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In the garden, and RAIN!!!!

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:05 AM

BRENDA


Off to mah jong in the morning.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:49 PM

BRENDA


Back from mah jong and no luck. It has dried out enough and warmed up enough for me to get out and sweep around the drain hole in my balcony which I did when I got in.

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Friday, March 25, 2022 1:19 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in a bit on a bright, dry day.

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Friday, March 25, 2022 4:39 PM

BRENDA


Made an appointment to see a dentist today.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 9:33 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


It's been a long time since I bent conduit. Not that I was ever a pro, but I'm glad to see I've still got it. I installed some junction boxes in my back porch for outlets yesterday, drilled the holes through the studs and set up the conduit to tie them all in together. I'm not yet sure exactly how I'm going to get the electric inside the room from that wall. My friend's dad was going to come over at some point and work on the entire project with me, but since I'm capable of doing most of this job on my own I don't want to burn up time he's here doing things that I can do since there's other things I'd rather he be doing with the credit he owes me.

It's pretty darn cold out today though, so I don't know if I'm going to work on the back side where I'm going to be dropping electric from the ceiling to put in a few switches by the door and another two outlets.

I haven't been up there since cleaning up the raccoon crap and sealing up the house roof from the porch roof to make sure they can never get inside of it again. It was 120 degrees up there last time. It's about 30 degrees right now.

I probably won't go up there today, but maybe I'll install the 3 boxes I need back there after seeing how far I'd have to build out the studs for the two by the door for adequate space for the door trim, and just tie them together with the pipe.

My friend's dad is going to tell me that what I've done is overkill. I'm sure he would have just wanted to use Romex or flex conduit if I waited for him to come by and do it. But when I do things, I do them the right way, and I already had a bundle of about a dozen 10ft lengths of conduit my step-dad gave me years ago out in my garage, as well as tons of connectors that I've had since the early-2000's when I lived at my grandma's house. All I needed to buy was some junction boxes and deck screws. I just found out yesterday that new Code rules state that you need to use exterior decking screws to affix junction boxes to joists and you can no attach them with nails or drywall screws because of rust. Makes sense... But boy are decking screws expensive in Bidenworld.

I'd do it the right way anyhow, but seeing as how my entire gutted porch is very clearly visible from the street with these huge windows we installed in the fall, I want everything to be perfectly up to code. When this job is finished, my porch will probably be the only electric in the house that actually IS up to code. Who the hell knows what Uncle Bob did behind those walls.


The real test of my skills is going to be using hard pipe to drop the electric from the ceiling fan down through the soffit and into the wall. Fortunately for me, I'm not required by code to make 3 or 4 bends in one continuous pipe and I can use couplers past bends to join them.

It's slow-going work, but that's how it usually is with me.

Rome wasn't built in a day.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 1:02 PM

BRENDA


Laundry to get done once I get organized then walk in the rain.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
It's been a long time since I bent conduit. Not that I was ever a pro, but I'm glad to see I've still got it. I installed some junction boxes in my back porch for outlets yesterday, drilled the holes through the studs and set up the conduit to tie them all in together. I'm not yet sure exactly how I'm going to get the electric inside the room from that wall. My friend's dad was going to come over at some point and work on the entire project with me, but since I'm capable of doing most of this job on my own I don't want to burn up time he's here doing things that I can do since there's other things I'd rather he be doing with the credit he owes me.

It's pretty darn cold out today though, so I don't know if I'm going to work on the back side where I'm going to be dropping electric from the ceiling to put in a few switches by the door and another two outlets.

I haven't been up there since cleaning up the raccoon crap and sealing up the house roof from the porch roof to make sure they can never get inside of it again. It was 120 degrees up there last time. It's about 30 degrees right now.

I probably won't go up there today, but maybe I'll install the 3 boxes I need back there after seeing how far I'd have to build out the studs for the two by the door for adequate space for the door trim, and just tie them together with the pipe.

My friend's dad is going to tell me that what I've done is overkill. I'm sure he would have just wanted to use Romex or flex conduit if I waited for him to come by and do it. But when I do things, I do them the right way, and I already had a bundle of about a dozen 10ft lengths of conduit my step-dad gave me years ago out in my garage, as well as tons of connectors that I've had since the early-2000's when I lived at my grandma's house. All I needed to buy was some junction boxes and deck screws. I just found out yesterday that new Code rules state that you need to use exterior decking screws to affix junction boxes to joists and you can no attach them with nails or drywall screws because of rust. Makes sense... But boy are decking screws expensive in Bidenworld.

I'd do it the right way anyhow, but seeing as how my entire gutted porch is very clearly visible from the street with these huge windows we installed in the fall, I want everything to be perfectly up to code. When this job is finished, my porch will probably be the only electric in the house that actually IS up to code. Who the hell knows what Uncle Bob did behind those walls.

HAHAHAHA!! and OUCH! Yeah, same here!


Quote:

The real test of my skills is going to be using hard pipe to drop the electric from the ceiling fan down through the soffit and into the wall. Fortunately for me, I'm not required by code to make 3 or 4 bends in one continuous pipe and I can use couplers past bends to join them.

It's slow-going work, but that's how it usually is with me.

Rome wasn't built in a day.

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Sounds great SIX!

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry to get done once I get organized then walk in the rain.

Well, at least you had a few sunny days!

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:43 PM

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Weather here is cooling down from the near-100 weather of last Monday. By this coming Monday, they are predicting 1" of rain (RAIN??? In April??) and cooler weather in the 10-day, which will loosen up the soil and allow me to pull weeds, not just cut them down. So today I'm going to do some weed-cutting, hope to fill up the remaining two bins before trash day, and then get back to cleanup after the rain (minus one infusion day). I have the glimmerings of a landscape plan that I'm going to draw to scale to make sure it all fits. In my mind, the yard is much bigger than in reality, and when I look at the actual yard I have to scale back my ideas quite a bit!

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:01 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


100 degrees!!!!

Are we living on a different planet or something. It was snowing here today.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:34 PM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
100 degrees!!!!

Are we living on a different planet or something. It was snowing here today.

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Snow??? STILL???

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry to get done once I get organized then walk in the rain.

Well, at least you had a few sunny days!

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Actually, I managed to miss the rain today while I was out.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:39 PM

BRENDA


The one working elevator in my building and I are not friends today. It didn't work when I went down to do laundry but then did for another lady. When I went back up from laundry it decided not to work, so I walked back up 10 flights of stairs. I wanted to go out and walked down 10 flights to get out.

Only good thing about today was I had lunch out with a lady that used to come in and help look after my mum. She sent me an email but I didn't get my email this morning, so that was nice surprise for me.

Anyways the elevator is working again.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:03 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
100 degrees!!!!

Are we living on a different planet or something. It was snowing here today.

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Snow??? STILL???




Heh. Yeah. Woke up this morning with white on the roofs again after we had a 70 degree day like 10 days ago. It will be cold enough to snow until Tuesday morning, but it doesn't look like there is any more in the forecast.

After that MAYBE we get lucky and we're done. You never know. I've seen snow in the middle of May around here, and I've also seen Mays where it was in the high 80's for half the month.



Got more of my conduit and boxes up today. If I do anything the next two days in the shed and the attic, it's going to be in the COLD!

That's what I get for doing nothing on the 70 degree day.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
The one working elevator in my building and I are not friends today. It didn't work when I went down to do laundry but then did for another lady. When I went back up from laundry it decided not to work, so I walked back up 10 flights of stairs. I wanted to go out and walked down 10 flights to get out.

Only good thing about today was I had lunch out with a lady that used to come in and help look after my mum. She sent me an email but I didn't get my email this morning, so that was nice surprise for me.

Anyways the elevator is working again.


10 flights of stairs up??

You are FIT! How do you maintain that level of fitness??

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
100 degrees!!!!

Are we living on a different planet or something. It was snowing here today.

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Snow??? STILL???




Heh. Yeah. Woke up this morning with white on the roofs again after we had a 70 degree day like 10 days ago. It will be cold enough to snow until Tuesday morning, but it doesn't look like there is any more in the forecast.

After that MAYBE we get lucky and we're done. You never know. I've seen snow in the middle of May around here, and I've also seen Mays where it was in the high 80's for half the month.



Got more of my conduit and boxes up today. If I do anything the next two days in the shed and the attic, it's going to be in the COLD!

That's what I get for doing nothing on the 70 degree day.

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I do remember it snowing for Easter. I was little, back when you dressed up in your Easter best with a little hat and shiny patent leather shoes with slick soles.... not so good on snow!

And we would gather for a traditional Easter b'fast: smoked and fresh sausage, fresh rye bread, hard boiled eggs, a butter lamb, horseradish...

Mom and dad would hide our Easter baskets and we'd have to hunt for them

Sigh.

Wonderful memories. Even of the snow!

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 11:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
The one working elevator in my building and I are not friends today. It didn't work when I went down to do laundry but then did for another lady. When I went back up from laundry it decided not to work, so I walked back up 10 flights of stairs. I wanted to go out and walked down 10 flights to get out.

Only good thing about today was I had lunch out with a lady that used to come in and help look after my mum. She sent me an email but I didn't get my email this morning, so that was nice surprise for me.

Anyways the elevator is working again.


10 flights of stairs up??

You are FIT! How do you maintain that level of fitness??

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I can't really tell you. I guess my walks when I go out to do errands would be called "around the block". Then I also work once a month now.

I can tell in doing that I went up two flights then stopped and went up another 2 or 3 flights and stopped again. I take my time when I have to do things like that.

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Sunday, March 27, 2022 1:33 PM

BRENDA


Just a Sunday to rest and relax after all that stair walking yesterday.

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Sunday, March 27, 2022 11:21 PM

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I'm off to work tomorrow morning.

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Monday, March 28, 2022 12:16 PM

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I hope it's not raining for you.

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Monday, March 28, 2022 12:27 PM

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Speaking of rain ... the storm was predicted to make landfall by 8 AM. Well 8 AM has come and gone...

Still, weather has turned gusty, so rain is on its way. Those gusts are updrafts that have run out of steam (literally), cooled and are falling back down to earth, hitting the ground and going horizontal. The stronger the updrafts, the gustier the weather. Updrafts must be pretty strong bc it's pretty gusty (for LA) and I'll bet we get a lot of rain out of this one. I set my rain gage out in anticipation.

Nice thing about this storm - it's a big one! It made landfall north of the SF Bay area (about mid-state) and will rain/snow from all the way up there to all the way down here, giving half the state late and much-appreciated water.

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Monday, March 28, 2022 6:58 PM

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I hope it's not raining for you.

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It did rain this morning and once I got to work, my umbrella broke. Have to see if I have another one around here for just incase. Right now it is sunny out.

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Monday, March 28, 2022 6:59 PM

BRENDA


Back from work and sore and tired.

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Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51 PM

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Well, we had two distinct rain storms pass thru today. The first dropped about an inch. Altho I'd set out my "rain gage" I was JUST picking it up so the dog wouldn't knock it over (she was running around the backyard expressing her joy of being alive) she barreled thru and knocked it right out of my hand!

The second just ended, so I'll check the gage again tomorrow, but it could have been another inch. That would put our SiCal total to about 16"... above normal for a year!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:31 PM

BRENDA


It is a dry and sunny day for my walk today. Got some errands to run.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:14 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and still dry and nice out. I was sorry I put a sweater on today but since it is suppose to rain tomorrow. Have to see.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1:24 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:59 PM

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Bit of rain this morning when I went out but then there was also sunshine. Dry right now.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:55 PM

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At this end we are keeping on keeping on. Medical appointments and urgent medical issues that needs addressing from now thru Monday. Then some time after that I begin my daily radiation therapy... 1 hour if driving each day for a 20-minute treatment!

So a lot of time away from home, cutting into time needed for chores and such. Don't be surprised if you don't see me much. Just taking care of business.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:09 PM

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Glad to hear you're getting rain this year Sigs. Hope your appointment goes well.

I helped some family out with some things yesterday, and then kicked some ass with my electric project today.

Next two days are booked building some more social credit.



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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:30 PM

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Good luck SIG and stay well through your treatments.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:30 PM

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I'm off the mah jong in the morning then the dentist in the afternoon.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:32 PM

BRENDA


Not a great day at mah jong or the dentist.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:53 PM

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Thanks!

For me it's just routine (altho time- consuming) treatment. But hubby and daughter both have issues, hubby's being the more urgent and daughter's chasing after longstanding problems which I would LOVE to see resolved once and for all (altho I doubt it.) But one thing I know for sure: some kinds of problems don't go away unless you pursue them.

*****

Going to the dentist, ugh! But I "test drove" a new dentist earlier this summer who is a whole lot closer and cheaper than our former dentist, and everyone has now has their exam and cleaning. Our former dentist I think was pushing unnecessary work (crowns, replacement fillings) and I never knew if what she was recommending was truly required or not. The new dentist did something extremely politic: he said something positive to each of us about our teeth.
It was a relief to hear "Your teeth are in great shape!" instead someone tsking worriedly while poking around.

I hope you have better luck next time at mahjong!

*****

Hey SIX, good to hear about progress on your electrical project! There will be at least a few places in your house that you know are done right.
: smile:
And social capital is always a good thing to have.

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Friday, April 1, 2022 1:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Thanks!

For me it's just routine (altho time- consuming) treatment. But hubby and daughter both have issues, hubby's being the more urgent and daughter's chasing after longstanding problems which I would LOVE to see resolved once and for all (altho I doubt it.) But one thing I know for sure: some kinds of problems don't go away unless you pursue them.

*****

Going to the dentist, ugh! But I "test drove" a new dentist earlier this summer who is a whole lot closer and cheaper than our former dentist, and everyone has now has their exam and cleaning. Our former dentist I think was pushing unnecessary work (crowns, replacement fillings) and I never knew if what she was recommending was truly required or not. The new dentist did something extremely politic: he said something positive to each of us about our teeth.
It was a relief to hear "Your teeth are in great shape!" instead someone tsking worriedly while poking around.

I hope you have better luck next time at mahjong!

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Hey SIX, good to hear about progress on your electrical project! There will be at least a few places in your house that you know are done right.
: smile:
And social capital is always a good thing to have.

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Well, this is a new dentist I am going to and they did say I needed some work done. So, I will get it done. I'm just nervous is all.

Mah jong goes like that. Some Thursdays it's good and others can't get anything rolling.

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Friday, April 1, 2022 1:13 PM

BRENDA


Out for a walk got some things to do.

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Friday, April 1, 2022 4:44 PM

BRENDA


Back and in. Weather wants to rain was spitting on me as I came in.

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Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:49 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Thanks!

For me it's just routine (altho time- consuming) treatment. But hubby and daughter both have issues, hubby's being the more urgent and daughter's chasing after longstanding problems which I would LOVE to see resolved once and for all (altho I doubt it.) But one thing I know for sure: some kinds of problems don't go away unless you pursue them.



I know it doesn't mean much, but at least you gotta remember that everybody has problems they're dealing with, and some of them will never go away either.

Whether or not they actually ever get resolved for you guys, as long as you keep at it you will be able to put some issues behind you permanently and make the ever-present ones more manageable, leaving you with some time to relax and enjoy life and the time to tackle new problems when they pop up instead of letting things pile up until they seem insurmountable.

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Hey SIX, good to hear about progress on your electrical project! There will be at least a few places in your house that you know are done right.
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The less I have to tear apart completely the more bliss that comes with ignorance of what lies beneath.

Except for the ceiling fan/light and some wall outlets with a switch on the wall that is unfinished and easily accessable from the shed (in really stupid places), there was no electric at all in the three season room before. Well... that's not true. There IS a back-porch light outside of the entry door to the kitchen that was original before the porch addition was made many years later, which is controlled by that (REALLY EXPENSIVE) 4-switch flapper box that I installed behind my fridge.

But now I can open the back porch door from the outside and immediately turn on the fan/ceiling with a switch box next to the door. There's room for another switch and I'm going to install a light on the outside that I can control from there too. And I've added two outlets underneath it along that wall. I've already prepped three more outlets along the front wall under the two large windows, but I have yet to tie them into the live circuit.

I'm also considering putting some external outlets on the front and back of the porch as well, since I don't have any on my house and when I have to use a power tool or my power washer outside I either have to leave the front door open or use an outlet from inside my garage to do it.

Today I believe I'm going to be working in the shed to drop the very high outlets down to the proper height and to see what the best way would be to bring in electric from the shed into the front side of the porch. I can't drop it down from the ceiling like I was able to do with the switches and the outlets on the back side (it would be too hard to explain without pictures, but it just can't be done).

But everything I've put in isn't just up to code, but it's up to Crook County IL code, which as far as I'm aware is the most strict in the nation. I even shelled out around $8 to buy some decking screws to affix the junction boxes to the studs since it's no longer in the national code to hammer nails in or use drywall screws to affix them (because they will eventually rust).

I shouldn't have to go back up into the attic for any more electric, which is nice. Although I did notice there was a junction box up there that was just a pass-through for (tight) wiring that isn't used for any outlet. Once I get the porch electric done, I may see if I can get any slack out of those wires and install a light in there with a pull cord on it since it would be nice to have some light up there I don't have to drag up with an extension cord like I have up there now just as some PTSD over-protection to deter any raccoons from trying to nest in there again even though I can't imagine any possible way they'd ever be able to get back inside now. Heck. I'll have plenty of conduit leftover... Maybe I'll put a switch box by the tiny door in the finished house attic to control that light so I could easily turn it on and off in the future without ever needing to get dirty.

This is all very exciting.

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And social capital is always a good thing to have.


Yeah. I've got about a ton of it right now. Planting obs all over the place.

Getting people to pay those back is much easier in some cases than others, but usually I can get people to pay it backward.





Keep on doing what you're doing. You'll get things under control.


Get some pictures of that bed too. I want to see them.


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Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:01 AM

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Well, this is a new dentist I am going to and they did say I needed some work done. So, I will get it done. I'm just nervous is all.



If there's one thing I can truly empathize with Brenda, it's Dental issues.



There's nothing I could tell you that will make you not nervous about the apointment, but I can just say from my own experience that it's really not all that bad once you go through with getting things done you need done. And I'm assuming that you get to keep all of your teeth, hopefully for a long time, so you've got a huge incentive.

The last (and hopefully TRULY last) major thing I had done was having 14 teeth pulled in one day. I saved myself about $160 by pulling the loosest on on my own in my bathroom with a pair of pliers and told the Doc I hope he didn't mind I got started without him. After that, and after rejecting the gas because it makes me feel like I'm drunk, it was just a few shots of Novocaine that pinched pretty badly but then 13 teeth were gone in about 13 minutes tops. A few rough nights of trying to eat with my new dentures before they really started healing and I don't even notice it anymore several years later.

Nothing they can do to you in that chair is going to hurt you save for possibly some immediate pain while getting the Novocaine shots, and those probably won't even bother you at all if you're agreeable to the gas first. And since I don't know what your issue is, it might not even be bad enough to warrant any of that.

You've been through a lot of BS in the past and come out the other end alive. Compared to living with that last landlord of yours, the Dentist office is going to be cake.





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Saturday, April 2, 2022 1:20 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:

Well, this is a new dentist I am going to and they did say I needed some work done. So, I will get it done. I'm just nervous is all.



If there's one thing I can truly empathize with Brenda, it's Dental issues.



There's nothing I could tell you that will make you not nervous about the apointment, but I can just say from my own experience that it's really not all that bad once you go through with getting things done you need done. And I'm assuming that you get to keep all of your teeth, hopefully for a long time, so you've got a huge incentive.

The last (and hopefully TRULY last) major thing I had done was having 14 teeth pulled in one day. I saved myself about $160 by pulling the loosest on on my own in my bathroom with a pair of pliers and told the Doc I hope he didn't mind I got started without him. After that, and after rejecting the gas because it makes me feel like I'm drunk, it was just a few shots of Novocaine that pinched pretty badly but then 13 teeth were gone in about 13 minutes tops. A few rough nights of trying to eat with my new dentures before they really started healing and I don't even notice it anymore several years later.

Nothing they can do to you in that chair is going to hurt you save for possibly some immediate pain while getting the Novocaine shots, and those probably won't even bother you at all if you're agreeable to the gas first. And since I don't know what your issue is, it might not even be bad enough to warrant any of that.

You've been through a lot of BS in the past and come out the other end alive. Compared to living with that last landlord of yours, the Dentist office is going to be cake.





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I understand all that and I have a handle on what is to be done. It's just the last couple of times I was at a dentist, they hurt me. One pulled my neck around so much that I was hurting and sore. The second one drove the needle so deep into my gum that I was sore for a week after the appointment. That's what's making me so twitchy.

I have to admit that I let my dental health slide while I was looking after my mum and now I am facing the consequences of that. A filling, root canal and possible extraction of two teeth. But it all has to be done. And I might need a side of antibotics after. Have to see what they say.

I know that too and that is what I keep reminding myself of and dentists have come a long way.

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Saturday, April 2, 2022 7:15 PM

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Back from the dentist and these people are a biiiiiiig improvement over the other dentists I have dealt with. I have a temporary filling in the tooth that needs a root canal along with some medicine after they cleaned out the infection that was there. I didn't feel anything but the right side of nose, upper lip and little bit of my lower one is still frozen.

Hygienist also gave a couple of toothbrushes with a smaller head on them because I have a smaller mouth and some tips on using dental floss so it won't get stuck. I have to get some more dental floss as what I have is old. He couldn't give me anything because all they have is covered in mint and I am allergic to it.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 6:48 AM

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When we were young, novacaine was kind of a "new thing" and while many denists used it, they charged extra. Our parents were so cheap they used to take us to dentist who did dentistry the old-fashioned way, without any numbing or gas. Having a tooth drilled without numbing really IS an exercise in pain, and it took me DECADES to get over my fear of dentists.

I haven't run into any bad dentists in quite a while. They all seem to have the right technique. Curiously, I haven't run into any dentists that use gas either, altho I've heard about it. Tht's one dental experience I've missed.

Glad you found a better dentist, BRENDA! A bad one can be an awful experience.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:13 AM

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an you believe that Wed/Thurs/Fri are all predicted to be over 90, with Thursday tipping out at 97??? Sheesh!

The weather has been seasonably cool, good yardwork weather, except I've been stuck doing "indoor" work. Just about the time I get unburied from "indoor" work, it will be too hot to work outdoors.

Well, sometimes you just can't schedule things bc reality pops up. I take your advice SIX: Onward through the fog! I'm really glad hubby FINALLY bit the bullet (so to speak) and is seeing doctors for a couple of urgent problems, one being his sciatica/ piriformis syndrome that's suddenly gotten crippling. He's like a "typical guy" X10 when it comes to seeing doctors. Avoids them like the plague.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 10:24 AM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
I understand all that and I have a handle on what is to be done. It's just the last couple of times I was at a dentist, they hurt me. One pulled my neck around so much that I was hurting and sore. The second one drove the needle so deep into my gum that I was sore for a week after the appointment. That's what's making me so twitchy.

I have to admit that I let my dental health slide while I was looking after my mum and now I am facing the consequences of that. A filling, root canal and possible extraction of two teeth. But it all has to be done. And I might need a side of antibotics after. Have to see what they say.

I know that too and that is what I keep reminding myself of and dentists have come a long way.



Jeez. I never had that experience. But I've only ever had two dentists in my life. The first one and his hygenist were fine, but then again I never had any problems with my teeth when I was young so it was really just a regular exam. The hygenist was pretty mean with that floss though, come to think of it.

My new dentist is great and the hygenist is an absolute dream. I won't even schedule an appointment unless it's a day that she's free. Even when I had to reschedule once and wait six more weeks.

She brings on the pain, but it's not her fault. I get a full root scaling and planing instead of a teeth cleaning at my appointments now, and when I had a periodontist do that when this problem first made itself evident, he charged me $1,500 for it. I don't mind the pain though because I know how important this is now and the feeling of having that done is like the feeling you get after a haircut but 100 times as good.


Glad to hear you like your new dentist. Who knows what my situation would be right now if I didn't luck into finding a great office near me.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 10:36 AM

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an you believe that Wed/Thurs/Fri are all predicted to be over 90, with Thursday tipping out at 97??? Sheesh!



I swear we're living on different planets. Thursday morning there was snow on the roofs. Frost on the roofs the last three mornings after that.

At least it's in the high 40's today with the 50's the next three days, even though it will be raining all three of them. Can't say I'm much of a fan of how much rain we've gotten already this early in spring. No leaks or anything yet, but I hope the rain settles down a bit going forward.

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The weather has been seasonably cool, good yardwork weather, except I've been stuck doing "indoor" work. Just about the time I get unburied from "indoor" work, it will be too hot to work outdoors.


Maybe take a break and prioritize the to-do list? Easier said than done, I know. But I do regret working on my kitchen until July of last year and not getting much work done outside other than regular lawn maintenance. It was nice that we got the porch windows and door installed VERY late in the year, but there wasn't enough time to even paint the exterior door before it got too cold to do it, and my neighbors have had to look at the unsided back of my garage all winter long after I cannibalized it to side the new porch.

And none of my foundation work even started yet. I still have to dig out trenches around the house, scrub the foundation, patch anything that needs to be patched up to around 1 foot deep in the cinderblock walls the porch is on, tar the whole thing and let that cure, bury a lot of chicken wire every foot or so around the foundation to try to prevent the moles from tunneling next to the foundation if (more likely when) another one comes here, and then use self-leveling caulk on any concrete slabs that touch the house.

I think I'm also going to get a lot of concrete to mix up and pour inside all of the concrete blocks to fill them all up. I'll have to do that from inside and underneath the floor. That will be a monster job without assistance, but I hear that a lot of folk do that with the cinderblock walls for stability and to keep water out.


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Well, sometimes you just can't schedule things bc reality pops up. I take your advice SIX: Onward through the fog! I'm really glad hubby FINALLY bit the bullet (so to speak) and is seeing doctors for a couple of urgent problems, one being his sciatica/ piriformis syndrome that's suddenly gotten crippling. He's like a "typical guy" X10 when it comes to seeing doctors. Avoids them like the plague.



I hope it goes well for your husband. Men tend to die early in my family because we don't go and see doctors. The surviving males in my family (fortunately including my dad) are the ones who go regularly. My old man is doing great, but he's said that there were a couple of things they've taken care of already that he probably would have already died from if he didn't go.



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Sunday, April 3, 2022 1:49 PM

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When we were young, novacaine was kind of a "new thing" and while many denists used it, they charged extra. Our parents were so cheap they used to take us to dentist who did dentistry the old-fashioned way, without any numbing or gas. Having a tooth drilled without numbing really IS an exercise in pain, and it took me DECADES to get over my fear of dentists.

I haven't run into any bad dentists in quite a while. They all seem to have the right technique. Curiously, I haven't run into any dentists that use gas either, altho I've heard about it. Tht's one dental experience I've missed.

Glad you found a better dentist, BRENDA! A bad one can be an awful experience.

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A friend of mine sort of recommended them and I thought I should give them a shot.

I've heard of gas too but never have had it. Just the needles. They are. They totally are.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 1:54 PM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
I understand all that and I have a handle on what is to be done. It's just the last couple of times I was at a dentist, they hurt me. One pulled my neck around so much that I was hurting and sore. The second one drove the needle so deep into my gum that I was sore for a week after the appointment. That's what's making me so twitchy.

I have to admit that I let my dental health slide while I was looking after my mum and now I am facing the consequences of that. A filling, root canal and possible extraction of two teeth. But it all has to be done. And I might need a side of antibotics after. Have to see what they say.

I know that too and that is what I keep reminding myself of and dentists have come a long way.



Jeez. I never had that experience. But I've only ever had two dentists in my life. The first one and his hygenist were fine, but then again I never had any problems with my teeth when I was young so it was really just a regular exam. The hygenist was pretty mean with that floss though, come to think of it.

My new dentist is great and the hygenist is an absolute dream. I won't even schedule an appointment unless it's a day that she's free. Even when I had to reschedule once and wait six more weeks.

She brings on the pain, but it's not her fault. I get a full root scaling and planing instead of a teeth cleaning at my appointments now, and when I had a periodontist do that when this problem first made itself evident, he charged me $1,500 for it. I don't mind the pain though because I know how important this is now and the feeling of having that done is like the feeling you get after a haircut but 100 times as good.


Glad to hear you like your new dentist. Who knows what my situation would be right now if I didn't luck into finding a great office near me.

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Well, you are an average sized adult not like me who stands at around 4'10". So this one dentist I went to was suppose to be good with children and I thought they could handle me. Boy, was I wrong. Yank, pull, twist on my poor neck. Never went back after that filling. Second one, I don't know why he felt the need to drive the needle so deep into my gum just for another filling.

First time I went to a dentist I was a child and they were okay with me and the one I saw through high school was okay. But as I said those other two left a bad taste in my mouth and other stuff, so this makes the 5th dentist I have seen in my life.

And hopefully I won't need to find another one.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 1:55 PM

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Just a Sunday with some rain coming in. But that is okay. Not doing anything today.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:38 PM

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Bit of a goof-off day here too. I called my far-distant sis to catch up with how things are going at her end. We text, but texting just isn't enough. A visit would be better, but that's a whole 6-8 hour plane ride away (depending on connecting flights) and something neither of us can manage at the moment.

Still, we had a nice chat. :-) Now I need to power thru the rest of the day sans nap. I'm going to sleep well tonight!

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 8:43 PM

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The mud I put up last night on the wall in the porch that joins the house didn't dry. It's so cold and humid right now I'm not surprised. I won't be staying up late and giving that a second coat tonight.

I managed the hardest part of the electric today and brought electric to my three new outlets in the front without needing to compromise the 4"x4" pillar. I did quite a bit more with the electric in the shed and the porch wall on the other side of it than I thought I would, so I didn't get it finished before I ran out of daylight. I'll be doing something else with the final outlet on that wall than I initially planned, but it will require me to go up into the attic again tomorrow and remove the existing wiring to it. Not a big deal, but nothing I want to do at 8PM when I've been working since 9:30AM on this today and was up mudding until 11PM last night.

2 extremely productive days behind me. I'll get more done tomorrow, but I probably won't kill myself. I have to do some inventory and see what I need to pick up from the hardware store to finish the job and start contemplating how I'm going to finish the walls of the room after I get the insulation in and fabricate the window sills and jambs. I'm still not sure if I want to do drywall or do something different in this room.

Off for some R&R now and watching some videos on how to install a few external outlets to code. I'm hoping that it's within code to have an internal switch at outlet level to turn them on and off from the inside since I could just add a switch next to the interior outlet in the double-wide boxes I used, but that might not be acceptable and in that case I'll just skip putting switches in.

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