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In the garden, and RAIN!!!!

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Saturday, June 25, 2022 5:31 PM

BRENDA


Laundry done and walk in. Needed to return something to the library and pick up some bread.

Computer temp reading at 28C which 88F.

Got myself an ice cream at a local fast food place and now sitting down and enjoying it. Can't beat $1 ice cream.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:34 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Aren't LEDs great??! So much light, so little power! when we replaced our garage fluorescents with LEDs it was like... er...night and day.



They're so awesome.

I was wrong too... I just looked at the boxes today and mine use 65 watts and put out 6,000 lumens each.

I got the last two installed today, so that means I'm rocking 36,000 Lumens now!

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You're right about needing light from all angles. There is general lighting... enuf to get around a room... and then there's "task" lighting. People need bright light for detail work like marking and cutting, o'wise they really can't see what they're doing.


Yeah. I actually had a taste of what it's like now today...

I had turned off the two over the garage door track after installing them just because for the work I was doing out there I didn't think I needed to be burning the full 390 watts (the reason why all 6 of the lights have porcelain pull chain sockets).

But rather than start trying to work on any of the exterior electric today since it was raining, I decided to clear out some of the junk that I had on the rafters and cut it down. I found all of the extra downspouts I had from the gutter install 2 years ago and didn't want to get rid of any of them, but some of them weren't long enough to span the rafters without the junk I got rid of.

So I had some 15" wide garbage boards of 1/4" plywood that was in the porch and I hadn't gotten around to cutting down and throwing out. I was able to make a 45" x 49.5" shelf up there to put all the aluminum in a spot where it won't be on any of my new conduit.

But when I was making my line on the first cut I said "damn"... and I was about to move my table so I could see the line but then I remembered my two new lights and turned them on and I didn't have any problem.



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Glad you have a lot of photons in your garage now, SIX!


Me too! It's so freakin' great.

All I had in there before were the four dim flourecent bulbs over the large work bench in the 1/2 garage part, and a plug in LED bulb that mimics a flourescent light hung in the center of the garage that I had to get on a milk crate and plug in next to the garage door opener when I wanted to use it.

Now you can see my garage from space at night.




One of these days I'm going to get around to removing the florescent lights and just putting two more of these up over the large work bench on the other switch. I'm in no big hurry on that right now because I'm not paying $17 per bulb when I got the other ones on sale for $5 each. I'll be sure to stock up on them next time they go on sale.

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Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:01 PM

BRENDA


Sunday, Sunday

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Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:26 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Mowed the lawn and that's just about all I'm going to do today. I don't even remember the last day I did nothing.



My neighbor who recently retired from plumbing dropped by today while I was mowing to let me know that whenever I'm ready to do it he wants to help me put in a 2nd sump pump well and get it to shoot out the house at the right spot so I'm not held hostage by the city sewer during heavy rains anymore.

I couldn't be more thrilled.

Unfortunately, I'm super busy at the moment and will have to find time between now and August to do that. If my 10,000lbs of river rock have to sit in the sand pit during the winter and I don't get to that until next year so be it.

Oh... and when I explained to him the fix that I did to my drain a few years back I was surprised to hear from him that what I did was up to code and I "did good". That's nice to know.

I was able to take the opportunity to show him what I've been doing in the garage to illustrate how handy I am and how I can help him out with things in return. He's super envious of my garage setup right now.



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Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:26 PM

BRENDA


I didn't do anything today. So I have stuff to do tomorrow.

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Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:57 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I didn't do anything today. So I have stuff to do tomorrow.



That quote sums up about 3/4 of my life, Brenda.

Although you can probably switch the days with years or even decades.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:12 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I didn't do anything today. So I have stuff to do tomorrow.



That quote sums up about 3/4 of my life, Brenda.

Although you can probably switch the days with years or even decades.

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Well, you seem to be making up for lost time!

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:28 AM

SIGNYM

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I woke up at stupid o'clock, which I do about 1/3 of the time. I usually get up and do something quiet when it's clear I'm not getting back to sleep, but this time I decided to get out and do yardwork as the sun was coming up, and went back to sleep once I was pooped out. I got so much done, comparatively, I'm going to do that again next time I need to.

One more morning like that I'll have enough room for two hills of watermelon. Three more mornings like that and I can plant the okra too.

Even with the hot weather I filled up a big bin of dead nasturtiums, Bermuda grass, and weeds. By the end of next week the second veggie garden could be cleared and plante and I can start in the front yard again.

In the meantime I'm also tackling my yearly filing (6 months late!) and defrosted the freezer and I general have been tidying up

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:33 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Yeah. Tons of lost time to make up for.

Didn't do anything besides mow the lawn today and then get a bunch of groceries for half price after a shower and a nap.

Was nice to slow down for a change.




Sounds like you're really kicking some butt yourself.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 1:24 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk on another hot, sunny day. Bottles to recycle and some grocery shopping.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 5:04 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I didn't do anything today. So I have stuff to do tomorrow.



That quote sums up about 3/4 of my life, Brenda.

Although you can probably switch the days with years or even decades.

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You've made a great turn around in the last couple of years and for that you should be applauded.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 5:05 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and sun is still out. Computer temp is reading 32C which is around 94F. Suppose to cool down majorly tomorrow. Just have to see.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 11:07 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I didn't do anything today. So I have stuff to do tomorrow.



That quote sums up about 3/4 of my life, Brenda.

Although you can probably switch the days with years or even decades.

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You've made a great turn around in the last couple of years and for that you should be applauded.



Thanks Brenda.

Can't let it get to my head though. Still got my ups and downs for sure, although I'm pretty confident that the worst is behind me now.



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Monday, June 27, 2022 11:17 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Hung out with my friend half the day today. Haven't seen him in a few months, so that was cool.

Helped him get an awesome desk for his new home office back to his place. Proud of him for spotting that at a local thrift store instead of buying it new like I'd expect him to. $75 for a beautiful marble top table that used to sit in a law firm. A table like that would probably cost over $1,000 new today.

We stopped by the local hardware store and got that 4"x4" extension box for my garage electric that was out of stock at not one but two hardware stores by me (and I REFUSED to pay $10 for on Amazon). So now I can finally wrap that box up tight and safe.

He bought a bunch of Chinese food and we ate at my place when he dropped me off. There's enough leftovers for a snack tonight and dinner tomorrow.



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Monday, June 27, 2022 11:42 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I didn't do anything today. So I have stuff to do tomorrow.



That quote sums up about 3/4 of my life, Brenda.

Although you can probably switch the days with years or even decades.

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You've made a great turn around in the last couple of years and for that you should be applauded.



Thanks Brenda.

Can't let it get to my head though. Still got my ups and downs for sure, although I'm pretty confident that the worst is behind me now.



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Ups and downs are a part of life.

I think so too.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 11:43 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hung out with my friend half the day today. Haven't seen him in a few months, so that was cool.

Helped him get an awesome desk for his new home office back to his place. Proud of him for spotting that at a local thrift store instead of buying it new like I'd expect him to. $75 for a beautiful marble top table that used to sit in a law firm. A table like that would probably cost over $1,000 new today.

We stopped by the local hardware store and got that 4"x4" extension box for my garage electric that was out of stock at not one but two hardware stores by me (and I REFUSED to pay $10 for on Amazon). So now I can finally wrap that box up tight and safe.

He bought a bunch of Chinese food and we ate at my place when he dropped me off. There's enough leftovers for a snack tonight and dinner tomorrow.



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That was a really cool day you had SIX. And that was a great find for your friend at that shop too.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 11:44 PM

BRENDA


My area and actually most of the province is heading for storms and rain. So, we shall see. Right now more clouds rolling.

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Monday, June 27, 2022 11:52 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hung out with my friend half the day today. Haven't seen him in a few months, so that was cool.

Helped him get an awesome desk for his new home office back to his place. Proud of him for spotting that at a local thrift store instead of buying it new like I'd expect him to. $75 for a beautiful marble top table that used to sit in a law firm. A table like that would probably cost over $1,000 new today.

We stopped by the local hardware store and got that 4"x4" extension box for my garage electric that was out of stock at not one but two hardware stores by me (and I REFUSED to pay $10 for on Amazon). So now I can finally wrap that box up tight and safe.

He bought a bunch of Chinese food and we ate at my place when he dropped me off. There's enough leftovers for a snack tonight and dinner tomorrow.



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That was a really cool day you had SIX. And that was a great find for your friend at that shop too.



Yeah. They actually had another one that wasn't sold sitting right next to it too.

I'm trying to pare down my collection of things though, and I've already gotten rid of a lot of really nice furniture. I've gone 6 years without my crappy old computer desk and I don't need to be dragging something that heavy back up on the 2nd floor even though there's plenty of room for it.



I guess that law firm was trying to give away two desks that were even larger than those two were, but the thrift store said they were too big for them to handle.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:16 PM

SIGNYM

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


"Ups and downs are a part of life"

Truer words were never spoke, BRENDA. I feel sorry for people who expect life to be as much fun as a beer commercial, all the time. How do they deal when life inevitably gets in the way?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:24 PM

SIGNYM

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


Just an oddball event- a day after I pulled up the carrots that had bolted, over a week ago now, I think,y right forearm (the arm that I used to yank them up) got INCREDIBLY itchy. At first I thought I was allergic to carrot tops or flowers, but there are no documented cases (online anyway) of that. Then I thought maybe there was a weed mixed in, but I didn't recall seeing any strange plants. And ...it felt like I was being BITTEN. By microscopic mites, or something. So I looked it up, and indeed there are all kinds of mites that live in plants that temporarily burrow and bite. My arm is STILL itchy, with about a dozen tiny blisters (scratched open by now)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:36 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hung out with my friend half the day today. Haven't seen him in a few months, so that was cool.

Helped him get an awesome desk for his new home office back to his place. Proud of him for spotting that at a local thrift store instead of buying it new like I'd expect him to. $75 for a beautiful marble top table that used to sit in a law firm. A table like that would probably cost over $1,000 new today.

We stopped by the local hardware store and got that 4"x4" extension box for my garage electric that was out of stock at not one but two hardware stores by me (and I REFUSED to pay $10 for on Amazon). So now I can finally wrap that box up tight and safe.

He bought a bunch of Chinese food and we ate at my place when he dropped me off. There's enough leftovers for a snack tonight and dinner tomorrow.



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That was a really cool day you had SIX. And that was a great find for your friend at that shop too.



Yeah. They actually had another one that wasn't sold sitting right next to it too.

I'm trying to pare down my collection of things though, and I've already gotten rid of a lot of really nice furniture. I've gone 6 years without my crappy old computer desk and I don't need to be dragging something that heavy back up on the 2nd floor even though there's plenty of room for it.



I guess that law firm was trying to give away two desks that were even larger than those two were, but the thrift store said they were too big for them to handle.

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Offices will do that. That's how I got this old now office chair I am using. Friend of my Blair's, his office was clearing out old furniture and seeing what I using as a computer chair asked me if I would like one from his office. Seeing as how it would cost me nothing I said, "Yes!". He brought it over a day or so later. The thing now though is this chair is well over 10 years old and I really need a new one. But I also need help and that is the hard part.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:39 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
"Ups and downs are a part of life"

Truer words were never spoke, BRENDA. I feel sorry for people who expect life to be as much fun as a beer commercial, all the time. How do they deal when life inevitably gets in the way?

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Don't know. I learned the truth of those words after my dad died and as such has been the way my life has gone.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:40 PM

BRENDA


And I am out for my walk. Might have got some rain here last night but not much. Thought I heard thunder off in the distance but nothing close or on top of me. So we see what happens today.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:39 PM

BRENDA


Back and in and it is still trying to rain. More cloud cover now.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:45 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

SignyM:
"Ups and downs are a part of life"

Truer words were never spoke, BRENDA. I feel sorry for people who expect life to be as much fun as a beer commercial, all the time. How do they deal when life inevitably gets in the way?

BRENDA: Don't know. I learned the truth of those words after my dad died and as such has been the way my life has gone.


But we move forward as best we can.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:27 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Offices will do that. That's how I got this old now office chair I am using. Friend of my Blair's, his office was clearing out old furniture and seeing what I using as a computer chair asked me if I would like one from his office. Seeing as how it would cost me nothing I said, "Yes!". He brought it over a day or so later. The thing now though is this chair is well over 10 years old and I really need a new one. But I also need help and that is the hard part.



Damn Brenda... I wish we lived closer together.

I really don't have a solution for you since you don't have credit card access. That really opens up a whole new world.

Maybe somebody in your building could help?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I built both of the final shelves for the pantry today. I was able to use some really nice boards from inside one of the old cabinets, so even though I had to sand everything down really good, it saved me the steps of having to put a few coats of wood putty in the knot holes like I had to do when I used plywood for the top 3 shelves.

I also had 4 smaller shelves that had nice intricate ends to them, so I was able to cut the ends of those shelves off and make a 2" high back to the shelves and 1.5" high sides for them. These will be the shelves on the bottom that I'll be able to pull out with the drawer slides I bought months ago.

Got all of that glued and clamped, then hit it with the brad nailer.

Then I caulked it all up nice and hit all sides with a coat of primer.

2 coats of paint tomorrow and they should be ready to install.


IT WAS SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO DO ALL OF THAT WORK WHILE STANDING UP FOR A CHANGE!!!!



I'll work on some more electrical stuff in the garage in between paint coats I think.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:50 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

SignyM:
"Ups and downs are a part of life"

Truer words were never spoke, BRENDA. I feel sorry for people who expect life to be as much fun as a beer commercial, all the time. How do they deal when life inevitably gets in the way?

BRENDA: Don't know. I learned the truth of those words after my dad died and as such has been the way my life has gone.


But we move forward as best we can.

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The rich do as they please,
The poor do as they must.




Yes, we do.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:52 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Offices will do that. That's how I got this old now office chair I am using. Friend of my Blair's, his office was clearing out old furniture and seeing what I using as a computer chair asked me if I would like one from his office. Seeing as how it would cost me nothing I said, "Yes!". He brought it over a day or so later. The thing now though is this chair is well over 10 years old and I really need a new one. But I also need help and that is the hard part.



Damn Brenda... I wish we lived closer together.

I really don't have a solution for you since you don't have credit card access. That really opens up a whole new world.

Maybe somebody in your building could help?

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Don't worry SIX.

I'll figure out something.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:53 PM

BRENDA


Well, some rain did arrive where I am at around 4:30pm today. Didn't last long but everything is still wet and the temp has gone down considerably. Still lots of cloud cover around.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:23 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Sounds like you got my weather pattern from a few days ago.

Maybe you luck out and it doesn't get hot again for you.

91 here again on Thursday.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:18 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Sounds like you got my weather pattern from a few days ago.

Maybe you luck out and it doesn't get hot again for you.

91 here again on Thursday.

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Weather tonight for Thursday and through the long weekend it is suppose to be in the low 20aC which puts it into the 50sF. So it will be comfortable by the weekend.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:04 PM

BRENDA


Another jacket day on my walk and I might take an umbrella as well.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:50 PM

SIGNYM

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


Damn, SIX, that's some hot weather! I expect tritip extended hot spells around here, but I think you're into record-breaking territory! At least here, when it gets hot, it's usually not humid.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:38 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Yeah. It's been pretty miserable. We haven't had a summer like this for a while. I don't think we're breaking any records yet though. I've seen some pretty hot ones in my life.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:38 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and I didn't need the umbrella I lugged along. That was good.

Sitting down now after getting my supper on. Got a small piece of pork tenderloin cooking with some potatoes, sprouts and mushrooms covered in V-8 juice. Low heat so I don't need to worry about it until I'm ready for supper.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:16 PM

BRENDA


Mah jong for me in the morning.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:31 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


3 coats of paint on the new pantry shelves. Should be able to install them tomorrow, but I'll wait a few days before cutting the contact paper for them.

Got a bit of the electrical done and cleaned up any stray nails and staples and whatever else the previous owners had put up all over the place in the garage wood.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:21 PM

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In between yet more Dr appts I managed to clear enough space for two hills of watermelons (three plants each). Next five days or so are appt-free and predicted to stay under 85, so I should be able to clear space and plant okra and muskmelon. The last two are experiments, I've never grown them before.
My pepper and tomato seedlings are still too small to plant, I'll thin them out and let them grow up a little bit more. But the nursery plants are thriving. In the meantime, xfer my attention to the front yard.

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Hey BRENDA if you supply the tenderloin I'll provide a salad, with homegrown avocados!

I hope you had good luck at mahjong.

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SIX, I know this is quite a bit in the future, but what are you going to do once your house is done? Have you ever thought of becoming a handyman? (I think I asked that before.)

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:50 PM

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Since I already showed you the pantry when I'd finished everything but the two shelves that I wanted to put on drawer slides, I figured it wouldn't be right not to show you the finished product (well... minus the white contact paper I'll put on the surfaces of them after they've had a few days to cure )




This was one of two boards I used for them. They came out of an ancient cabinet I had in my garage before taking everything apart to build shelving. It's 3/4" wide, just like the plywood shelves I made above them were, but I wanted to have some real wood here since these things would be on drawer slides and the weight of the stuff on the shelves would probably pull out of plywood.



I had 4 of these shelves, and god only knows where I salvaged them from. I think I kept them after getting rid of my hoard the first time, back during my drinking days. I had 5 of them, but I used one around Christmas time to make a new keyboard pull out drawer for my brother's desk. I didn't need much of these, but because of the nice ends that were already on them I was going to be able to make nice decorative sides and backs for the shelving without having to bother breaking out the jigsaw or router.



Everything cut down to size, pre-sanding.



Everything sanded, then glued together, clamped down and shot from the back and the bottom with 1.25" brad nails.



1 coat of primer, 3 coats of paint.



I took this shot after installing the brackets for the top shelf and after drilling my holes for the drywall anchors below it.



I spent a lot of time checking that everything was level and plumb. Take a second to think about how drawer slides pull out and how you'd take the drawer out... Yeah. When the drawer is pulled from the cabinets you have tons of room to put your fingers down and hit the latches on the sides to get the drawer out.

I was only going to have one shot at this.








THEY'RE AWESOME!!!!

I can't wait to get the contact paper on them so I can finally use them. It's been months since I finished that pantry and the coat closet otherwise.

One more thing off the to-do list.



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Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
SIX, I know this is quite a bit in the future, but what are you going to do once your house is done? Have you ever thought of becoming a handyman? (I think I asked that before.)



I'm sure I'll have to find something to keep me out of trouble.



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Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:21 PM

BRENDA


Back from mah jong and my walk. Not a winner today but I can't complain too much as I finished the morning with over 3,000points.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:51 PM

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OMG, SIX, those are AWESOME!!!!

You could make SOOOO much $ doing that kind of work!

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:45 PM

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Could I though? I dunno. I wouldn't even know how to market the stuff I've been working on, and in the age of IKEA disposable crap and a lousy economy, I just don't know how that would work out.

I know that stuff in my house is going to be extremely unique and very well built though. I don't imagine that I'll ever be hanging any pictures on any of my walls, or any window dressings other than the vinyl that I put on the windows. My art is my home.

I am thinking about building some small decorative shelving to attach to some of the walls for knick knacks though. I didn't hover around dead people in my family like a vulture when they passed like my siblings and my cousins did, but I do have one or two specific things that I asked for from each of them. Some are quite valuable, but most aren't other than sentimental value. I think it would be cool to have a place to display them that wasn't just some crappy piece of furniture.


Anyhow, Thanks!

I do have better ways to spend my summer than doing something that could have been done during the winter, but not having that pantry finished was getting on my nerves and having a bright, clean and organized garage forced me to finally get it over with.


Now that I have experience with the drawer pulls in a very odd application, I know that building and installing the two missing kitchen drawers should be a piece of cake.

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Friday, July 1, 2022 9:56 AM

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Nice. The new door for my shed arrived and is ready to pick up. I need to figure a place in the garage to put it until I can get my friend's dad over here to help me install it. I have a place in mind, but I need to do a little bit of work over there before I block the area off for who knows how long. I only want to move the thing once.

I'm going to be so happy to have my shed back. I haven't used that thing in years since the old door broke.

Now I can also move all of my lawn tools and the mower out there too.



I'll probably still keep the snowblower in the garage now though, as large as it is. It used to be out in the shed, but I had that stone paver patio out there back then. Even when I finally get around to covering the sand pit with river rock, it really wouldn't be an ideal spot to be dragging a heavy machine like that from, when the only place I can even really use it is my driveway because of its size.

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Friday, July 1, 2022 10:16 AM

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Oh yeah... About these boards...

A little heart breaking I had to use them for the painted shelving, but like I said, I needed solid
wood to screw into since the only thing holding them up would be the small end of the drawer
slides with some wood nails in them. (I did use wood screws of my own that were twice as long as
the ones that came with the slides for good measure).

It turned out there was REALLY nice wood under all of that grime and oil though. You can probably
tell from the pictures that it's the planks of wood that are joined together with a dado and wood
glue and pressed together until it makes one board. You've no doubt seen this type of thing on a
smaller scale with a bread board before.

Well... I turns out I have one more of those left, that I haven't turned into a shelf top in my garage
or a shelf in my pantry. It's quite beat up. It was one of the sides or the top and bottom of the
same cabinet.

The ends will need to be cut off, but my plan now is to make a butcher block out of it for my kitchen
countertop.

Eventually, I will be resurfacing my countertop... Probably after I build the kitchen drawers, and I
want to have some extra protection on it. I'm going to sand that last one down to bring the
natural beauty of the wood out and then find what type of protective finish I can use that would
be "food safe".

Certainly no big rush on that project. Probably a winter time killer.

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Friday, July 1, 2022 1:20 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in the sunshine in a bit.

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Friday, July 1, 2022 4:02 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Sunshine would be nice.

I was just cleaning out my gutters of other people's tree-crap during torrential rain. That was after almost getting stung by hornets that made a hive in an external electrical box I was trying to map where it would have been coming from outside the garage. When I finally killed them off and cleaned it out I got my multimeter out and turned the breaker back on, only to be suckerpunched by buckets of rain with zero forewarning and it's been raining ever since. None of this was in the forecast.

At least I didn't get stung or electrocuted.

Today sucks. I'm done working until tomorrow.

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Friday, July 1, 2022 4:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Sunshine would be nice.

I was just cleaning out my gutters of other people's tree-crap during torrential rain. That was after almost getting stung by hornets that made a hive in an external electrical box I was trying to map where it would have been coming from outside the garage. When I finally killed them off and cleaned it out I got my multimeter out and turned the breaker back on, only to be suckerpunched by buckets of rain with zero forewarning and it's been raining ever since. None of this was in the forecast.

At least I didn't get stung or electrocuted.

Today sucks. I'm done working until tomorrow.

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I hope tomorrow is better for you too SIX.


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Friday, July 1, 2022 4:40 PM

BRENDA


Walk in and got done what I wanted to do while I was out. Having a sit down now.

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