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Friday, June 11, 2021 5:02 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.



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Managed to finish our biweekly cleaning, and stain the dresser legs darker. The legs... that was progress.

Every day, some progress.


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And you too Signy - great keeping on keeping on! I seem to be mostly stuck in chores (my definition of a chore is a thing one does over and over), but though not nearly as much as you, Jack, or Brenda, I too am making slow progress in non-chores.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 5:28 PM

1KIKI

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You can have my sugarbush. I don't know what's wrong, if it's the spot, the planting, or the bush itself but it has barely grown 2feet in five years.

Here's what CalFlora says: "In the southern part of it's range (in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties) Rhus ovata (sugarbush) generally grows in the foothills and mountains, and the closely related Rhus integrifolia (Lemonade Berry) grows closer to the coast." https://calscape.org/Rhus-ovata-(Sugar-Sumac) And somewhere - I don't remember where - I read that they tend to grow better in their native areas. I personally intend to plant both, but I don't expect them both to do well in my "southern oak/ chaparral" area, so I completely expect to replace at least one. I know you have a marvelous (for me, completely revelatory) street planting of various native shrubs in the area. Maybe you could review what's planted there and how they're doing. Lemonadeberry might be a better choice for your area? Oh, and if your sugarbush is still moseying along by the time I plant my native shrub hedge, I
ll be VERY happy to give it a home!
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OTOH my Island Oak (Q. tomentella) is turning into a real tree.
I take it the leader has straightened out?
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There is a front yard that I admire when I walk the dog in a certain direction. I would never do it myself, but the walkway to the front door has a white arch over it, and the plants along the side that are blooming right now are beautiful shell pink geraniums, sea lettuce (statice), pink hollyhocks, what looks like Shasta daisy and others. The woman of the house was there. I've stopped by and spoken to her from time to time, she invited me to her backyard once to see her David Austin roses.

Were they as beautiful as in the catalogues? I've never seen them irl that I know of, but though I've disliked roses for most of my life (except the old roses, which have a traditional rose scent) a lady I bought a car from invited me to see her garden which had a hedge of 'French Lace' roses, and it was BEAUTIFUL! Roses! I bet the Austin roses looked nice.
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Anyway, I haven't seen her in a while, so when I saw her today I asked how she was doing and heard that her beloved dog just died after 6 weeks of kidney failure. Turns out that this dog was eating morning glory (convolvulus) seeds which are toxic to dogs. I have that growing in our backyard. It planted itself (along, btw, with cheatgrass, pale pink/yellow/lavendar lantana, verbena bonariensis, and a few other volunteers), AAACK!

I have been mostly ripping it out bc it tends to strangle my other plants, but I did save some seedlings in two pots and was going to let them scramble up the palm trees bc dd loves them so much but ... not anymore!

Anyway, in addition to talking about her dog, she wanted to talk about gardening (as a distraction, I guess, so she would stop crying) and I asked her about a particularly pretty little shrub by her walkway and she gave me one. That was very sweet of her.

I think I IDed it as pink maguerite daisy, and it's a beautiful little thing. There are many pictures online with a lot of variations. Some have narrower petals, some wider, some are pinker, some are semi-doubled. The picture that looks the closest can't be linked directly, but this is the second-closest



] That's VERY nice! I have Mexican evening primrose blooming
as well as crown vetch (a non-native and invasive elsewhere, but here in dry country easily contained to watered areas)

both of which are pink.

Your flowers would definitely go well, once I kill off the Bermudagrass and plant my patches of wildflowers.
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When I return the pot I'm going to give her a sympathy card. I've had to put three of my pets to sleep and it was a painful loss. We do grow to love our pets.

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I too have had to euthanize pets. But 3 others I never got the chance. 2 cats were taken by coyotes, and one was hit by a car. We do definitely get attached.

Why was her dog eating the seeds in the first place? It seems a strange choice for a dog-nibble. And, maybe you could put them up front?

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Friday, June 11, 2021 5:39 PM

1KIKI

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Too bad I can't raise a cow in the backyard. Maybe chickens?

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Maybe guinea fowl?

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:06 PM

SIGNYM

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Managed to finish our biweekly cleaning, and stain the dresser legs darker. The legs... that was progress.

Every day, some progress.


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

THUGR posts about Putin so much, he must be in love.

And you too Signy - great keeping on keeping on! I seem to be mostly stuck in chores (my definition of a chore is a thing one does over and over), but though not nearly as much as you, Jack, or Brenda, I too am making slow progress in non-chores.

well,I have o take back that "every day some progress" statement bc yesterday was ALL chores, relentlessly, from morning to night, Starting with writing out a grocery list when I woke up at stupido'clock, then (after a brief nap) moving on the waaking the dog, doing a ginormous dishwashing/countertop cleaning (what I get for not doing dishes every day), making bfast for hubbs, picking up the Rx (KA-CHING!), and shopping at my local Stater Bros and Ralphs (KA-CHING! KA-CHING!) and then making dinner. Dinner was a relatively quick fix (stir fry [S/F] marinated pork tenderloin with cabbage-red pepper S/F for hubby and me and shirataki noodles with spinach and Asian sauce for dear daughter) but we STILL wound up eating at 8PM, which is kinda late for us.

Does rolling out a new door mat count?

I was sacked by the end of the day.

*****

Today I did make some progress, with hubby's help: We trimmed back the camellias by our northern neighbor's property line. The nice Korean lady there asked me to trim them back bc they don't have AC and count on evening breezes to blow thru their house. So we trimmed them back as much as we could consistent with not killing them (i hope).

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:08 PM

1KIKI

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I'm slowly, slowly beginning to reform my awful sleep schedule.


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Good for you!

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First a train of thought ... when doctors want to know how you feel when you get up - rested, energetic, or not ... they might really mean how you feel a half hour after you get up (but before coffee). Because there's such a thing as sleep inertia. I've REALLY seen it in a few people who wake up super grumpy until some times goes by, and I've experienced it myself.
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Must be dear daughter's problem. she doesn't even start talking until an hour or so after she gets out of her room.
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But maybe there's sleep inertia in the opposite direction, wakefulness inertia, as in when you're awake you stay awake. Because if there is, I have that. Once I'm up I routinely stay awake for 24 hours and up to 36 hours, which makes getting to sleep at a reasonable time impossible.
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I just CAN'T imagine staying up for 24 hours at a time! After about 14-16 hours or so, the sandman comes and hits me over the head.
And it's not like I don't WANT to go to sleep, or I'm not TRYING to go to sleep. It's just that I'm really not sleepy and can't sleep, no matter how hard I try.
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But lately I've been going out and doing yardwork for an hour before noon. And while I'm still not getting to sleep before 3AM, at least it's not 10AM ... or later.

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I usually fall asleep quickly, but then I wake up at stupid o'clock. Sometimes it's after 2 hours of sleep, or 4, or 5 ... the faster I wake up, the more uncomfortable I am, and it's almost always bc of a subtly stuffy nose. Not SO stuffy that I can't breathe thru it, just stuffy enough to make breathing more difficult. I've learned to rinse and decongest my nose well before bedtime, and spray it with fluticasone right before bed so I don't get "rebound" stuffiness at night. And this is AFTER two sinus surgeries and trimmed turbinates and years of allergy shots and taking cetirizine every day.
I truly hope you've seen improvement after all that, at least!
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Are you sure that you don't have a subtly stuffy nose??
I honestly think it's a subtly swollen tongue, a thing I didn't realize I had until I had an out-of-control allergic reaction and I found I couldn't speak well at all and my tongue no longer QUITE fit in my mouth. I think it was you many years ago who hypothesized that that might be the cause of my 'lithp'.
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Anyway, I'm sure that you've tried everything: cool dark room, comfortable mattress, right amount of food (or not) before bed, not staring at a screen an hour b4 bed etc etc. Since we are also trying to reform dear daughter's sleep schedule (lights out at 2 AM, out of bed at 11:30 AM) in your opinion, what were the most successful steps? I realize that quite often there is no ONE thing, you have to do them all.
Well, another thing I have is getting 'twisty' which I swear is like some mild PANDAS reaction when any skin-traction sensation becomes unbearably intolerable, made worse by warm weather and sticky skin, but also with other issues. So ... making sure I have no even mild inflammation ANYwhere. Having a worse-than-usual swollen tongue. But when it comes to just the jacked sleep schedule, it seems my sleep schedule needs a 'hard reset' with lots of light and activity in the AM - at least an hour.
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BTW, I'm seriously thinking of getting a weighted blanket for her.

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It might help her! It's worth giving it a try.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:19 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.



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Originally posted by Brenda:
It was one of her odder comments to me along with my news about my health being good for another year to which she added, "God willing." They know I don't truck with their religion.

Oh, even though I'm an agnostic I often say that. (And I've seen it's an oft-used phrase among Muslims as well.) It's just my way of acknowledging that there are many things in life beyond human prediction or control. Luck, good fate, god's grace, whatever I might call it, is imo always part of the equation. I do kinda' find it funny that she uses a very prominent Muslim phrase, though, considering how Christian she is!

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:20 PM

BRENDA


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Brenda:
Hearing aides are okay. Mostly just me needing to get used to them.
Think my boss is jealous of me. The reason I am thinking on this is because before I left today she commented that I don't have much in the way of gray in my hair. She's had a lot of gray in her hair since she was in her late 50s and now it is going slightly whiter and more.

SIX:
Hehe.


BRENDA: It was one of her odder comments to me along with my news about my health being good for another year to which she added, "God willing." They know I don't truck with their religion.

Are yo sure she just wasn't giving you a compliment, and sincerely wishes for your continued good health?

In my aged years, I've gotten to be a lot more relaxed about religios expressions like "I'll pray for you" and "god willing". Mostly, they're just people saying "I hope things turn out/continue to go well for you" in a religious way, and I take it in the spirit in which it was intended.


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You are probably right. I just sort of nodded at her and went on with what I needed.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:23 PM

1KIKI

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Oh BTW KIKI, so far, in that head-to-head comparison of corn gluten to pendimethalin, they seem to come out about even.

Altho I HAVE seen seed-eating birds peck at the corn gluten!

What I got was Epsoma U of Iowa certified organic corn gluten, 25 lbs. I'm going to try it under the avocados too.

Oh THANK YOU SO MUCH for the info, Signy! I know you must have spent some time researching it, and of course money buying it, and then the effort trying it,and then letting me know! I've bookmarked it AND added it to my Amazon cart!
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Got a big charcoal gray 3'X5' mat for just inside the front door, to replace the worn-out rug that we had which had lost its "no slip" backing and was a slip hazard, and had gotten thin and was impossible to clean.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:23 PM

BRENDA


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Well, they are talking drought up here. Where I am and up into the Interior of the Province. Not good. I would have to look up how many wild fires have already been reported in BC but I do remember the number is higher.

Drought. Sigh. No bueno.
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Yeah, it was some stray cereal boxes and a couple of tv magazines along with washed out cans. I don't eat a lot of canned food but I do eat canned salmon, a bit of soup and alternative milks containers are also recyclable up here. So there were a couple of them and a couple of small tins that had tomato paste in them.

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Out in a bit, things to do. Later peeps.
It sounds like you're doing well with keeping in keeping on!





No, it won't be if we don't get more rain in June.

I try to stay a head of the recycling and other things like dusting and vacuuming.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:29 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.



Fingers crossed for enough rain for you, then!

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:31 PM

BRENDA


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It was one of her odder comments to me along with my news about my health being good for another year to which she added, "God willing." They know I don't truck with their religion.

Oh, even though I'm an agnostic I often say that. (And I've seen it's an oft-used phrase among Muslims as well.) It's just my way of acknowledging that there are many things in life beyond human prediction or control. Luck, good fate, god's grace, whatever I might call it, is imo always part of the equation. I do kinda' find it funny that she uses a very prominent Muslim phrase, though, considering how Christian she is!



Well, I have to admit that I have used it the odd time or two but mostly to myself and not other people.

Oh, she probably thinks it is a Christian phrase. I have no idea on that one.

Her husband picked up a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at a thrift sale and they have been reading it. So she also proceeded to tell about the book after she asked me if I knew about. Which I do and some of the very basic ideas in it. She thinks some of the ideas in it or "too unrealistic" for the time the book was written in.

Have I ever mentioned that she wasn't born in Canada? Her family immigrated from England when she was a baby.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:34 PM

BRENDA


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Fingers crossed for enough rain for you, then!



Here's to hoping. I don't want to start another thread like I did a few years ago talking about my province burning to the ground.

It's actually been raining a bit since I got in from my walk today. And suppose to keep up all weekend into next week.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:35 PM

BRENDA


Discovered that if I want to see if this VCR I've got still works I need some more hook ups for it. I have one set of six with the yellow, red and white that I am using for the DVD player. I thought I had another set but I see that I don't.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:37 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.



Maybe she needs to join a book club. It sounds like (aside from being pretty clueless and also a tad overbearing with her religion) she has no one to discuss her ideas with, so she picks on you because ... well ... you're there (and her husband has found a way to escape her conversations).


I can see how you'd find interacting with her to be taxing. That would be my reaction.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 9:01 PM

SIGNYM

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Brenda:
It was one of her odder comments to me along with my news about my health being good for another year to which she added, "God willing." They know I don't truck with their religion.

KIKI: Oh, even though I'm an agnostic I often say that. (And I've seen it's an oft-used phrase among Muslims as well.) It's just my way of acknowledging that there are many things in life beyond human prediction or control. Luck, good fate, god's grace, whatever I might call it, is imo always part of the equation. I do kinda' find it funny that she uses a very prominent Muslim phrase, though, considering how Christian she is!

Maybe she wil get a clue, inshallah!

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BRENDA: Well, I have to admit that I have used it the odd time or two but mostly to myself and not other people. Oh, she probably thinks it is a Christian phrase. I have no idea on that one. Her husband picked up a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at a thrift sale and they have been reading it. So she also proceeded to tell about the book after she asked me if I knew about. Which I do and some of the very basic ideas in it. She thinks some of the ideas in it or "too unrealistic" for the time the book was written in.

Have I ever mentioned that she wasn't born in Canada? Her family immigrated from England when she was a baby.

??? What ideas does she find "too unrealistic for the time"? Like ... too idealistic?

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Friday, June 11, 2021 9:08 PM

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Oh BTW KIKI, so far, in that head-to-head comparison of corn gluten to pendimethalin, they seem to come out about even.

Altho I HAVE seen seed-eating birds peck at the corn gluten!

What I got was Epsoma U of Iowa certified organic corn gluten, 25 lbs. I'm going to try it under the avocados too.

Oh THANK YOU SO MUCH for the info, Signy! I know you must have spent some time researching it, and of course money buying it, and then the effort trying it,and then letting me know! I've bookmarked it AND added it to my Amazon cart!
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Got a big charcoal gray 3'X5' mat for just inside the front door, to replace the worn-out rug that we had which had lost its "no slip" backing and was a slip hazard, and had gotten thin and was impossible to clean.

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Well, the areas should prolly go thru another watering cycle or two just to check for seed sprouting.

Both kinds need to be watered in with about 1/2" of water, which I did. I ASSUMED that the areas that I watered would see some seeds sprouting just from the watering-in, but not yet.

The area that I FIRST tried the corn gluten on (it was just a small 3'X3') doesn't have any grasses sprouting there, altho the effing palm tree seeds are growing. OTOH there doesn't seem to be much sprouting going on next to the test area, either, so it's possible I just weeded up all of the grasses that were going to sprout, and there are no more weed seeds left.

Either way, I have plenty of pendimethalin, which is a proven chemical, so if the corn gluten proves not to be as good as it seems so far I can always revert to that.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 10:57 PM

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I wanted to put up some photos of the work, but it ended up being quite a bit more than I thought it would to really tell the tale...

Sorry I don't have a super high-def camera, but I think these are good enough for the purpose.

These first two images show how bad the cabinets and susans were before I did anything except for take the doors and shelves out. You can see the huge gap between the cabinets on the 2nd one, although that's the opposite cabinet. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have a closeup of the even worse gap on the 2nd right cabinet that I'm focusing on here which was even worse.

Not only were the cabinets installed at inconsistent heights, but inconsistent depths as well. This is something that you can get away with reasonably with a wood grain that will distract your eyes from it, but it won't work when everything is going to be solid white.

The contact paper isn't only awful, it's hiding a LOT of sins.

And that lacquer job couldn't have been any worse... dripping all over the place and painted over all of the rusty hardware.




Here's some pics of the worst disc after the contact paper was removed. For the sake of not posting 200 pics here, I'm only going to be focusing on this one.

(Don't mind the mold that I found under the contact paper on the other disc and the shelf below the disc in the 2nd pic. Pretty much anything that had contact paper on it was a nightmare underneath.)




I pried off all of the veneer front and back on that disc, then stripped the sides of it while I was stripping other things out in the garage during the freezing cold in the winter.




Meanwhile, I had been stripping the cabinets inside with the supposedly safer solvent. I sanded them all down inside and out before caulking them inside and out (I forgot to get pictures of that part of the process).




After the damaged disc was primed, it needed wood putty. Note that I didn't fill the screw hole. I purposefully wanted to know where the old holes were on all the discs when putting everything back together to avoid having to make measurements and worrying about anything being off. (I'm focusing just on the top here so I don't have a billion pics again)






Here's my little glass cutting tool in action. I few bucks well spent.

I was able to use it to score a good line on the back of the paper that was easy to follow with the scissors.




After getting the contact paper on, I had to cut out the centers with my exacto blade.





And except for our doors, here we have our finished product.




All of that hardware is the original, rusty, lacquer covered stuff you saw in the first pics. It was cleaned meticulously with a copper wheel and sandpaper before being sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. I also put some all-purpose grease on the bottom of the rod and the little piece it rests on in the bottom center of the cabinet so it's squeak free.

You can also see that I built up the gaps at the front of the cabinets with backer rod and high grade caulk as well as caulking every inside corner on the insides of the cabinets before primering and painting them.

To hide the unevenness of the heights the cabinets were installed on, I used 3/4" corner guard trim to box them out on the bottoms and the sides, even going so far as to notch out the corner guards on both sides of the valance to give it a little extra flair.

Now all I have to do after the doors are painted is to make absolutely sure that I hang them so that nobody will ever be aware that these cabinets weren't installed perfectly in the first place.


If I had all the time in the world I'd almost be tempted to retro fit all of my doors with glass panels in the center. It seems a shame to have all of that covered up 99% of the time with a door.



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Give me liberty or just come shoot me in my house. I'm so over this ridiculous reality.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 11:32 PM

SIGNYM

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My god SIX, that's ... amazing.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 11:47 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Maybe she needs to join a book club. It sounds like (aside from being pretty clueless and also a tad overbearing with her religion) she has no one to discuss her ideas with, so she picks on you because ... well ... you're there (and her husband has found a way to escape her conversations).


I can see how you'd find interacting with her to be taxing. That would be my reaction.



That might be an idea but then have joined "Toast Masters" which is a club to help people with public speaking though I don't why they joined. Her husband is a retired minister.

It can be very taxing with her at times and him when I talk to him.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 11:49 PM

BRENDA


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Brenda:
It was one of her odder comments to me along with my news about my health being good for another year to which she added, "God willing." They know I don't truck with their religion.

KIKI: Oh, even though I'm an agnostic I often say that. (And I've seen it's an oft-used phrase among Muslims as well.) It's just my way of acknowledging that there are many things in life beyond human prediction or control. Luck, good fate, god's grace, whatever I might call it, is imo always part of the equation. I do kinda' find it funny that she uses a very prominent Muslim phrase, though, considering how Christian she is!

Maybe she wil get a clue, inshallah!

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BRENDA: Well, I have to admit that I have used it the odd time or two but mostly to myself and not other people. Oh, she probably thinks it is a Christian phrase. I have no idea on that one. Her husband picked up a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at a thrift sale and they have been reading it. So she also proceeded to tell about the book after she asked me if I knew about. Which I do and some of the very basic ideas in it. She thinks some of the ideas in it or "too unrealistic" for the time the book was written in.

Have I ever mentioned that she wasn't born in Canada? Her family immigrated from England when she was a baby.

??? What ideas does she find "too unrealistic for the time"? Like ... too idealistic?

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Nah, she won't get a clue.


Maybe but I wasn't really sure. Every so often I got the feeling she was looking to me to confirm or deny certain parts. But since I've never read the book...

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Friday, June 11, 2021 11:51 PM

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That is incredible work SIX.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:11 AM

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My god SIX, that's ... amazing.



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That is incredible work SIX.



Thank you both.

So much work and time spent on it. I'm so glad I took so many pictures of everything because it's really a trip to go back and look through my albums.

What you see there, but on a larger scale is pretty much how I've been spending 2021 so far.

Your average kitchen remodel with new cabinets is going to be around $30-35k on the lower end. If you don't include time and labor, I'm about $800 into mine right now.



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Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:20 PM

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Oh BTW KIKI, so far, in that head-to-head comparison of corn gluten to pendimethalin, they seem to come out about even.

Altho I HAVE seen seed-eating birds peck at the corn gluten!

What I got was Epsoma U of Iowa certified organic corn gluten, 25 lbs. I'm going to try it under the avocados too.

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Oh THANK YOU SO MUCH for the info, Signy! I know you must have spent some time researching it, and of course money buying it, and then the effort trying it,and then letting me know! I've bookmarked it AND added it to my Amazon cart!

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Well, the areas should prolly go thru another watering cycle or two just to check for seed sprouting.
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I intended to start with corn gluten anyway! So I appreciate ALL the information!
This is it, right?

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:27 PM

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I wanted to put up some photos of the work, but it ended up being quite a bit more than I thought it would to really tell the tale...

But what a great ending to tell! And that oil-rubbed bronze paint sets everything off perfectly! imo.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:34 PM

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Out for my walk in a bit.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:34 PM

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I wanted to put up some photos of the work, but it ended up being quite a bit more than I thought it would to really tell the tale...

But what a great ending to tell! And that oil-rubbed bronze paint sets everything off perfectly! imo.




Thank you.


Unfortunately, even though I thought I'd do a better job not scratching the poll when I installed the 2nd one, it was even worse because the fit was too tight on everything.

I think I'm going to find a small cup, like a cap for something, then spray the spray paint into that and use an artist brush and try to touch up the polls and also paint the heads of the hex bolts I bought to replace all the old hardware so they were all matching.


I'm getting ready to stage at least the first six doors for the top cabinets above the stove/microwave and to the left of the sink. It's too late for it today, but I hope to be able to at least get 3 coats (1.5 sides) painted per day on the doors going forward.

I still need to wrap up some work on the bottom cabinets in the mean time, as well as do a little more work with my sump and drill pump, some lawn maintenance and start working on painting that tar on the foundation soon, so there should be plenty of work to do in between drying times.



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Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:25 PM

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Dd discovered 3 large zucchini in the garden, and the only way to use those up is zucchini lasagna (or zucchini parmagiana, whichever way you think of it), Alfredo style since 2/3 people in the house have a problem with tomato.

I'll say, according to the family it turned out GREAT. Using zucchini as "noodles" is a PITA bc I have to remove the seeds and most of the skin, slice them thin lengthwise, soften them in the microwave then egg dip the, dredge them in flour/parmesan mix and lightly pan fry them to golden brown. But it was TASTEEEE as dd says: the filling was ground turkey mixed with (a lot of) leftover cooked spinach and commercial Alfredo sauce powder and topped with shredded "Italian blend" cheese, so in one dish I got two vegetables (ion dark green, the other not so much) and we had cherries for desert, which was the non-green other color (cherries are in season here, and on sale).

I'm DEFINITELY going to have to patrol that zucchinin patch more thoroughly and catch them when they're still store-sized!

Cucumbers are filling out, but the tomtoes are stubbornly geen. Beets are quite large; I'm going to have to thin them ago (I see more greens in our future), carrots are growing quite nicely. Onions are ... growing. Going to plant the pepper plants that I started from seed since that's the other thing that I use quite a bit that's kind of expensive. Next year, tho, I think I'll substitute garlic and green onions for regular onions, since regular onions are relatively cheap but the other stuff is kind of specialty. I never did get to plnt the watermelon, and they take SOOO long to ripen I doubt I would get much in a season (and last year's one end-of-season watermelon was a disappointment) but I think we'll be OK with cantaloupe.

I predict our veggie bill will go down this summer. Too bad I can't raise a cow in the backyard. Maybe chickens?

JSF: How about rabbits? They multiply. Might help you get rid of your weeds.

Interesting thought!

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Are all beets the same? A few years ago I had some beets at a restaurant. They were cubed, about an inch or more per side. But they were cooked such that they were almost bursting, bulging on every side. Very tasty.
There are a lot of varieties of beets: different colors (yellow, candy striped, pink to deep purple), maturity dates and flavors. I wish I knew how those beets were cooked! It sounds like a cooking technique.

They were what i would call normal beets, dark red.
I assume the cooking was similar to slow cooking meat, like until if falls off the bone. The beets seemed mostly just robust, with flavor and bulges. I don't know if that is how to cook them, but I'd be willing to try if I saw a recipe - they were very good.


Regarding rabbits - did i mention that they multiply? Haven't seen any long-term rabbit operations. Don't recall getting clear reasons why not. One place was my cousin. One visit they had a rabbit tied to a post. Another visit there was a cage or 2 in the yard. Another visit it looked like a cage farm, the cages multiplying. Then at some point, no cages. I think many of the places that I recall, they ended up setting the rabbits free.
The rabbits could eat the grass under the cages. The poop did not reek like chicken, pig, cow, and was easy to handle. I think it went to fertilize gardens. Feeding and watering was apparently very easy.
I got the impression that the real problem came when time to harvest a cute cuddly rabbit. My cousin had 2 sisters who likely made this event even worse.
So they multiplied faster than they could be harvested. I've been told repeatedly that if you feed a rabbit, it multiplies. An effortless protein supply.
If cooked until falling off the bone, it seems to be no different than chicken.
Just expect to buy cages, before you start.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:41 PM

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Oh BTW KIKI, so far, in that head-to-head comparison of corn gluten to pendimethalin, they seem to come out about even.

Altho I HAVE seen seed-eating birds peck at the corn gluten!

What I got was Epsoma U of Iowa certified organic corn gluten, 25 lbs. I'm going to try it under the avocados too.

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Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Oh THANK YOU SO MUCH for the info, Signy! I know you must have spent some time researching it, and of course money buying it, and then the effort trying it,and then letting me know! I've bookmarked it AND added it to my Amazon cart!

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Well, the areas should prolly go thru another watering cycle or two just to check for seed sprouting.
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I intended to start with corn gluten anyway! So I appreciate ALL the information!
This is it, right?

Yes, that's it.

And according to some ppl, it kills rats by dehydrating them. Not sure how that works, if you need to leave it dry instead of watering it in, and whether it would have these effect on squirrels and other small critters

We DO have a rat problem tho. I see them running on the wall that separates us from the Korean neighbor's, and they dive down into a very narrow space created when neighbor's put up two storage sheds right up against the wall. Maybe I should look into corn gluten and if it's reported to be effective leave a few small piles of corn gluten on the wall.

And if THAT doesn't work, buy a trap and bait it with bacon.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:41 PM

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I'm slowly, slowly beginning to reform my awful sleep schedule.

Good for you!
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First a train of thought ... when doctors want to know how you feel when you get up - rested, energetic, or not ... they might really mean how you feel a half hour after you get up (but before coffee). Because there's such a thing as sleep inertia. I've REALLY seen it in a few people who wake up super grumpy until some times goes by, and I've experienced it myself.
Must be dear daughter's problem. she doesn't even start talking until an hour or so after she gets out of her room.
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But maybe there's sleep inertia in the opposite direction, wakefulness inertia, as in when you're awake you stay awake. Because if there is, I have that. Once I'm up I routinely stay awake for 24 hours and up to 36 hours, which makes getting to sleep at a reasonable time impossible.
I just CAN'T imagine staying up for 24 hours at a time! After about 14-16 hours or so, the sandman comes and hits me over the head.
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But lately I've been going out and doing yardwork for an hour before noon. And while I'm still not getting to sleep before 3AM, at least it's not 10AM ... or later.

I usually fall asleep quickly, but then I wake up at stupid o'clock. Sometimes it's after 2 hours of sleep, or 4, or 5 ... the faster I wake up, the more uncomfortable I am, and it's almost always bc of a subtly stuffy nose. Not SO stuffy that I can't breathe thru it, just stuffy enough to make breathing more difficult. I've learned to rinse and decongest my nose well before bedtime, and spray it with fluticasone right before bed so I don't get "rebound" stuffiness at night. And this is AFTER two sinus surgeries and trimmed turbinates and years of allergy shots and taking cetirizine every day.

Are you sure that you don't have a subtly stuffy nose??

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Anyway, I'm sure that you've tried everything: cool dark room, comfortable mattress, right amount of food (or not) before bed, not staring at a screen an hour b4 bed etc etc. Since we are also trying to reform dear daughter's sleep schedule (lights out at 2 AM, out of bed at 11:30 AM) in your opinion, what were the most successful steps? I realize that quite often there is no ONE thing, you have to do them all.

BTW, I'm seriously thinking of getting a weighted blanket for her.

Most of my life I have worked evening or night shift, and slept during the day.
"dark" room doesn't really cut it. It needs to be blacked out, so street lights and moon light cannot enter. Curtains won't be enough. Heavy drapes, fully opaque can work. I like getting used felt cloth from when pool tables get re-felted. Otherwise get cardboard, fold to fit/wedge into the window frame.
And a fan. Floor box fan or personal/desk fan. Aimed at the feet, whether covered or not. Year-round. This has 2 purposes. One is sound masking, like ocean sounds or creek flowing. Covers up sudden sounds, like trucks in the morning, balls bouncing off the outside wall from kids, dogs barking. Second, is for the body's natural thermostat, which is the feet. You might install one of those remote power switches (like The Clapper, but just with remote), and turn the fan off after 6-7 hours of sleep.

When the body feels cool, dark, quiet, millennium have taught the human body to sleep then.

Fruit before bed is the easiest thing for the body to process. Otherwise, ice cream often puts the body to sleep - I used to use root beer floats. Or hot chocolate.

Usually, the body will not fall asleep easily without some form of physical exercise (or actual, physical work) during the day - a few hours before bed should work, maybe followed by a shower/bath. Like a "brisk" walk.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:49 PM

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SIGNYM:
Dd discovered 3 large zucchini in the garden, and the only way to use those up is zucchini lasagna (or zucchini parmagiana, whichever way you think of it), Alfredo style since 2/3 people in the house have a problem with tomato.

I'll say, according to the family it turned out GREAT. Using zucchini as "noodles" is a PITA bc I have to remove the seeds and most of the skin, slice them thin lengthwise, soften them in the microwave then egg dip the, dredge them in flour/parmesan mix and lightly pan fry them to golden brown. But it was TASTEEEE as dd says: the filling was ground turkey mixed with (a lot of) leftover cooked spinach and commercial Alfredo sauce powder and topped with shredded "Italian blend" cheese, so in one dish I got two vegetables (ion dark green, the other not so much) and we had cherries for desert, which was the non-green other color (cherries are in season here, and on sale).

I'm DEFINITELY going to have to patrol that zucchinin patch more thoroughly and catch them when they're still store-sized!

Cucumbers are filling out, but the tomtoes are stubbornly geen. Beets are quite large; I'm going to have to thin them ago (I see more greens in our future), carrots are growing quite nicely. Onions are ... growing. Going to plant the pepper plants that I started from seed since that's the other thing that I use quite a bit that's kind of expensive. Next year, tho, I think I'll substitute garlic and green onions for regular onions, since regular onions are relatively cheap but the other stuff is kind of specialty. I never did get to plnt the watermelon, and they take SOOO long to ripen I doubt I would get much in a season (and last year's one end-of-season watermelon was a disappointment) but I think we'll be OK with cantaloupe.

I predict our veggie bill will go down this summer. Too bad I can't raise a cow in the backyard. Maybe chickens?

JSF: How about rabbits? They multiply. Might help you get rid of your weeds.

SIGNY: Interesting thought!

JSF: Are all beets the same? A few years ago I had some beets at a restaurant. They were cubed, about an inch or more per side. But they were cooked such that they were almost bursting, bulging on every side. Very tasty.

SIGNY: There are a lot of varieties of beets: different colors (yellow, candy striped, pink to deep purple), maturity dates and flavors. I wish I knew how those beets were cooked! It sounds like a cooking technique.

JSF: They were what i would call normal beets, dark red.
I assume the cooking was similar to slow cooking meat, like until if falls off the bone. The beets seemed mostly just robust, with flavor and bulges. I don't know if that is how to cook them, but I'd be willing to try if I saw a recipe - they were very good.


Regarding rabbits - did i mention that they multiply? Haven't seen any long-term rabbit operations. Don't recall getting clear reasons why not. One place was my cousin. One visit they had a rabbit tied to a post. Another visit there was a cage or 2 in the yard. Another visit it looked like a cage farm, the cages multiplying. Then at some point, no cages. I think many of the places that I recall, they ended up setting the rabbits free.
The rabbits could eat the grass under the cages. The poop did not reek like chicken, pig, cow, and was easy to handle. I think it went to fertilize gardens. Feeding and watering was apparently very easy.
I got the impression that the real problem came when time to harvest a cute cuddly rabbit. My cousin had 2 sisters who likely made this event even worse.
So they multiplied faster than they could be harvested. I've been told repeatedly that if you feed a rabbit, it multiplies. An effortless protein supply.
If cooked until falling off the bone, it seems to be no different than chicken.
Just expect to buy cages, before you start.

Rabbits have a hard time in So Cal heat, I've been told.

I knew someone who had pet rabbits and she would put these water-soaked tiles in the freezer o'nite and put them out on top of styrofoam pads so the rabbits could cool off during the day without running the A/C. But I have a spot under the avocados that always gets grassy.

Still, I think I would have the same problem harvesting the rabbits. Dear daughter loves rabbits (at least theoretically) and she can barely stand to see me pull up dying nasturtiums.



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Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:57 PM

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I've found an oat milk to try. It has only 4 ingredients and not any of that additive. So, we shall see.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:23 PM

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Damn... Ran out of spray paint. Going to have to hold off on touch ups for now.

But I did a little tweaking to the grease on the lazy susans and now I can let 'er rip and they'll rotate for over a minute before stopping, squeak free.



Got the fronts of 6 of the doors painted. Not going to be enough drying time to do another coat unless I want to stay up working until midnight.

Tomorrow is another day...

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:43 PM

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Rainy Sunday where I am.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:02 PM

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Front and back on the 6 doors, so only one side left to do if I only do two coats. I think I may put 3 on the fronts though and 2 on the backs. We'll see how they look when they're dry.

I finished the 2nd coat early enough that I could do a 3rd coat starting around 9:00PM if I feel like it. We'll see.


In the mean time, I sprayed the hasta beds and curbs for weeds and I set up my drill pump. Pretty cool tool for sure. Unfortunately, I'll have to be deep in the crawl space when I use it. "The shorter the better" on the suction side of the tube. But I did snake the other side about 10 feet out the back bathroom window and it was getting the water out.

I was going to use the paint marker today too, but I've had enough of the crawl space for one day.



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Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:55 PM

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In the mean time, I sprayed the hasta beds and curbs for weeds and I set up my drill pump. Pretty cool tool for sure. Unfortunately, I'll have to be deep in the crawl space when I use it. "The shorter the better" on the suction side of the tube. But I did snake the other side about 10 feet out the back bathroom window and it was getting the water out.

I was going to use the paint marker today too, but I've had enough of the crawl space for one day.

Did you try a 25-30 foot length of the tube from well to pump? Sure, shorter is better, but this should be a once a year backup option. You should at least try it to find out.
If you want to prime it, just to find out how it works, take some gallon jugs (like used milk jugs) of water, and lift the end out of the well, pour a couple gallons into the hose, or until it overflows and does not settle further, then place the end back in the well, held down by some weight near the bottom. This would obviously defeat the purpose of avoiding the space in emergency, but you could see how well it works.
Other way to prime would be to disconnect from pump, pour gallons in that way, then reconnect to pump. Using one of those wye connectors with twist valves, attached on hose end next to pump, would let you pour, close valve (to stop all of the water from draining into the well), then open valve again to pour in more water, or after reconnected to pump.
With that rigid hose, and only a few feet vertical, and mostly horizontal travel, I must conjure that drill pump would do the job.

Option: if you make the hose/tube rise an extra foot or so above the well rim, before dropping back down to visqueene surface level, then run the pump a few moments, maybe 5-10 seconds. This sucks well water up past the hump. Wait a few. This allows water to gravity flow into the 25' of hose from well hump to pump. Then pump some more. After a few of these, water
would be able to be present only a couple feet or even inches from the pump, so it is almost primed. Then when pumping, it will just start off with a few air pockets to get through before it is smooth. ETA: for this method, even better to put a brick or 2 under hose at edge of well rim - thus preventing water from free flowing into well. This would leave you with an air pocket in the hose from well level to top of that brick hump, and also from floor level up to the actual pump - only a few feet of air pocket total, the rest of the length is primed. Then no need to enter crawlspace. You recall I suggested several times to use the 1/4" ID hose/tube instead of 1/2"? that half-sized tube would give you the same suction at 4x the distance.

If the drill pump is not hard mounted, then holding it down at ground level during priming would be better, then once pumping is primed, lift it back up to convenient height. Remember, that VERTICAL length of suction/vacuum that the pump is rated for is only the total vertical height, not the horizontal. That 25-30' only applies to the priming - getting fluid to fill that length.

As long as you set things up now, when it is not emergency and it is convenient, you should have excellent results from that drill pump when emergency time comes around.

On the other hand, mayhaps Fate will decide that now that you are prepared, no more floods for your house.



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Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:19 PM

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I didn't try a long length from the well to the pump. It's only about 7 feet, which is actually probably too long for the application. I figure I might as well be close to the well to monitor the water level if I'm going to be in the crawl space already.

Like you said though, it's really only for emergency purposes... so I'm probably just going to leave it as-is since I know that it works now.

If my power goes out, I still have a generator. I've got a backup pump as well as extra PVC and an adapter if I ever have to do another quick change. At least this drill pump will allow me to do the quick change without being knee deep in freezing cold water next time.

But the real use for it will be if the city sewer ever stops working during a 12" rain again. At least I know I can get water safely out and away from the house now.

Thanks for the tip. That thing is great.

I will be putting something down there to at least have the pump high and dry though. Right now I just have both hoses resting at the top of the well with the pump and the block it's mounted on sitting next to the well.




Oh... and if fate wants to do that to me, I'm alright with it.

I'm rather enjoying the 9" drought we're having this year. I forgot what spring into summer was like without feeling like you were on a sinking ship for 2 1/2 months in a row.



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Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:23 PM

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Decided I don't feel like painting another shift tonight.

That's alright. I can do the backs and then hit the 2nd coat on the front in the afternoon. After a little drying time I can stage them up in a spot I've got ready for them in the living room and get the next batch going.

I forgot that I have some rubber pads on order that still have to make it here before I install those doors so paint isn't touching paint and risking peeling it off. Especially without a ton of curing time before installing them.

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Monday, June 14, 2021 1:21 AM

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I didn't try a long length from the well to the pump. It's only about 7 feet, which is actually probably too long for the application. I figure I might as well be close to the well to monitor the water level if I'm going to be in the crawl space already.

Like you said though, it's really only for emergency purposes... so I'm probably just going to leave it as-is since I know that it works now.

If my power goes out, I still have a generator. I've got a backup pump as well as extra PVC and an adapter if I ever have to do another quick change. At least this drill pump will allow me to do the quick change without being knee deep in freezing cold water next time.

But the real use for it will be if the city sewer ever stops working during a 12" rain again. At least I know I can get water safely out and away from the house now.

Thanks for the tip. That thing is great.

I will be putting something down there to at least have the pump high and dry though. Right now I just have both hoses resting at the top of the well with the pump and the block it's mounted on sitting next to the well.


Oh... and if fate wants to do that to me, I'm alright with it.

I'm rather enjoying the 9" drought we're having this year. I forgot what spring into summer was like without feeling like you were on a sinking ship for 2 1/2 months in a row.

I conjured the sucking sound from the well would be able to be heard from the door. When the pump ran out of water, could you hear the pump/hoses sucking air?
Even so, might as well leave the output hose next to the door, so you can loop it out the bathroom window before crawling in the space.

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Monday, June 14, 2021 1:11 PM

BRENDA


Off for my walk and to meet a friend to deliver a late birthday present and a plant I bought for her. I hope the plant lives. Me and green things not so good. It's a red pepper plant.

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Monday, June 14, 2021 2:42 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Painted the 2nd coats on the backs of the doors this morning. I'll be putting the final coat on the fronts in about an hour.

In the mean time I washed off the garage window that I never got around to painting last year (I only cleaned it with a copper wheel and caulked it before it got too cold to paint).

Taped it and put a coat of primer on it. Probably get a good coat of Rustoleum on there later today too.

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Monday, June 14, 2021 6:11 PM

BRENDA


Back from lunch with my friend. Birthday present was good but alas what I feared happened. I killed the red pepper plant that I bought for her at her request. I knew it would turn out to be a mistake. Me and plants not a good combo.

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Monday, June 14, 2021 10:04 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I can empathize, Brenda. I couldn't keep a plant alive to save my life. Luckily hastas basically take care of themselves.



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Monday, June 14, 2021 10:05 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Got the first coat of paint on the next batch of 5 doors (the remaining 3 on the top, and 2 of the lower cabinet doors).

Also hit the garage window with a 2nd coat of primer and 1 coat of rustoleum, right before the sun went down. I'll have to tape it again tomorrow and hit it with one last coat of paint, but it looks great.



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Monday, June 14, 2021 10:07 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I conjured the sucking sound from the well would be able to be heard from the door. When the pump ran out of water, could you hear the pump/hoses sucking air?



Yeah. I could hear it. I'd probably be able to hear it from the door if there weren't any other noises going on.

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Even so, might as well leave the output hose next to the door, so you can loop it out the bathroom window before crawling in the space.



Yeah. That's the plan. I just left it by the well for now since there was obviously water still in it. I'll have to make a proper mount for it so it's not just laying there and getting the top of the visqueen wet when not in use.

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Monday, June 14, 2021 11:33 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I can empathize, Brenda. I couldn't keep a plant alive to save my life. Luckily hastas basically take care of themselves.



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Yeah, I am not good with them. We went for a walk back to the store where I bought it but they were all out of pepper plants. Lots of tomatoes though but she has those.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I can empathize, Brenda. I couldn't keep a plant alive to save my life. Luckily hastas basically take care of themselves.



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Yeah, I am not good with them. We went for a walk back to the store where I bought it but they were all out of pepper plants. Lots of tomatoes though but she has those.

I have a problem with pepper plants too. I don't kill them outright, but they don't really produce much for me. Unlike my older sis: She sticks them in the ground and they REALLY produce for her!

With the recent and predicted heat (97 today and 90+ for the next 7 days) I'm not doing much outside except watering, harvesting, and planting in my pepper plants, and walking the dog at 9AM.

So indoor work, mostly still researching investments (still in the "information gathering" stage on one important category) and since the spray finish just came in yesterday we can finish dear daughter's dresser legs, set it upright and start putting things away. But dear daughter is everlastingly slow, and since I have to proceed at hear pace bc it's her stuff (and she sucks at organizing and is even worse at getting rid of things) progress is going to be very slow. Well, it is what it is, and any stepin that direction is good.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:06 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.



Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from lunch with my friend. Birthday present was good but alas what I feared happened. I killed the red pepper plant that I bought for her at her request. I knew it would turn out to be a mistake. Me and plants not a good combo.



Well, your intentions were good!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:09 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.



Indoor work for me too, though looking at Wunderground by Monday it should be just below 90. So I'll aim for resuming outdoor work then.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I can empathize, Brenda. I couldn't keep a plant alive to save my life. Luckily hastas basically take care of themselves.



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Yeah, I am not good with them. We went for a walk back to the store where I bought it but they were all out of pepper plants. Lots of tomatoes though but she has those.

I have a problem with pepper plants too. I don't kill them outright, but they don't really produce much for me. Unlike my older sis: She sticks them in the ground and they REALLY produce for her!

With the recent and predicted heat (97 today and 90+ for the next 7 days) I'm not doing much outside except watering, harvesting, and planting in my pepper plants, and walking the dog at 9AM.

So indoor work, mostly still researching investments (still in the "information gathering" stage on one important category) and since the spray finish just came in yesterday we can finish dear daughter's dresser legs, set it upright and start putting things away. But dear daughter is everlastingly slow, and since I have to proceed at hear pace bc it's her stuff (and she sucks at organizing and is even worse at getting rid of things) progress is going to be very slow. Well, it is what it is, and any stepin that direction is good.

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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This one was still in the pot I bought it in and when she first saw it she thought she could rescue it but no. She good luck with them, she just says that they grow slow.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from lunch with my friend. Birthday present was good but alas what I feared happened. I killed the red pepper plant that I bought for her at her request. I knew it would turn out to be a mistake. Me and plants not a good combo.



Well, your intentions were good!



They were and she knew that. But I still for sort of bad that it died. Of the two of us, she's the one with green thumb.

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