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Sunday, April 3, 2022 11:18 PM

BRENDA


Just a slow evening after some music this afternoon. Will watch a new "The Rookie".


Also need to find a hot water bottle. Pulled a muscle in my lower back on the right side and it could use some heat.

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Monday, April 4, 2022 1:15 PM

BRENDA


Out to do some things.

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Monday, April 4, 2022 4:45 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Got my box for an external outlet and a few interior boxes I still needed along with a few other things at the store today. Managed to wrap up something that wasn't done yesterday and removing an entire pipe and box from the attic that I wasn't going to be using anymore once the new layout is finished. I should be able to re-use most of that.

I had no idea how much more expensive this stuff got in the last 2 years. I've largely been using stuff that I've had on hand for the last decade, but I needed a small length of flex conduit and figured I'd use the rest for lights in the garage when I get to that, but holy crap! $34 before taxes for a 50 foot length of wire-free 3/8" flex conduit!!!! Bidenflation is killing us here.

I'm so glad I had all that copper wire from back in the day. If I were to buy all the stuff I needed new for this job, it would set me back around $450 just to do electric. I'm already about $65 into it even with all the stuff I already had.


It was warm and sunny this morning but now it's cold and rainy. I did the work in the cold rain the last two days without issue, but after getting a taste of nice spring weather this put a damper on my day. Going to kick back and relax the rest of the day. It's been a productive weekend.



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Monday, April 4, 2022 5:03 PM

BRENDA


Everything done and so far no rain. That's a good thing. Have to see what happens the rest of the week.

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Monday, April 4, 2022 5:13 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


How's your back feeling?

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Monday, April 4, 2022 11:21 PM

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How's your back feeling?

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Much better thank you, SIX. Heat from a hot water bottle seems to have got rid of the last bit of stiffness.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:24 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in the dry.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:45 PM

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I hope it's sunny too, Brenda!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:05 PM

BRENDA


The sun is out SIG. There was rain but it happened over night.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:30 AM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
The sun is out SIG. There was rain but it happened over night.

Perfect!

Over here, tomorrow 92, then 97, 97, and 88.

DEFINITELY indoor work!

Yesterday daughter had what I consider a good meet with a sleep specialist neuro.

Today I called our tax guy, they will file for extension for us while we get our papers together. YAY! One less thing for me to do.

Tomorrow I will
scan and email some documents for our insurance agent
re-ask that an application be re-emailed to me, since it passed expiry and timed out.
pay some bills online and
answer some emails re: daughter's volunteer program.
Make up a menu and grocery list for Thurs.

It doesn't sound like much but between that and walking the dog (early!!) and cleaning up the kitchen and making b'fast and dinner, that will take all day. In fact, it will proll take more than one day.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:48 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Much better thank you, SIX. Heat from a hot water bottle seems to have got rid of the last bit of stiffness.



Good to hear. Sounds like you got to it before you really tweaked it.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:54 AM

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Blessed with three straight days in the 50's*.

The last two were sunny and warmish in the morning until around 1PM and then rained and felt like it dropped 15 degrees. Those afternoons weren't any colder than the weekend where I worked 11 and 8 hours, but they were a mental shut-down and not much got done after the cold came in. Today is 57, but it's already raining. Two more days in the 40's after that, and then MAYBE it starts warming up finally.


Half of the electric I still intend to do is in the attic, which I'm not looking forward to doing in any weather, and the other half is the outlet and light fixtures outside which I'm not going to be doing in the cold rain.


I think I'll take a break from electric today. I'll probably work on whittling down my lumber pile in the garage and start making some shelving units so I can get rid of those dressers out there.

There's a really good sale on mulch until Saturday, but right now I'm in no position to store it until I'm ready to use it, and I'm far from ready to do that. I might buy a bunch online which would give me 3 weeks to come and pick it up. I should be able to build all the shelving and re-arrange things in the garage to accommodate it in between other obligations by then.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 12:46 PM

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:14 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
The sun is out SIG. There was rain but it happened over night.

Perfect!

Over here, tomorrow 92, then 97, 97, and 88.

DEFINITELY indoor work!

Yesterday daughter had what I consider a good meet with a sleep specialist neuro.

Today I called our tax guy, they will file for extension for us while we get our papers together. YAY! One less thing for me to do.

Tomorrow I will
scan and email some documents for our insurance agent
re-ask that an application be re-emailed to me, since it passed expiry and timed out.
pay some bills online and
answer some emails re: daughter's volunteer program.
Make up a menu and grocery list for Thurs.

It doesn't sound like much but between that and walking the dog (early!!) and cleaning up the kitchen and making b'fast and dinner, that will take all day. In fact, it will proll take more than one day.

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No, you have a full day and that is good.

My corner of BC is sitting at 8C right this minute which is around 46F. Good for this time of the morning in Spring. No rain in sight for the next day or so. Which is also nice.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:15 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Much better thank you, SIX. Heat from a hot water bottle seems to have got rid of the last bit of stiffness.



Good to hear. Sounds like you got to it before you really tweaked it.

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Yeah, I try not to let sore muscles go without treatment from heat as then I can stiffen up so much that I can't hardly move. That is not a good thing.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:17 PM

BRENDA


Out for meds refill. Seizure to be specific. At least I don't need an umbrella.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:19 PM

BRENDA


Monitor wants to over heat. Gotta find something to use to keep that from happening.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Blessed with three straight days in the 50's*.

The last two were sunny and warmish in the morning until around 1PM and then rained and felt like it dropped 15 degrees. Those afternoons weren't any colder than the weekend where I worked 11 and 8 hours, but they were a mental shut-down and not much got done after the cold came in.

Oh I understand! Truly demotivating!

Quote:

Today is 57, but it's already raining. Two more days in the 40's after that, and then MAYBE it starts warming up finally.


Half of the electric I still intend to do is in the attic, which I'm not looking forward to doing in any weather, and the other half is the outlet and light fixtures outside which I'm not going to be doing in the cold rain.



Oh jeez, SIX! Why not??



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I think I'll take a break from electric today. I'll probably work on whittling down my lumber pile in the garage and start making some shelving units so I can get rid of those dressers out there.

There's a really good sale on mulch until Saturday, but right now I'm in no position to store it until I'm ready to use it, and I'm far from ready to do that. I might buy a bunch online which would give me 3 weeks to come and pick it up. I should be able to build all the shelving and re-arrange things in the garage to accommodate it in between other obligations by then.


Good plan! Also, deadlines keepe on track, usually. Keeps me from getting derailed.



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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:58 PM

BRENDA


Back and in with all accomplished for today.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 11:18 PM

BRENDA


Off to mah jong in the morning then errands in the afternoon.

Suppose to hit almost 70F where I am tomorrow. I hope it does.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:09 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Blessed with three straight days in the 50's*.

The last two were sunny and warmish in the morning until around 1PM and then rained and felt like it dropped 15 degrees. Those afternoons weren't any colder than the weekend where I worked 11 and 8 hours, but they were a mental shut-down and not much got done after the cold came in.

Oh I understand! Truly demotivating!



Yeah. But I did get some cleaning done and some paperwork. It's been a super productive week after quite a few where I didn't get much done outside of helping other people out.

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Today is 57, but it's already raining. Two more days in the 40's after that, and then MAYBE it starts warming up finally.


Half of the electric I still intend to do is in the attic, which I'm not looking forward to doing in any weather, and the other half is the outlet and light fixtures outside which I'm not going to be doing in the cold rain.



Oh jeez, SIX! Why not??






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I think I'll take a break from electric today. I'll probably work on whittling down my lumber pile in the garage and start making some shelving units so I can get rid of those dressers out there.

There's a really good sale on mulch until Saturday, but right now I'm in no position to store it until I'm ready to use it, and I'm far from ready to do that. I might buy a bunch online which would give me 3 weeks to come and pick it up. I should be able to build all the shelving and re-arrange things in the garage to accommodate it in between other obligations by then.


Good plan! Also, deadlines keepe on track, usually. Keeps me from getting derailed.



I actually got a reprieve on that mulch. This week's ad just came out and they've got a better mulch on sale. Totally worth an extra .22 cents a bag for this stuff over the other stuff. They've also got a great sale on river rock and black dirt too. I'm going to use river rock along the back of the house and on the sides and back of the garage after I do all of my foundation work and grade it away with dirt. Not sure if I will have enough space to store all of this without getting all of it in the way of things I need to have access too, but I'm damned well going to try my best.


The garage became a BIG project today. Instead of throwing out the 4 dressers, I ended up dismantling them. It turns out the tops and the sides are very good wood and will be perfect to reuse as tops for my shelves. After tearing all of them apart and organizing stuff, I decided to also drop electric from the ceiling and start drilling through the studs to get ready to put some outlets on that side before I put the shelves there and load them up. I haven't seen that wall in about 9 years now, so no better time than now to start using up all of that conduit I've had for ages.



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Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:57 PM

BRENDA


Good morning at mah jong as I won second place. Finished the morning with over 4,000 points. Weather is trying to hold good but there is a rain on the way.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 9:33 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Congrats on 2nd place.



I started the day pretty good. Got up early, did some paperwork and picked up some things at the hardware store I needed for the garage. Managed to get all of the electric I needed to get in the exposed section of the wall before it gets covered with my shelves that I still haven't built.

I took 4 bats of insulation down so far. Two of them were pristine except for about 6" I needed to cut off at the bottom that looked a little moldy. But the other two.....? GROSS. Only the top 1/3rd of them were worth saving at all. There were obvious mouse tunnels up and down them, and one of them even had a dead mouse in it. Obviously I'm going to have to find where they were getting in and seal that up. I still haven't seen any holes yet, but I've got about 12 more bats to take down as I expose things and work my way to the front of the garage. I was really surprised to see all of this because other than inside the insulation I really don't ever see much evidence of mouse activity out there since I learned the hard way many years back that you don't leave half a bag of grass seed out in the garage all winter long.

I had to stop early though. It's just too damn cold right now. Wrapped up at around 1:30PM today. Maybe tomorrow will be my day off. It's only going to be a high of 38 degrees with rain. I'm even supposed to wake up with more snow on the ground tomorrow morning. :(

55 on Sunday though. 60 on Monday. :)

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:31 PM

BRENDA


Thanks SIX. It was a nice surprise.

Sorry on the mice in your insulation. They can get into anywhere from what I understand.

Lucky you on the warm weekend.

It was a beautiful day around where I am but the clouds are rolling in and it should start raining I guess by the time I head to bed then into tomorrow. *sigh*

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Friday, April 8, 2022 8:08 AM

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Just popped in to see whazzup.

2nd place? WOOHOO! Congrats!

*****

And ... mice in garage insulation? Oh dear. But I have a ? If the garage is unheated why insulate? Anyway, this could be very old mouse activity. I can't imagine mice living very long with little glass splinters in nose, mouth, and stomach.
Mice and rats can squeeze thru small holes since their widest part is the skull. You'd have to be looking for a hole the size of a dime, or smaller.

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Did everything on my to-do list plus bit more. Yesterday was 103F according to hubby who took dear daughter out for grocery shopping and running errands. Today about the same so I'll think about paperwork I might have missed, and dusting and damp-mopping today and tomorrow, plus maybe get a start on my 2021 hardcopy filing. Let's see how far I get into THAT.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 8:19 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Thanks SIX. It was a nice surprise.





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Sorry on the mice in your insulation. They can get into anywhere from what I understand.


It's fine. I kind of expect mice to be in a garage when it's damn near Animal Planet in this area. Better than mice and squirrels and raccoons in the house.



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Lucky you on the warm weekend.


Well... warm-ish. We keep gettting teased with a day in the high 60's or the low 70's only to get a few in the 30's and 40's. Monday through Wednesday is in the 60's and 70's but looks like a LOT of rain. Then they're already saying that next Monday we could see snow again!!!

Really not very comfortable with how much rain we've had so far. I'm hoping that gets dialed back a bit, or I'm really going to be getting a test this year if my foundation patches did anything.

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It was a beautiful day around where I am but the clouds are rolling in and it should start raining I guess by the time I head to bed then into tomorrow. *sigh*



We need to figure out how to ship the rain to Sigs and Kiki where they need it.



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Friday, April 8, 2022 8:34 AM

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And ... mice in garage insulation? Oh dear. But I have a ? If the garage is unheated why insulate?



Well, there were 2 owners before I was here and after the garage was built, I believe. I know the dad of the family that was here for decades used to work on cars in the garage. There is a large pipe going out the center of the roof (probably to remove exhaust?), and there is a gas pipe that terminates right outside the back of the garage at the bottom with a hole in the bottom of the garage where it would have gone inside. Frankly, I'm not a fan of that pipe being there at all because it's dangerous and I don't even know if it's live or where from the house it even comes from, but it's evidence that it was heated at one time.

But the insulation only covered about 2/3rds of one wall. It's like they started the job and ran out of money or something. I was hoping that the stuff would be in better shape than it was. I bought 9 bats of insulation back during Black Friday week in 2019 for only $5 each after a $10 rebate, but that won't be enough to do the porch. There's not a lot of space I'll need to use it on the front and back with the large windows and the entry door, but I'll use up quite a bit of it on the shed side and run out fairly early on in the attic.

So far, I'd say that out of 4 bats I got about 2 1/2 that are usable. If that ratio is maintained, I probably will not have to go out and buy more. Fingers crossed.

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Anyway, this could be very old mouse activity. I can't imagine mice living very long with little glass splinters in nose, mouth, and stomach.


It probably is. It had to have been about 9 years since I left the grass seed out there the one winter, and they destroyed EVERYTHING around the bag. Even my spreader got ruined that year since they chewed through one of the inflatable tires on it, and it wasn't until YEARS later that I finally got around to drilling a few holes through some comparable wheels I'd gotten from my brother when his wagon broke that I was able to attach a new tire to it and get it working again.

Since then, I've never seen any droppings anywhere... At least in places that I can see. And aside from inside the insulation and under it, I'm not seeing any under where the dressers were before I dismantled them. About 2 or 3 years ago I did see a dead mouse right on the floor in the garage after winter time. Around that same time was when I was doing dehoarding and re-org and there wasn't any droppings on any of my stuff that's up in the rafters.

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Mice and rats can squeeze thru small holes since their widest part is the skull. You'd have to be looking for a hole the size of a dime, or smaller.


Oh. I know. This ain't my first mouse rodeo.

And speaking of mice... I think I FINALLY took care of the problem in the house now that the outside of the porch was sealed up (more for fear of raccoons than anything else) and we got the new windows and exterior door up. I have had 2 traps out for around 6 months now without a bite and I haven't seen nor heard any activity since then.


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Did everything on my to-do list plus bit more. Yesterday was 103F according to hubby who took dear daughter out for grocery shopping and running errands. Today about the same so I'll think about paperwork I might have missed, and dusting and damp-mopping today and tomorrow, plus maybe get a start on my 2021 hardcopy filing. Let's see how far I get into THAT.



Good luck! I'm taking a day off. I'm back on a good schedule of waking up every day between 6 and 7 AM, which is nice, but boy is this cold rainy weather messin' with the joints today.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 1:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Thanks SIX. It was a nice surprise.





Quote:

Sorry on the mice in your insulation. They can get into anywhere from what I understand.


It's fine. I kind of expect mice to be in a garage when it's damn near Animal Planet in this area. Better than mice and squirrels and raccoons in the house.



Quote:

Lucky you on the warm weekend.


Well... warm-ish. We keep gettting teased with a day in the high 60's or the low 70's only to get a few in the 30's and 40's. Monday through Wednesday is in the 60's and 70's but looks like a LOT of rain. Then they're already saying that next Monday we could see snow again!!!

Really not very comfortable with how much rain we've had so far. I'm hoping that gets dialed back a bit, or I'm really going to be getting a test this year if my foundation patches did anything.

Quote:

It was a beautiful day around where I am but the clouds are rolling in and it should start raining I guess by the time I head to bed then into tomorrow. *sigh*



We need to figure out how to ship the rain to Sigs and Kiki where they need it.



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True on mice in a garage. My old landlady had squirrels in her attic a year or so before I moved out. And there have been raccoons around where I've lived before and I've heard coyotes in my city too.

Hope your foundation patches hold if you get too much rain.

Oh, I wish. They need it more than poor ol' BC does that is for sure.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 1:19 PM

BRENDA


Out in a bit but I'm thinking I need my umbrella as everything is wet outside. The rain must have arrived early this morning.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 1:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Just popped in to see whazzup.

2nd place? WOOHOO! Congrats!

*****

And ... mice in garage insulation? Oh dear. But I have a ? If the garage is unheated why insulate? Anyway, this could be very old mouse activity. I can't imagine mice living very long with little glass splinters in nose, mouth, and stomach.
Mice and rats can squeeze thru small holes since their widest part is the skull. You'd have to be looking for a hole the size of a dime, or smaller.

*****

Did everything on my to-do list plus bit more. Yesterday was 103F according to hubby who took dear daughter out for grocery shopping and running errands. Today about the same so I'll think about paperwork I might have missed, and dusting and damp-mopping today and tomorrow, plus maybe get a start on my 2021 hardcopy filing. Let's see how far I get into THAT.

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Yeah, it's been a while since I've had that good a morning playing.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 2:09 PM

SIGNYM

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KIKI mentioned once that instead of oil pipelines maybe we should have water pipelines.


Can you imagine - went the post- flying a helicopter looking for leaks? All you'd need to do is look for the big green area!

But, yeah ... water transportation across the USA. In any year, there are always some areas that get too much, and some that don't get enough. It's too bad we can't move it from flooded areas to parched areas.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 4:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
KIKI mentioned once that instead of oil pipelines maybe we should have water pipelines.


Can you imagine - went the post- flying a helicopter looking for leaks? All you'd need to do is look for the big green area!

But, yeah ... water transportation across the USA. In any year, there are always some areas that get too much, and some that don't get enough. It's too bad we can't move it from flooded areas to parched areas.

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I know she did.

Wish and a prayer for such things SIG.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 4:51 PM

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Back and in. Took umbrella but didn't need it luckily. But it is still trying to rain.

Also for a Friday it sure feels like a Saturday to me.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 10:20 PM

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Changed my spark plugs today, and ran some Cataclean through the system.

The Good News: The car seems to be running smoother.

The Okay News: I haven't gotten any codes since the battery was reconnected.

The Bad News: The CAT monitor and EVAP monitors are still incomplete.

The EVAP monitor is expected, since the system won't even check it unless the tank is 1/4 to 3/4 full and most of my driving today was on fumes while the Cataclean (hopefully) worked its magic. I've got half a tank in there now and after getting hot and sitting overnight I should get a good EVAP read fairly quickly tomorrow. Then I just have to pray the CAT goes well so I can pass the emissions.

The CAT monitor not clearing by now is disappointing. Although the EVAP monitor would normally clear first under normal driving conditions, the CAT monitor checks are not dependent on the EVAP to clear first. I didn't really do a ton of driving on it since the battery was hooked back up, but I know that in the past the CAT monitor did clear fairly quickly once I took care of the issue that was keeping it from showing OK. I hope I'm just misremembering the speed that it cleared before and tomorrow will go well.

I decided I wasn't going to burn $30 worth of Bidenflation gas for no reason tomorrow since I have about 5 weeks to pass the test, but it turns out my old man needs some help with electric in his house. It could have been put off until later this week when I was going to be out that way anyhow, but this will give me an excuse to run some drive cycles and hopefully I get lucky.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 2:51 AM

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Dog ran out nto the yard tongiht and chased a raccoon up a palm tree and onto our roof. Ugh.

I haven't seen any around here for a long time. I was thinking it's a problem we didn't have anymore.

Knowing how aggressive and destructive they can be I grabbed a fallen palm stalk and swatted at it until it ran away ... somewhere across the roof. But I better get someone up on the roof to make sure that there are no holes anywhere.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 7:36 AM

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Unless it's a mom looking to make a litter, you're probably alright. With all the reading I've done on them, they're not interested in making your home their home for any other reason, and with the extreme temperatures that you're having right now I don't think they'd have any interest in making your hot attic their home.

I have no idea how raccoons would behave out by you with your temperatures the way they are though. If anything I'd think that their birthing season would be closer to new years through early February since it would be the only time you could even laughably consider it cold by you. But that's me possibly making the erroneous claim that they breed in the cold and birth just when the coldest temperatures finally break when there could be other reasons that their behavior is predictable in these parts.


Not a bad idea to find somebody to get up there and check things though for piece of mind. Good luck.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:58 AM

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:11 PM

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I picked up two sets of nice ball-bearing drawer slides for the two bottom shelves I'm going to build in the pantry today. I had a little time to burn to research exactly what side I needed and figured I'd pick them up while I was getting something I'd need to fix my old man's electrical issue.

Not sure when I'll get to them since my garage is torn apart, I have an emissions test I need to pass, I've got a lot of outside obligations coming up the next few weeks and I'd still like to plan a time when my brother can come and visit before it gets really hot, but I hope to find a little bit of time to get the shelves built and installed so I can say all of my closets are finally finished. The slides are MUCH wider from top to bottom than I thought they'd be from the website, but that's fine. All the more reason to build up the sides and the back, which was an idea my grandma had since she said anything I'd put on the shelves might fall off of them otherwise and I hadn't thought of that. This way it would hide the slides when the shelves were in place.


I think it's going to be smarter to do the pantry shelves before I do build the two kitchen drawers. This way can get a good feel for these slides and see how they'd work when I'm trying to install them in a cabinet that will be a lot harder to maneuver around.



Annoyed that I couldn't go to my old man's until after noon and now it's been pushed back another hour. I'M BORED!!!

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:18 PM

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Laundry day as soon as I get up and I hope the elevator is working. Sounds like it is. Should be nice for my walk when I am finished by the looks from my windows.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Unless it's a mom looking to make a litter, you're probably alright. With all the reading I've done on them, they're not interested in making your home their home for any other reason, and with the extreme temperatures that you're having right now I don't think they'd have any interest in making your hot attic their home.

I have no idea how raccoons would behave out by you with your temperatures the way they are though. If anything I'd think that their birthing season would be closer to new years through early February since it would be the only time you could even laughably consider it cold by you. But that's me possibly making the erroneous claim that they breed in the cold and birth just when the coldest temperatures finally break when there could be other reasons that their behavior is predictable in these parts.


Not a bad idea to find somebody to get up there and check things though for piece of mind. Good luck.

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That's reassuring. But just in case ... it was ammonia that did the trick for you, right?

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 2:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Unless it's a mom looking to make a litter, you're probably alright. With all the reading I've done on them, they're not interested in making your home their home for any other reason, and with the extreme temperatures that you're having right now I don't think they'd have any interest in making your hot attic their home.

I have no idea how raccoons would behave out by you with your temperatures the way they are though. If anything I'd think that their birthing season would be closer to new years through early February since it would be the only time you could even laughably consider it cold by you. But that's me possibly making the erroneous claim that they breed in the cold and birth just when the coldest temperatures finally break when there could be other reasons that their behavior is predictable in these parts.


Not a bad idea to find somebody to get up there and check things though for piece of mind. Good luck.

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That's reassuring. But just in case ... it was ammonia that did the trick for you, right?



Yes. Ammonia. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING else worked.

LOUD music, banging and scratching on the walls from inside, bright lights, making loud barking noises and even opening the small doorway into the unfinished porch attic and staring her directly in eyes only 12 feet away from me before hissing and barking at her didn't scare her off. Once they bear the children they don't want to leave for any reason whatsoever since it's a big risk to move them until they're ready to go out on their own. These are all things that would keep a raccoon from ever coming inside, but are worthless after the fact.

But when I finally bought a few bottles of Ammonia at the dollar store and poured them into about 6 tumblers in the unfinished part of the attic she was gone within 24 hours.



It was probably massive overkill on my part to do it that way, but I was desperate at that point. I got the idea from my friend and his dad and they were able to get the raccoons out using "ammonia bombs" which were just paper towel soaked in it and gobbed up into a ball that they threw in there. It's some pretty heinous stuff.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 5:18 PM

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Everything done for today. Walk was nice but a chilly wind blowing. But at least it is dry.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:48 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Fixed my old man's electrical issue. About as easy as expected with no surprises.

Put quite a few miles on the car with no change to the evap or cat monitors. Not exactly happy that I'm being forced to do this crap because of BS Democrat policies at a time when gasoline costs more than it ever has because of BS Democrat polices. At least I was driving around and burning gas aimlessly like I had to two years ago though. I'll have plenty of driving with a purpose while trying to get these damn things working in the next month.



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Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:21 PM

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I'm up to season 5 of Shetland and I like it.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:28 PM

SIGNYM

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Glad you like it!

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Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:29 PM

SIGNYM

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I hope your car works out SIX.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:33 PM

SIGNYM

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You guys got any plans for Easter?

I don't. Not yet, anyway! It kinda snuck up on me this year. I'm going to send out note cards instead of Easter cards bc I can't count in dear daughter buying reasonable ones

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I had a helper come over today, and between chatting and taking breaks we managed to dig up 1.5 bins of weeds.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:47 PM

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Glad you like it!

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Yeah, it's a good little show. I like listening to the accents. DI Perez has quite the "burr", I've noticed in these later seasons.

A "burr" is what the Scot's accent is called because they have a tendency to roll the letter "r" when they speak. And of course the "dinnae", "cannae" and such.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:49 PM

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You guys got any plans for Easter?

I don't. Not yet, anyway! It kinda snuck up on me this year. I'm going to send out note cards instead of Easter cards bc I can't count in dear daughter buying reasonable ones

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I had a helper come over today, and between chatting and taking breaks we managed to dig up 1.5 bins of weeds.

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Nothing special happening around me unless I get a call next weekend from my boss to come over for supper.

I'll get some shopping in for me over the week. Might get a pork tenderloin and do the usual with it.

Mind some of that will depend on how my mouth feels after a trip to the dentist to finish the root canal next Saturday.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022 11:18 PM

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Quote:

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You guys got any plans for Easter?

I don't. Not yet, anyway! It kinda snuck up on me this year. I'm going to send out note cards instead of Easter cards bc I can't count in dear daughter buying reasonable ones



Honestly, I don't even know when Easter is. My mom's family used to celebrate it, but after my Uncle who always hosted it passed I don't think I've ever done anything for the holiday. Good memories though.

Quote:

I had a helper come over today, and between chatting and taking breaks we managed to dig up 1.5 bins of weeds.


Nice.




I managed 13 hours of work in the garage today. Making up for some lost time.

I built 4 of the stackable shelves so far, and pulled a bunch of nails and prepped all of the rest of the wood I need. I think I have the plan for exactly which boards I'm using for each step of the process now.

Tons of cleanup and reorganization done. I saw two walls that I haven't seen in nearly a decade today.

All of the insulation is down. I probably managed to save 3/5ths of it, and the rest is in the trash. I have to run some more electric on the exposed areas now, but otherwise the shelf building should go really quickly now.

Oh.. and I know how the mice were getting in now, so that will be sealed up.



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