like a weird idea that nobody in their right mind would be interested in pursuing?

THUGGER admits it's not about RUSSIA !!! and is, in fact, a witch hunt. "Trump better be innocent of any wrong doing, anywhere, anytime."



I don't know Kiki. There is a program for sharing recipes with kids that is out of my senior's centre.

I hadn't thought of it before, but that sounds like an awesome idea. Old ladies would love to be helpful, useful, share their lifetime of cooking knowledge with you young-uns. Just need to find a senior facility that allows people to use kitchen facilities.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:59 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Have you looked into that Raspberry Computer, or The Slice?



I've got a raspberry. It's great for retro gaming, but it's not much as far as a real computer goes. My computer was built 5 years ago, but it's got a quad core AMD processor with 16GB of DDR3 memory. It was a great rig when I built it and is still way more than I need today since I don't do any PC gaming. It's way better than a $60 raspberry, in any case. Really, the only upgrade I'd think about doing to it at the moment now that it's in working order again is to replace my main drive with a SSD that would make it run even quicker.

Not sure about the slice. I've never heard of that one before.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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