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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:53 PM

BRENDA


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BRENDA: Have no idea. I found it draining after I got home today from my walk. All I thought at the time is finally with relief.

BRENDA ... they didn't access your bathroom to unclog it, did they? If they DIDN'T, then they might have snaked it out from the cleanout located somewhere outside your apartment.

If that's the case, the problem might still be in the "u" shaped piece of pipe right under the sink ... possibly soap or hair or both. If you haven't already, you might want to try liquid Drano or Liquid Plumber.

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They couldn't have because the manager said she would set up a time for the plumbers to come in and do that.

I have snaked it about 5 or 6 times and used Liquid Plumber or Draino on it a couple of times. Didn't get much to come out but it did start draining for me then it started plugging again.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:16 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


IIRC Signy had that problem at home. It was corroded waste pipes that were really narrow due to corrosion plus it made them very, very rough inside, and they caught everything that wasn't water (soap scum, grease, hair, lint etc).

IDK if you're allowed to do this there, but you might want to try replacing the p-trap with a cheap flexible (accordioned) plastic version to see if that helps. The other thing I wonder about is who you're sharing the waste-stack and vent with on the other side of the wall. In one apartment I was in, when the neighbors - who either had installed some kind of dishwasher or small washing machine - did their whatevers, and it drained - bubbles and dirty water kept coming up out of our kitchen sink drain. Your stack-mates might be putting in grease, linty water (say, from a portable washing machine), or other stuff. If cleaning out/ replacing the p-trap doesn't do it, it may be further down than you can clean, due to either bad pipes or careless neighbors, or both.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:47 PM

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IIRC Signy had that problem at home. It was corroded waste pipes that were really narrow due to corrosion plus it made them very, very rough inside, and they caught everything that wasn't water (soap scum, grease, hair, lint etc).

IDK if you're allowed to do this there, but you might want to try replacing the p-trap with a cheap flexible (accordioned) plastic version to see if that helps. The other thing I wonder about is who you're sharing the waste-stack and vent with on the other side of the wall. In one apartment I was in, when the neighbors - who either had installed some kind of dishwasher or small washing machine - did their whatevers, and it drained - bubbles and dirty water kept coming up out of our kitchen sink drain. Your stack-mates might be putting in grease, linty water (say, from a portable washing machine), or other stuff. If cleaning out/ replacing the p-trap doesn't do it, it may be further down than you can clean, due to either bad pipes or careless neighbors, or both.



Don't think I am really allowed to do any major repair work in here. So, I am stuck I think until someone else complains about backed up pipes.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:55 PM

BRENDA


More rain heading my way.

And for right now shopping in the middle of the week seems to be the best to get groceries. A fair amount of ground meat in the grocery store today. Less on the tomato products but I got a small can of tomato paste which is what I wanted anyways and a sandwich for lunch.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:42 PM

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Well, the plumbers got the sink to drain but I can't use it as I tried to run a little water and it just wanted to fill up again. So the sink maybe empty but not usable.



Do you know what they tried?

They probably just need to rod it out.

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Have no idea. I found it draining after I got home today from my walk. All I thought at the time is finally with relief.



You might piss off the manager if you use Draino. I had several apartments where that was a strict no-no. Draino and other cleaning products can cause serious damage depending on how the drain system is made. And it only takes one single part that is made of a material that can be damaged, obviously.

So... what I'm saying is... if you do it. Don't ever tell the management or anybody who comes in the future to work on them that you did it.



6" to a foot isn't going to do you much, but if you wriggled it around in there good it should have at least unclogged enough in the J trap to get a decent flow going.

I have a shower that I need to rod out every year or two. A foot long plastic snake doesn't do anything with that. I have a drill attachment with a snake on it that extends to 25 feet and I have to use between 15 to 20 feet to get it unclogged when I do it.


Assert yourself here. You're in a nice place. Let them know that your sink doesn't drain and keep telling them until they fix it. If they don't respond, go ahead and try some Draino. Even COVID panic isn't going to keep a landlord/manager from making an emergency fix to a major leaky pipe if it does mess something up, and there's no way they could prove you did it if it does.

There's no reason for you to have to live with that. You're new place isn't run by that horrible old woman.

Good luck.



EDIT: Ah... I see you've tried the Draino. Keep that one to yourself.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:42 PM

BRENDA


JACK: No worries and my manager suggested draino for the bathtub to keep it from clogging up.

As I said it does drain but slowly. I am hoping that it will clear the rest of the way itself. When I snaked it after a couple of times I couldn't feel anything in the way. So I guess time will tell.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:03 PM

BRENDA


Anyways said that I ran into my ex-landlady a couple of days ago and she told me there was some mail for me. I went over to the house today to pick it up and was told by her that she had returned it to the post office. This she did because I didn't drop what I was doing the day I saw her and rush over to pick it up.

Wasted trip but was nice to stop and talk to the people who run the hamburger place in the strip mall. They are a nice couple from S. Korea originally but have been in Canada for over 10years. The wife fussed over me something fierce which was nice. I was surprised to see them open but this place is their only source of income I do believe and they have 2 small children at home. So, I got my lunch there to bring home.

Flipside is that I saw three shelves of toilet paper in the local Walmart.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:45 PM

1KIKI

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Hey Brenda - how does your mail system work? Here in the US, if you file a card with your local post office with your new and old address, they'll forward any first-class mail on for I think 6 months. Does your PO not do that?

Aside from having to deal with your ex-landlady's bitchiness, it sounds like you had a good time getting back with some people you knew!

Here, my old restaurant place that I've been going to for decades is totally shut down. They're not even doing take-out. Otherwise, I would have been getting meals from there to keep them in business. I hope they reopen! OTOH the owner is getting on in years. Maybe he'll just sell it and retire and relax for a change.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:11 PM

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Hey Brenda - how does your mail system work? Here in the US, if you file a card with your local post office with your new and old address, they'll forward any first-class mail on for I think 6 months. Does your PO not do that?

Aside from having to deal with your ex-landlady's bitchiness, it sounds like you had a good time getting back with some people you knew!

Here, my old restaurant place that I've been going to for decades is totally shut down. They're not even doing take-out. Otherwise, I would have been getting meals from there to keep them in business. I hope they reopen! OTOH the owner is getting on in years. Maybe he'll just sell it and retire and relax for a change.



Yes, Canada Post does do that but it costs a few dollars. I know that I can email this place and give them my change of address which is cheaper than Canada Post. This place I think I got the mail from I don't hear from them often so just easier to email the change.

It was nice. They are real nice couple with 2 adorable children. I'm fairly certain once this is over and the next time I see the lady I will get a big hug. I had worried about them as this place is I think their only source of income and it was a welcome surprise to see them open.

I hear ya. One restaurant I walked by today had a sign up that they will do pick up orders now as the restaurant is completely closed. There phone number is there with the menu on the door. So you just call in what you want and when it is ready go and get it. I expect them to reopen when this over.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:08 PM

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Wow. You must really dislike the question, which you obviously can't answer! Otherwise, why would you resort to threats of trolling just because you can't answer a simple question?

And btw - spreading around a question that might make people think even more badly about you than they already do, AND being even more of an asshole at the same time ... isn't the best tactic in the world. It's not going to make people think worse of ME, that's for sure!

For the record, the question is:


Meanwhile, I care not one bit about Putin or Russia, because I'm a born-and-raised US citizen. I care about my country. The USA.

But you have nothing to say about the USA, and obsessively track everything to do with Russia because ...



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Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:04 PM

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JACK: No worries and my manager suggested draino for the bathtub to keep it from clogging up.

As I said it does drain but slowly. I am hoping that it will clear the rest of the way itself. When I snaked it after a couple of times I couldn't feel anything in the way. So I guess time will tell.



Admittedly, I don't know much about plumbing other than rodding things out and installing toilets and toilet kits. The Draino ruins pipes thing might just be an old wives tale, but there's probably some truth to it considering how caustic it is.

Cool that your landlord doesn't care. I know that I had at least two leases in my life that specifically said that I was to let the management know if there were any drainage issues and I was not to attempt using Draino or any other similar products on my own.

Hope it works out.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:34 PM

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JACK: No worries and my manager suggested draino for the bathtub to keep it from clogging up.

As I said it does drain but slowly. I am hoping that it will clear the rest of the way itself. When I snaked it after a couple of times I couldn't feel anything in the way. So I guess time will tell.



Admittedly, I don't know much about plumbing other than rodding things out and installing toilets and toilet kits. The Draino ruins pipes thing might just be an old wives tale, but there's probably some truth to it considering how caustic it is.

Cool that your landlord doesn't care. I know that I had at least two leases in my life that specifically said that I was to let the management know if there were any drainage issues and I was not to attempt using Draino or any other similar products on my own.

Hope it works out.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I know Draino is bad for pipes but if it works. So be it.

Nope, she doesn't. I hope so too.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:35 PM

BRENDA


Raaaaaaiiiinnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:36 PM

BRENDA


Heard from friends in Alberta via telephone. Talked for an hour and that was good. They are holding their own out there.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 6:41 AM

SIGNYM

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About 4 1/4" of rain in March. Not exactly the March Miracle of 1991 when So Cal got 13" of rain, but a nice improvement.



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Friday, March 27, 2020 6:48 AM

SIGNYM

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Just took a look at the snowpack, tho ... not good news. Seems like we got more rain than snow.

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snowapp/getSWCGraphWidget1.action?waterYears=
1982&waterYears=2014&waterYears=2019


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Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 AM

SIGNYM

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How's the sink, BRENDA? I suppose one of the things you COULD try is a gallon of steaming water down the sink?

Oh, your former landlady! Passive aggressive as heck, isn't she? It's a good thing you don't have to deal wih her anymore, what a ...

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IMHO Drano or Liquid Plumber really shouldn't be damaging to metal pipes, since acid dissolves metal but these solution are the opposite of acidic, they're basic (caustic). Well, strong base (lye, caustic) and bleach, basically. Nothing in there harmful to metal pipes, altho I can imagine it degrading the newer-style ABS. I remember the old-style crystal Drano had flakes of magnesium in it. I THINK the idea was that the magnesium would react in the water and heat up, helping to melt and saponify any grease and accelerating the hair-dissolving action.

Maybe landlords don't like Drano/Liquid Plumber because if they work with the plumbing afterward and it hasn't been fully flushed they might wind up with an eyeful of caustic liquid??? Not sure of the issue, but nice to know that your current landlord doesn't seem to mind.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 7:06 AM

SIGNYM

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The garden looks way more managebale now! There are still weeds to kill where they're growing amongst the other plants, and need to be hand-pulled.

Going to take my flame thrower out again soon, for the front. It's been a little too windy to use, altho the weather after the rain has been FABULOUS ... 60's, beautiful puffy clouds, strong (for flatlands LA) breezes... couldn't ask for better!

But the wind keeps blowing the flame out, so I've been doing indoor chores.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 4:04 PM

BRENDA


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How's the sink, BRENDA? I suppose one of the things you COULD try is a gallon of steaming water down the sink?

Oh, your former landlady! Passive aggressive as heck, isn't she? It's a good thing you don't have to deal wih her anymore, what a ...

*****

IMHO Drano or Liquid Plumber really shouldn't be damaging to metal pipes, since acid dissolves metal but these solution are the opposite of acidic, they're basic (caustic). Well, strong base (lye, caustic) and bleach, basically. Nothing in there harmful to metal pipes, altho I can imagine it degrading the newer-style ABS. I remember the old-style crystal Drano had flakes of magnesium in it. I THINK the idea was that the magnesium would react in the water and heat up, helping to melt and saponify any grease and accelerating the hair-dissolving action.

Maybe landlords don't like Drano/Liquid Plumber because if they work with the plumbing afterward and it hasn't been fully flushed they might wind up with an eyeful of caustic liquid??? Not sure of the issue, but nice to know that your current landlord doesn't seem to mind.

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Hey SIG. Sink's still slow and I don't think anything more will be done with the plumbing until this is all over.

I am so glad that I don't have to deal with her while dealing with all of this. My stress level would be through the ceiling.

Yup, building manager didn't mind everything I tried before she called whoever in to check whatever obviously in another part of the building.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 4:08 PM

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Seriously. Ya'all need to figure out how to divert the rain here over by you.

5 years of far too much of it already here, and from the looks of it outside the last few days, that's going to be 6 in a row.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, March 27, 2020 4:58 PM

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Wow. You must really dislike the question, which you obviously can't answer! Otherwise, why would you resort to threats of trolling just because you can't answer a simple question?

And btw - spreading around a question that might make people think even more badly about you than they already do, AND being even more of an asshole at the same time ... isn't the best tactic in the world. It's not going to make people think worse of ME, that's for sure!

For the record, the question is:


Meanwhile, I care not one bit about Putin or Russia, because I'm a born-and-raised US citizen. I care about my country. The USA.

But you have nothing to say about the USA, and obsessively track everything to do with Russia because ...



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kiki, you never answered my question.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 5:45 PM

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Really though... this is the longest cold I can remember having.

No fever. No loss of appetite. No fatigue. Just a runny nose, blockage and some sneezing. Not sure what day I got it, but I probably could look back through the threads and find out. Probably going on about 10 days now if I had to guess.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 11:49 PM

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Seriously. Ya'all need to figure out how to divert the rain here over by you.

5 years of far too much of it already here, and from the looks of it outside the last few days, that's going to be 6 in a row.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Jack, if I could divert the rain I would. It did stop for a bit but has been pouring for the last couple of hours.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:50 AM

SIGNYM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Seriously. Ya'all need to figure out how to divert the rain here over by you.

5 years of far too much of it already here, and from the looks of it outside the last few days, that's going to be 6 in a row.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Can you do an anti-rain dance while I try a rain dance?

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:02 AM

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Really though... this is the longest cold I can remember having.
No fever. No loss of appetite. No fatigue. Just a runny nose, blockage and some sneezing. Not sure what day I got it, but I probably could look back through the threads and find out. Probably going on about 10 days now if I had to guess.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

If it's been going on that long and hasn't gotten worse, or better, it's probably seasonal allergies.

For me, at least I got control of my breathing. I had been doing so well that I stopped rinsing and spraying my nose and taking my Advair inhaler. I had to re-institute treatments in order to breathe/sleep better. I noticed I was using my "accesory muscles" ... lifting my shoulders, bending over .... in order to draw a full breath, very characteristic of asthma. Even with the restarted treatments it's not 100% (but then it never was) but better than before.

So yeah drippy nose ... not, they say. a symptom of Covid-19. Along those thoughts ... how did that itchy rash resolve, SIX? I wonder if maybe you developed several allergies that you did't have before. That can happen, at least it did with someone I know. In addition to her face swelling up with fish. she developed allergies to their poodle.

Maybe you have a squirrel-dander allergy???

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:15 AM

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Really though... this is the longest cold I can remember having.
No fever. No loss of appetite. No fatigue. Just a runny nose, blockage and some sneezing. Not sure what day I got it, but I probably could look back through the threads and find out. Probably going on about 10 days now if I had to guess.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

If it's been going on that long and hasn't gotten worse, or better, it's probably seasonal allergies.

For me, at least I got control of my breathing. I had been doing so well that I stopped rinsing and spraying my nose and taking my Advair inhaler. I had to re-institute treatments in order to breathe/sleep better. I noticed I was using my "accesory muscles" ... lifting my shoulders, bending over .... in order to draw a full breath, very characteristic of asthma. Even with the restarted treatments it's not 100% (but then it never was) but better than before.

So yeah drippy nose ... not, they say. a symptom of Covid-19. Along those thoughts ... how did that itchy rash resolve, SIX? I wonder if maybe you developed several allergies that you did't have before. That can happen, at least it did woth someone I know. In addition to her face swelling up with fish. she developed allergies to their poodle.

Maybe you have a squirrel-dander allergy???

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I can't rule out the possibility. To my knowledge, I've never been allergic to anything before. Although, I frequently do have some mild congestion from time to time at really any point of the year. Sneezing is a rarity for me though however, unless I have a cold, and I probably have sneezed about once or twice per day since I got whatever this was. Copious amounts of flem like I have right now is also extremely out of the ordinary too unless I'm really sick... usually after the flu when the fever breaks. The only difference this time is that everything is remaining clear and flavorless/odorless unlike the gross stuff I won't go into detail about when you're getting over something particularly nasty.

The nose isn't "drippy" or "runny". Just clogged up. The phlegm is thick. And not so much of it that it's constant either. Not much of a bother when I'm awake and able to clear it out good from time to time. In fact, I don't even really think about it during the day, but only really when I wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.

I'd have to be allergic to something in my house though. Not only haven't I gone out in the last 2 1/2 weeks other than to go to the grocery store 3 times, but I've rarely even gone outside since the weather has been so lousy. It's getting a bit warmer now, but remember I had around 5 inches of snow not that long ago.

This "cold" I've had has pretty much stayed the same. It hasn't gotten better or worse, other than the daily fluctuation. Like with most illnesses I've ever had, the congestion is worse when I wake up in the morning before I clear it all out and hardly even noticeable all day long until I'm getting ready for bed and I realize that I can't breathe that well out of my nose.



The rash has been a non-issue since I stopped eating that spice. I've re-introduced everything else besides the spice back into my diet so far other than the brown rice and the canola oil. So until I eat both of those I still can't say 100% that it was the Cajun Seasoning that caused it.


It's not squirrel related. :) I was right that I must have scared it off and it never dared return after that single night I heard it rummaging around in that hole. Not only have I never heard it again, but it's been weeks since I put the temporary patch up there and it's completely undisturbed to this day (I put it together in such a way where it would be extremely obvious if anything even tried getting back into it from the ground).

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:46 PM

BRENDA


More rain today.

But I gotta get up and get my laundry done. So later peeps.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:47 PM

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Bring your umbrella.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:43 PM

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Bring your umbrella.

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Luckily for me laundry now no longer includes bus rides. Laundry room in apartment building.

But I did get in my half hour to hour walk and I did take my umbrella. Though I didn't need to use it.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:36 PM

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I didn't realize that you needed to take the bus to do laundry before.

Without even taking your old landlord into consideration, that right there must have been a huge improvement on your life.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:52 PM

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I didn't realize that you needed to take the bus to do laundry before.

Without even taking your old landlord into consideration, that right there must have been a huge improvement on your life.

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Yes, I did.

It is a biiiiiig improvement. It means that I don't have to rush around to get to a bus stop and stand waiting in the rain and or the cold for the bus to get there. Get off at the laundry mat, do my laundry, then repeat the process to get back to that dump of an old place. That winter we got a lot of snow I had to call someone for help and they did my laundry at their place then brought it back to me. These people only live a couple of blocks from where I was at the time and they own their own home.

So yeah. That is one major improvement.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:22 AM

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Jeez... I can only imagine.

Think back to what that was like back when you were doing it and imagine how it is right now with half the folk in there or more wearing masks.

I'm glad for you that you're not in that situation anymore. Especially right now. Really puts a slow draining kitchen sink into perspective.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:03 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Jeez... I can only imagine.

Think back to what that was like back when you were doing it and imagine how it is right now with half the folk in there or more wearing masks.

I'm glad for you that you're not in that situation anymore. Especially right now. Really puts a slow draining kitchen sink into perspective.



Do Right, Be Right. :)



Yup.

I have no idea what that place is like right now and who knows how many machines that might not be working either. That place had a problem with busted washing machines. They have probably put in limits on how many people can be in the place. It isn't that big of a place. I would imagine that they've changed how they do business.

Thanks Jack. So am I. I can deal with a slow draining bathroom sink.


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Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:10 AM

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You should get yourself two of those little drain catches that are made of a metal mesh. They're really a pain to clean out, but they really don't let anything down there. At least until you get it draining proper, it might keep it good enough.

You'd want two though because they're really hard to clean out without running water and if you don't have another one down there catching the stuff that you're cleaning out of the first one than it kind of defeats the purpose. (The loose stuff that you just cleaned out shakes off pretty easy from the 2nd one).

Then again, you'd probably get away with just the one in the kitchen if you dump it after every use. I use mine in the bathroom because the sink plunger was busted out and trying to get built up hair from shaving out of it is a nightmare.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:12 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
You should get yourself two of those little drain catches that are made of a metal mesh. They're really a pain to clean out, but they really don't let anything down there. At least until you get it draining proper, it might keep it good enough.

You'd want two though because they're really hard to clean out without running water and if you don't have another one down there catching the stuff that you're cleaning out of the first one than it kind of defeats the purpose. (The loose stuff that you just cleaned out shakes off pretty easy from the 2nd one).

Then again, you'd probably get away with just the one in the kitchen if you dump it after every use. I use mine in the bathroom because the sink plunger was busted out and trying to get built up hair from shaving out of it is a nightmare.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I have been meaning to get one for the bathroom sink and thinking about the kitchen. I can do that on Monday. I have one in the bathtub drain to catch hair for when I wash my hair.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:21 PM

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Luckily for me laundry now no longer includes bus rides. Laundry room in apartment building.

But I did get in my half hour to hour walk and I did take my umbrella. Though I didn't need to use it.

Wow, a bus ride to do laundry. THAT would put a kink in anyone's day.

So glad for you that's in the past. Altho thinking about your former landlady still makes me grit my teeth.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:38 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

SIX: Really though... this is the longest cold I can remember having.
No fever. No loss of appetite. No fatigue. Just a runny nose, blockage and some sneezing. Not sure what day I got it, but I probably could look back through the threads and find out. Probably going on about 10 days now if I had to guess.

SIGNY: If it's been going on that long and hasn't gotten worse, or better, it's probably seasonal allergies...
So yeah drippy nose ... not, they say. a symptom of Covid-19. Along those thoughts ... how did that itchy rash resolve, SIX? I wonder if maybe you developed several allergies that you did't have before. That can happen, at least it did woth someone I know. In addition to her face swelling up with fish. she developed allergies to their poodle.
Maybe you have a squirrel-dander allergy???

SIX: I can't rule out the possibility. To my knowledge, I've never been allergic to anything before. Although, I frequently do have some mild congestion from time to time at really any point of the year. Sneezing is a rarity for me though however, unless I have a cold, and I probably have sneezed about once or twice per day since I got whatever this was. Copious amounts of flem like I have right now is also extremely out of the ordinary too unless I'm really sick... usually after the flu when the fever breaks. The only difference this time is that everything is remaining clear and flavorless/odorless unlike the gross stuff I won't go into detail about when you're getting over something particularly nasty.

The nose isn't "drippy" or "runny". Just clogged up. The phlegm is thick. And not so much of it that it's constant either. Not much of a bother when I'm awake and able to clear it out good from time to time. In fact, I don't even really think about it during the day, but only really when I wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.

I'd have to be allergic to something in my house though. Not only haven't I gone out in the last 2 1/2 weeks other than to go to the grocery store 3 times, but I've rarely even gone outside since the weather has been so lousy. It's getting a bit warmer now, but remember I had around 5 inches of snow not that long ago.

This "cold" I've had has pretty much stayed the same. It hasn't gotten better or worse, other than the daily fluctuation. Like with most illnesses I've ever had, the congestion is worse when I wake up in the morning before I clear it all out and hardly even noticeable all day long until I'm getting ready for bed and I realize that I can't breathe that well out of my nose.

The rash has been a non-issue since I stopped eating that spice. I've re-introduced everything else besides the spice back into my diet so far other than the brown rice and the canola oil. So until I eat both of those I still can't say 100% that it was the Cajun Seasoning that caused it.



Well, for MOST people who have an active infection, whether viral or bacterial, they usually feel worst around 8PM. Fever is higher, pain is more intense, symptoms are just worse overall. I think altho not sure that it's related to your internal steroid levels, which act (among other things) as anti-inflammatories and really start dropping around 8PM and don't start coming back up until around 3AM.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3475279/figure/fig1-20420
18810380214/?report=objectonly


Anyway, if you feel worst in the AM it's either an allergy (you may have developed a mold allergy) or an indolent sinus infection which is causing just enough irritation to stuff up your nose.

AFA the itchy rash ... I think you really need to know whether it was the 'cillin or something else. I'd tell you to try the Cajun spice again, but if you get an out-of-control reaction that might be something you WON'T live to regret.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:29 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

SIX: Really though... this is the longest cold I can remember having.
No fever. No loss of appetite. No fatigue. Just a runny nose, blockage and some sneezing. Not sure what day I got it, but I probably could look back through the threads and find out. Probably going on about 10 days now if I had to guess.

SIGNY: If it's been going on that long and hasn't gotten worse, or better, it's probably seasonal allergies...
So yeah drippy nose ... not, they say. a symptom of Covid-19. Along those thoughts ... how did that itchy rash resolve, SIX? I wonder if maybe you developed several allergies that you did't have before. That can happen, at least it did woth someone I know. In addition to her face swelling up with fish. she developed allergies to their poodle.
Maybe you have a squirrel-dander allergy???

SIX: I can't rule out the possibility. To my knowledge, I've never been allergic to anything before. Although, I frequently do have some mild congestion from time to time at really any point of the year. Sneezing is a rarity for me though however, unless I have a cold, and I probably have sneezed about once or twice per day since I got whatever this was. Copious amounts of flem like I have right now is also extremely out of the ordinary too unless I'm really sick... usually after the flu when the fever breaks. The only difference this time is that everything is remaining clear and flavorless/odorless unlike the gross stuff I won't go into detail about when you're getting over something particularly nasty.

The nose isn't "drippy" or "runny". Just clogged up. The phlegm is thick. And not so much of it that it's constant either. Not much of a bother when I'm awake and able to clear it out good from time to time. In fact, I don't even really think about it during the day, but only really when I wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.

I'd have to be allergic to something in my house though. Not only haven't I gone out in the last 2 1/2 weeks other than to go to the grocery store 3 times, but I've rarely even gone outside since the weather has been so lousy. It's getting a bit warmer now, but remember I had around 5 inches of snow not that long ago.

This "cold" I've had has pretty much stayed the same. It hasn't gotten better or worse, other than the daily fluctuation. Like with most illnesses I've ever had, the congestion is worse when I wake up in the morning before I clear it all out and hardly even noticeable all day long until I'm getting ready for bed and I realize that I can't breathe that well out of my nose.

The rash has been a non-issue since I stopped eating that spice. I've re-introduced everything else besides the spice back into my diet so far other than the brown rice and the canola oil. So until I eat both of those I still can't say 100% that it was the Cajun Seasoning that caused it.



Well, for MOST people who have an active infection, whether viral or bacterial, they usually feel worst around 8PM. Fever is higher, pain is more intense, symptoms are just worse overall. I think altho not sure that it's related to your internal steroid levels, which act (among other things) as anti-inflammatories and really start dropping around 8PM and don't start coming back up until around 3AM.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3475279/figure/fig1-20420
18810380214/?report=objectonly


Anyway, if you feel worst in the AM it's either an allergy (you may have developed a mold allergy) or an indolent sinus infection which is causing just enough irritation to stuff up your nose.

AFA the itchy rash ... I think you really need to know whether it was the 'cillin or something else. I'd tell you to try the Cajun spice again, but if you get an out-of-control reaction that might be something you WON'T live to regret.

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Well whatever it is persists today. I haven't sneezed at all today, but I did yesterday. No ill effects yet other than the mild congestion. Appetite is still fine, no fever or chills or fatigue.

I'm not looking to try that Cajun Spice for a while. Like you said before it's probably something I could fix by not eating it at all for at least six months, and since I really like that spice it's something I'm in the middle of getting through before I eat it again to test out.

That being said, I will probably try some brown rice and the canola oil soon to rule both of them out. I'm pretty confident it wasn't either of those things, although I've never tested them out after I figured out it was likely something I was eating.

I've run out of my easier to prepare foods ATM, so maybe rather than running out to re-stock on stuff tonight I'll just do that and see what happens.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, March 30, 2020 3:27 AM

BRENDA


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Luckily for me laundry now no longer includes bus rides. Laundry room in apartment building.

But I did get in my half hour to hour walk and I did take my umbrella. Though I didn't need to use it.

Wow, a bus ride to do laundry. THAT would put a kink in anyone's day.

So glad for you that's in the past. Altho thinking about your former landlady still makes me grit my teeth.

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It was a walk down hill to the bus stop and on the bus then when my laundry was finished, the bus back and walking up hill to get to that dump. It was more than a kink.

S'alright SIG. I think about her too much and it makes me grit my teeth.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 3:36 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I'm still SO happy for you, that you are where you are!

I know everyone else was counting the various blessings, so I'll add mine. For me I still think the best ones are being warm and dry.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 8:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Luckily for me laundry now no longer includes bus rides. Laundry room in apartment building.

But I did get in my half hour to hour walk and I did take my umbrella. Though I didn't need to use it.

Wow, a bus ride to do laundry. THAT would put a kink in anyone's day.

So glad for you that's in the past. Altho thinking about your former landlady still makes me grit my teeth.

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It was a walk down hill to the bus stop and on the bus then when my laundry was finished, the bus back and walking up hill to get to that dump. It was more than a kink.

S'alright SIG. I think about her too much and it makes me grit my teeth.



I had to use a laundromat for a year when I had an apartment with no access to a washer/dryer. I even had a car to do it, and it sucked so hard.

I remember my friends telling me how much nicer my next apartment was, but honestly the only thing I really cared about was having a washer/dryer in the building.

Years later, I made the mistake of moving into a REALLY nice apartment. It was the nicest and newest apartment I ever lived in. But instead of having a single washer/dryer in one building with 6 units where I might not be able to do it when I wanted to, there was an entire building on the campus that had a ton of them with no wait, but the building was not connected to mine. Not so bad during the spring/summer when I moved in, but really sucked in the Chicago winters. You also had to pay per use on them instead of it just being free with the rent like the old one was. As soon as the lease was up I was out of there.

I know full well how nice it is to be able to do your laundry without bundling up and going outside to do it. I can only imagine how much worse it would be to have to walk a load there and back or take a bus.

It wouldn't surprise me if you look back on your old place and think that your new laundry situation was a bigger upgrade than not having to deal with the old hag anymore.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, March 30, 2020 1:52 PM

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Quote:

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I'm still SO happy for you, that you are where you are!

I know everyone else was counting the various blessings, so I'll add mine. For me I still think the best ones are being warm and dry.



Warm and dry are the biggest blessings for me but everything else is just gravy.

I remember when I got the call to come and see this apartment. The manager asked me a couple of questions like the mirror in the hallway which I said could stay. Then as we were leaving, she said, "This place is yours and no one can take it away from you."

I've never had anyone tell me something like that before.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 1:54 PM

BRENDA


Jack, too true.

Everything about this place is an upgrade.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 1:55 PM

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Email from the place where I got my hearing aides. They are closing their offices for now. I'm not bothering with the things anyways as I need new ones next year.

Out for my walk in a bit. Later peeps.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 1:56 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Oh my gosh! DOUBLE congratulations!

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Monday, March 30, 2020 3:26 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and seen all I can see for today. Just enjoying my lunch right now. I was out about an hour.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 3:28 PM

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Oh my gosh! DOUBLE congratulations!



Yeah, that was something to be sure.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 6:32 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Brenda - out of curiosity - what's going on over by Vancouver-way? Is your area doing stay-at-home? Did it close all non-essential businesses, forbid gatherings, and so forth?

ETA: I did try to look it up, but all I got were 2-week out-of-date articles. I know you mentioned dine-in restaurants are closed, and malls were empty, but if you posted anything else, I missed it.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 11:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Brenda - out of curiosity - what's going on over by Vancouver-way? Is your area doing stay-at-home? Did it close all non-essential businesses, forbid gatherings, and so forth?

ETA: I did try to look it up, but all I got were 2-week out-of-date articles. I know you mentioned dine-in restaurants are closed, and malls were empty, but if you posted anything else, I missed it.



No worries Kiki. Yes, all large gatherings banned and everyone is doing the stay-at-home. All none essential businesses are closed. No hair dressers, barber shops and the like. The pier that was destroyed out in White Rock 2 winters ago is closed. Park playgrounds closed. Schools closed. Community centres, swimming pools, ice rinks. All sporting events not happening. Doctors office closed and walk in clinics are doing only by appointments if they deem it necessary that you come in.

So yeah most of my province is on lock down.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:00 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


HOPEfully you all caught the problem sooner rather than later. That'll keep it from spiraling out of control.

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