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Monday, July 25, 2022 5:52 PM

BRENDA


Walk done, groceries done and dusting done.

Temp is reading 30C which is 90F.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 6:04 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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I wish there was some way to communicate offline bc I'd like to follow up in more detail.

There is a way. Go to http://fireflyfans.net/profileshow.aspx?u=20928 and send 6ix a message using the function called "SEND ME A MESSAGE"

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two

Why don't you try it?

I don't think it's working.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 9:03 PM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two


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Why don't you try it?

I don't think it's working.

I got an error message:
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fireflyfans.net
Uh Oh! Error sending message to SignyM.

Well, well, well. Isn't that as disappointing as no second season for Firefly?

What to do to ease our shared disappointment? I know! Read a comic about the 2nd Firefly season at Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry for July 18, 2022
https://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge/2022/07/18

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two

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Monday, July 25, 2022 10:10 PM

SIGNYM

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Vacuuming done!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:06 PM

BRENDA


Bright sunny day for my walk. Got to get out and get things done before it gets too hot then a bit more cleaning when I get in.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:33 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Bright sunny day for my walk. Got to get out and get things done before it gets too hot then a bit more cleaning when I get in.

So OOC, what's too hot for you?

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Ground turkey "on sale" for $4.99/lb? Used to be decent sale price was $1.67/lb. Flap meat "on sale" for $7.99/lb? Used to be $4.99/lb. Best I can do this week is beef chuck for $4.99/lb and ground turkey for $4.99/lb, and that's already above myold price point of $4/lb for lean, trimmed meat.

Once upon a time I had a meat grinder, until the main gear snapped. I could buy my beef and grind it at home. The grinder cost $120. Now the equivalent costs $300+.

Inflation!


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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:38 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Bright sunny day for my walk. Got to get out and get things done before it gets too hot then a bit more cleaning when I get in.

So OOC, what's too hot for you?

*****

Ground turkey "on sale" for $4.99/lb? Used to be decent sale price was $1.67/lb. Flap meat "on sale" for $7.99/lb? Used to be $4.99/lb. Best I can do this week is beef chuck for $4.99/lb and ground turkey for $4.99/lb, and that's already above myold price point of $4/lb for lean, trimmed meat.

Once upon a time I had a meat grinder, until the main gear snapped. I could buy my beef and grind it at home. The grinder cost $120. Now the equivalent costs $300+.

Inflation!


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For me it has to be well into the 90s like 96 and over. It's hit that around here today but I tried to stay in the shade as much as I could when I was walking. But this heat isn't expected to last as long as last year's heat dome. It should start cooling off late tomorrow or by Friday anyways.

I got a couple of chicken thighs for my supper over the next day and paid over $4 CAD. Last time I looked at 4 chicken thighs or even 5 legs it was almost $10 CAD.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Weird... I wrote the following last night (very early morning) and thought I posted it, but it's just sitting here in a tab...
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Yeah... The messaging here hasn't worked in years.

I'll probably be fine. It's not as if I haven't had mood swings in the past, or like I'm unaccustomed to being irritable. What's not to be irritable in current year if you're not busy keeping yourself busy, right?

I ended up mowing the lawn yesterday after posting here. I wasn't planning on it, but my retiree neighbor got back from vacation with his wife and gave me a wellness check phone call around noon. Nice of him to do, and he wasn't being a dick about the grass or anything, but that was embarrassing enough for me to get out there and spend 3.5 hours mowing it.

I'm about 5 weeks behind on weeds, so I'll probably do that today and get more bug poison down around the perimeter. They haven't been a nuisance or anything, but it's about that time a year for the 2nd bag.

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Spent 6 hours pulling weeds and edging the walkway and half of the hasta bed today.

I'll finish the edging and weeding tomorrow and hopefully put down the bug poison.


Better mood today. It's nice doing yard work when its' in the 70's and not miserable outside.



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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:44 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


That's excellent weather for outdoor work. Good to read that you're able to roll with punches. That's one good thing about getting older: You've seen it all before, just about. That gives people, it should give people, some equanimity about events, and even about yourself. Yanno, when you're young it's the FIRST TIME for so many things!

I actually like yardwork, when the weather is good. Something about sunshine and breezes lifts my spirit. The weather here is anticipated to top out in the low 80s for the foreseeable future (Well, as accurately as the weather people can predict it, anyw!) so that means that if I get out early enough I can put some time in. In between appointments, that is.

I got a lot of stuff out of the way that was sort of intimidating me. So today was tackling a bunch of little stuff- including digging up appropriately-named "puncture vine". I have a few volunteer plants that are useful: purple lantana, verbena bonariensis, and cherry tomatoes. So when this low-growing plant with dark green, finely divided leaves and cheerful yellow flowers started growing I decided to see what it would turn out like. BIG MISTAKE! It grows spikey balls with spines so sharp it can puncture bicycle tires.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 7:49 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Yeah. I'm finding more enjoyment in yard work these days than I used to. It's not something I enjoy when it needs to be rushed because you have a million other things to do, but when you've got some time to do it and you can just zone out while touching some grass it can be pretty meditative. I think the thing I hate most about it is that it's never ending, unlike a lot of projects are. But boy... when you let it go as bad as I did and then get a bunch of stuff done can the whole neighborhood tell the difference.

I've got to nix my plans for more outdoor work today because of rain. I knew there was a possibility of thunderstorms in the PM today, but I woke up to everything already wet outside and now it looks like showers on and off all day with thunderstorms in the mix.

I REALLY wish I'd gotten around to cleaning up the mess I'd made on the walkway and sidewalks from the ultra-tall mow job and from edging the walkway yesterday though. I didn't think that would be a problem doing it all at once when I was finished today but now it's all rained on and will be a lot harder to clean up.



Glad to hear you've finally got some reasonable weather around you too. Next week is going to be quite a bit warmer than this week, but it doesn't look like it's going to be approaching 100 degrees for us here at least.


Oh... those spiky/sharp ones.... Gotta look out for those.

Last time I was at my grandma's I cut down a lot of stuff outside one day and I was wearing gloves. My aunt mentioned one that was growing in the front yard by the bushes she wanted removed and was probably going to have the old guy they have mow their lawn do it since it was pretty thick. I told her I got it. But I didn't bring my gloves with me just for that and wouldn't you know it... it was super spiky, when none of the overgrowth in the back had been. Got a little surprise at first from it, but then I let my tool do the work and just had to be careful getting it to the can.


They get a fantastic deal on their lawn too, and were super lucky to find this guy, BTW. He's a retired CPA, and he'll mow their lawn and edge it for only $25. It's not a huge lawn, but I was there once when he was doing it and he was working for about an hour and a half. A few years ago he told them that he couldn't take on any more jobs, but last year they asked again and he had the time to fit them in.

I'd love to get to that point myself where the money totally doesn't matter and it's just something to do that I enjoy doing. I've been thinking about mowing lawns and doing all sorts of landscaping stuff myself for some scratch, but I wouldn't edge them too without charging more for it. $25 for a lawn these days alone is a pretty good deal. Especially if you're bringing your own equipment and gas for the job.

You get a built in client base that loves your work and get to use the fact that it's a never ending job to your advantage. It's probably impossible to try to compete with the landscaping companies though. Watching them work is pretty amazing. They park those trucks, open that hatch, ride the mowers out and finish that lawn in 1/10 the time it would take with a push mower while one guy is edging, blow everything off the drive and walkways and wrap it all up so quickly it's like they're a pit crew in a NASCAR race and then they're off to the next one.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:28 PM

SIGNYM

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It says something about how neat you've kept your yard, and how your neighbors have gotten used to seeing you improving your home and helping them out by cleaning out the street gutters etc, that they notice when you don't, and they care enough to want to do something about it. I guess you're more popular with them than you realized, SIX.



I wonder if they would ever organize a neighborhood cookout? Our neighborhood ... well, a few neighbors, anyway ... used to do that once in a while. Maybe you should exchange phone numbers? I have the phone numbers of all of my immediate neighbors, and the phone numbers of several of my distant-sister's neighbors. That way, if I can't raise her by text or phone they can check in on her. It's kind of a safety feature. They look out for each other and I try to look out for her.

Yeah, pro landscapers do a fast job but they still charge an arm+leg for it. The company charges ...oh, I dunno ... $50-60/hr (judging by LA $) but the crew gets paid $15.

*****

I made roast tri tip, roast potato and (garden) zucchini and (garden) pickled beets last night and, oh my, did the beef come out great again! So NEXT time, I'm just going to roast a whole big tri tip and I won't have to be so exacting about how much roast beef I dish out, and we can have roast beef sandwiches or maybe hash the next day. For some stupid reason, I just never oven-rosted chicken or beef before. I mean, literally never, for the 40+ years I've been the family cook. Pork and turkey and vegetables? Yep! But I was used to spit-grilled chicken and beef on the grill and I don't have a grill.

My first foray was standing rib-eye roast last Xmas which was exceptional but also very expensive and not to be repeated too often! I think if I hadn't tried to roast a tri tip in prep for a stuffed mushroom-flavored hash, I wouldn't have discovered roast beef for years, which led me to oven-roast a chicken as well. So now I have a repertoire of roasts that are easy to make as long as the weather isn't too hot. And roast trip tip is definitely going on the menu! Y'all are welcome to come for dinner!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:28 PM

BRENDA


Out for a walk in a bit. Just got to return something to the library.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:42 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and it is over 30C which is 90F.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:47 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from my walk and it is over 30C which is 90F.

Wow! Hotter there than here!
Make sure you hydrate.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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It says something about how neat you've kept your yard, and how your neighbors have gotten used to seeing you improving your home and helping them out by cleaning out the street gutters etc, that they notice when you don't, and they care enough to want to do something about it. I guess you're more popular with them than you realized, SIX.




Maybe.

It's funny you mention the sewers too. I had already cleaned them out twice this year preemptively before rains came down, so if anything the new neighbors who lived in the house of the guy who used to do it all the time before his back failed him didn't even know it was a problem yet.

So I'm wondering who did it over the weekend when I wasn't doing it? Those evil sycamore trees across the street have left their bark everywhere, and when I mowed my lawn I had a ton of them up on my grass on the corner like the old man used to do (which I've mentioned annoyed me to no end until I realized what a service he was doing the entire neighborhood when he silently passed that mantle on to me).

I don't think it was the new neighbors who did it since I noticed that they had a bunch up on their curb too. I'm thinking that the guy who called me was the one who did it this time. I don't think there's any chance the hillbillies further down the road who saw me do it a couple of times would have bothered.

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I wonder if they would ever organize a neighborhood cookout? Our neighborhood ... well, a few neighbors, anyway ... used to do that once in a while. Maybe you should exchange phone numbers? I have the phone numbers of all of my immediate neighbors, and the phone numbers of several of my distant-sister's neighbors. That way, if I can't raise her by text or phone they can check in on her. It's kind of a safety feature. They look out for each other and I try to look out for her.


I've exchanged numbers with a few of my neighbors. I really miss the retired couple across the street, but the new neighbors seem pretty great so far and keep up the lawn real nice. Young couple with kids.

When I first moved in they had some block parties, but even though I was invited I never attended. I probably would now if they had them, but it's been years. It's not like I'm super outgoing these days... I still like to keep most people at arm's length. But especially in these times it's not a bad idea to have a stronger sense of community.

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Yeah, pro landscapers do a fast job but they still charge an arm+leg for it. The company charges ...oh, I dunno ... $50-60/hr (judging by LA $) but the crew gets paid $15.


Yeah. I'd have no desire to work for somebody else's company. I'd probably rather do a per-job cost model too, rather than an hourly thing. I don't like being rushed and I do a good job at whatever I do. The days of breaking my back to make anybody else rich are over. I have no desire to be rich, but I think having a little more structure and responsibility that I impose on myself doing something I enjoy doing could be a good thing for me.

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I made roast tri tip, roast potato and (garden) zucchini and (garden) pickled beets last night and, oh my, did the beef come out great again! So NEXT time, I'm just going to roast a whole big tri tip and I won't have to be so exacting about how much roast beef I dish out, and we can have roast beef sandwiches or maybe hash the next day. For some stupid reason, I just never oven-rosted chicken or beef before. I mean, literally never, for the 40+ years I've been the family cook. Pork and turkey and vegetables? Yep! But I was used to spit-grilled chicken and beef on the grill and I don't have a grill.

My first foray was standing rib-eye roast last Xmas which was exceptional but also very expensive and not to be repeated too often! I think if I hadn't tried to roast a tri tip in prep for a stuffed mushroom-flavored hash, I wouldn't have discovered roast beef for years, which led me to oven-roast a chicken as well. So now I have a repertoire of roasts that are easy to make as long as the weather isn't too hot. And roast trip tip is definitely going on the menu! Y'all are welcome to come for dinner!



Man that all sounds good. I don't go hungry around here and I eat healthy, but its such a limited menu I provide for myself and I find no enjoyment in the process of cooking food. I hope your husband and daughter appreciate it all. I know I took for granted just how well I was fed while living at my Grandma's houses in my early 20's. 5 of the tastiest and the most nutritional years of my life right there.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 11:26 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from my walk and it is over 30C which is 90F.

Wow! Hotter there than here!
Make sure you hydrate.

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If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




I was and I tried to stay in the shade too. So, my walk was okay.

The coolest place in the province today was on the Pacific ocean side of Vancouver Island. Little place called Tofino. They only hit 17C today which 64F.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 1:46 AM

BRENDA


Mah jong in the morning for me.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:45 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Ground is still wet out there. Must have rained through last night too.

Oh well... Gonna get dirty today. This needs to get done so I can focus on a real project.



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Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:13 PM

BRENDA


Back from mah jong and no luck. Dishes done and now having a sit down with a sweet treat that I bought at a local A&W. A hot apple pie.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:17 PM

SIGNYM

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Oh yum!

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:33 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Edged the sidewalks and curbs. Trimmed my one bush. Edged the hasta bed borders. Used a weed wacker for the edging today. Have to use a legit edger or my sawzall on the walkway and hasta beds first if I don't keep up with them because of dirt encroaching on the concrete.

Blew everything in a pile and trashed it, then I mowed the front lawn for the 2nd time in 3 days. It needed it with all the rain we've had in the last day and a half and with my last cut on the highest setting because I let it get way too long.

Looks like a million bucks right now.

I'm wrecked.



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Thursday, July 28, 2022 11:35 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SignyM:
Oh yum!

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It was good and not too sweet inspite of being covered in sugar and cinnamon. I don't eat them very often. Just wanted something different.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 11:36 PM

BRENDA


Somehow I had managed to log myself off when I was on earlier during the day. I don't remember doing anything.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 11:38 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Somehow I had managed to log myself off when I was on earlier during the day. I don't remember doing anything.



You don't get logged out all the time? Huh... This site auto logs me out a lot of the time, at random. Sometimes I'm logged in and I make a post and it tells me that I'm not logged in. I've just chalked it up to one of the many quirks here.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 1:17 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Somehow I had managed to log myself off when I was on earlier during the day. I don't remember doing anything.



You don't get logged out all the time? Huh... This site auto logs me out a lot of the time, at random. Sometimes I'm logged in and I make a post and it tells me that I'm not logged in. I've just chalked it up to one of the many quirks here.

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Nope. It just happens every so often and it leaves me wondering for a bit then I log back in and whatever.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 1:18 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk soon. Air advisory out now for bad air quality with all this heat. Ocean breezes can't do their job of clearing out the gunk.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 2:51 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Somehow I had managed to log myself off when I was on earlier during the day. I don't remember doing anything.



You don't get logged out all the time? Huh... This site auto logs me out a lot of the time, at random. Sometimes I'm logged in and I make a post and it tells me that I'm not logged in. I've just chalked it up to one of the many quirks here.

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Nope. It just happens every so often and it leaves me wondering for a bit then I log back in and whatever.

I tend to get logged out on one device at about 9AM-ish most days, my other device tends to stay logged in most of the time.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 2:52 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk soon. Air advisory out now for bad air quality with all this head. Ocean breezes can't do their job of clearing out the gunk.



Head?

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Friday, July 29, 2022 11:21 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk soon. Air advisory out now for bad air quality with all this heat. Ocean breezes can't do their job of clearing out the gunk.



Head?

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I meant heat.*L* Didn't notice the type-o until you pointed it out SIG. I fixed it and will go back and fix my original message.

My province is stuck with the heat until next Tuesday.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 11:23 PM

BRENDA


Well, I was out for a good long while today hiding from the heat. Spent part of the day in the local mall, library and about an hour at my local senior's centre. Then came home around 3pm. Did dishes and sat down until supper time.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:56 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk soon. Air advisory out now for bad air quality with all this heat. Ocean breezes can't do their job of clearing out the gunk.



Head?

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I meant heat.*L* Didn't notice the type-o until you pointed it out SIG. I fixed it and will go back and fix my original message.

My province is stuck with the heat until next Tuesday.

HEAT!
I should have known!

Next Tuesday, you say? That's kind of a long heat wave for you, isn't it?

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:26 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


It's been "cool" here this week, but except for when the clouds were out yesterday it never actually felt cool because of the humidity.

Hot again next week though. I think I saw Wednesday and Thursday would be mid 90's again with a real feel closer to 110 degrees.

Yay!

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:56 PM

SIGNYM

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The crazy thing is, it's been cooler here than where either of you live. More humid than usual, tho.

The sad thing is, I've been too tired to make good use of the moderate weather!

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:02 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
The crazy thing is, it's been cooler here than where either of you live. More humid than usual, tho.

The sad thing is, I've been too tired to make good use of the moderate weather!

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Don't be TOO hard on yourself. You know you're trying.

And besides... unlike me and Brenda, you don't have 4 to 6 months where it's so cold that everything is dead outside.



I pulled weeds for another 6 hours yesterday and finally got everything clean and then mowed the back yard. Trash pickup was on Thursday and I already have two huge cans nearly full of weeds and grass again, with just enough room for a bag or two of trash leftover. So... 4 huge cans of lawn/weed debris in 4 days this week. Wowzers...

Going to clean up inside my house and get it perfect today. I *think* my aunt and grandma are coming over tomorrow. It's not going to be cool, but it won't be unbearably hot either and I haven't' had them over since the end of April. I've got a LOT to show off since the last time they were here.



Depending on how busy I am next week, I might see if my old man wants to come over before the perfect yard gets un-perfect again. He still hasn't seen my finished shelves or all the new electric in the garage or the pantry drawers.


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Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:25 PM

BRENDA


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Out for my walk soon. Air advisory out now for bad air quality with all this heat. Ocean breezes can't do their job of clearing out the gunk.



Head?

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I meant heat.*L* Didn't notice the type-o until you pointed it out SIG. I fixed it and will go back and fix my original message.

My province is stuck with the heat until next Tuesday.

HEAT!
I should have known!

Next Tuesday, you say? That's kind of a long heat wave for you, isn't it?

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Yup, that is what the weather people are saying. It is. But this stretch is nothing compared to last year which last a couple of weeks and we hit triple digits in lots of places in BC including down where I am.

My area is expecting rain on Tuesday but up in the Interior they will have to watch for lighting as well as the rain.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:27 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in a bit. Nothing heavy to do.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 4:52 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and the mall wasn't as cool today as it was yesterday. All done. Just having a sit down and thinking about some ice cream.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 4:47 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from my walk and the mall wasn't as cool today as it was yesterday. All done. Just having a sit down and thinking about some ice cream.

bi hope it cools down at night, at least. It's so hard to sleep when it's too warm.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 4:56 AM

SIGNYM

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Well, I was running around like a crazy woman today bc I had this strange mis-impression that today was Sunday. And that I needed to get everything out for trash and recycling like RIGHT NOW. So I cut up a lot of boxes and sorted out a lot of recycling and hubby cut up an old foam mattress for disposal. Whew! And then when I was agitating to get the bins I got a funny look and the comment "You DO know that today's Saturday not Sunday, right?"

Also getting a bunch of stuff ready for donation. Baby steps towards decluttering but steps forward nonetheless. Plus, I found something that hubby has been harping about fir months now. So, there's that!

Well, at least I'm a day ahead of schedule!

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 4:59 AM

SIGNYM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
The crazy thing is, it's been cooler here than where either of you live. More humid than usual, tho.

The sad thing is, I've been too tired to make good use of the moderate weather!

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Don't be TOO hard on yourself. You know you're trying.

And besides... unlike me and Brenda, you don't have 4 to 6 months where it's so cold that everything is dead outside.

I pulled weeds for another 6 hours yesterday and finally got everything clean and then mowed the back yard. Trash pickup was on Thursday and I already have two huge cans nearly full of weeds and grass again, with just enough room for a bag or two of trash leftover. So... 4 huge cans of lawn/weed debris in 4 days this week. Wowzers...

Going to clean up inside my house and get it perfect today. I *think* my aunt and grandma are coming over tomorrow. It's not going to be cool, but it won't be unbearably hot either and I haven't' had them over since the end of April. I've got a LOT to show off since the last time they were here.



Depending on how busy I am next week, I might see if my old man wants to come over before the perfect yard gets un-perfect again. He still hasn't seen my finished shelves or all the new electric in the garage or the pantry drawers.


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Seriously SIX, you could make some extra cash just doing yard cleanups for people.

I'll bet your dad will be so impressed! I know I would be!

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:32 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Well, I was running around like a crazy woman today bc I had this strange mis-impression that today was Sunday. And that I needed to get everything out for trash and recycling like RIGHT NOW. So I cut up a lot of boxes and sorted out a lot of recycling and hubby cut up an old foam mattress for disposal. Whew! And then when I was agitating to get the bins I got a funny look and the comment "You DO know that today's Saturday not Sunday, right?"

Also getting a bunch of stuff ready for donation. Baby steps towards decluttering but steps forward nonetheless. Plus, I found something that hubby has been harping about fir months now. So, there's that!

Well, at least I'm a day ahead of schedule!



Yeah. I already mix up days. Easy to do when you don't have any solid work for somebody else schedule.

So.... Lazy Sunday?



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Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:50 AM

SIGNYM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
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Originally posted by SignyM:
Well, I was running around like a crazy woman today bc I had this strange mis-impression that today was Sunday. And that I needed to get everything out for trash and recycling like RIGHT NOW. So I cut up a lot of boxes and sorted out a lot of recycling and hubby cut up an old foam mattress for disposal. Whew! And then when I was agitating to get the bins I got a funny look and the comment "You DO know that today's Saturday not Sunday, right?"

Also getting a bunch of stuff ready for donation. Baby steps towards decluttering but steps forward nonetheless. Plus, I found something that hubby has been harping about fir months now. So, there's that!

Well, at least I'm a day ahead of schedule!



Yeah. I already mix up days. Easy to do when you don't have any solid work for somebody else schedule.

So.... Lazy Sunday?



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Er, no. I had my lazy Thursday and Friday so what that means is that I have one more day to get stuff done before misc appts (lawyers, doctors). I'm glad to have some "found time" bc I really want to get things squared away. Also, now the house not only is considerably cleaner since I went on a vacuuming binge, it looks a lot tidier. even more when the donation items go out.


Hey, another thought SIX: You seem to be good with wood. Have you ever thought pf furnitur repair? Not particle board and plywood furniture bc it can't be repaired anyway, but say somebody has a nice piece of wooden furniture they want to get fixed....

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:45 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from my walk and the mall wasn't as cool today as it was yesterday. All done. Just having a sit down and thinking about some ice cream.

bi hope it cools down at night, at least. It's so hard to sleep when it's too warm.

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That's the thing it hasn't been cooling down at night. So, I haven't been sleeping really good.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:47 PM

BRENDA


Anyway just a Sunday around me but I need to go and soak my head and wash my hair. All this heat and my hair is very oily.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 4:12 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Anyway just a Sunday around me but I need to go and soak my head and wash my hair. All this heat and my hair is very oily.

Showers can really cool people down. When we have heat emergencies one of the things they NEVER recommend is taking a shower and/or putting on a damp Tshirt. I don't know why not because that really works for me.

Maybe if you take a shower before bed and direct a fan at your bed you'll sleep better?

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:19 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Anyway just a Sunday around me but I need to go and soak my head and wash my hair. All this heat and my hair is very oily.

Showers can really cool people down. When we have heat emergencies one of the things they NEVER recommend is taking a shower and/or putting on a damp Tshirt. I don't know why not because that really works for me.

Maybe if you take a shower before bed and direct a fan at your bed you'll sleep better?

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Have to see where I can put a fan in the bedroom. I don't like going to bed though with a wet head.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:55 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by SignyM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from my walk and the mall wasn't as cool today as it was yesterday. All done. Just having a sit down and thinking about some ice cream.

bi hope it cools down at night, at least. It's so hard to sleep when it's too warm.

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Pity would be no more,
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That's the thing it hasn't been cooling down at night. So, I haven't been sleeping really good.



Sorry to hear this Brenda. I lived many years in this house without A/C and I know what you're going through. :(

Hope it cools off soon for you.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:03 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

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Er, no. I had my lazy Thursday and Friday so what that means is that I have one more day to get stuff done before misc appts (lawyers, doctors). I'm glad to have some "found time" bc I really want to get things squared away. Also, now the house not only is considerably cleaner since I went on a vacuuming binge, it looks a lot tidier. even more when the donation items go out.



NICE! Feels good, don't it?

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Hey, another thought SIX: You seem to be good with wood. Have you ever thought pf furnitur repair? Not particle board and plywood furniture bc it can't be repaired anyway, but say somebody has a nice piece of wooden furniture they want to get fixed....


It's what my Mom and Step-Dad did for 25 years. The things I could have learned and the skills I could have had. I probably would have owned that shop now instead of watching my Step-Dad sell it to an employee along with the quarter of a century name they'd built up for a song when they moved.

Bummer.

I'm thinking that I'd like to actually BUILD furniture though. There's always a market for that with high-end clients, and the internet would facilitate it. I've been watching TONS of woodworking videos recently. One guy even makes sets of 6 drink coasters out of scrap 4x4s and his wife sells the sets on ETSY for $35 a piece. Making one of those sets at a time for $35 wouldn't be very economical, but making 50 of them at once could be.

Now that I've got a workshop I'd have to start getting some better tools for that though. I've got two awesome table saws and a jigsaw, but my miter saw is kind of old and cruddy. I've got a really nice router, but no table for it and a very limited selection of bits (which are quite expensive if you want good ones). My clamps are good enough for projects around my house, but if I ever want to get serious about this I need some serious metal ones like my step-dad sold along with the business. He probably had $5,000 worth of them on the wall.

But you don't need all of that for coasters.




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Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:06 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Another lazy Sunday here. Grams and Aunt weren't feeling up to coming out and it was already pretty uncomfortably hot and humid outside a few hours before they would have been here anyway. I'd like for them to come when it cools down and we can chill on the front porch instead of being cooped up with the A/C.

Did a little cleaning, but still got a long way to go. The old man is coming by this week though, so it will get done soon.


I did manage to install my 2nd extension cord holder up in my garage pretty late at night, so that minor project is out of the way. I also cut and put down one of the sheets of contact paper on one of my pantry drawer shelves. Got everything I need in the basement ready for the other one so I'll make quick work of that tomorrow morning and finally be able to check the pantry off of my to-do list.



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Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:35 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from my walk and the mall wasn't as cool today as it was yesterday. All done. Just having a sit down and thinking about some ice cream.

bi hope it cools down at night, at least. It's so hard to sleep when it's too warm.

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




That's the thing it hasn't been cooling down at night. So, I haven't been sleeping really good.



Sorry to hear this Brenda. I lived many years in this house without A/C and I know what you're going through. :(

Hope it cools off soon for you.

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Might be a little cooler tonight as it feels cooler now after 8:30pm.

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