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Monday, April 11, 2022 3:54 AM

SIGNYM

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Just as an aside, my hair is visibly growing in. It's at the stage where it looks and feels like a plush stuffed toy. Daughter likes to rub my head bc it's so soft. In fact, I do too! If there wa an easy way to keep it this length, I would- it's so easy to care for.

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Monday, April 11, 2022 10:30 AM

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Just as an aside, my hair is visibly growing in. It's at the stage where it looks and feels like a plush stuffed toy. Daughter likes to rub my head bc it's so soft. In fact, I do too! If there wa an easy way to keep it this length, I would- it's so easy to care for.



Well... it actually is quite easy to do with the right tool.

When Covid lockdowns and rules came to our town my choice was to either start shaving my head again or growing it out. Now it's just been over 2 years without a haircut for me.

I went about 2 years without a haircut back during the drinking days by shaving my own head. That was a bit tricky to do at first because I only have a single pane medicine cabinet mirror and the previous time I did it there were 3 panes, but I was able to manage with a 2nd mirror I could hold in one hand while I shaved over the sink with the other.

The biggest problem of doing it on my own was that there was no way I could properly trim and blend the "fuzzy" hair down by my neck on my own since everything gets reversed and weird in mirrors, so I had to shave the whole head EXTREMELY short in order to get them. So short that I didn't want to even go out of the house for a few days because besides the fact I have no tattoos, I looked like a neo-nazi, so I'd always plan to do it when nothing was pending and I'd stocked up on stuff. (This was like scratchy short, not the cool plush toy short you're talking about. And yes, I love that feeling, not just on the fingers but how it feels on the head too. When I wrestled back in high school the girl I was dating loved playing with it when the whole team shaved their heads and I could just let her rub it all day long).



If I could manage to shave my own, I'm sure it would be quick and easy if somebody were doing it for you. You'd just have to make sure they took care to properly trim and blend any neck hair fuzzies if you've got them so you can get a longer shave than I was able to do for myself.

I'd recommend a good pair of hair clippers like they have at the salon. I had a very old one of my mom's, probably from like the 70's or something. It had seen better days and would sometimes PULL instead of cut. Ow.



I hear you about how easy it was. I miss those days. I was too tired to shower after the long day yesterday and now I have to do it this morning before my dentist appointment. Showers are about 3 times longer now that my hair is down to my shoulder blades, and I have to let it dry for a long time before going out.

What a pain.

Glad to hear that your hair is coming back. That's never a question though, is it?


P.S. I know it will be painful, but I can't wait for my bi-yearly root scaling and plaining today. Without walking out of the haircut place and having that good feeling after getting a good haircut, my only similar experience these days is walking out with a clean mouth. But it is like 100 times a better feeling, so it kind of makes up for it.



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Monday, April 11, 2022 11:02 AM

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Might have gone just a little bit overboard yesterday. I was up at 6AM, but knew I needed more sleep and didn't get up until 9. Little bit achey right now.

I'm going to head up to the hardware store and pick up 3 2x4's and a few more junction boxes.

These shelves I'm building are awesome. I've already made 9 of them for my basement from scrap wood and they're built like tanks. This is the first time I've had to buy any extra wood to do any of them, and the only other money I've spent on them so far was using wood-screw sets that I picked up back in the day for only $2.00 after rebate. I could probably use other wood I've got instead of buying new 2x4's but it's what I build the legs and the underside supports out of, and I think it's best I continue with that for stability rather than try to save a few bucks and use 1x1's, 1x2's or 1x4's to do that job.

Three 2x4's probably won't be enough for everything, but once I'm done I'll have the entire side of my deep garage lined up with shelving units I made myself for no more than around $30.

If you want GOOD metal shelving, you're paying around $150 for just one unit if you don't get it on sale. Even cheap ones are going to cost you close to $100.

And they're not nearly as deep or sturdy as these are.


My end goal is to be able to dismantle some very large metal shelving that I installed to the studs in the over-head door side corner of the garage on the "half" part that doesn't have the door in front of it. That will give me a huge nook to park my snow blower and trash cans out of the way instead of making a super-narrow path to park my car like I've done forever now.

There's also some unfinished (abandoned) electric receptacles in there that I'll be able to tie back into. The light over the overhead door has never worked, and there is an external electric outlet at the front of the garage that never had any juice to it either.

And since I will end up putting my hands on every single thing in there during this process, I will also use this as an opportunity for a 2nd de-hoard. It's been nearly 3 years since I did it last time, and I guaranty you that at least half of the stuff that I just couldn't part with has not been used in that time.

I'm going to have so much space in my fully electrified garage when I'm done that I won't even know what to do with it.

Oh yeah... that's right. I'll be able to build stuff on my work bench instead of kneeling on the ground and building it.



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Monday, April 11, 2022 12:54 PM

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SIGNYM:
Just as an aside, my hair is visibly growing in. It's at the stage where it looks and feels like a plush stuffed toy. Daughter likes to rub my head bc it's so soft. In fact, I do too! If there wa an easy way to keep it this length, I would- it's so easy to care for.


SIX: Well... it actually is quite easy to do with the right tool.

When Covid lockdowns and rules came to our town my choice was to either start shaving my head again or growing it out. Now it's just been over 2 years without a haircut for me.

I went about 2 years without a haircut back during the drinking days by shaving my own head. That was a bit tricky to do at first because I only have a single pane medicine cabinet mirror and the previous time I did it there were 3 panes, but I was able to manage with a 2nd mirror I could hold in one hand while I shaved over the sink with the other.

The biggest problem of doing it on my own was that there was no way I could properly trim and blend the "fuzzy" hair down by my neck on my own since everything gets reversed and weird in mirrors, so I had to shave the whole head EXTREMELY short in order to get them. So short that I didn't want to even go out of the house for a few days because besides the fact I have no tattoos, I looked like a neo-nazi, so I'd always plan to do it when nothing was pending and I'd stocked up on stuff. (This was like scratchy short, not the cool plush toy short you're talking about.

haha! You know, too!
I wear slouchy beanies and watchcaps when I go out so I don't scare the neighbors, and indoors and at night, too, if the weather is cool.

That's the one downside to real short hair: a cold head. Honestly, I don't know how guys stand it.
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And yes, I love that feeling, not just on the fingers but how it feels on the head too. When I wrestled back in high school the girl I was dating loved playing with it when the whole team shaved their heads and I could just let her rub it all day long).

If I could manage to shave my own, I'm sure it would be quick and easy if somebody were doing it for you. You'd just have to make sure they took care to properly trim and blend any neck hair fuzzies if you've got them so you can get a longer shave than I was able to do for myself.

I'd recommend a good pair of hair clippers like they have at the salon. I had a very old one of my mom's, probably from like the 70's or something. It had seen better days and would sometimes PULL instead of cut. Ow.

Oh, yeah, ow! is right. I had a pair of scissors like that.

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I hear you about how easy it was. I miss those days. I was too tired to shower after the long day yesterday and now I have to do it this morning before my dentist appointment. Showers are about 3 times longer now that my hair is down to my shoulder blades, and I have to let it dry for a long time before going out.

What a pain.

"Back in the day" ... when I was younger... the texture of my hair was "medium" (each strand neither real thick nor real thin) and "wavy", but I had about 2-3X the amount of hair on my head as most people ... maybe more. When my hair was shoulder-blade length and I was playing racquetball nearly every day and doing field work, my hair never really dried from one day to the next, even in SoCal weather. It WAS a pain. Eventually, I had it cut shorter.

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SIX: Glad to hear that your hair is coming back. That's never a question though, is it?
It took so long to be visible that I was beginning to wonder! SOME people (rarely) never get their hair back, but it IS rare.

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SIX: P.S. I know it will be painful, but I can't wait for my bi-yearly root scaling and plaining today. Without walking out of the haircut place and having that good feeling after getting a good haircut, my only similar experience these days is walking out with a clean mouth. But it is like 100 times a better feeling, so it kind of makes up for it.


There's nothing quite like having a good dental cleaning, even if you brush your teeth really well. For me, having a good cleaning feels like it scratches a subtle "itch" around my gumline. Feels great!

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Monday, April 11, 2022 1:05 PM

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Glad to hear your hair is coming back in SIG.

I'm no help on hair being short. Last time I had short hair I was in high school.

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Monday, April 11, 2022 1:06 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk soon on a nice bright day. I hope it stays around for a bit. The sun that is.

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Monday, April 11, 2022 3:29 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Unfortunately I'm going to have to figure out something else with the shelving. I know my neighbor had a few 2x4's in his garage that I was using to jack it up when I replaced some plates before he had it mud jacked, so I'm hoping he's still got them. My friend and his old man might have some spares lying around too.

I refuse to pay $7.30 for a standard 8 foot length of 2x4. When we framed out my porch windows last fall it was $3.04, and that was overpriced.

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Monday, April 11, 2022 11:22 PM

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Got snow talk for where I am tomorrow. Though the majority of it should hit Vancouver Island and out into the Valley. Have to see.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:46 AM

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Unfortunately I'm going to have to figure out something else with the shelving. I know my neighbor had a few 2x4's in his garage that I was using to jack it up when I replaced some plates before he had it mud jacked, so I'm hoping he's still got them. My friend and his old man might have some spares lying around too.

I refuse to pay $7.30 for a standard 8 foot length of 2x4. When we framed out my porch windows last fall it was $3.04, and that was overpriced.


The price of wood is astonishing now. Hubby has been working wood for a while now and of course has priced out poplar, Douglas fir, beech, red and white oak etc. The curious thing is that some species of wood have gone up X3, others only by 10pct or so. So some woods - like poplar- that he used to think of as inexpensive are now ridiculous, and other species that he used to avoid have become relatively affordable. ANd then, some sizes became unavailable in some species

There;s no rhyme or reason that I can see for the pattern of prices increases.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:47 AM

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Six Sigma broke. That's what happened.

We stopped building houses after 2008. Well, almost stopped... We built a lot of dumb McMansions but stopped building small homes that anyone can afford. Then investors like Blackrock buy up whatever homes they can to rent them out and drive up home prices to crazy levels, proving that we learned nothing.

Supply chain issues never went away. Then we further broke it by putting tariffs on wood from Canada that never had tariffs on them before.

I'm sure that price gouging that Second always blames 100% of the issue is part of the problem too. Why wouldn't the producers jack up prices when nobody can or will tell the people what's going on?


$7.30 isn't the most expensive I've seen it either. Last summer I saw 2x4's over $10.00, but at least the media was reporting on it all the time. Fortunately, by the time I needed two dozen of them they'd gone down to just over $3.00 again. I thought that was that and it was figured out. The price creeping back up over 100% again wasn't even something I'd heard about this time so the sticker shock was pretty hard.

Had I known, I would have been a bit more judicious with the 2x4's I had on hand. They are the best for the supports I needed and critical for the legs, but as long as I'm not loading up thousands of pounds on them I don't need to build the supports with 2x4 and could have saved a few more of them for legs.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:01 AM

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SIGNYM:
Just as an aside, my hair is visibly growing in. It's at the stage where it looks and feels like a plush stuffed toy. Daughter likes to rub my head bc it's so soft. In fact, I do too! If there wa an easy way to keep it this length, I would- it's so easy to care for.


SIX: Well... it actually is quite easy to do with the right tool.

When Covid lockdowns and rules came to our town my choice was to either start shaving my head again or growing it out. Now it's just been over 2 years without a haircut for me.

I went about 2 years without a haircut back during the drinking days by shaving my own head. That was a bit tricky to do at first because I only have a single pane medicine cabinet mirror and the previous time I did it there were 3 panes, but I was able to manage with a 2nd mirror I could hold in one hand while I shaved over the sink with the other.

The biggest problem of doing it on my own was that there was no way I could properly trim and blend the "fuzzy" hair down by my neck on my own since everything gets reversed and weird in mirrors, so I had to shave the whole head EXTREMELY short in order to get them. So short that I didn't want to even go out of the house for a few days because besides the fact I have no tattoos, I looked like a neo-nazi, so I'd always plan to do it when nothing was pending and I'd stocked up on stuff. (This was like scratchy short, not the cool plush toy short you're talking about.

haha! You know, too!
I wear slouchy beanies and watchcaps when I go out so I don't scare the neighbors, and indoors and at night, too, if the weather is cool.

That's the one downside to real short hair: a cold head. Honestly, I don't know how guys stand it.




Yeah... Although I'd have to imagine that as a woman you'd be more self conscious about it.

I told my buddy who never had shaved it that you get a lot of hard looks from people as a white dude with a shaved head and it wasn't until we were out somewhere doing something one day that he said, "wow, you're right". Even short, I'm a fairly imposing figure, and although I don't have tats all over the place there's something about putting a shaved head up top that (I assume) puts up red flags for other males in the vicinity that I'm a possible threat. Not just black dudes. White dudes too.

I don't think I'll ever be shaving my head again just because I don't feel like being on high alert myself because I'm drawing such attention to myself. IMO, me going out with a shaved head is even worse than going out with a political T-shirt in our current environment.


But since you're wearing beanies in 100 degrees sunlight, you probably come off as the cool Grandma that listens to alternative music.



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And yes, I love that feeling, not just on the fingers but how it feels on the head too. When I wrestled back in high school the girl I was dating loved playing with it when the whole team shaved their heads and I could just let her rub it all day long).

If I could manage to shave my own, I'm sure it would be quick and easy if somebody were doing it for you. You'd just have to make sure they took care to properly trim and blend any neck hair fuzzies if you've got them so you can get a longer shave than I was able to do for myself.

I'd recommend a good pair of hair clippers like they have at the salon. I had a very old one of my mom's, probably from like the 70's or something. It had seen better days and would sometimes PULL instead of cut. Ow.

Oh, yeah, ow! is right. I had a pair of scissors like that.


Yeah. The yankers aren't fun. It wasn't too much of a problem if I didn't let the hair grow too much before shavings, but since I was shaving it so short I didn't want to shave it too often either.

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I hear you about how easy it was. I miss those days. I was too tired to shower after the long day yesterday and now I have to do it this morning before my dentist appointment. Showers are about 3 times longer now that my hair is down to my shoulder blades, and I have to let it dry for a long time before going out.

What a pain.

"Back in the day" ... when I was younger... the texture of my hair was "medium" (each strand neither real thick nor real thin) and "wavy", but I had about 2-3X the amount of hair on my head as most people ... maybe more. When my hair was shoulder-blade length and I was playing racquetball nearly every day and doing field work, my hair never really dried from one day to the next, even in SoCal weather. It WAS a pain. Eventually, I had it cut shorter.



Ahhhh... "Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded."

I remember when I had finally let my hair grow back out after 2 or 3 years of shaving it and thinking "where did the rest of it go!!!".

I'm far from bald and I get a lot of compliments on my hair which is nice in my going-on-mid 40's. but it used to be so thick I could barely run a brush through it. I think every year or two that passes my forehead gets about one millimeter larger too. :(

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SIX: Glad to hear that your hair is coming back. That's never a question though, is it?
It took so long to be visible that I was beginning to wonder! SOME people (rarely) never get their hair back, but it IS rare.



I didn't know that was a thing. Glad you've still got it.

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SIX: P.S. I know it will be painful, but I can't wait for my bi-yearly root scaling and plaining today. Without walking out of the haircut place and having that good feeling after getting a good haircut, my only similar experience these days is walking out with a clean mouth. But it is like 100 times a better feeling, so it kind of makes up for it.


There's nothing quite like having a good dental cleaning, even if you brush your teeth really well. For me, having a good cleaning feels like it scratches a subtle "itch" around my gumline. Feels great!



We need to go under the gums, I'm afraid. I think my hygienist was a spelunker in a past life.

A few pinches here and there while she does the sonic treatment, but I just let her do it without interruption to get that part done and it's all cake after that. I decided that next time I go I'm going to take some before pics. I won't share them here, or probably not with anybody else for that matter, but I'm amazed at how great they look and feel when I go home and would love to have some before pictures to look at. Not only do I smoke, but all that coffee I drink leaves stains too no matter how often I brush.

The great news is that there's hardly any calculus to remove every 6 months and it's mostly just the stains. It looks as though the bone degeneration is well under control as long as I see her every 6 months and keep doing what I'm doing in between.

Still no cavities after 42 years too.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:17 PM

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Got some rain this morning. Now the decision to take my umbrella with me or not.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:14 PM

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Hispanics with shaved heads get the same hard looks. Now that I think about it, so do blacks and Asians. Even cops. It seems to be a universal red flag that says "I'm a gangbanger (of some type)". Unless you're wearing fatigues which is an automatic excuse for a shaved head. I assume bc people unconsciously seem to understand that no hair = no handhold in street fighting. Like clipping the ears of fighting dogs.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:08 PM

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Missed the rain coming home but couldn't avoid the hail that came around 11am. Got so much of it that it blocked the windows in the mall roof. There was so much it looked like snow.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:27 PM

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Hispanics with shaved heads get the same hard looks. Now that I think about it, so do blacks and Asians. Even cops. It seems to be a universal red flag that says "I'm a gangbanger (of some type)". Unless you're wearing fatigues which is an automatic excuse for a shaved head. I assume bc people unconsciously seem to understand that no hair = no handhold in street fighting. Like clipping the ears of fighting dogs.



Yeah. I feel for bald people who don't have a choice. My buddy lost his thick head of black Irish hair by the time he was 25 and has been shaving it ever since. He weighs about 120 soaking wet though, and he's always got a smile on his face so I don't think he gets the same hard looks.

I wasn't blessed with his razor sharp quick wit though, so I had to hit the gym and bulk up.





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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:31 PM

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9 hours, 12 feet off the ground scraping, wire brushing and cleaning out some really old school steel gutters today for my buddy's dad. I don't think I've ever been on a ladder that long in one day. It's a full body workout.

He owes me big for that one.

I'm toast. Going to bed early tonight, and that dinner is going to taste great.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:58 PM

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Missed the rain coming home but couldn't avoid the hail that came around 11am. Got so much of it that it blocked the windows in the mall roof. There was so much it looked like snow.

Now THAT'S intense weather!!
Do you get tornadoes so close to the ocean? Bc that sounded like tornado weather to me!


Here in the flatlands of LA, it was 70ish, sunny, clear, and very VERY breezy with gusts up to 30 mph. Quite nice, actually, but I decided that any sweeping/raking/watering/ digging would just be blown around, so I did indoor stuff instead. Mostly dishes and tidying up and paperwork, but with dear daughter's estimable help we managed to get a bunch of seeds potted: three kinds of tomatoes, three kinds of peppers (two hot and one sweet), muskmelon, and okra. All heat and disease resistant. A little late, but better late than never. Got them from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. I'll get beets and zucchini from the nursery.

Tomorrow yardwork I guess, assuming the wind has died down. (It usually does, we have few windy days in the flatlands.) There's so much to do I'm not sure where to start. Raking up the fallen avocado leaves and pine needles, I guess.

Or maybe digging some weeds out of the lawn and weed- whacking in prep for mowing?

Raking, I think. Won't finish but I can make a good start

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:05 PM

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9 hours, 12 feet off the ground scraping, wire brushing and cleaning out some really old school steel gutters today for my buddy's dad. I don't think I've ever been on a ladder that long in one day. It's a full body workout.

He owes me big for that one.

I'm toast. Going to bed early tonight, and that dinner is going to taste great.



That's a metric fuck-ton of work, SIX. You're right: he owes you, big time.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:16 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
Missed the rain coming home but couldn't avoid the hail that came around 11am. Got so much of it that it blocked the windows in the mall roof. There was so much it looked like snow.

Now THAT'S intense weather!!
Do you get tornadoes so close to the ocean? Bc that sounded like tornado weather to me!


Here in the flatlands of LA, it was 70ish, sunny, clear, and very VERY breezy with gusts up to 30 mph. Quite nice, actually, but I decided that any sweeping/raking/watering/ digging would just be blown around, so I did indoor stuff instead. Mostly dishes and tidying up and paperwork, but with dear daughter's estimable help we managed to get a bunch of seeds potted: three kinds of tomatoes, three kinds of peppers (two hot and one sweet), muskmelon, and okra. All heat and disease resistant. A little late, but better late than never. Got them from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. I'll get beets and zucchini from the nursery.

Tomorrow yardwork I guess, assuming the wind has died down. (It usually does, we have few windy days in the flatlands.) There's so much to do I'm not sure where to start. Raking up the fallen avocado leaves and pine needles, I guess.

Or maybe digging some weeds out of the lawn and weed- whacking in prep for mowing?

Raking, I think. Won't finish but I can make a good start

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No, what we get around Vancouver are water funnels or water spouts as the weather people call them. They can come on land and drop rain then disappear.

You want tornadoes in BC, you have to go up into the Interior of the province where it is flatter ground. They don't happen off but every so often.

Cool on the seed planting. Yeah, raking not so good in windy weather.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:18 PM

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Well, a Spring blizzard is heading for Southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba and into Ontario. News showed people in Winnipeg stocking up incase they get snowed in.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:03 AM

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9 hours, 12 feet off the ground scraping, wire brushing and cleaning out some really old school steel gutters today for my buddy's dad. I don't think I've ever been on a ladder that long in one day. It's a full body workout.

He owes me big for that one.

I'm toast. Going to bed early tonight, and that dinner is going to taste great.



That's a metric fuck-ton of work, SIX. You're right: he owes you, big time.



Heh. Yeah.

Got a bit of a kink in my neck right now I'm hoping to work out today.

I know he wanted me back to paint them today and I told him we'll play it by ear. There's 97% chance of rain with thunderstorms, so I don't think I'll be doing that today.

I need to get back out in my garage right now anyhow and try to make more progress and work around the fact I probably only have enough 2x4's to make 4 more shelving units right now. He nor his son had any scrap 2x4's. I'm hoping my neighbor still does.

I'm going to be putting grout marker to my aunt's shower in her new apartment and fixing a few odds and ends on Thursday, and the rest of the day into Friday I'll be making some repairs at my grandma's house.

I REALLY need to get that garage moving so I can work on my car and I can order all the mulch/rock/dirt that's on sale until Saturday.

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Well, a Spring blizzard is heading for Southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba and into Ontario. News showed people in Winnipeg stocking up incase they get snowed in.



Uggggh.... Be safe Brenda.

Over 70 and thunderstorms all day today. I thought we were getting whatever you're getting but the forecast here got a bit warmer, although it looks like plenty of rain in the 40's starting Sunday.



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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:10 PM

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Well, a Spring blizzard is heading for Southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba and into Ontario. News showed people in Winnipeg stocking up incase they get snowed in.



Uggggh.... Be safe Brenda.

Over 70 and thunderstorms all day today. I thought we were getting whatever you're getting but the forecast here got a bit warmer, although it looks like plenty of rain in the 40's starting Sunday.



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That blizzard is and will be well away from me. Alberta sits between BC and Saskatchewan.

My area is just looking at some possible rain today but it's dry right now.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:11 PM

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Out for my daily in a bit.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 4:45 PM

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Back and in with no rain so far today.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 10:47 PM

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It's going to be an expensive weekend...

I don't see how I can pass the deal up though, even though I'm not even close to being ready to use it. I won't be able to do any real measurements of what I would probably need until Saturday, but right now I'm guessing that I'll need around 5 tons of river rock for all the landscaping I want to do. The price for that right now would be a little under $500 with the sale price. If I wanted to do it later without the sale it would be over $1,300.

Although it is possible that I could get the stuff at the same price as the sale or possibly a little cheaper by having the place that dumped 12 tons of dirt here for me many years back, they'd just dump it in the street and the city would give me a day or two to clear it out, and there's no good place to put it temporarily in loose form.

Not that getting the bags to my place is going to be a fun day either, but at least in bag form they're a lot more manageable and stackable.

We'll see what happens. I'd feel a lot better buying this if my dumb tax return would ever show up.


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Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:05 AM

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Off to mah jong in the morning.

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:22 PM

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Back from mah jong and it was a good morning. I got 1st place and a member of the group returned. This lady had a stroke last year but she was determined to come back.

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:38 PM

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Back from mah jong and it was a good morning. I got 1st place and a member of the group returned. This lady had a stroke last year but she was determined to come back.



I'm happy for both of you!!


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Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from mah jong and it was a good morning. I got 1st place and a member of the group returned. This lady had a stroke last year but she was determined to come back.



I'm happy for both of you!!


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Yeah, it was a good morning. This player is a lovely lady and even for not playing for 2 years she still finished up with over 3,000points. She doesn't play as fast as she used to but she played really well and it was so good to see her. :)

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:16 PM

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Got some rain now.

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Friday, April 15, 2022 1:07 PM

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Out for a walk in a bit to see what is what.

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Friday, April 15, 2022 4:39 PM

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New elevator that goes down to the garbage talks now. I discovered that yesterday morning when I was going out to mah jong. *L*

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Friday, April 15, 2022 5:01 PM

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Talking elevators. What does it say?

"Please stand clear of door"
"First floor, going up (or down)"?

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Friday, April 15, 2022 5:04 PM

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Had a CT scan in prep for more treatment

But still, managed all the daily chores plus a dry mopping/ sweeping/ vacuuming of the floors, and boy did they need it! The dog has been lightly shedding and there was dog fur all over the place! Such a relief to see clean floors again!


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Friday, April 15, 2022 7:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Talking elevators. What does it say?

"Please stand clear of door"
"First floor, going up (or down)"?

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Yup. Nothing that dramatic SIG.

It just says, "Lobby" when it reaches the lobby or "parking" when it gets to where the parking and garbage is. Coming back in today it said, "10th floor" when I got off on my floor which is 10.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:04 AM

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Tons of work done the last two days. I glued and clamped a jacked up piece of baseboard around my aunt's new kitchen and cleaned out all the moldy crap and re-caulked her bathtub to the tiles and whitened all the grout.

Went to my grams after that and managed to install a new light in her bathroom, glued quite a few plastic tiles that had fallen off the walls back up, fixed one horribly busted leaky window before caulking it and making it water tight as well as cleaning up and caulking the other minor leaky window, then I patched up the ceiling that was damaged from the major leak. Even managed to get a game of Up Words in with her before I left.

No dice on either of my car monitors clearing yet though. Hopefully the weather will finally start warming up around here so I can stop fighting with the fact that it's probably too cold for them to even run before my emissions deadline.

We'll see if I'm up to doing the rock thing tomorrow. It's been about 2 1/2 weeks without a real day of rest and it's really catching up with me right now.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 1:20 PM

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Out for my walk in a bit on a bright and dry day. Have to go to the library as "Shang-Chi" is waiting pick up and return Season 5 of Shetland.

Have to say that Duncan and Jimmy are quite the pair. Duncan is just a disaster and Jimmy is trying so hard.

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SignyM:
Talking elevators. What does it say?
"Please stand clear of door"
"First floor, going up (or down)"?


BRENDA: Yup. Nothing that dramatic SIG.
It just says, "Lobby" when it reaches the lobby or "parking" when it gets to where the parking and garbage is. Coming back in today it said, "10th floor" when I got off on my floor which is 10.

That's practical. The talking elevators at my health care facility say "Please stand clear of door" ... but nothing as useful a what floor you're on!!

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Have to say that Duncan and Jimmy are quite the pair. Duncan is just a disaster and Jimmy is trying so hard.
Duncan, Duncam tsk tsk

Seems like Jimmy is always picking up the pieces from Duncan's bad decisions, including a wife and daughter.

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Rocks?

SIX, I had to look back and see what you wanted to do with rocks. How big are you talking about? River rocks? Boulders? Trying to picture.

A word about rocks - they're hard to weed between/around. Also, if you have voles, moles, ground squirrels etc accessing the tunnels can be rough. And any in-ground repair you might need to do would require moving them out if the way.

But they DO look nice!

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:45 PM

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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SignyM:
Talking elevators. What does it say?
"Please stand clear of door"
"First floor, going up (or down)"?


BRENDA: Yup. Nothing that dramatic SIG.
It just says, "Lobby" when it reaches the lobby or "parking" when it gets to where the parking and garbage is. Coming back in today it said, "10th floor" when I got off on my floor which is 10.

That's practical. The talking elevators at my health care facility say "Please stand clear of door" ... but nothing as useful a what floor you're on!!

Quote:

Have to say that Duncan and Jimmy are quite the pair. Duncan is just a disaster and Jimmy is trying so hard.
Duncan, Duncam tsk tsk

Seems like Jimmy is always picking up the pieces from Duncan's bad decisions, including a wife and daughter.

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The elevator I discovered today also says, "Going down". It probably did that the other day too but I might not have heard it.


And at the end of Season 5 that includes Jimmy investing in Duncan's bistro too. Along with Duncan's dumb jokes. Like at the end of Season 2, I think it was as they were talking about Cassie, saying, "I want a divorce." And now at the end of Season 5 calling Jimmy, "Mary" though I do love Jimmy's comeback, "Don't mention it Fran."

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:47 PM

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Lovely day out. Bright, sunny and slightly warmer than yesterday.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:54 PM

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Rocks?

SIX, I had to look back and see what you wanted to do with rocks. How big are you talking about? River rocks? Boulders? Trying to picture.



River rocks. Standard size, I guess?

I just moved over 8,800 pounds of earth a few miles today all by myself. And I didn't even start until after 1 PM. I still got it.

Could have used a warmer day though. Really getting tired of winter holding on for so long. At least it wasn't raining or snowing though...

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A word about rocks - they're hard to weed between/around.


I will be putting down fabric AND visqueen before the rocks go down. I know they won't hold up forever, but I should get quite a few years out of them before I have to start spraying the rocks for weeds.

Quote:

Also, if you have voles, moles, ground squirrels etc accessing the tunnels can be rough. And any in-ground repair you might need to do would require moving them out if the way.


I have a plan for all of that. I'm literally ages away from actually being able to use any of the rocks yet, but I've got a huge sand pit to put them on for the time being while I shore up everything else. I simply couldn't pass up the deal today. Less than $2 per 48lb bag instead of $5 per bag is a no brainer.

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But they DO look nice!


They'd better!







Happy Easter, Sigs and Brenda. I may just sleep right through it this year.


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Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:49 PM

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Happy Easter to you to SIX.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 8:46 AM

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Thanks Brenda.


I really probably should just lay down today. I am in a bit of pain. But I've been waking up so early these days that I might not be able to get back to sleep now.

I forgot to do the conversions for you (you guys use meters and kilograms, right?)

I moved over 3992 kilograms of rocks yesterday that was 2.69 cubic meters.

My days in retail finally paid off with the chest-high stack I have out in the sand pit that is locked together in a brick pattern. An earthquake could hit us and I don't think it would fall into my house.



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Signym, I thought you and kiki could use a good laugh.

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You are an idiot Ted. You're always good for a laugh.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 1:43 PM

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Thanks Brenda.


I really probably should just lay down today. I am in a bit of pain. But I've been waking up so early these days that I might not be able to get back to sleep now.

I forgot to do the conversions for you (you guys use meters and kilograms, right?)

I moved over 3992 kilograms of rocks yesterday that was 2.69 cubic meters.

My days in retail finally paid off with the chest-high stack I have out in the sand pit that is locked together in a brick pattern. An earthquake could hit us and I don't think it would fall into my house.



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If you are in pain you should be taking it easy.

Canada does use metric but I still think in feet and stuff. I was in my 20s before I sort of learned to convert feet into meters.

That is quite a load you moved for sure.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 1:44 PM

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Just another lazy Sunday by me.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 4:54 PM

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Did the math and it was actually 9,120 pounds. I can't remember where I got 8,800 from.



Wouldn't have been as bad if I could have just unloaded it from the car, but there was no way I was going to try to get my car up on the driveway that people always bottom out on with all that weight in it, so I had to use my wagon to get it up my air-strip of a driveway and then about 50 feet through the sand pit before I could unload them, 200 lbs at a time.

I did go out to the garage and managed to get my tools back in my car and I dismantled 5 or 6 of the drawers from the old dressers and put the contents up on the new shelves I built before I just wasn't feeling it anymore and took a nap. Still feeling the desire to at least go out and finish getting rid of those dressers before I call it a day.

My friend's dad called to wish a happy Easter and see if I'd come back out tomorrow to paint those gutters I spent 9 hours scraping last week. I told him I'd have to see how I'm feeling. I think I want to put it off until at least Tuesday anyway since it's only going to be 44 degrees high tomorrow and Tuesday it will get to 49.

I'm hoping nothing else besides that comes up this week because I really need to get my garage put back together so I can start working on my car that still can't pass the emissions test.

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