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Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:36 PM

BRENDA


Been a long weekend around me.

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Monday, August 1, 2022 1:26 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in a bit. Got a few more clouds in the sky as the weather people say we are heading for a cool down over the next bit.

Holiday Monday up here and in BC it is BC Day.

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Monday, August 1, 2022 1:36 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Uggggg..... It's already gross here. Will be like this for the next week through the weekend at least.

Glad you think it might be cooling off by you Brenda.



I finished the contact paper on the shelves last night after my last post.

Gotta find the will to clean up the house today. I hate chores!



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Monday, August 1, 2022 3:10 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Uggggg..... It's already gross here. Will be like this for the next week through the weekend at least.

Glad you think it might be cooling off by you Brenda.



I finished the contact paper on the shelves last night after my last post.

Gotta find the will to clean up the house today. I hate chores!



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I'll do the cleaning if you do the yardwork! I'll even throw in some cooking.


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Monday, August 1, 2022 5:18 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Uggggg..... It's already gross here. Will be like this for the next week through the weekend at least.

Glad you think it might be cooling off by you Brenda.



I finished the contact paper on the shelves last night after my last post.

Gotta find the will to clean up the house today. I hate chores!



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Yeah, weather people say we might even get some rain. Have to see about that. It is only 25C right now which is around 80F. Which is cooler as we hit the 90s on the weekend.

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Monday, August 1, 2022 5:19 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and groceries and garbage along with recycling done.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 12:46 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk soon on a bright day though there are clouds around and it is only 18C which is only 56F. Much cooler than yesterday at this time.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4:16 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and such and as per usual my right shoulder is complaining about yesterday.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:37 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Uggggg..... It's already gross here. Will be like this for the next week through the weekend at least.

Glad you think it might be cooling off by you Brenda.



I finished the contact paper on the shelves last night after my last post.

Gotta find the will to clean up the house today. I hate chores!



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I'll do the cleaning if you do the yardwork! I'll even throw in some cooking.


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




I still haven't done anything. Hope you're getting more done than me Sigs.

The naps have been nice though.



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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:13 AM

SIGNYM

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SIX
I still haven't done anything. Hope you're getting more done than me Sigs.
The naps have been nice though.


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Too busy to post, but not much accomplished I'm afraid!
I did make chicken Tikka Masala tho, a new recipe for dinner. I'm always looking for new ways to disguise chicken bc hubby "hates chicken".

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:09 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk. Need a refill on my seizure meds and one other small thing.

Stretched too far the other day when I was cleaning the stove top. Had to reach other spots that were dirty. Sore right shoulder because of that.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:36 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk. Need a refill on my seizure meds and one other small thing.

Stretched too far the other day when I was cleaning the stove top. Had to reach other spots that were dirty. Sore right shoulder because of that.

I know the feeling.
But at least your stove is clean.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:58 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk. Need a refill on my seizure meds and one other small thing.

Stretched too far the other day when I was cleaning the stove top. Had to reach other spots that were dirty. Sore right shoulder because of that.

I know the feeling.
But at least your stove is clean.


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




Very true. I left it a little too long this time. But now I don't have to think about it again.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:59 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and all is done. Got a message from the lady that I work for and she doesn't know if I am working or if I'm not. It is still wait and see. But at least I don't have to call her.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:19 PM

BRENDA


The rain arrived around 7:30pm and should be around all night and into tomorrow.

So, it will be a wet walk to mah jong in the morning for me.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
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SIX
I still haven't done anything. Hope you're getting more done than me Sigs.
The naps have been nice though.


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Too busy to post, but not much accomplished I'm afraid!
I did make chicken Tikka Masala tho, a new recipe for dinner. I'm always looking for new ways to disguise chicken bc hubby "hates chicken".

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




Well I finally cleaned everything up today. My old man came by to visit and I got it all nice and clean before he got here without a minute to spare.

It's going to be HOT here until Monday though. Might be getting a lot more naps in the next 4 days.



Going to have to mow the lawn AGAIN though. So weird that it's been this hot but the rain keeps coming down. Mowed my lawn twice last week and in about a day or two it's going to need it again!

At least we aren't drowning though.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:12 PM

BRENDA


Back and in with no luck at mah jong today. Hard to get going when there are 4 people playing at a table.

Got some groceries and the rain has stopped. Have to see if we get anymore.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:17 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Ended up with a half inch of rain yesterday through the night. Cooled it off a bit to the mid 80's today but you couldn't tell because of the humidity. Too wet to mow today, but that's fine because I'd rather keep it a weekend thing when possible.

Although that means I'll be mowing in the hot and humid mid-90's, and I know there's no way I'm waking up early enough to do it at a time when I'll miss the heat.

That's fine. No huge rush.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:19 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back and in with no luck at mah jong today. Hard to get going when there are 4 people playing at a table.

Got some groceries and the rain has stopped. Have to see if we get anymore.



How many people usually play, Brenda?

My only exposure to Mah Jong is from video games and while really old ones only allowed for two players, the more modern ones all seem to have four. I thought it was a four player game.

Or do you do like a tournament style where the winners move on to another game?

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:29 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back and in with no luck at mah jong today. Hard to get going when there are 4 people playing at a table.

Got some groceries and the rain has stopped. Have to see if we get anymore.



How many people usually play, Brenda?

My only exposure to Mah Jong is from video games and while really old ones only allowed for two players, the more modern ones all seem to have four. I thought it was a four player game.

Or do you do like a tournament style where the winners move on to another game?

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I think today there must have been 12 of us playing. We get any where on a Thursday from 9 to 12 playing.

I've played mah jong on the computer for years where I am just playing against the computer. But I did find a computer game that let you play like there are 3 others playing with you.

It depends on which version of mah jong you are playing as to how many are seated at a table.

What I play is between 3 or 4 people to a table. Each person picks a number to see what table you are playing at. Then we stay at the same table for the whole 2 hours of play.

The person with the highest score gets 1st prize, then the second highest gets 2nd prize and 3rd highest score gets 3rd prize. And the lowest of whatever number is picked gets the booby prize.

With four people playing you can end up with 3 people all collecting the same thing. That happened to me today. Ended up with one hand with all pairs at the end of the round. Found that the lady sitting across from me had in her hand what I needed.

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Friday, August 5, 2022 12:59 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk. Couple of things to do. Little bit of extra heat around this weekend. Fires still happening up the Interior and lots of people being evacuated from their homes.

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Friday, August 5, 2022 1:07 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back and in with no luck at mah jong today. Hard to get going when there are 4 people playing at a table.

Got some groceries and the rain has stopped. Have to see if we get anymore.



How many people usually play, Brenda?

My only exposure to Mah Jong is from video games and while really old ones only allowed for two players, the more modern ones all seem to have four. I thought it was a four player game.

Or do you do like a tournament style where the winners move on to another game?

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I think today there must have been 12 of us playing. We get any where on a Thursday from 9 to 12 playing.

I've played mah jong on the computer for years where I am just playing against the computer. But I did find a computer game that let you play like there are 3 others playing with you.

It depends on which version of mah jong you are playing as to how many are seated at a table.

What I play is between 3 or 4 people to a table. Each person picks a number to see what table you are playing at. Then we stay at the same table for the whole 2 hours of play.

The person with the highest score gets 1st prize, then the second highest gets 2nd prize and 3rd highest score gets 3rd prize. And the lowest of whatever number is picked gets the booby prize.

With four people playing you can end up with 3 people all collecting the same thing. That happened to me today. Ended up with one hand with all pairs at the end of the round. Found that the lady sitting across from me had in her hand what I needed.



Ah. I see. It's a pretty long game then if you don't put time limits on it.

That's how it was when I used to host Texas Hold 'em tournaments. It was fun when you were doing good, but bust early and it's a pretty boring night. Usually we could get two tournaments in, but sometimes the last two players would hang in so long that there wasn't a second game.

Once I get my porch put together I'd like to host them again. I'm going to have to figure out something for the early losers to do though. I mean we had the TV on, and even though I wasn't into sports if there was an event it would be on the TV while we played. But I think that was probably more distracting than anything. Before I host games again I think I'll do some online research to see if anybody else has figured out a good side thing to be doing when playing Hold 'em.


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Friday, August 5, 2022 1:14 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk. Couple of things to do. Little bit of extra heat around this weekend. Fires still happening up the Interior and lots of people being evacuated from their homes.



I'm surprised there are so much fires up by you right now. I'd have figured it was just too wet for that by you. Another stifling weekend ahead for us too, but plenty of rain to keep fires from happening.

I don't think the chances of rain are too high today. I'm going to check first and see about getting my lawn mowed. It can use it.

I might talk to my neighbor about that 2nd sump pump/well solution today. Wouldn't be getting anything done, but if I can get him over here soon we can brainstorm ideas about the best placement for it and what I'd need to buy to get it done. From what he was saying the last time he was here, the well might be going quite a bit further away from where the existing one sits, which would mean a long line of electric would need to be installed from the existing box, which would also require me to change out the old box entirely for a larger one. Not the worst thing in the world though since I could add a double switch to the box so I could turn either of the pumps off manually without needing to pull out the cords. Hell... I've got the material. At this point I might as well bring a new length of pipe to the entrance of the crawl space for those switches and I could control them from inside the living space of the basement without having to duck walk and get dirty.

I've also got pipe, connectors and boxes/plates for that part of the job. I'd just need to buy another coil of copper wire at a very high price. PVC isn't cheap right now either, but since this wouldn't need to connect to the existing pipes at all I wouldn't need to be buying much. I've also already got a resin well and an unopened backup sump pump, so this shouldn't break the bank.


Down the road I'm probably going to be adding a box outside by the breaker box that I could use to shut off power from the main and insert my generator power into my house. My generator is pretty bad ass, but it's not enough to power the whole house. I'd have to turn off some breakers for things like the A/C, but if I did this I would be able to have enough power for the fridge and the pump as well as a few lights and some entertainment when the power goes out.

That's down the road though. Not super expensive, but I've got a lot of other things that are more pressing to do first.

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Friday, August 5, 2022 1:27 PM

SIGNYM

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So OOC SIX. what's so pressing right now?

Seems like you had a chance to wind down a bit, which would have been good especially bc of the heat.

Still busy at this end, but still not getting much accomplished. All "family stuff" that was delayed for six months and doctor's appts right now. Once I get thru this chunk I'll be able to return to maintenance, yardwork and repairs. One good thing tho: I did order solid tires for our handtruck. Those are very useful items, every household should have one.

Other useful items:
A stepstool and ladder.
A kit of basic tools: channel locks (large and small), screwdriver set, wrench set (English and metric) and tape measure
A reciprocating saw and oscillating saw
A basic first aid kit
Rehydration drinks
Painter's tape (useful for making cheap temporary labels)
A strong vacuum cleaner with good filtration and a long wand and upholstery brush in addition to carpet/flooring brushes

What items would you recommend, SIX?

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Friday, August 5, 2022 5:00 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Back and in with no luck at mah jong today. Hard to get going when there are 4 people playing at a table.

Got some groceries and the rain has stopped. Have to see if we get anymore.



How many people usually play, Brenda?

My only exposure to Mah Jong is from video games and while really old ones only allowed for two players, the more modern ones all seem to have four. I thought it was a four player game.

Or do you do like a tournament style where the winners move on to another game?

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I think today there must have been 12 of us playing. We get any where on a Thursday from 9 to 12 playing.

I've played mah jong on the computer for years where I am just playing against the computer. But I did find a computer game that let you play like there are 3 others playing with you.

It depends on which version of mah jong you are playing as to how many are seated at a table.

What I play is between 3 or 4 people to a table. Each person picks a number to see what table you are playing at. Then we stay at the same table for the whole 2 hours of play.

The person with the highest score gets 1st prize, then the second highest gets 2nd prize and 3rd highest score gets 3rd prize. And the lowest of whatever number is picked gets the booby prize.

With four people playing you can end up with 3 people all collecting the same thing. That happened to me today. Ended up with one hand with all pairs at the end of the round. Found that the lady sitting across from me had in her hand what I needed.



Ah. I see. It's a pretty long game then if you don't put time limits on it.

That's how it was when I used to host Texas Hold 'em tournaments. It was fun when you were doing good, but bust early and it's a pretty boring night. Usually we could get two tournaments in, but sometimes the last two players would hang in so long that there wasn't a second game.

Once I get my porch put together I'd like to host them again. I'm going to have to figure out something for the early losers to do though. I mean we had the TV on, and even though I wasn't into sports if there was an event it would be on the TV while we played. But I think that was probably more distracting than anything. Before I host games again I think I'll do some online research to see if anybody else has figured out a good side thing to be doing when playing Hold 'em.


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It can be. You can play as many hands as you want. But we have a set time limit at the senior's centre. They only have so many rooms, so most activities only go about 2 hours.

Mah jong can be the same. Fun when you are doing but very frustrating when you can't get the tiles you need to go out or get a good hand.

Sounds like a good plan SIX. I hope you can get something worked out.

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Friday, August 5, 2022 5:05 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for my walk. Couple of things to do. Little bit of extra heat around this weekend. Fires still happening up the Interior and lots of people being evacuated from their homes.



I'm surprised there are so much fires up by you right now. I'd have figured it was just too wet for that by you. Another stifling weekend ahead for us too, but plenty of rain to keep fires from happening.

I don't think the chances of rain are too high today. I'm going to check first and see about getting my lawn mowed. It can use it.

I might talk to my neighbor about that 2nd sump pump/well solution today. Wouldn't be getting anything done, but if I can get him over here soon we can brainstorm ideas about the best placement for it and what I'd need to buy to get it done. From what he was saying the last time he was here, the well might be going quite a bit further away from where the existing one sits, which would mean a long line of electric would need to be installed from the existing box, which would also require me to change out the old box entirely for a larger one. Not the worst thing in the world though since I could add a double switch to the box so I could turn either of the pumps off manually without needing to pull out the cords. Hell... I've got the material. At this point I might as well bring a new length of pipe to the entrance of the crawl space for those switches and I could control them from inside the living space of the basement without having to duck walk and get dirty.

I've also got pipe, connectors and boxes/plates for that part of the job. I'd just need to buy another coil of copper wire at a very high price. PVC isn't cheap right now either, but since this wouldn't need to connect to the existing pipes at all I wouldn't need to be buying much. I've also already got a resin well and an unopened backup sump pump, so this shouldn't break the bank.


Down the road I'm probably going to be adding a box outside by the breaker box that I could use to shut off power from the main and insert my generator power into my house. My generator is pretty bad ass, but it's not enough to power the whole house. I'd have to turn off some breakers for things like the A/C, but if I did this I would be able to have enough power for the fridge and the pump as well as a few lights and some entertainment when the power goes out.

That's down the road though. Not super expensive, but I've got a lot of other things that are more pressing to do first.

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You would think so what with the wet Spring and early June. But all that luck has run out in BC. There are over 50 fires burning in my province and at least 6 that caused the evacuations.

That to me sounds like a load of work you are setting for yourself. But with help and chipping away at it I don't think it will be too bad.

Hope you can get some of it done before Fall or winter sets in.

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Friday, August 5, 2022 5:07 PM

BRENDA


Walk all in and all done for today.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:54 PM

BRENDA


Laundry day for me once I get moving then a walk.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:11 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
You would think so what with the wet Spring and early June. But all that luck has run out in BC. There are over 50 fires burning in my province and at least 6 that caused the evacuations.



Yeah. Having never been to Canada myself, I just imagine the entire country resembling Siberia 365 days of the year. I'm sure that's not reality even on years where fires aren't burning. Hope you get some of the rain we've been getting. Crazy how much we've had despite the heat. But it makes for super humid days with very few days of relief in between. We look to be getting 2 or 3 days that don't hit 80 after this miserable weekend, but I don't expect it to feel any cooler because of the water.

Quote:

That to me sounds like a load of work you are setting for yourself. But with help and chipping away at it I don't think it will be too bad.

Hope you can get some of it done before Fall or winter sets in.



Thanks. Me too.

Not going to happen today or tomorrow though. The second I step out onto my back porch it feels like I'm sweating because of the moisture in the air. You don't even notice the ceiling fan when its on out there. Bright sunny day too, with a high of 90, so it's probably going to feel like 115 degrees out there in the sun right now.

Nope. Not interested.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:16 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
It can be. You can play as many hands as you want. But we have a set time limit at the senior's centre. They only have so many rooms, so most activities only go about 2 hours.

Mah jong can be the same. Fun when you are doing but very frustrating when you can't get the tiles you need to go out or get a good hand.

Sounds like a good plan SIX. I hope you can get something worked out.



Yeah... I don't think anybody would be down for any time limits on Hold 'Em. Usually when we played once the players were whittled down to only 2 or 3 the rest of the game went pretty quickly. But string a whole lot of bad hands for everybody together and you could have the last two or three sitting there playing for another 2 hours and the night is burnt for everyone else.

Most of the people I'd be hosting were huge fans of a few 4 player games on the Nintendo 64 called 007: Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64. I'm going to have at least a 50 inch TV out there, so maybe that's something that could be done while the game is going on. I dunno though, that might be even more distracting to the poker game than having sports on. And actually, my poker table is pretty huge when it's unfolded. Might not even really be enough room out there to do that without seriously impacting the poker games.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 5:33 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
You would think so what with the wet Spring and early June. But all that luck has run out in BC. There are over 50 fires burning in my province and at least 6 that caused the evacuations.



Yeah. Having never been to Canada myself, I just imagine the entire country resembling Siberia 365 days of the year. I'm sure that's not reality even on years where fires aren't burning. Hope you get some of the rain we've been getting. Crazy how much we've had despite the heat. But it makes for super humid days with very few days of relief in between. We look to be getting 2 or 3 days that don't hit 80 after this miserable weekend, but I don't expect it to feel any cooler because of the water.

Quote:

That to me sounds like a load of work you are setting for yourself. But with help and chipping away at it I don't think it will be too bad.

Hope you can get some of it done before Fall or winter sets in.



Thanks. Me too.

Not going to happen today or tomorrow though. The second I step out onto my back porch it feels like I'm sweating because of the moisture in the air. You don't even notice the ceiling fan when its on out there. Bright sunny day too, with a high of 90, so it's probably going to feel like 115 degrees out there in the sun right now.

Nope. Not interested.

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Jack, that is the oldest joke in the book about Canada. I've heard it my whole life. But trust me when I say we do get all four seasons through the year.
It is summer right across Canada. People all over looking for shade or just cover from the storms that have rolled through.

My corner of BC is suppose to be getting some rain by next Tuesday or Wednesday and maybe some cooler temps. Though it is only 84F where I am today.

No the kind of work you are talking about is better on cooler days. You don't need to risk heat stroke.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 5:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
It can be. You can play as many hands as you want. But we have a set time limit at the senior's centre. They only have so many rooms, so most activities only go about 2 hours.

Mah jong can be the same. Fun when you are doing but very frustrating when you can't get the tiles you need to go out or get a good hand.

Sounds like a good plan SIX. I hope you can get something worked out.



Yeah... I don't think anybody would be down for any time limits on Hold 'Em. Usually when we played once the players were whittled down to only 2 or 3 the rest of the game went pretty quickly. But string a whole lot of bad hands for everybody together and you could have the last two or three sitting there playing for another 2 hours and the night is burnt for everyone else.

Most of the people I'd be hosting were huge fans of a few 4 player games on the Nintendo 64 called 007: Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64. I'm going to have at least a 50 inch TV out there, so maybe that's something that could be done while the game is going on. I dunno though, that might be even more distracting to the poker game than having sports on. And actually, my poker table is pretty huge when it's unfolded. Might not even really be enough room out there to do that without seriously impacting the poker games.

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When I was playing more than once a week, we would play for between 3 to 4 hours.

I've heard of those video games and one point I just had a basic nintendo but I decided to get rid of it.

You might have to give up on the tv idea then and just stick to the poker.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 5:39 PM

BRENDA


Laundry done and walk in. Not an overly hot day. Only into the 80sF.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 4:39 AM

SIGNYM

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At least your weather has moderated somewhat. But is still seems awfully hot for your area this year!
I sure hope this doesn't portend a repeat of the ridiculously resilient ridge that causef us so much grief a few years ago!

*****

Apparently I was shorting the avocados of water bc they were dropping leaves unseasonably, so I spent some time rescue- watering today. I had to hose-water bc the irrigation valve is busted, and I would replace it with a ball valve except that it's right behind the beehive in a very narrow space, and the hive would be between me and escape. The bees, they're quite placid, but still... the noise of a saw (cutting pipe) might rile them up and I don't trust them THAT much.

The only way to work on it would bee (get it? BEE?) at night when the bees are asleep (that's when I went to inspect it) but been too busy to commit time and energy to that repair when I have other more immediate things to worry/think about.

And St Vincent de Paul never did come by to pick up the donation items I was hoping to see gone. The solid wheels came in yesterday so we fixed the hand truck to move some of the heavier items, but by then someone had kyped a few boxes altho they were labeled 'St Vincent de Paul". A-holes abound!

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 4:45 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
It can be. You can play as many hands as you want. But we have a set time limit at the senior's centre. They only have so many rooms, so most activities only go about 2 hours.

Mah jong can be the same. Fun when you are doing but very frustrating when you can't get the tiles you need to go out or get a good hand.

Sounds like a good plan SIX. I hope you can get something worked out.



Yeah... I don't think anybody would be down for any time limits on Hold 'Em. Usually when we played once the players were whittled down to only 2 or 3 the rest of the game went pretty quickly. But string a whole lot of bad hands for everybody together and you could have the last two or three sitting there playing for another 2 hours and the night is burnt for everyone else.

Most of the people I'd be hosting were huge fans of a few 4 player games on the Nintendo 64 called 007: Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64. I'm going to have at least a 50 inch TV out there, so maybe that's something that could be done while the game is going on. I dunno though, that might be even more distracting to the poker game than having sports on. And actually, my poker table is pretty huge when it's unfolded. Might not even really be enough room out there to do that without seriously impacting the poker games.

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When I was playing more than once a week, we would play for between 3 to 4 hours.

I've heard of those video games and one point I just had a basic nintendo but I decided to get rid of it.

You might have to give up on the tv idea then and just stick to the poker.



When I hosted a sleepover for dear daughter we had a casual pool table set up. Not a real professional one... that would have gone thru the floor!... but still, fun enough to play on.

Maybe a pool table in another room? And beer and peanuts? Music?

Or maybe videogames, but in another room. That way it wouldn't be too distracting.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
At least your weather has moderated somewhat. But is still seems awfully hot for your area this year!
I sure hope this doesn't portend a repeat of the ridiculously resilient ridge that causef us so much grief a few years ago!

*****

Apparently I was shorting the avocados of water bc they were dropping leaves unseasonably, so I spent some time rescue- watering today. I had to hose-water bc the irrigation valve is busted, and I would replace it with a ball valve except that it's right behind the beehive in a very narrow space, and the hive would be between me and escape. The bees, they're quite placid, but still... the noise of a saw (cutting pipe) might rile them up and I don't trust them THAT much.

The only way to work on it would bee (get it? BEE?) at night when the bees are asleep (that's when I went to inspect it) but been too busy to commit time and energy to that repair when I have other more immediate things to worry/think about.

And St Vincent de Paul never did come by to pick up the donation items I was hoping to see gone. The solid wheels came in yesterday so we fixed the hand truck to move some of the heavier items, but by then someone had kyped a few boxes altho they were labeled 'St Vincent de Paul". A-holes abound!

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Nah, we been lucky up here and nothing like that heat dome last year has happened. Weather people like I said calling for cooler temps by around late Tuesday into Wednesday.

There is some rain up the Interior today but it brings lighting with it. And that is what has been sparking most of the fires. Then the storms gather more steam and roll right on into Alberta.

It is 24C right now and that is 78F.

That is a lousy place to have to do a repair SIG.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:45 PM

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Ah, Sunday, Sunday.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:44 PM

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Originally posted by SignyM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
It can be. You can play as many hands as you want. But we have a set time limit at the senior's centre. They only have so many rooms, so most activities only go about 2 hours.

Mah jong can be the same. Fun when you are doing but very frustrating when you can't get the tiles you need to go out or get a good hand.

Sounds like a good plan SIX. I hope you can get something worked out.



Yeah... I don't think anybody would be down for any time limits on Hold 'Em. Usually when we played once the players were whittled down to only 2 or 3 the rest of the game went pretty quickly. But string a whole lot of bad hands for everybody together and you could have the last two or three sitting there playing for another 2 hours and the night is burnt for everyone else.

Most of the people I'd be hosting were huge fans of a few 4 player games on the Nintendo 64 called 007: Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64. I'm going to have at least a 50 inch TV out there, so maybe that's something that could be done while the game is going on. I dunno though, that might be even more distracting to the poker game than having sports on. And actually, my poker table is pretty huge when it's unfolded. Might not even really be enough room out there to do that without seriously impacting the poker games.

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When I was playing more than once a week, we would play for between 3 to 4 hours.

I've heard of those video games and one point I just had a basic nintendo but I decided to get rid of it.

You might have to give up on the tv idea then and just stick to the poker.



When I hosted a sleepover for dear daughter we had a casual pool table set up. Not a real professional one... that would have gone thru the floor!... but still, fun enough to play on.

Maybe a pool table in another room? And beer and peanuts? Music?

Or maybe videogames, but in another room. That way it wouldn't be too distracting.

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There's only one room in this house that could host a legitimate pool table and stick action, and that's the master bedroom, I'm afraid. It would have to be some sort of bumper pool table, or a comically small pool table. It's a big house, but the layout isn't the best. The pool table would work in the back porch too, but that would make the poker or pretty much everything else impossible. My buddy has one in his garage. I don't know how he even got his wife to let him do that. They can't park either vehicle in there now.

Some of my group are extremely serious about pool. I used to shoot with them years ago and still do from time to time now, but they never quit and are on weekly leagues all year long. They're not going to want to play on anything that isn't legit.




I'm cool with beer. I'm sure they will be drinking and smoking weed while they're here. (Outside or in the porch, of course). The temptation for alcohol is gone for me, and the only time I've ever been tempted in my life to smoke some weed after I'd quit was when I was drunk, so that's cool too.


What I need to do is get around to buying a nice big screen TV for the living room. Plenty of seating in there, and I've got tons of retro game stuff hooked up, but there's only like a 40" TV or something. Most of my friends have 70" or higher when I'm over at their place.

I'd also like to build an arcade cabinet, either from scratch or restore an old one if I luck into a decent cab on Craigslist. I've got an awesome sofware setup that can either be installed inside using old XBox or PS consoles or even just a Raspberry Pi, and all of the schematics to get everything wired up properly for the controls.

I think having some old-skool Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter matches on a legit cabinet would be a cool thing to do when you're out of the game. If I know my friends, they'll probably be betting on that too.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:46 PM

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To nap, or not to nap...

Is there a question?

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Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:49 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Brenda:
It can be. You can play as many hands as you want. But we have a set time limit at the senior's centre. They only have so many rooms, so most activities only go about 2 hours.
Mah jong can be the same. Fun when you are doing but very frustrating when you can't get the tiles you need to go out or get a good hand.

Sounds like a good plan SIX. I hope you can get something worked out.

SIX: Yeah... I don't think anybody would be down for any time limits on Hold 'Em. Usually when we played once the players were whittled down to only 2 or 3 the rest of the game went pretty quickly. But string a whole lot of bad hands for everybody together and you could have the last two or three sitting there playing for another 2 hours and the night is burnt for everyone else.

Most of the people I'd be hosting were huge fans of a few 4 player games on the Nintendo 64 called 007: Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64. I'm going to have at least a 50 inch TV out there, so maybe that's something that could be done while the game is going on. I dunno though, that might be even more distracting to the poker game than having sports on. And actually, my poker table is pretty huge when it's unfolded. Might not even really be enough room out there to do that without seriously impacting the poker games.

BRENDA: When I was playing more than once a week, we would play for between 3 to 4 hours.
I've heard of those video games and one point I just had a basic nintendo but I decided to get rid of it.
You might have to give up on the tv idea then and just stick to the poker.

SIGNY: When I hosted a sleepover for dear daughter we had a casual pool table set up. Not a real professional one... that would have gone thru the floor!... but still, fun enough to play on.
Maybe a pool table in another room? And beer and peanuts? Music?
Or maybe videogames, but in another room. That way it wouldn't be too distracting.

SIX: There's only one room in this house that could host a legitimate pool table and stick action, and that's the master bedroom, I'm afraid. It would have to be some sort of bumper pool table, or a comically small pool table. It's a big house, but the layout isn't the best. The pool table would work in the back porch too, but that would make the poker or pretty much everything else impossible. My buddy has one in his garage. I don't know how he even got his wife to let him do that. They can't park either vehicle in there now.

Some of my group are extremely serious about pool. I used to shoot with them years ago and still do from time to time now, but they never quit and are on weekly leagues all year long. They're not going to want to play on anything that isn't legit.



I'm cool with beer. I'm sure they will be drinking and smoking weed while they're here. (Outside or in the porch, of course). The temptation for alcohol is gone for me, and the only time I've ever been tempted in my life to smoke some weed after I'd quit was when I was drunk, so that's cool too.

What I need to do is get around to buying a nice big screen TV for the living room. Plenty of seating in there, and I've got tons of retro game stuff hooked up, but there's only like a 40" TV or something. Most of my friends have 70" or higher when I'm over at their place.

I'd also like to build an arcade cabinet, either from scratch or restore an old one if I luck into a decent cab on Craigslist. I've got an awesome sofware setup that can either be installed inside using old XBox or PS consoles or even just a Raspberry Pi, and all of the schematics to get everything wired up properly for the controls.

I think having some old-skool Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter matches on a legit cabinet would be a cool thing to do when you're out of the game. If I know my friends, they'll probably be betting on that too.



I've always thought it would be cool to have a game room with a pool table and a jukebox and like a bar and small frig. But videogames would probably be a better bet, since they're just as popular but not as expensive to set up.

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Monday, August 8, 2022 1:07 AM

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Yeah. My next house is going to have a large, full basement, and it won't be on a floodplain, with plenty of room to make something really neat.

The layout in my current half-basement is the worst layout in the entire house. Really can't do much more than have an extra bedroom and a duplicate but smaller living room down there. I'm not even excited about the idea of finally getting around to remodeling it one day after I know I've got all water issues under control. I can't think of one single way to make anything down there exciting or unique. Until I moved it would just be two more rooms and an extra bathroom that I don't need and have to clean up on occasion.

I always think that if I'd bought the much smaller house sq ft wise that was close by, but with a full basement under it that wasn't counted in the square feet that I would have been a lot happier with it. No floodplain there and it would have only taken 15 minutes to mow the lawn.

Really tiny attached garage and houses pretty much on top of each other there though.

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Monday, August 8, 2022 3:08 AM

SIGNYM

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Oh, ideally I would like a three-bedroom, 3 bath house about 2000 sq ft with an open floor plan and a garage where you could put doors on both ends to let the breezes blow thru for hubby's workshop.

But, I only get to pick from what's available, not from my ideal-homes in the sky.

We had actually put a bid on a smaller house in a different part of town with (I think) a better floor plan but apparently the wife was so attached to the house... it was where her children had grown up etc etc ... she just couldn't get with the plan of selling the house and moving to OC, even to be closer to her (adult) children. I'll bet they sold the house in the end, tho. She just wasn't ready at that moment.

Anyway, I managed to finish rescue-watering the avocados and pines and texted the bee guy if he could speed up the process of bee removal since I'm going to be too busy to be hosewatering such a large area for very long. I see we're in for a change in weather: hotter, sunnier, drier, breezier. But I think I put enough water dwon to keep the trees happy for at least a week. I hope!!

Anyway, as Tigger used to say TTFN.




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Monday, August 8, 2022 10:56 AM

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Oh, ideally I would like a three-bedroom, 3 bath house about 2000 sq ft with an open floor plan and a garage where you could put doors on both ends to let the breezes blow thru for hubby's workshop.

But, I only get to pick from what's available, not from my ideal-homes in the sky.



Yeah. I had some options. I went with the cheaper one that needed a lot more work but was twice the size and 4 times the land. Probably would have still thought I made the right choice if it weren't for the flood issues.

Quote:

We had actually put a bid on a smaller house in a different part of town with (I think) a better floor plan but apparently the wife was so attached to the house... it was where her children had grown up etc etc ... she just couldn't get with the plan of selling the house and moving to OC, even to be closer to her (adult) children. I'll bet they sold the house in the end, tho. She just wasn't ready at that moment.


Man... the process sucks, doesn't it? I'm not looking forward to moving again when the time comes. At least when I bought this house I didn't have a lot of stuff and was able to store it temporarily at other people's houses and come and get it when I was ready for it. Even with the two de-hoards and the eventual third one, I'm going to need a truck next time. And having to time buying one house while I'm selling another isn't going to be fun either. I won't have the luxury of having places to store the stuff that aren't going to cost me money the next time.

Quote:

Anyway, I managed to finish rescue-watering the avocados and pines and texted the bee guy if he could speed up the process of bee removal since I'm going to be too busy to be hosewatering such a large area for very long. I see we're in for a change in weather: hotter, sunnier, drier, breezier. But I think I put enough water down to keep the trees happy for at least a week. I hope!!

Anyway, as Tigger used to say TTFN.



Good luck!


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Monday, August 8, 2022 1:08 PM

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Out for my walk. Something to return to the library and get a couple of other things done. Nothing big.

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Monday, August 8, 2022 4:35 PM

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Back from my walk.

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Monday, August 8, 2022 10:20 PM

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No rain tomorrow... FINALLY! Still raining here most of the night though.

Got my neighbor on deck to come by in the afternoon after the water hopefully dries up a bit and we're going to put together a game plan for that 2nd sump solution.



This will be huge.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:11 PM

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Out for my walk soon on a cooler day. Only 21C right now which is 72F. Suppose to rain very late tonight or tomorrow. Have to see.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:06 PM

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Well, that sounds more comfortable!

I sure hope that the interior gets some of that wet weather too.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:27 PM

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Well, that sounds more comfortable!

I sure hope that the interior gets some of that wet weather too.

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It is.

So, do I and minus the lighting that can come with summer storms. *fingers crossed*.

The weather people are calling for thunder and lighting storms where I am tomorrow. Just have to see. It's at 25C right now which is 80F.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:28 PM

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Back from my walk and all chores finished for today.

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