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Saturday, June 26, 2021 1:42 AM

1KIKI

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I apologize, but when I imagined Jack opening the cleanout of a pressurized system, I had a vivid visualization of the cleanout geysering, à la Wiley E Coyote.

We return back now to your regularly scheduled discussion.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:52 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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I apologize, but when I imagined Jack opening the cleanout of a pressurized system, I had a vivid visualization of the cleanout geysering, à la Wiley E Coyote.

We return back now to your regularly scheduled discussion.



Nah...

Now, the clean out cover IS cracked and has been for many, many years (Maybe even since I bought the house?). I just loosely tie it on top with a small length of thin backer rod and that keeps it on until I want to take it off and look.

But the water winds its way UP the PVC pipe, where it then falls DOWN into the iron pipe going out the side of the house. By the time it hits the clean out it's already just flowing. Flowing fast, yes, but I don't have Old Faithful right in front of my house.

If I were to have any cracks because of pressure, they'd be inside my crawl space. And unless the iron was just completely disintegrating, the point of failure would most likely be one of the PVC joints. I've never even had a leak inside the pipes in the crawl.



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Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Well then, I think that answers the question!

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That's not to say that there aren't cracked pipes out there beyond the clean out. In fact, I know there are since I had to have the pipe rodded that one time and we pulled out roots (probably from the tree that was planted right OVER the pipe).

But that's easily 50 feet from the front of my house.


When I had that cracked pipe next to my foundation it would erode the dirt away and eventually leave me with a gaping hole along the side of the house that was so big I thought a large animal had made it when I first saw it.

Ever since I fixed that length of pipe, I haven't noticed even the slightest drop in elevation anywhere around the pipe, and I know exactly where the entire pipe is after the various crews came around and mapped everything out for me with spray paint before the tree stumps could be ground up.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:02 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I might be getting that water-tight test in my basement this year after all...

June going into July is sure a strange time to start the water flowing after having a drought all spring.


We've had just shy of 4" in the last 48 hours, and we're predicted to get nearly 3" more in the next 24. The 5 days after that show anywhere between a 51% and 70% chance of rain, three of those days with thunderstorms.

Not exactly on track to get us back up to the 60" we got last year by this time, but that will be a lot of rain in a short amount of time.


Even at this point though, it's hard to tell how good my new fixes have done (gutters, the three drains running down the driveway, the foundation patch, etc.)

The ground was so dry by now that it probably had plenty of room to accommodate 4" fairly easily. My sump has been going off, but nothing crazy so far.

The Sump Pump TV signal has been going strong since I moved that light from right next to the camera plug and hung it so it's facing directly into the well. I got a video of the water draining into it from the 4" inlet yesterday for around 45 minutes before engaging the pump.

Not exactly Must See TV.



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Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:45 AM

1KIKI

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

I apologize, but when I imagined Jack opening the cleanout of a pressurized system, I had a vivid visualization of the cleanout geysering, à la Wiley E Coyote.

We return back now to your regularly scheduled discussion.

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:


Nah...

This looks like how miscommunication happens. So, to be clear, I wasn't saying you have a pressurized system. I was agreeing with you that it isn't, by pointing out that if it WAS pressurized, you'd have ridiculousness, like water jetting out from every leak. Or, in my imagination, geysering out from the clean-out! None of which, of course, has happened.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 1:04 PM

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Wow, that's a lot of rain!

I think your fixes will get a good test. Here's hoping you don't wind up with water, water everywhere.

And at least you won't have to water your lawn!

If this is a large storm system, I would expect to see improvements in the drought monitor, bc that amount of rain really is significant.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 1:28 PM

BRENDA


Out soon on another scorcher of a day. No real cloud cover until Wednesday weather people said last night.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 2:58 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

I apologize, but when I imagined Jack opening the cleanout of a pressurized system, I had a vivid visualization of the cleanout geysering, à la Wiley E Coyote.

We return back now to your regularly scheduled discussion.

Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:


Nah...

This looks like how miscommunication happens. So, to be clear, I wasn't saying you have a pressurized system. I was agreeing with you that it isn't, by pointing out that if it WAS pressurized, you'd have ridiculousness, like water jetting out from every leak. Or, in my imagination, geysering out from the clean-out! None of which, of course, has happened.



I wasn't arguing with you. I was just elaborating. I understood your post.

Thanks for clearing it up though because it sounds like maybe I wrote my response poorly.



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Saturday, June 26, 2021 5:13 PM

BRENDA


Seems where I am may have hit 100F today.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 5:49 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
Seems where I am may have hit 100F today.

Wow, that's mighty hot! We're only destined for 86!

I know you dislike the cold and rain, so where does this fit in the BRENDA-scale of preferred weather? Just right? Or too hot/humid/sunny?


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Saturday, June 26, 2021 7:55 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Wow, that's a lot of rain!

I think your fixes will get a good test. Here's hoping you don't wind up with water, water everywhere.

And at least you won't have to water your lawn!

If this is a large storm system, I would expect to see improvements in the drought monitor, bc that amount of rain really is significant.



We will see...

I was actually wondering where all the water went. I mean, everything has been wet since I woke up, but as far as I could tell there hadn't been a drizzle for hours. I was even able to make two shopping trips without being rained on.

Good timing though because 10 minutes after I got home it REALLY started coming down and continues to do so right now.

No thunder so far, but they have added a tornado watch until later this evening into the mix.

Finger's crossed.


ETA: Got sidetracked and I guess I never posted the above response.

It's been a quite a few hours since I was writing that. We've had the air-raid sirens on all day long with a bunch of tornado warnings that fortunately haven't done anything around me so far.

Pretty insane downpours here and there.

I had to go out with my ladder in the pouring rain and figure out why my back porch gutter wasn't draining. It was full to the brim, end-to-end with water. My nets at the downspouts are a terrible idea. I'll be removing them on the garage as well when it's dry.

Because of that, who knows how much extra water got into the sand pit. It was covered in about an inch of water at one point during the hardest of the downpours.

Sump is going off about every 2 minutes right now.


Good news is that I haven't gotten a drop of water in the basement from the foundation. At this point, with the standing water all over both the front and back yard I'd have to imagine that I would have been mopping right now if it were last year.


I just got done playing block Daddy and cleaning out the sewers again. As much as I'd love to, I just can't bring myself to letting it get so high that some jackass gets their car stuck. A few almost had.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:10 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Seems where I am may have hit 100F today.

Wow, that's mighty hot! We're only destined for 86!

I know you dislike the cold and rain, so where does this fit in the BRENDA-scale of preferred weather? Just right? Or too hot/humid/sunny?


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It is.

I would say just about right but starting to get too humid.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:52 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Just found out tonight that as long as I have an internet to connect to, I can monitor my sump pump from anywhere with my tablet.

Shame I didn't know that before today. I wouldn't have missed half of my buddy's kid's graduation party and I could have saved myself a lot of stressing over nothing, sitting at home wondering if my power was going to go out or a tornado was going to hit my house all day long.


Not a drop of water in my basement where it doesn't belong though.

6.38" in the last 72 hours. 2.96" of that in the last 24 hours.




I'm going to turn the fan on and pretend the sump pump isn't a thing tonight. Everything seems to be working. I'll see how far the cycles are tomorrow.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:36 PM

BRENDA


Into the 30s C again today. Taking it easy. After a nice shower letting my hair dry naturally.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:52 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I love letting my hair dry naturally...

Now that I've decided to keep it, I might have to end up getting a dryer that wasn't hanging from a pipe in the basement for the last 6 years though. Last night before going to the party I had to tie m hair up and only wash from the neck down or I wouldn't have gotten there until after 10PM.



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Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:29 PM

BRENDA


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I love letting my hair dry naturally...

Now that I've decided to keep it, I might have to end up getting a dryer that wasn't hanging from a pipe in the basement for the last 6 years though. Last night before going to the party I had to tie m hair up and only wash from the neck down or I wouldn't have gotten there until after 10PM.



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So do I when I can, which was today.

Not expecting the temps to dip until at least Friday and then only into the low 20sC.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:30 PM

BRENDA


Only major thing I did today was change a battery in a clock.

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Monday, June 28, 2021 1:02 PM

BRENDA


Another scorcher. Got a bottle of water to take with me when I go out. Will try to find as much shade as possible but I have things to do.

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Monday, June 28, 2021 4:21 PM

SIGNYM

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Around here I see ladies carrying umbrellas/ parasols against the sun. But perhaps that's one too many things to carry.

I have a sun hat that my sis bought for me. I find keeping the sun off my face and neck does help me feel overall cooler.

It's extraordinary that you would need something like that in BC!

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Monday, June 28, 2021 4:38 PM

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Quote:

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Around here I see ladies carrying umbrellas/ parasols against the sun. But perhaps that's one too many things to carry.

I have a sun hat that my sis bought for me. I find keeping the sun off my face and neck does help me feel overall cooler.

It's extraordinary that you would need something like that in BC!

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I saw at least one lady with an umbrella up. But most people are carrying water bottles with them. Some older ladies wearing sun hats.

I hate hats. Never wear them. I find if I wear my hair up and keep it off my neck that keeps my face and neck cool. I'm in shorts and a tank top today.

This heat wave is one of the earliest on record for BC. Usually we don't see temps like these until late July and into August.

The Valley is really taking a beating as it a main agricultural centre for BC. Raspberries are baking on the vine. Lots of crops I think going to be lost this season.

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Monday, June 28, 2021 5:46 PM

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You know that sacral pain that wraps around to the front of my thigh to my knee? The one that 800 mg ibuprofen so miraculously cured?

Well, I must have overdone things that day because the day following pain was back. I've been on a steady diet of 400 mg ibuprofen in the AM and 400 mg ibuprofen plus pregabalin before bed, and I can sleep comfortably and do things by moving carefully, but I CANNOT reach the ground with my right hand, and only carefully with my left. Sure puts a crimp in gardening and everything else.

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Monday, June 28, 2021 6:45 PM

1KIKI

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It may be a problem with the anterior caudal nerve (aka anterior crural nerve).

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-sacral-plexus-Reproduced-with-
permission-from-Isaacs-RE-Fessler-RG-Lumbar-and_fig2_263585186


https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/anterior+crural+nerve


I've had sacral pain since my early 20's when I injured something there (at the time I injured it it felt like something tore, but it didn't feel too bad. But after a few hours and through the next 10 days or so it was excruciating). Unfortunately, while I've found a few things that help with low back pain, I haven't found anything that helps with sacral pain besides co-Tylenol (acute injury) and gabapentin (chronic pain).

But I'm still working on it! If I find anything - any stretches or the like - I'll let you know!

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Monday, June 28, 2021 11:09 PM

BRENDA


Hottest spot in all of Canada today was Lytton BC. It logged in with a temp of 47.9C as of the 5pm news.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Had several more storms today, so we're over 9" of rain in the last 4 days.

Not a drop where it shouldn't be in my basement.




Got the main bottom cabinets trimmed out today. Still have one more on the other side of the stove to do.

I've been using my anti-microbial grout marker over the stain on the door that still wouldn't go away over the last week or so. Looks like it finally isn't bleeding through anymore. We'll have to see what it looks like after another coat of paint now. Finger's crossed.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Hottest spot in all of Canada today was Lytton BC. It logged in with a temp of 47.9C as of the 5pm news.

That's 118F. That's insane!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Had several more storms today, so we're over 9" of rain in the last 4 days.

Not a drop where it shouldn't be in my basement.


I am so happy for you!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:02 AM

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Quote:

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It may be a problem with the anterior caudal nerve (aka anterior crural nerve).

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-sacral-plexus-Reproduced-with-
permission-from-Isaacs-RE-Fessler-RG-Lumbar-and_fig2_263585186


https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/anterior+crural+nerve


I've had sacral pain since my early 20's when I injured something there (at the time I injured it it felt like something tore, but it didn't feel too bad. But after a few hours and through the next 10 days or so it was excruciating). Unfortunately, while I've found a few things that help with low back pain, I haven't found anything that helps with sacral pain besides co-Tylenol (acute injury) and gabapentin (chronic pain).

But I'm still working on it! If I find anything - any stretches or the like - I'll let you know!

Thanks for the info! That could be the nerve; it shoots pain down my leg when I press the inside of my groin against the edge of a chair, or sneeze, or some such.

Have you ever had an MRI of that part of your spine/ medical evaluation done?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:40 AM

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Hottest spot in all of Canada today was Lytton BC. It logged in with a temp of 47.9C as of the 5pm news.

That's like Phoenix Arizona in-the-middle-of-summer temperatures. That's just nuts.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:43 AM

1KIKI

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Had several more storms today, so we're over 9" of rain in the last 4 days.

Not a drop where it shouldn't be in my basement.


I bet that feels great !!

What do you think was the magic fix(es)? Not dumping the sump-pump effluent back near the foundation? Gutters? Something different? Something additional?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:49 AM

1KIKI

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Thanks for the info! That could be the nerve; it shoots pain down my leg when I press the inside of my groin against the edge of a chair, or sneeze, or some such.

Have you ever had an MRI of that part of your spine/ medical evaluation done?

No, not yet. My whole spine is a mess, I think.

One thing I learned though is that if one gets injured, one needs to get it treated. There are meds to reduce inflammation, and physical therapies to prevent tissue scarring, and to strengthen what needs to be strengthened, and flex what needs to be kept flexible. Hoping it'll go away permanently on its own isn't the answer, a lesson I've learned a few times over, and mostly with my spine. (In my defense for not getting things looked at, at the time I had no medical insurance.)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Had several more storms today, so we're over 9" of rain in the last 4 days.

Not a drop where it shouldn't be in my basement.


I bet that feels great !!

What do you think was the magic fix(es)? Not dumping the sump-pump effluent back near the foundation? Gutters? Something different? Something additional?



Well... a lot has been done since late last May when I was up that morning until 6:30AM mopping. The only fix that had been done before that was the cracked drain pipe.

Since then, I got the gutters installed. I put the Watertite sealant on the two above-ground foundation cracks and about 16" below grade after cleaning them out with a grinder and drill bits. I dug that sump well about 9" deeper so the water never sits in or above the 4" inlet from the french drain. I added those 4" corrugated drain pipes to the downspouts on both sides of the garage and on the back porch to try to keep as much water as possible out of the Bermuda Triangle.

Honestly, as much as I'm sure all of those other things add up, I think having the 45' gutter on the back of the house is probably the biggest reason. That's the side of the roof that I can stand on and by far has the greatest surface area. All of that water is now being diverted about 7 feet away instead of falling right against the house, right where the crack was letting it all into the basement.





There's still more to do. I've got to either get the guy who hung my gutters to come back out and fix them like he said he would last year or do it myself. One of the front ones isn't graded properly, and they did a crap job of sealing the miters and endcaps around the overhang. (I actually just took a video of what happens when one didn't properly seal an endcap on a gutter that isn't graded toward the downspout since it's pouring rain again).

I've also got to trench out the foundation so I can clean it and put that tar on it. Once that's done, I'm going to do a better job grading the ground from the foundation, which is probably going to require me forking over some cash for some more dirt being dumped out in the street. And while I have it trenched out, I'm going to put sections of chicken wire perpendicular to the foundation to keep the moles from making their main tunnels along side of the house. It's nice to know that I finally found a way to kill them, but there will always be more where they came from.



But yeah... Gotta say it feels pretty good not worrying about having to go down and mop the floor every time it rains now.


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And he who is not sufficiently courageous to defend his soul — don’t let him be proud of his ‘progressive’ views, and don’t let him boast that he is an academician or a people’s artist, a distinguished figure or a general. Let him say to himself: I am a part of the herd and a coward. It’s all the same to me as long as I’m fed and kept warm.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:16 PM

BRENDA


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Hottest spot in all of Canada today was Lytton BC. It logged in with a temp of 47.9C as of the 5pm news.

That's 118F. That's insane!

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I know. Hotter than anything the weather person could find for even the western US.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:18 PM

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Hottest spot in all of Canada today was Lytton BC. It logged in with a temp of 47.9C as of the 5pm news.

That's like Phoenix Arizona in-the-middle-of-summer temperatures. That's just nuts.



Don't I know it. BC has been shattering all kinds of heat records for the province as of yesterday.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:19 PM

BRENDA


Side walks or mainly road ways starting to buckle in Seattle from all the heat.

Part of sidewalk did buckle in Victoria over the weekend from the heat.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:20 PM

BRENDA


And I am out in the heat in a bit. Couple of things to do. Same plan as yesterday, water with me and try to find shade.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:11 PM

1KIKI

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Oh, hey Signy, one more thing. Thus is interesting to me, but it might be ultimately useful to you.

The only tissue in the body that heals by making more of itself is bone. Everything else - skin, muscle, tendons, and ligaments - (except for the CNS which has its own limitations) - is held together by some level of scar tissue. The problems that I heard of with scar tissue are 1) that it can fuse different tissues together, for example it can lock 2 different muscles together that should be sliding over each other, and 2 ) after about a year it starts contracting, which can do things like trap and squeeze nerves. So PT is used to keep muscles from getting fused together to maintain full range of motion; and to keep scar tissue from contracting and getting short, hard, and inflexible.

Anyway, I just thought I'd mention it. If you have a soft-tissue injury, it might be helpful to get it looked at and get some PT for it.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:29 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.




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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:14 PM

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^ Do you think those East Coast Liberals are sticking to their high horses or did they dismount and have the A/C cranked to the max right now?

It's a rhetorical question.

I know my brother and his wife out there aren't letting the new baby stew in a puddle of her own crib sweat in their million dollar house right now. I wonder what penance they're putting themselves through for that. I bet they're virtue signalling REALLY HARD on Twitter this week. Maybe reading Antiracist Baby to her four times per day instead of only two.

But I'm sure they didn't go as far as to let their black pet maid bring her family over and enjoy the A/C.



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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:32 PM

BRENDA


Back and all things done for today.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:34 PM

BRENDA


The heat is really derailing fruit crops up here. All cherries I have seen in stores are from Washington State, Chelan to be specific and California. No Rainier cherries though.

No grapes from the Okanogan. They are being imported from Mexico this year.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:35 PM

BRENDA


I bought a small amount of cherries today. Going to run an experiment and see if with my seizure meds being at a lower level if I can tolerate a little bit of them.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:28 PM

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Good luck Brenda.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I think the grout stain marker FINALLY did the trick.

With how many coats it took to finally get that stain to not bleed through, I don't know how much better than paint it actually was, but at least I didn't have to paint that damn door 7 extra times.

Hopefully one more paint coat to finish off the door is all it needs and I'm done with all of them.

Eventually I'll finish trimming out the stove cabinet and cleaning off the curio cabinet so I can caulk it all at the same time and give it all one final coat of paint before the new doors and hardware get installed.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:02 PM

1KIKI

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And I am out in the heat in a bit. Couple of things to do. Same plan as yesterday, water with me and try to find shade.

I know you don't like AC in public places because it's usually set too low for you to be comfortable, but do you have AC in your place to take the edge off the heat?
Here if I want to go outside, I reserve that for the morning, when it's a bit cooler and the air is at its cleanest. I do have a lot of sleep issues, so many times I'm not able to get up early, but maybe you can manage that for yourself.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:03 PM

1KIKI

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Back and all things done for today.

YAY!!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:04 PM

1KIKI

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I bought a small amount of cherries today. Going to run an experiment and see if with my seizure meds being at a lower level if I can tolerate a little bit of them.

Oh, that makes me nervous for you. GOOD LUCK!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:05 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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I think the grout stain marker FINALLY did the trick.

!!!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:15 PM

BRENDA


Thanks Jack. I hope it works. I really miss cherries at this time of the year.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:19 PM

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Originally posted by 1KIKI:

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Originally posted by Brenda:
And I am out in the heat in a bit. Couple of things to do. Same plan as yesterday, water with me and try to find shade.

I know you don't like AC in public places because it's usually set too low for you to be comfortable, but do you have AC in your place to take the edge off the heat?
Here if I want to go outside, I reserve that for the morning, when it's a bit cooler and the air is at its cleanest. I do have a lot of sleep issues, so many times I'm not able to get up early, but maybe you can manage that for yourself.



No Kiki. The problem with AC like in malls is that it is set TOO HIGH for my liking.

I don't have AC in my place but I did buy a fan last summer that I never used. I took it out last night and have been using it some today.

With the heat the way it has been over the last few days I have now found the AC in the local mall to be fine. Grocery stores however are still a might too cold especially when I go by the milk coolers or the cheese areas.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I bought a small amount of cherries today. Going to run an experiment and see if with my seizure meds being at a lower level if I can tolerate a little bit of them.

Oh, that makes me nervous for you. GOOD LUCK!



I'm nervous too but I don't plan on pushing it. I won't eat all of them. Just one or two to see if I react.

I miss my little bit of cherries in the summer.

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