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In the garden, and RAIN!!!!

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:20 PM

BRENDA


Welp, no luck at mah jong. Happens. Got other chores done after which included taking a movie back to the library and getting the first of that series out. Called "Bon Cop, Bad Cop." Second film was good.

Suppose to rain later today and so I beat that.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 11:35 AM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
Welp, no luck at mah jong. Happens. Got other chores done after which included taking a movie back to the library and getting the first of that series out. Called "Bon Cop, Bad Cop." Second film was good.

Suppose to rain later today and so I beat that.

Sounds like, overall, a god day. You got out with friends and got some things done, too.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 11:48 AM

1KIKI

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Hey! to you both. (... hey being colloquial for hi.) That's all.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 1:34 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Welp, no luck at mah jong. Happens. Got other chores done after which included taking a movie back to the library and getting the first of that series out. Called "Bon Cop, Bad Cop." Second film was good.

Suppose to rain later today and so I beat that.

Sounds like, overall, a god day. You got out with friends and got some things done, too.

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It was and I did find the first film. Started watching it last night. Very funny.

Rain arrived around 6pm, I guess.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 1:34 PM

BRENDA


Hey Kiki.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 1:35 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in a bit. Weather looks iffy. There is another winter storm heading in my direction for the weekend. Bringing with it heavy rain and wind.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 5:00 PM

BRENDA


The rain has arrived again. But walk in, things done. So I am finished all chores for today.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:16 PM

BRENDA


Laundry day for me.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:31 PM

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Nice that you're getting thru your tasks, BRENDA.



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Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:34 PM

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I see that nCA is due for quite a bit of rain this weekend which will get to us on Monday (they say).


So altho this is a la Nina year and drier than usual, at least it's a good start.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:42 PM

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Nice that you're getting thru your tasks, BRENDA.



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It is good Sig.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:43 PM

BRENDA


Walk in and picked up a Christmas present for a kitty. *L*

More rain for today. Got rained on on my way home.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:40 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Got the new porch door installed this week, but it's probably too late to paint it and the door frame. I might have to seal it all up for the winter to protect it all from the elements.

Mixed emotions of grateful for the help and annoyed that it took this long that I'm wrestling with right now.

I hate winter. Hate, hate, hate, hate it.

I should have enough inside to keep me busy. Heat will be turned down super low this year though, so not sure how inclined I'll be to even be getting out of bed.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:30 PM

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Got the new porch door installed this week, but it's probably too late to paint it and the door frame. I might have to seal it all up for the winter to protect it all from the elements.

Mixed emotions of grateful for the help and annoyed that it took this long that I'm wrestling with right now.

I hate winter. Hate, hate, hate, hate it.

I should have enough inside to keep me busy. Heat will be turned down super low this year though, so not sure how inclined I'll be to even be getting out of bed.

Well, maybe it won't be a super-cold winter and you'll be OK AFA heating bills are concerned. Fingers crossed that is the case!

Is there anything else that you're needing help with to complete? Do you still have projects pending that weren't completed that need to be carried into next year? Do you feel that you and your friend and his dad are about even with the work, or do they still owe you some?

Trying to figure out how far the (justifiable) annoyance goes, and how to mitigate it.

In any case, it sounds like you should take some satisfaction with the work completed so far. You've made a lot of progress, inside and out!

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:28 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Well... My buddy at this point owes me so much work he's probably going to be paying it off for the rest of his life with how busy he is. It's so much at this point, that I'm reluctant to even give him any more since it's not very likely that it will ever be repaid. I don't like feeling that way, but it is what it is. His old man is into me for about 3 full days worth of work. Had he come early the other day we would have gotten so much done, but he says he'll be here at noon, doesn't show up until 3:30PM, and we're racing against the clock and the dark while getting poured on. There were 3 days prior that were 70 degrees that we could have done it and I would have had time left to do these other things, but we're doing everything last minute like we always do. It's annoying because whenever he needs my help I'm right there early in the morning and willing to work until late into the night.

I won't be able to have the outside wrapped up now this year because there are some things that need warmer conditions for proper drying. Namely wood putty and paint. It's too late. He will tell me that it's not, but he's wrong. There are directions on the products for a reason, and because I follow them, the stuff that I do lasts for decades and doesn't need to be redone every few years because corners were cut.

He's supposedly coming out this week to help with the siding on the back which is a lot more complex than the front. We also need to readjust one of the windows that was done last minute and isn't installed correctly because of it. That's a two man job.

But the thing is, I don't believe him. There will be excuses made and the work isn't going to get done. And that's REALLY going to annoy me then, because I will be wrapping everything up with plastic in even crappier weather conditions when he doesn't come through than I would have yesterday when he told me not to.


It's just... I'm so frustrated right now. I should be happy about the help that I've got, but I'm just annoyed with everything.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:46 PM

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I'd be annoyed too. More than annoyed!

Would this work?

Next time they ask for help, tell them that you're too busy. But if they want to come over and free up some of your time, you'll have time to help.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:03 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


That's actually usually how I get them to help me out.

Shouldn't be that way, but it is.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:54 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Nice little 3.5" rainstorm all day today through tomorrow morning, with another quarter inch or so tomorrow.

Shouldn't be anything to worry about. Hopefully. Not a huge chance for thunderstorms, and wind only around 13mph max.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:04 PM

BRENDA


Raining here today. Just a lazy Sunday around me.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:09 PM

BRENDA


The Vancouver Canucks last beat the Seattle Kraken (the latest NHL expansion team) in their first home game ever which was in Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Ha, ha. Score was Vancouver 4- Seattle 2.

Not sure what Gov. Inslee owns Premier Horgan but if Vancouver had lost BC's premier would have owed Gov. Inslee some good Pacific salmon. That was their bet.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 3:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
That's actually usually how I get them to help me out.

Shouldn't be that way, but it is.

well, in future make sure they "prepay" for more of your help. Even things out.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 3:12 PM

SIGNYM

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Nice little 3.5" rainstorm all day today through tomorrow morning, with another quarter inch or so tomorrow.

Shouldn't be anything to worry about. Hopefully. Not a huge chance for thunderstorms, and wind only around 13mph max.

Looks like it's heading to the Buffalo area. I hope my sis' basement stays dry.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 3:13 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
Raining here today. Just a lazy Sunday around me.

Stay warm and toasty!

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 3:15 PM

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Had a 3.6 earthquake this AM, near East Los Angeles. On the west side of LA county, like the last one near Carson.

Hmmm
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Sunday, October 24, 2021 5:38 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by Brenda:
Raining here today. Just a lazy Sunday around me.

Stay warm and toasty!

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I am but I did get a little more book work.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 5:39 PM

BRENDA


Time now for me to figure out how to write a synopsis and get back on the trying to find a publisher horse. Fun. Not. Just because I suck at trying to write such things.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 5:40 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Had a 3.6 earthquake this AM, near East Los Angeles. On the west side of LA county, like the last one near Carson.

Hmmm
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Stay safe Sig.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 5:46 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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That's actually usually how I get them to help me out.

Shouldn't be that way, but it is.

well, in future make sure they "prepay" for more of your help. Even things out.



Yeah... Gotta find that balance.



Despite the fact I completely wasted a bright sunny day yesterday, I got done what I wanted to do this weekend.

I built a detached set of two stairs to go up to the new porch door out of all of that scrap pressure-treated lumber I bought eons ago before the wood prices skyrocketed.

Nothing overtly fancy, and no hand rails on it (at least for now), but it's built like a brick shithouse.

It's so nice being able to walk into the house like a normal person again and not rely on a precariously placed cinder block.

It's a miracle that nobody ever broke their ankle on that thing. It's been the way in the back for over 2 years now until today.


The price was right. I only used 7 of the 14 various boards I'd bought to build it, and one 8ft pressure-treated 1"x8" that I got from a neighbor years ago when they were throwing away wood (I used that for the "face" of the steps). Combined with using most of the long screws out of a 200pc. wood screw kit I bought on sale for $3, I don't think this cost more than about $16 and around 4 hours of my time planning and building.



I will have to do some fine-tuning on the height on both sides and haven't decided how I want to make the feet yet. If I use green 4x4, I've already got enough to do it. I might go metal though.

But it's staying out there as it is this winter. It should be fine.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 11:08 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


First time I've heard the sump pump go off in a while, but everything seems to be operating as intended. I love that cheap little camera I've got down there. I haven't even used it in about 4 months and it fired right up when I logged into it and pulled it up on my TV to watch.

Thunderstorms for a few hours last night, but the power didn't go out.




2.75 inches in the last 24 hours around here with another half inch on the way today. Nothing monstrous compared to the history around here, but we have had some pretty regular rains with low temps so the ground was fairly saturated going into it.

It was nice having a rain season that wasn't 2 to 3 times the average rainfall for once.



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Monday, October 25, 2021 1:31 PM

BRENDA


Out in a bit on what is going to be a windy, rainy day. 2 Bomb storms have hit the western coast from BC down into California.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 3:15 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


They've already made their way over here too.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 5:25 PM

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Last night there was a Football game on TV. It was in Santa Clara.
Constant rain, from that atmospheric river system.

Is all of CA going to get this? Will it make it over the mountains? Will it be too much, and just wash everything away?

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Monday, October 25, 2021 5:35 PM

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They've already made their way over here too.

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I don't doubt that Jack. These storms are very strong. My guess would be get ready for more this winter.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 5:51 PM

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They'll cross N America but it depends on where the jet stream drives them. Sometimes it goes diagonally from NW to SE, sometimes it loops down to Texas before coming north again. And in this case, with the bomb cyclone having developed right off CA, the storms tend to run from SW thru AZ, NV, and Four Corners. Can't tell without looking at the 500 mb map.

Anyway, our forecast was kind of effed up. "They" had been predicting about 0.4-0.5" for my location since the storm developed, and they were certain it was going to peak at 3PM Monday. Then "they" downgraded it to 0.1" with a peak at 11AM. So we got the predicted drizzle, by 1 I thought the fun was done, and by 2 it was pouring. I think we may have gotten our predicted 0.4" after all!



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Monday, October 25, 2021 6:11 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Glad you finally got some rain out of the deal.

Wish you could have had more of mine, but since the power stayed on 3.5" was no biggie.



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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:35 AM

BRENDA


Got to figure out how to put some shelving in a kitchen cupboard.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:48 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Easier to do than to try to explain without seeing what you've got going on, I'm afraid.

Are these new shelves and brackets for an old cabinet or something?

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:38 PM

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Easier to do than to try to explain without seeing what you've got going on, I'm afraid.

Are these new shelves and brackets for an old cabinet or something?

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No these kitchen cupboards here are old. Also it is a lower cupboard and doesn't look like it has ever had shelves in it. Plus pipes run through a back wall of it.

I would like to figure out how to put in something as bending down to put things away and get them out of it is getting a little awkward for me.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:30 PM

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It's sort of a rule for handiness - shelves go above waist level, and drawers go below. That's especially true for kitchen cabinets, since the lower cabinets tend to be very deep, and stuff gets lost in the 'way back'.

But installing diy drawers in a former cabinet requires purchases, tools, and some work! And while installing fixed (not adjustable) shelves is simpler and much easier, it too requires purchases, tools, and work, and of course the shelves aren't as handy as drawers.

So I'm curious what do you see yourself doing? Or, can you pay someone to help you out?

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:05 PM

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It's sort of a rule for handiness - shelves go above waist level, and drawers go below. That's especially true for kitchen cabinets, since the lower cabinets tend to be very deep, and stuff gets lost in the 'way back'.

But installing diy drawers in a former cabinet requires purchases, tools, and some work! And while installing fixed (not adjustable) shelves is simpler and much easier, it too requires purchases, tools, and work, and of course the shelves aren't as handy as drawers.

So I'm curious what do you see yourself doing? Or, can you pay someone to help you out?



Well, first have to start with measuring the cupboard and then probably buying something that will fit into the space.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:06 PM

BRENDA


Walk in and homemade applesauce cooking away. Already baked the tart shells it will go into.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:41 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


They make pre-fabbed shelving in a large assortment of colors so you should be able to get something at least close to what you're looking for if that even means anything to you. But you're still going to have to cut them down to size and around any plumbing with a radial saw and probably a jig saw if you don't want that cut to look lousy.

I don't suppose you've got those tools tucked away somewhere or know somebody who can make a few quick cuts for you if you mark the boards for them?



As for attaching them, I'd look into some small brackets that you can screw into the wall at the heights you want them. No reason to get super fancy with it.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:44 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Got a promise for help on the back of the porch tomorrow. Not sure what time, but hopefully at least somewhat early this time instead of starting when it's too late to finish because it gets dark out.

Not especially warm tomorrow, but sunny and dry, which is good because it's super wet the following two days again.


I built myself 3 more benches / stackable shelves out in my garage today, using up the last 6 pieces of cheap green board I bought and didn't use on the stairs and a whole lot of the scrap 2x4's I had out there. They'll fit perfect in my closet in the unfinished room in the basement, and now that I have 9 shelves down there I will be able to put all of my tools in a organized space and finally clear out that pantry so I can remodel it this winter.

Even managed to mow the front lawn before it got too miserably cold to bother with the back.



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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:12 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Dammit....

I tweaked my back a little last night moving an ancient air conditioner from my basement to the garage. Not severe or anything, but my buddy's dad is coming to help wrap up the back porch today and I can't be hemming and hawing about my back to a guy that's 30 years older than I am.



The A/C was on the floor in the closet on a few bricks where the shelving I built ended up going. I can't believe that thing was only 5,000BTU's. It weighed about as much as a 36" screen tube TV! My new 12,000BTU unit in the window was half that weight.

The pantry is empty except for my big pail of rice, a broom, and a fire extinguisher I have attached to the wall. It's all clear and ready to be worked on whenever I get to it now.

I think I'm going to spring for some good 1"x X" wood boards that I can sand down, router a bevel, stain and coat with poly like I did with the closet's upstairs.

Then again, maybe not. I know I'm not putting things on them that would ruin the finish, but unless I put contact paper on the top I can't imagine the finish would last very long in a closet for that purpose.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:25 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk soon. Got a correction on the name of kitty treats, so will look for that. Need to get some photocopying done and look for a movie at my local library. So far dry today but will take umbrella anyways.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:57 PM

BRENDA


Trying to rain again.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:16 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Buddy's dad came by and we fixed the window. Also took down all the existing siding and put tar paper up covering everything. After he left I got all the J-channel up except for the top and the windows and got it re-sided up to the windows. Used that as an opportunity to replace some bad pieces too. I had to take two more rows off the back of the garage for now, but I'll have enough to put all good pieces up without having to salvage from either side of the garage.





A side note about my water issues...

Sump pump is still going off fairly frequently even though it hasn't rained for a day and a half now.

I think that's my "normal" whenever we get a good deal of rain.

The reason I say that is the foreclosure behind me broke up and removed the driveway. Even though we've had two completely sunny days, the first 6 feet of that mud is still waterlogged with several inches of standing water before the curb/street.

There's also a MASSIVE hole by the garage there where they removed one of the posts for the fence, about 20 feet in from the curb, and it's got a ton of water in it still.

We're just the low point here.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:29 PM

BRENDA


Off to mah jong tomorrow morning.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:48 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Good luck. :)

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:23 AM

SIGNYM

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


I guess you (BRENDA, SIX) pay for all that green with a lot of gloom and rain.

And snow!

Well, I hope you both stay snuggly warm and dry this year. I think the gloom and shorter days don't do either of you good, so maybe invest in a bright full-spectrum bulb for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Price as low as $30

https://reviews.chicagotribune.com/reviews/best-light-therapy-lamps

It might help?

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In the meantime, I put away the light summer comforter and put the heavy one on the bed bc I was freezing my bits off a few nights ago! We have one hot day ahead of us - tomorrow- but then it starts to drop right back down again.


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