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Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:26 PM

BRENDA


I hope you get to all your projects next week SIX.

My week will be slow for sure.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:27 PM

BRENDA


Just a musical Sunday around me.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 8:46 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Looks like I haven't visited this thread since 13 March.

And this past Tuesday my mom was in the hospital for the final time. A blood clot blocking both lungs, so her O2 absorption is 18%. After stabilizing on high oxygen, Doc and my evil brother expected her to last a few hours without the high O2. Evil brother turned off the oxygen Tuesday night, without my other brother or his son able to visit.

She surprised the Doc and my brother, but not me.
Now they're planning on hospice for comfort Care. Her hand was warmer than a long time, and pulse very strong, which surprised me.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:22 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I heard and excellent idea- instead of building an oil pipeline from Canada to the USA, how about a WATER pipeline?

Imagine, the person who told me this said, what a kind of "damage" a pipeline leak would create: GREEN GROWING PLANTS.

I love it!

Oh, don't believe that groundhog, BRENDA!

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This is from Feb 2016.
What a dumb idea. CA would steal all of the water supply, and then divert it all directly to the ocean - just like they do with their own water.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:43 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Sorry to hear about your mom JSF. But it sounds like maybe she's doing better then?

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:47 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Finished dismantling all of the drawers and putting everything inside of them on the new shelves. It won't be the final resting place for the stuff up there, but I've now managed to put all of the stuff that was in the dressers as well as a mountain of stuff that had been piled up on my 2nd work bench on just the first two rows of shelves and I haven't even built the third that will go on top of them yet.

I also pulled apart a cabinet that I was thinking about hanging too. I decided that the wood on the top, bottom and sides would serve me better as more shelving surfaces.

Tons of space in my garage that wasn't there two weeks ago and I've hardly even thrown anything out yet except for garbage wood and some small cut offs from the project so far.

Nice to have a day where I could still get so much done without straining myself.



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Monday, April 18, 2022 3:15 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Sorry to hear about your mom JSF. But it sounds like maybe she's doing better then?

Hospice comfort Care means end of life waiting. The blood clot is expected to remain, or worsen, she is expected to never be the same again.
They were expecting hours. It may be days or weeks.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 3:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Sorry to hear about your mom JSF. But it sounds like maybe she's doing better then?

Hospice comfort Care means end of life waiting. The blood clot is expected to remain, or worsen, she is expected to never be the same again.
They were expecting hours. It may be days or weeks.

Im sorry too, JSF.

Was she on a ventilator, or just O2 by nose?

I'm surprised they didn't try a clot-busting drug. They use it for heart attacks and strokes, why not for her?

In any case, when you visit, talk to her. Read to her. Hold her hand. Bring her perfume that you know she likes, if any. She won't feel so alone, and even when sight fails sound, touch, and smell remain. If there really is no hope, you want her to be as peaceful as possible, so comfort her in whatever way you can. The worst things to feel after someone dies are guilt and regret. I've felt both nd it's something you never escape.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 9:46 AM

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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Sorry to hear about your mom JSF. But it sounds like maybe she's doing better then?

Hospice comfort Care means end of life waiting. The blood clot is expected to remain, or worsen, she is expected to never be the same again.
They were expecting hours. It may be days or weeks.



Your other brother and his son are going to see her now?

You should urge them to do so ASAP.

I didn't see my Grandma in time. I was lost in my drinking back then, and I've never dealt with death well even when I've had my shit together. The morning my brother was going to come and drag me out of my house, by my hair if he needed to, to go see her is when she passed.

I was very close to her. Not seeing her before she went is something I have to live with for the rest of my life. They don't want to live with that burden.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 9:56 AM

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I think I'm in even worse shape today. LOL

Nothing I can't work out with a little movement, but I wont' be getting up on a ladder and painting any gutters in the cold today. SNOW COVERING ON THE ROOFS AGAIN ON APRIL 18TH!!!! And it's supposed to rain at some point anyhow.

I'm going to put myself together and get out there and build some more shelving.

For lack of 2x4 lumber, and a desire to get shelving done from end to end done first, I will be just building them 2 high for now, and then I'll re-evaluate my wood situation and begin building the 3rd row. I'm making these quite a bit taller than the ones in my basement were, with legs that are 21" instead of 16". They can all house a large 6 gallon bucket under the front plate without struggle. Also, because of the supports on the sides that tie the two legs together, I can fabricate smaller boards that can sit on these supports and make additional shelves for smaller things like boxes and jars of nails and hardware where I need to.

I'd really like to get enough built today so that I can start taking down those huge rusty metal shelving units I put together my first year here. My step dad gave me a bunch of stuff and I remember they didn't hold themselves up and had to be screwed into the framing of the garage. I don't want anything attached to walls anymore. I want the ability to insulate and put drywall up at some point down the road whenever I get the house done. That shelving is a huge waste of space in the front corner of the 1/2 side and it will be a great place to put my snowblower and power washer as well as a place to stand up some rather large lumber that I have and I no longer want to waste an entire wall by laying them down on the floor. I might possibly be able to put my two large garbage cans over there too. I certainly will be able to if I decide to get rid of my 300 lb table saw. It was a dumb thing I bought from some dude who's dad had passed away. It's been used maybe 3 times in 10 years, and now that I have a small light-weight one it's just taking up a ton of space in there. It belongs in a legit woodworking shop. Not my garage.

I think I will build a very tall shelf along the side wall next to my large work bench in that corner. Similar to the ones that I'm building now, but with legs on the bottom tall enough to easily park the blower and washer up to the wall and under it. I imagine I could build a smaller one on top of that too, but I wouldn't know until I get into it. I wont' have the lumber for that now, so it will have to wait until 2x4's come back down to a reasonable price.

I want my auto stuff on the shelving closest to the garage door (which doesn't exist yet), with my ramps and oil pan being on the floor underneath them.

I'd rather not be doing all of this in the cold, but I've got to get this all put together so I can start working on that car.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 11:13 AM

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Well, if misery loves compnay, my sis sent me pix from western NY the day before Easter, and they had 1" or so of wet snow. Unfortuntely, since they tend t get whatever you get, just a day later, it looks like they're in for more of the same.

Sigh.


You have a portable table saw??? I didn't know they made such things! Hubby has a woodworking table saw and he's seriously thinking of getting rid of it. So if you have a good substitute let me know what I can look for online just to get an idea of what's available.

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Been busy-busy-busy taking care of paperwork and other stuff, but managed to get out and do some yardwork in the interim... raked and swept the backyard sidewalks (avocado leaves and pine needles, area so seriously neglected I collected four 33-gal bins, which I'm going to turn into mulch so I can do more) and cut down a bunch of big weeds in the front yard (2.5 * 65-70 gal greewaste bins altho still a lot more to go).

I have a medical issue to resolve that popped up unexpectedly not related to chemo, and hubby needs medical attention as well, but the weather still looks good for outdoor work the next 10 days, so my next project is to mulch the leaves/pine needles, rake up the pathway under the avocado trees, water the parts of the yard that need water, and start pulling up weeds in back which allow me to rake up more leaves. Just regular maintenance, nothing special, but it hasn't been done in 6 months so it really needs it.

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Made ham for Easter. I NEVER buy a big ham bc we're a small family, but at 0.99/lb for a bone-in ham I asked dear daughter to get me the smallest one she could find. Family enjoyed it along with asparagus (on sale!), sweet potato, and cauliflower and leftover fruitcake for dessert. That was the big blowout Easter dinner... just one small step above the usual, but still nice. I froze the rest of the ham plus the bone, which will make an awesome ham and veggie soup next week.

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Glad I'm not reading/ posting into the other parts of RWE forum very much at the moment, I got too much to do and it takes up way too much time.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 1:20 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in the rain.

Also got a call from my boss last night wondering why I hadn't answered an email from her. It was an invitation to supper tonight. I told her that I hadn't gotten an email from her but I accepted her invitation over the phone.

It won't be great but it will get me out for a bit more which is good.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 4:45 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk in the rain.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 6:33 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Sorry to hear about your mom JSF. But it sounds like maybe she's doing better then?

Hospice comfort Care means end of life waiting. The blood clot is expected to remain, or worsen, she is expected to never be the same again.
They were expecting hours. It may be days or weeks.

Im sorry too, JSF.

Was she on a ventilator, or just O2 by nose?

I'm surprised they didn't try a clot-busting drug. They use it for heart attacks and strokes, why not for her?

In any case, when you visit, talk to her. Read to her. Hold her hand. Bring her perfume that you know she likes, if any. She won't feel so alone, and even when sight fails sound, touch, and smell remain. If there really is no hope, you want her to be as peaceful as possible, so comfort her in whatever way you can. The worst things to feel after someone dies are guilt and regret. I've felt both nd it's something you never escape.

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O2 by nose. The Doc seemed to think her age and condition weighed against clot busting, using the excuse the clot would go somewhere serious. All that I hear second hand via evil brother. I know his wife likes to spend all the money my mom and dad worked so long for, and they don't want to spend more on health care, after locking her away in a warehouse for 4 years.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 7:17 PM

BRENDA


Well, I can get Season 6 of "Shetland" on YouTube. My library doesn't have it. Interesting start to this round. Jimmy's mum is gone and his dad isnae in a good way.

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Monday, April 18, 2022 10:54 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

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Well, if misery loves compnay, my sis sent me pix from western NY the day before Easter, and they had 1" or so of wet snow. Unfortuntely, since they tend t get whatever you get, just a day later, it looks like they're in for more of the same.

Sigh.


You have a portable table saw??? I didn't know they made such things! Hubby has a woodworking table saw and he's seriously thinking of getting rid of it. So if you have a good substitute let me know what I can look for online just to get an idea of what's available.



Yeah. Portable-ish. The only problem is that if you don't make it stay put then it might want to float on the ground depending on how big a piece you're working with. The 300+ lb Craftsman does no such thing.

This Skilsaw one I have comes with the legs, but they make portable ones that you put on a table or workbench. I know a guy who has a DeWalt like that and he always puts a board on horses to seat it. It weighs more than my Skilsaw and doesn't even have legs.

I don't know what they'd be called, but you'd probably find them in a google search. My step dad gave me this one when he didn't take it when they moved.



Finished 4 more shelving units today and ran out of 2x4s for real this time. The price has come down just slightly in the stores, but still no way in hell I'm paying for them now. I'll have to make due with what I've got until the end of summer when they're supposedly coming back down in price.

I didn't get around to clearing off the metal shelves yet. These shelves took quite a bit longer because there were a lot more cuts to make them work than the ones I did before.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:36 AM

BRENDA


Back from supper and I survived the religion.

Not sure how much longer I'll be working. The lady I work for just gave up her accountant in Ontario and doesn't like paper work. Not that she liked it in the first place.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:44 AM

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Back from supper and I survived the religion.

Not sure how much longer I'll be working. The lady I work for just gave up her accountant in Ontario and doesn't like paper work. Not that she liked it in the first place.

Surely there are other CPAs closer to home!

I used to hire people to watch our dear daughter after school, and I didn't think the paperwork was all THAT complicated. Maybe its different in Canada. But all I had to do was pay state taxes quarterly, and pay the Federal Household Help taxes with annual income taxes. Of course, being a doctor, if she has (had?) her own practice instead of being on staff with an institution she would have to handle the business end of her taxes too.

Anyway, here's hoping she figures it out in your favor.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:46 AM

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Well, I can get Season 6 of "Shetland" on YouTube. My library doesn't have it. Interesting start to this round. Jimmy's mum is gone and his dad isnae in a good way.

Fair warning: I hated Season 6, especially how it ended. But most ppl LOVED it, so maybe you will, too.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:52 AM

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Well, if misery loves compnay, my sis sent me pix from western NY the day before Easter, and they had 1" or so of wet snow. Unfortuntely, since they tend t get whatever you get, just a day later, it looks like they're in for more of the same.

Sigh.


You have a portable table saw??? I didn't know they made such things! Hubby has a woodworking table saw and he's seriously thinking of getting rid of it. So if you have a good substitute let me know what I can look for online just to get an idea of what's available.



Yeah. Portable-ish. The only problem is that if you don't make it stay put then it might want to float on the ground depending on how big a piece you're working with. The 300+ lb Craftsman does no such thing.

This Skilsaw one I have comes with the legs, but they make portable ones that you put on a table or workbench. I know a guy who has a DeWalt like that and he always puts a board on horses to seat it. It weighs more than my Skilsaw and doesn't even have legs.

I don't know what they'd be called, but you'd probably find them in a google search. My step dad gave me this one when he didn't take it when they moved.



Here's a few I found today. I just put in "portable table saw" without the quotes.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200942733_200942733?cm
_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Woodworking%20%3E%20Woodworking%20Table%20Saws%20%2B%20Accessories%20%3E%20Woodworking%20Table%20Saws&utm_campaign=DEWALT&utm_content=110046&gclid=CjwKCAjwu_mSBhAYEiwA5BBmfwkej8CK56o7UEIrOzi5KxVLvG8bvSzlWOx4mfcCkpwWxocT5FdbuBoC2fYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


https://www.grainger.com/product/54XX83?ef_id=CjwKCAjwu_mSBhAYEiwA5BBm
fx0JdPAe-wxp7DdpTFuuYTPuCRx5UKDnGtv_CM3w2iVot7TChyS0wxoCjvEQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!496359977410!!!g!439482086828!&gucid=N:N:PS:Paid:GGL:CSM-2295:4P7A1P:20501231&gclid=CjwKCAjwu_mSBhAYEiwA5BBmfx0JdPAe-wxp7DdpTFuuYTPuCRx5UKDnGtv_CM3w2iVot7TChyS0wxoCjvEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


https://www.amazon.com/SKIL-Amp-Inch-Table-Saw/dp/B08F9RFJ2K/ref=asc_d
f_B08F9RFJ2K/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475689981997&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5146239188221155032&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016186&hvtargid=pla-996258277858&psc=1


I figured my Skilsaw was on the cheap end of the spectrum. It's pretty lousy compared to my
Craftsman beast, but the portability of it makes it 10 times as useful for me. The one advertised
here looks much newer, and the legs are quite a bit different than mine. They look to be
adjustable, while mine were just static metal legs. They also appear to have rubber feet,
which I would imagine would do a much better job keeping the unit put as long as the floor
it was on was clean and dry.

The Dewalt in the first link is similar to what the guy I know has. It's probably 3 times
as heavy as my table saw is, and it doesn't even have legs. It's got really nice handles
on the base for moving it though, and it has a decent center of gravity so I don't have any
problems lugging it or worrying about hurting my back. I'm sure they would be happy to sell
you some expensive legs, although I'm sure somebody as handy as your husband would be able
to make some sort of table for it. Maybe even with some locking castor wheels so he could
freely move it around and then lock it into place.




Personally, I would go with the Dewalt if I wanted one that was going to work for years and
remain accurate. I'm not doing any fine woodworking with my Skilsaw, so I'm not worried
that the angle isn't exactly 0 degrees (Something I know for a fact when I ripped those 4x4's
I had into 2x4's.)


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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:01 AM

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I'm going to take those metal shelves down today and get that stuff up on the 4 new shelving units I made yesterday. I still don't have enough shelves for eveyrthing though, so my main work bench will remain full of crap for the time being, and I won't be able to start organizing what I put on the existing shelves yet.

I've built 12 so far, but I want to build 6 more to go on top of the 2-high stacks I've already made, and then I want to build another 3 on end, so I still have 9 more to go when I can get the 2x4's.

If I stick with it today, I'd like to install some of the electric on the back wall. It's where I'm going to put my 2nd smaller work bench, and right now I have it pulled out about 3-4 feet from the wall so I can get back there. There's so little on that wall now though that I'm still able to pull my car deeper into the garage then I have in a decade even though that table is so far out from the wall.



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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Back from supper and I survived the religion.

Not sure how much longer I'll be working. The lady I work for just gave up her accountant in Ontario and doesn't like paper work. Not that she liked it in the first place.

Surely there are other CPAs closer to home!

I used to hire people to watch our dear daughter after school, and I didn't think the paperwork was all THAT complicated. Maybe its different in Canada. But all I had to do was pay state taxes quarterly, and pay the Federal Household Help taxes with annual income taxes. Of course, being a doctor, if she has (had?) her own practice instead of being on staff with an institution she would have to handle the business end of her taxes too.

Anyway, here's hoping she figures it out in your favor.

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Accountant was getting to expensive and she's retired now from doctoring anyways. She also feels like she can handle all her cooking and baking herself now. So, it is just play it by ear. If she calls me to come and do something then I will go but I'm not really of a mind to phone her. She tried to fob the paperwork off on me and I said no.

From the website for Canada it does seem to involve a bit more. She pulled up the Government website while I was there and started looking at it. There is provincial stuff and federal stuff on it.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:23 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
Well, I can get Season 6 of "Shetland" on YouTube. My library doesn't have it. Interesting start to this round. Jimmy's mum is gone and his dad isnae in a good way.

Fair warning: I hated Season 6, especially how it ended. But most ppl LOVED it, so maybe you will, too.

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I've seen a couple of reviews on YouTube about it. Didn't watch the videos just read what was posted and yeah they say there are some problems. I'll just have to see. I just managed to watch the first episode yesterday.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:23 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in the dry right now. Couple of things to do.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:02 PM

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i got the metal shelving all down and out on the curb for the light haulers. I decided to keep the posts and the top three metal shelves on the side wall where my large work bench is since it might be a while until I can build new ones and both the snow blower and power washer can still fit underneath them and I can put both of my huge trash cans in front of them and nothing sticks out in front of the overhead door anymore. I was also able to tightly wind up and secure the 37 or so extra feet of 4" corrugated pipe I used to extend my downspouts last year and get it on that top shelf and finally up off of the floor and out of my way too.



I didn't get around to doing any of the electric on the back wall, but it wasn't for lack of work. I did end up doing a ton of cleanup and re-org, and I loaded up the two cans with about as much weight as I'm comfortable with putting in them. Mostly wood that there's no sense in hanging on to... small pieces and such.

THERE'S SO MUCH ROOM IN MY GARAGE NOW!!!

No way around it though... I'm still going to need a lot more 2x4's so I can build more shelves. I was going to build 12 more, but I think I just need to build the 3rd units on top of the 12 that I already did and that should be plenty... and I think it will be nice to have the first 5 to 6 feet of space in front of the overhead door cleared up. Some of the shelves, particularly my auto stuff is super organized and clean looking, but as I head further toward the back of the garage there is just tons of stuff stacked on top of each other haphazardly. I really want those top shelves done so I can put things I'd rarely use like spare shingles and extra tarps up top as well as things I plan on using in the house like really nice light fixtures and a couple of faucets.

I also had a scare with my power steering. Since I just hauled over 9,000 lbs of rocks in the car, I thought maybe I'd screwed it up. Nope...

I checked the power steering levels and it was bone freakin' dry. I'm assuming that when you get your oil changed and they top off your fluids, the power steering is something they fill up??? I've only paid for one single oil change in the 14 years that I've owned the car, and I've never owned a car as long as this one. Truth be told, turning the car was always a minor struggle for as long as I can remember. Just something you get used to.

So I picked up some fluid along with a few other things I'm going to try to get the car to pass emissions, topped her off and also made sure my oil was topped off too.

Then I drove the car...

Holy crap. Does it handle nice now! It feels like a brand new car. I don't remember ever turning the car so easily. I bet the power steering fluid was already lower than it should have been back when I first bought the darn thing!

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Back from supper and I survived the religion.

Not sure how much longer I'll be working. The lady I work for just gave up her accountant in Ontario and doesn't like paper work. Not that she liked it in the first place.

Surely there are other CPAs closer to home!

I used to hire people to watch our dear daughter after school, and I didn't think the paperwork was all THAT complicated. Maybe its different in Canada. But all I had to do was pay state taxes quarterly, and pay the Federal Household Help taxes with annual income taxes. Of course, being a doctor, if she has (had?) her own practice instead of being on staff with an institution she would have to handle the business end of her taxes too.

Anyway, here's hoping she figures it out in your favor.

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Accountant was getting to expensive and she's retired now from doctoring anyways. She also feels like she can handle all her cooking and baking herself now. So, it is just play it by ear. If she calls me to come and do something then I will go but I'm not really of a mind to phone her. She tried to fob the paperwork off on me and I said no.

From the website for Canada it does seem to involve a bit more. She pulled up the Government website while I was there and started looking at it. There is provincial stuff and federal stuff on it.



Too bad we live so far away, Brenda. Unless you've got some more involved things that I'm not privy to, your taxes probably aren't super complex. I'd say that in the 20 or so years I've done my own that there were probably only 3 years that were complex, especially when I bought the house and moved a lot of money around to do it.

I used to really enjoy doing taxes, but I think as the years go by I've gotten bored of doing them. But I enjoyed helping my Aunt get hers done this year. It was the first time I'd done somebody else's since my brother got married. I did his for years before that, but I told him that they'd need to get an accountant because I didn't want to know how much his wife made once they started filing jointly.

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Back from supper and I survived the religion.

Not sure how much longer I'll be working. The lady I work for just gave up her accountant in Ontario and doesn't like paper work. Not that she liked it in the first place.

Surely there are other CPAs closer to home!

I used to hire people to watch our dear daughter after school, and I didn't think the paperwork was all THAT complicated. Maybe its different in Canada. But all I had to do was pay state taxes quarterly, and pay the Federal Household Help taxes with annual income taxes. Of course, being a doctor, if she has (had?) her own practice instead of being on staff with an institution she would have to handle the business end of her taxes too.

Anyway, here's hoping she figures it out in your favor.

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Accountant was getting to expensive and she's retired now from doctoring anyways. She also feels like she can handle all her cooking and baking herself now. So, it is just play it by ear. If she calls me to come and do something then I will go but I'm not really of a mind to phone her. She tried to fob the paperwork off on me and I said no.

From the website for Canada it does seem to involve a bit more. She pulled up the Government website while I was there and started looking at it. There is provincial stuff and federal stuff on it.



Too bad we live so far away, Brenda. Unless you've got some more involved things that I'm not privy to, your taxes probably aren't super complex. I'd say that in the 20 or so years I've done my own that there were probably only 3 years that were complex, especially when I bought the house and moved a lot of money around to do it.

I used to really enjoy doing taxes, but I think as the years go by I've gotten bored of doing them. But I enjoyed helping my Aunt get hers done this year. It was the first time I'd done somebody else's since my brother got married. I did his for years before that, but I told him that they'd need to get an accountant because I didn't want to know how much his wife made once they started filing jointly.

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What I do for me is super simple but I have no head for numbers and also things have changed on the forms since I learned waaaay back in high school to do them. That's a personal return.

And besides my boss is employing me and that makes her responsible for this government paperwork. She's just lazy and figured I would help her out of the goodness of my heart. But like I said. I am not.

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Going out early tomorrow in the hopes of getting back early to do some vacuuming. I've put it off for too long and I swallowed some dust this afternoon then coughed it back up.

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Back and I got my vacuuming done. Which is good.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:24 PM

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Got the electric I wanted to do done today and the back of the garage in order.

I discovered I had two circuits ran out to the garage, which saying was a pleasant surprise is an understatement. I will be incorporating that into my new setup as I start tying things together.

I did it with my step-dad 11 or 12 years ago, probably the first week I moved in here. Lots of drinking back in those days and tons more years after must have erased that from my brain.



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I'm almost half way through Series 6 of "Shetland" and it is very good but very intense.

I really feel for Jimmy. I was lucky that I didn't have to deal with dementia in my family or with my mum's friend. Though she showed signs of it by not remembering certain people and at times forgetting my mum. I just want to wrap Jimmy in a hug.

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Off to mah jong in the morning.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:17 PM

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Back from mah jong and no luck today. Only had one decent hand and then just nothing.

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Nice and dry for my walk.

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Back and in on a fairly warm day out.

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Friday, April 22, 2022 10:08 PM

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Got back on that ladder for 8 hours and painted two coats on them. Tons of compliments all around, so I'm pleased they're pleased.



Went over to my grandma's and had dinner there and ended up staying overnight again. I brought my limb cutter and cut away a few trashcans worth of limbs from a tree that was right up against the house, then I went and got the same ant bait that I used a few years back to take care of her ant problem that is starting to get out of control. Just overnight it was amazing how many we got. I had no idea her problem had gotten that bad. Should be taken care of in a day or two now. Helped my aunt get her new A/C into her apartment and will be going back one day soon to install it for her.

When I got back home I got about another $140 worth of free after rebate stuff that I paid for with a rebate so there wasn't any sales tax. More good stuff to give away as gifts.

Another few good days.





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Got back on that ladder for 8 hours and painted two coats on them. Tons of compliments all around, so I'm pleased they're pleased.



Went over to my grandma's and had dinner there and ended up staying overnight again. I brought my limb cutter and cut away a few trashcans worth of limbs from a tree that was right up against the house, then I went and got the same ant bait that I used a few years back to take care of her ant problem that is starting to get out of control. Just overnight it was amazing how many we got. I had no idea her problem had gotten that bad. Should be taken care of in a day or two now. Helped my aunt get her new A/C into her apartment and will be going back one day soon to install it for her.

When I got back home I got about another $140 worth of free after rebate stuff that I paid for with a rebate so there wasn't any sales tax. More good stuff to give away as gifts.

Another few good days.





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Sounds like you had a real good couple of days. That's great that you can help your grandmother and aunt.

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Sounds like you had a real good couple of days. That's great that you can help your grandmother and aunt.



Yeah. I was actually thinking about my other grandma today who passed away around 7 years ago now. She was quite a bit better off than this grandma, but she was always offering me some money to come out and fix this or that or paint this or that for her when she had no problem paying pros to do the work. I know she just wanted to see me instead of talking o the phone like we frequently did. I rarely ever made it out there because I rarely ever made it out of my house because of the drinking.

I try not thinking about it too much because you can't go back and it makes me sad. A part of me just really hopes she sees me now and is smiling. I'm not making all the right choices now, but I'm really trying.



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Ah, laundry day again today. As soon as I get up.

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Sounds like you had a real good couple of days. That's great that you can help your grandmother and aunt.



Yeah. I was actually thinking about my other grandma today who passed away around 7 years ago now. She was quite a bit better off than this grandma, but she was always offering me some money to come out and fix this or that or paint this or that for her when she had no problem paying pros to do the work. I know she just wanted to see me instead of talking o the phone like we frequently did. I rarely ever made it out there because I rarely ever made it out of my house because of the drinking.

I try not thinking about it too much because you can't go back and it makes me sad. A part of me just really hopes she sees me now and is smiling. I'm not making all the right choices now, but I'm really trying.



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I'm sure she did want to spend time with you. And I am quite sure that she is looking down and smiling on you. You have put in a lot of hard work in the last few years and it does mean something.

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SIX, you keep taking care of yourself and helping your family you'll have no regrets later.

Good on you!

BTW sounds like your garage is coming along nicely!

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We had another couple of medical urgencies pop up... one for me and one for hubby... Which we are still dealing with. When you get to our age it's to be expected.

But aside from that, even with radiation theraoy I'm mostly powering thru the days without naps, and the weather has been just effing awesome(!) ... wish I could share!... so have been putting and hour or so of yardwork in about every other day. After raking and sweeping the back sidewalks (= 4 * 33 gal bins) I got out my weed whacker and rake, and rediscovered the sidewalk edges and the garden edges (lined BTW with 1' X 2,3, or 4' concrete blocks cut from a former patio, which looks a lot like cut limestone) which had been buried under knee high grass and weeds, and the backyard already looks 5X better. I'm so happy!

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Had to walk up 10 flights of stairs again as the new elevator which has only been in operation for a week decided stop today. Then I walked down the ten flights to go out for my walk. Came back and it was working again the repair guy had just finished it. Thank goodness.

Another lady who lives in the building told me it went out last week. I must have just missed that episode.

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SIX, you keep taking care of yourself and helping your family you'll have no regrets later.

Good on you!

BTW sounds like your garage is coming along nicely!



Yeah. It's pretty good. I won't really be able to do much more with it until I get more 2x4's, but at least the auto-shop stuff is organized and easily accessible, which is what I really need while working on the car right now.

I had a few minor setbacks with it today, but I was able to get them taken care of. I used the upper engine cleaner in the throttle body and there was significant improvement in the performance of the car. The car hasn't accelerated this good in quite a while. One of the things the instructions says to do after putting the air intake hose back on is to drive the car for about 10 minutes and accelerate hard whenever safe to do so to burn off any excess crap. There's certainly a lot more pick up than there was yesterday. I wouldn't feel nervous about making a left turn into traffic anymore like I have been for quite a while.

Still not good enough to get a CAT monitor reading though.

I did some more research and I think I may have been going about this all in the wrong way... I mean, all of the repairs I've made over the years and using products to clean out a car as old as mine are all good things, so it wasn't throwing away money, but I'm going to clean my MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor (probably tomorrow).

It's possible that most of the problems I've had with this car for years is because that thing is dirty or faulty. My biggest issue the car still has performance wise is roughness when it is switching gears, which is one of the listed symptoms of this thing not working right. What's really making me thing that it could be the problem though is another listed symptom is stalling when at low RPMs, specifically while idling. That was a problem for a few years back in the day before I adjusted my car's idle speed to a bit higher than spec. (which, incidentally, I've now read can prevent certain monitors from doing their routine under certain circumstances itself).

My O2 sensors both show OK, which is great, because getting to them to clean or replace is a LOT harder than getting to the MAP sensor. My car doesn't even have a MAP sensor monitor, but on newer cars that do have MAP/MAF sensor, it usually won't even trigger a code unless the thing dies altogether anyhow.

Wouldn't it be something if all I needed to do was spray some cleaner on this thing and I can pass the test and have a car that doesn't accelerate funny anymore?



Sounds like you're getting a lot done too.

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Had to walk up 10 flights of stairs again as the new elevator which has only been in operation for a week decided stop today. Then I walked down the ten flights to go out for my walk. Came back and it was working again the repair guy had just finished it. Thank goodness.

Another lady who lives in the building told me it went out last week. I must have just missed that episode.



How are you getting around these days, Brenda?

Now that you've been forced to do it for a while, maybe you should just keep using the stairs? Especially at 10 flights, that's a nice little work out that you can force on yourself if it's something you feel is manageable.

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Had to walk up 10 flights of stairs again as the new elevator which has only been in operation for a week decided stop today. Then I walked down the ten flights to go out for my walk. Came back and it was working again the repair guy had just finished it. Thank goodness.

Another lady who lives in the building told me it went out last week. I must have just missed that episode.



How are you getting around these days, Brenda?

Now that you've been forced to do it for a while, maybe you should just keep using the stairs? Especially at 10 flights, that's a nice little work out that you can force on yourself if it's something you feel is manageable.

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Most of my errands when I am out I do on foot. To get to the pharmacy I use for my meds I take the bus there and back. When I am working I walk there and back.

I only walk the 10 flights of stairs in my building when I have to as it is quite a strain on me when I have to carry things, like my laundry yesterday. And the last time it was groceries back in.

I am taking it easy today and hitting the shower in a bit to get some hot water to ease my slightly sore muscles.

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Quote:

Brenda:
Had to walk up 10 flights of stairs again as the new elevator which has only been in operation for a week decided stop today. Then I walked down the ten flights to go out for my walk. Came back and it was working again the repair guy had just finished it. Thank goodness.

Another lady who lives in the building told me it went out last week. I must have just missed that episode.

SIX: How are you getting around these days, Brenda?

Now that you've been forced to do it for a while, maybe you should just keep using the stairs? Especially at 10 flights, that's a nice little work out that you can force on yourself if it's something you feel is manageable.

BRENDA: Most of my errands when I am out I do on foot. To get to the pharmacy I use for my meds I take the bus there and back. When I am working I walk there and back.

I only walk the 10 flights of stairs in my building when I have to as it is quite a strain on me when I have to carry things, like my laundry yesterday. And the last time it was groceries back in.

I am taking it easy today and hitting the shower in a bit to get some hot water to ease my slightly sore muscles.

We have a neighbrhood grocery store within walking distance. As far as grocery stores do, it's quite small, but much more than a convenience store. I've walked there to get some forgotten things, but I have to say.. carrying a gallon of milk and a few other groceries is tedious!!!

Do you have one of those two-wheeled carts?
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I hope the shower did you good!

After four days of yardwork, I'm feeling it too.



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Yeah. 10 flights of stairs isn't fun if you're carrying a bunch of things. I didn't consider that.

Do you have, or have you ever considered buying one of those grocery bag carriers? I know how much over-carrying things just from my car to the entry to my house (through 3 doors) can jamb up my fingers because I don't use one of those. Though I'm sure you're not overloading yourself on the walks, they are supposed to do a good job of dispersing the weight and making it easier on the digits.

https://www.amazon.com/Totasak-Grocery-Carrier-2-Pack-Royal/dp/B08DDG1
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They probably have even better ones that would have a nice padded handle, I would imagine.



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I didn't clean the sensor today. I thought about it, then I decided that since I've already done a few other things I'm going to just see how that goes. I've started this early enough that I don't have to rush everything all at once.

I put in half the bottle of fuel injector cleaner since I was around 3/8ths of a tank. Then I adjusted the throttle pully to specifications. I didn't realize that I'd had it so high for so long. It would idle at 1,000 RPMs and it should idle at only 750+/-50. Got it right at 750 now, which would have surely stalled out at any stop light years back before I did any fixes and it ran like a dream. I don't even get the "shaky steering wheel syndrome" while idling that used to be pretty bad (and I've read online that my model car around the mid-90's is actually notorious for).

I decided to do a drive cycle tonight with the nice weather after the rain, but I botched it. I had the parking break on while revving it up in the garage, and I did 2/3rds of the leg of the trip with the darn thing on and not even noticing it (I'm pretty confident that my parking break doesn't actually do anything after that).

But having the BRAKE indicator on probably screwed up the testing.

So once I got home and it wasn't cleared I decided to just do another factory reset since my last one was when I pulled the battery for about 15 minutes while changing the spark plugs, and before I'd taken any other steps to fix it. Actually, tomorrow morning before I go out I'm just going to try something that people say online and disconnect my battery for at least 1 hour before I head out and see what happens.

The car is driving awesome now. I really hope I can pass the damn test.

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Brenda:
Had to walk up 10 flights of stairs again as the new elevator which has only been in operation for a week decided stop today. Then I walked down the ten flights to go out for my walk. Came back and it was working again the repair guy had just finished it. Thank goodness.

Another lady who lives in the building told me it went out last week. I must have just missed that episode.

SIX: How are you getting around these days, Brenda?

Now that you've been forced to do it for a while, maybe you should just keep using the stairs? Especially at 10 flights, that's a nice little work out that you can force on yourself if it's something you feel is manageable.

BRENDA: Most of my errands when I am out I do on foot. To get to the pharmacy I use for my meds I take the bus there and back. When I am working I walk there and back.

I only walk the 10 flights of stairs in my building when I have to as it is quite a strain on me when I have to carry things, like my laundry yesterday. And the last time it was groceries back in.

I am taking it easy today and hitting the shower in a bit to get some hot water to ease my slightly sore muscles.

We have a neighbrhood grocery store within walking distance. As far as grocery stores do, it's quite small, but much more than a convenience store. I've walked there to get some forgotten things, but I have to say.. carrying a gallon of milk and a few other groceries is tedious!!!

Do you have one of those two-wheeled carts?
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I hope the shower did you good!

After four days of yardwork, I'm feeling it too.



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake




I do as I used to use it for taking my laundry to the laundrymat but one of the wheels is broken on it. So, I just use it now for recycling.

Grocery store is across the street from my building. I can see it but I'm still careful with carrying groceries home.

The shower helped as did doing nothing for the day.

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