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Old 01-12-2011, 04:01 PM   #6621
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Moved snow to allow DW go swimming. Piddled on the forum. Conned DW to come ice skating with me. She like I, had not been on ice skates in 30 some odd years. Except now I am 6 sessions ahead.

She did quiet well, though managed to fall once. A good start.

Moved more snow.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #6622
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Went for my colonoscopy. Doctor removed a polyp and suspect it is benign but need to confirm so after tests are done. Will be waiting to hear the test results. Cheered myself by having a fantastic dinner of foei gras, rib eye steak, ginger souffle and wine. Life has too many surprises to be on a diet.
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My SIL and DD asked me to help them sell their car on Craigs List. They put my cell # on the ad and I spent the day dealing with a bunch of lunny tunes. A few of the people wanted me to drive the car to them so they can look at it, one was 80 miles away. People wanting to trade cars, one with a boat to trade. Dealers calling to low ball the price and on and on.

Finally I had a woman come over to see the car. After jumping through hoops for her for 4 hours she gave me a deposit. Then she said that if her husband doesn't like it will I get my money back. At that point I stopped her and told her no because every 10 minutes I had another call coming in on my cell about the car. After that I had to drive her to an ATM to get the money. Once that was over she said she wants to take the car to a mechanic. Since she was not from the area I had to find a mechanic and have the car checked out. Let's see if she shows up tomorrow to pick it up.

In the mean time this was too much like work.
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With a few exceptions, I stayed inside (too darn cold outside). This morning I had some hot chocolate with marshmallows and warm pumpkin bread. Then I watched DVDs and a little TV while I visited some of my favorite forums and news sites. And I had a nap - one of the pleasures of retirement! About every hour or so I'd toss a piece of wood in the wood stove.
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In the mean time this was too much like work.
Did she bite on the pinstriping and undercoating?
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I'm on vacation. Slept late, got up and puttered, read email, checked the Forum. Went for a walk in the snow. Then out to lunch with friends (yum) followed by some fun shopping, including bath bombs from Lush Home - LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Planning an early night after a fizzy bath in the jacuzzi......that's the life!
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Did she bite on the pinstriping and undercoating?
I forgot about that, don't bring back bad memories.
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It was a beautiful sunny mild day in the San Francisco Bay area. I went for a motorcycle ride this afternoon.
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We got up early and drove to Syracuse for a very important appointment for Mr B. He qualifies for and has been formally accepted into the VA VR&E program.
He has a Bachelors' degree, awarded 21 years ago. He was hoping to get funding for a Masters' degree, but it probably won't happen. It seems to be a fundamental limitation of the program.
He wants to take some more college credits, perhaps go after an Associate's degree or another Bachelor degree, to update his skills.

I give him a lot of credit to want to go back to school at the tender age of 59.

I had so much formal schooling since the age of 6 that the LAST thing I would want to do is crack the books again.
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We got up early and drove to Syracuse for a very important appointment for Mr B. He qualifies for and has been formally accepted into the VA VR&E program.
Nice of you to go with him! Yes, that is a VERY important appointment! The VA does not look kindly on missed appointments! Congrats to him! What does he want to do when he grows up?
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Nice of you to go with him! Yes, that is a VERY important appointment! The VA does not look kindly on missed appointments! Congrats to him! What does he want to do when he grows up?
Neither of us had ever been to this particular office location, so we thought it would be best to go as pilot (me) and navigator (him). I am very directionally challenged. I can follow written or spoken directions better than looking at a map.
He has been a senior accountant in govt for 20+ years, and either wants to refresh in that area for PT consulting in the private sector, or....teach at the college level (needs a Masters).
Or...who knows.
The VR&E counselor told him he was not used to having veterans' with his education and experience walking in the door, so he would have to do a customized case for Mr B.
Good stuff!
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I'm on vacation. Slept late, got up and puttered, read email, checked the Forum. Went for a walk in the snow. Then out to lunch with friends (yum) followed by some fun shopping, including bath bombs from Lush Home - LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Planning an early night after a fizzy bath in the jacuzzi......that's the life!
Be careful...this kinda stuff could become addicting.

Enjoy your hard earned time off.
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Is99 says he/she" Piddled on the forum."

Round my house that means the dogs peed on the floor.
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Early AM Dr. appointment (routine stuff) then hit the ATM for cash, fueled DW's car for her hair appointment later.

Checked the tire pressures on the motorcycle. It's 31 degrees F outside. Sigh.
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I just finished 3 hours of battle with: Soap Scum -- in our fiberglass shower.

I tried many solutions from the Intergoogle, but there were only two things that worked well: razor blade (9/10) and Shout Laundry Stain Remover (7/10). Everything else failed miserably:

Vinegar 3/10
Vinegar and baking soda 2/10
Totally Awesome 2/10
WD-40 2/10
Ammonia 2/10

I didn't try dryer sheets (not a joke).

Hopefully I didn't add scratches that will make it worse. Scraping with the razor at a low angle removes it from flat areas just like shoveling snow. You can also using it like a paintbrush for some curved areas.



Now to prevention: I'll coat the whole thing with RainX. I've read that synthetic soaps (all liquid soaps) don't cause buildup, but we stocked up on Lever 2000 when it was on sale at Costco, and have a multi-year supply.
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I just finished 3 hours of battle with: Soap Scum -- in our fiberglass shower.

I tried many solutions from the Intergoogle, but there were only two things that worked well: razor blade (9/10) and Shout Laundry Stain Remover (7/10). Everything else failed miserably:

Vinegar 3/10
Vinegar and baking soda 2/10
Totally Awesome 2/10
WD-40 2/10
Ammonia 2/10

I didn't try dryer sheets (not a joke).

Hopefully I didn't add scratches that will make it worse. Scraping with the razor at a low angle removes it from flat areas just like shoveling snow. You can also using it like a paintbrush for some curved areas.



Now to prevention: I'll coat the whole thing with RainX. I've read that synthetic soaps (all liquid soaps) don't cause buildup, but we stocked up on Lever 2000 when it was on sale at Costco, and have a multi-year supply.

Do you use the stain remover full strength or is it diluted ? I need to attack mine .
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I just finished 3 hours of battle with: Soap Scum -- in our fiberglass shower.

I tried many solutions from the Intergoogle, but there were only two things that worked well: razor blade (9/10) and Shout Laundry Stain Remover (7/10). Everything else failed miserably:

Vinegar 3/10
Vinegar and baking soda 2/10
Totally Awesome 2/10
WD-40 2/10
Ammonia 2/10

I didn't try dryer sheets (not a joke).

Hopefully I didn't add scratches that will make it worse. Scraping with the razor at a low angle removes it from flat areas just like shoveling snow. You can also using it like a paintbrush for some curved areas.



Now to prevention: I'll coat the whole thing with RainX. I've read that synthetic soaps (all liquid soaps) don't cause buildup, but we stocked up on Lever 2000 when it was on sale at Costco, and have a multi-year supply.
I use a scotchbrite no-scratch pad with a bathroom cleaner product (I think it's clorox brand). That usually does the trick quite well. If not, I add in some Softscrub for really tough spots.
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Same here, I use one of the scouring pad thingies along with Soft Scrub and that takes it off pretty quickly.
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Our shower enclosure is glass. The razor blade is the only method I even bother with. Fiberglass? I don't know if I'd go that way.
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We had some wonderful news today...Mr B passed his cardiac stress test and ultrasound with flying colors. No blockages, no valve issues, all is well. What a relief!
Medical family history is a huge factor against him. So I guess I get to keep him around for a while.

Sitting here watching "How It's Made" about toothbrushes. Pretty neat stuff.
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