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Old 02-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #3461
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I spent the day doing a lot of ebay listing and then I made homemade pizza . I have to say this one was the best I loaded it up with peppers & onions & pepperoni & cheese & sauce . We were stuffed after one piece and the crust was perfect . I am finally getting the hang of pizza making .
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Navy reserve drill weekend. Roughest day so far on the dark side. *sigh* I just don't have enough rank to make certain things correct today (some days I do - but NOT today!)
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Went to dance class this morning. Came home, had lunch, cleaned out the car. Then DH and I went to explore a local park. Had a nice hike along a stream to a small waterfall and then checked out the boulder field. We sure do love this area. So many new things to see and do!

Cooked an extravagant dinner tonight - Alaskan king crab legs, salad, NY strip steak, veggie medley. YUM!

Hanging in tonight and chillin' out.
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Except for eating breakfast (Krispy Kremes), lunch (Ballpark hotdogs), and supper (pizza from Genovese's in Ormond Beach, and a salad).....it did zip...nada...nothing all day!!! Now I'm all tuckered out and ready for bed!

.........Spring just 4 weeks from today!!!
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Felt pain from icicle removal. Managed to prop up a bucket under where ice melt was dripping in.
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Continued work on the Great Family Room Refit of 2010. I ordered the cabinets I want for additional storage, replaced the nasty bits I found when I removed the ceiling fan, and started work on a low voltage raceway for my home theater stuff, that will eventually hide all the unsightly wires that used to connect The Monster TV From Heck to the other electronics.

The ceiling fan was entertaining. I pulled the thing out, and found that it was mounted to a plastic ceiling box, by a couple of lag bolts forced into the plastic. The box was affixed to a rafter by a drywall screw. This sucker was a veritable Sword of Damocles hanging in the center of the room for the past 20 years. I removed the box, and installed an actual metal ceiling fan box, properly secured, and also properly connected a lighting circuit to new track light rails.

I can't believe a building inspector signed off on some of what I keep finding. Where's my box of deficiency tags?

Tomorrow I'll finish the low voltage raceway and start washing walls in preparation for painting.
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Navy reserve drill weekend. Roughest day so far on the dark side. *sigh* I just don't have enough rank to make certain things correct today (some days I do - but NOT today!)
A few more weekends like that will give you the gray hairs to really get the rank/respect to get things done...

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The ceiling fan was entertaining.
I can't believe a building inspector signed off on some of what I keep finding. Where's my box of deficiency tags?
I think the best part of those discoveries is knowing that you won't have to convene an incident review board or hold a critique!
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Slept in really late - 930 AM.
Got a last minute call from new friends to join them at brunch buffet. I tried to beg off on account of being "on a diet", but I was outnumbered 3:1. I took only a few things, so that I could still see white space on my plate, and had some canned fruit for dessert. Another food challenge overcome.
Winding up the day with some real excitement by doing laundry.
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Presented the flag to a sister of a retired sailor (he was only 51 when he passed) who had been one of my customers in my civ job. Since I know the Navy funeral detail guy, he asked if I wanted to participate in the military honors. It was a moving experience, and I think it meant a little more to Lil (the sister of the deceased) that a friend was presenting the flag to her. Sad, but warm emotions.
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In the house Khan? Hope this is not the case and your pain is better tomorrow. I recommend a hot bath or shower. Followed by a nice glass of red wine if you are so inclined.

Today DH and I worked on our retile project in the the master bath at the rental. Seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Now we know why contractors charge so much to re-do bathrooms.
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I read a book until 3am last night, couldn't get to sleep for a while, then woke up at 10:40. I really shouldn't do that since I feel better if I get to sleep earlier.

Moved and dusted books from my living room to other parts of the house, added some to the stacks I'll sell to a used book dealer. I'm nearly done clearing out the room so I can start spackling/painting it. And lots of sneezing! This sort of thing always kicks up my allergies.

Got my 2010 and 2011 taxes estimated. They will be a lot different because it will be the first year I'm retired but I should be in a lower bracket. Trying to decide whether I should convert my traditional IRAs to Roths.

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I can't believe a building inspector signed off on some of what I keep finding. Where's my box of deficiency tags?
My house too! Especially in the electrical systems. I keep finding code violations every time I work on something. Code violations that were always violations so there's no excuse for it. Makes me wonder if there was cash under the table or just incompetence.
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In the house Khan? Hope this is not the case and your pain is better tomorrow. I recommend a hot bath or shower. Followed by a nice glass of red wine if you are so inclined.

Today DH and I worked on our retile project in the the master bath at the rental. Seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Now we know why contractors charge so much to re-do bathrooms.
Yes, ice dam(n)s.
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Major big time bummer. Know what? This winter has been a major {explative deleted by poster}. Spring can't come soon enough. On the bright side, I did see some robins today. Pecking around in the ground where the sun had melted off the snow. This, plus the multitude of squirrels and birds at my feeder, is giving me some rays of hope.
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My house too! Especially in the electrical systems. I keep finding code violations every time I work on something. Code violations that were always violations so there's no excuse for it. Makes me wonder if there was cash under the table or just incompetence.
I'm pretty sure all the electrical work was done by a fully licensed and qualified plumber...

There are all sorts of interesting stories about the building permit and inspection process here in town. It seems that some contractors are permitted to operate as their own inspectors. When I've pulled permits, an inspector showed up, and seemed inclined to hang around rather than just check, sign, and go, as though he were waiting for something...
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I took GF to Alexander Calder exhiibit at SAM, then had happy hour dinner and drinks at Ruth's Chris. She got a little smashed, and is asleep on my couch now. I hope she sleeps it off so I don't have to take her home, then go back in the morning to bring her down to get her car.

She didn't drink much; I think she was just vulnerable because of work pressures and lack of sleep.

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...and listened to several stories from the biker bud (he's a TX state trooper) about his experiences on the job. I laughed so hard, my jaws still ache. Sure wish I could share some of the stories, but I must refrain.
C'mon, do tell. One of the unique things about police work is seeing firsthand how creative people can be at screwing up their lives. One of my favorites is the "screaming naked lady" story.

We are more or less in hibernation mode until all this snow melts. My bike is down in the shed, penned in by two feet of snow.
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Oh I would love to tell the stories he told me, but some folks here would not pick up on the humor side. Now...about the 'screaming naked lady'.
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That's a shame Walt. We thought our weather was going to be nice and springlike. Now, 'they' say we have a chance of snow tomorrow.
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Hmmm - crossed my fingers -made it home up the hill thru the snow to get home from San Diego visit. Went and found my snow shovel on the porch so I could get into the driveway and unload the car.

Meanwhile the voice in my head reminded me - I left in the snow and then I came back in the snow.

Duh?

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That is exactly what I have been doing and I don't like doing it either. The night before last, until 3 AM the History Channel had one of those Kennedy assassination shows that fascinate me.

Anyway, I just got up and it's 10:30. Forget the gym - - I will barely have time for Walgreens and the grocery store. But as you mentioned,

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