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Old 01-14-2011, 06:38 PM   #6641
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I'm glad 'yo' man is doin' well freebird.

Went out to lunch with a married couple today (she used to be one of DH's employees). They can be annoying at times but are pretty decent folks. DH and I got there first, selected a booth and had our drinks ordered. Lo and behold when they came in, the first thing they asked was if we all could sit at a table. We obliged.

One of these days I'm gonna get cranky and say, 'no'.

...oh and btw, where's my 8th green square on my profile page?

See..I'm already gettin' cranky.
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I just finished 3 hours of battle with: Soap Scum -- in our fiberglass shower.
We have a fiberglass whirlpool tub with a shower diverter and a shower curtain.

We use a whole-house water conditioner, Zest soap, and a squeegie wipedown after each shower. I throw the shower curtain in the wash a couple times a year and also spray down the tub/enclosure with Tilex... but it's really only a 15-minute job. I'll have to try the Rain-X next time.

No matter how big a glassed-in shower enclosure may be, it still feels too much like a submarine shower to me. The best shower-only bathroom I've ever seen was a 12'x8' travertine-tiled room designed for orgies a wheelchair.
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The best shower-only bathroom I've ever seen was a 12'x8' travertine-tiled room designed for orgies a wheelchair.
The shower of my dreams! Someday I'd love to have a big shower like that, with multiple streams of water, lots of light, a seat, perhaps piped in music, and all the bells and whistles. I'd never leave. At the very least I'd need a bigger hot water heater!
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I was going to take down the little christmas tree, but we decided the lights are so cheerful on the ever present glooomy cloudy days, it will remain right where it is.

The Jets and Patriots Tshirts I ordered as a surprise arrived today. Big game to watch tomorrow afternoon. Pats are heavily favored. We shall see...
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Today I had my first piano lesson in 22 years. All last week I regretted setting it up, since I value having nothing scheduled, I was worried that it would interfere with the jazz things I'm working on, and, I guess, 'cause I'm a little shy.

But the lesson was great, and I think I will be able to learn a lot from the teacher. Although she's not a jazz teacher, she feels that she can improve my technique and therefore my facility on the keys, and also help my abysmal sight-reading.

The lessons will be $60 per 1 hour lesson, which includes her driving to my house. They'll either be once a month or every other week. She's been teaching for 35 years and knows her stuff.

What a good way to spend some money, huh?
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Went with son-in-law to Pep Boys for some new wiper blades for his 2003 Corolla. Went to the movies with the wifey to see Green Hornet.

After the movies, stepped across the street to Fuddruckers for a burger, hit the grocery store on the way home for some Rocky Road ice cream...then on to the house to relax from a grueling day.

Tonight, I'm putting a for sale ad on Craigslist for a guitar I want to sell. If/when it sells, the money will go into my Roth IRA.
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Today I had my first piano lesson in 22 years. All last week I regretted setting it up, since I value having nothing scheduled, I was worried that it would interfere with the jazz things I'm working on, and, I guess, 'cause I'm a little shy.

But the lesson was great, and I think I will be able to learn a lot from the teacher. Although she's not a jazz teacher, she feels that she can improve my technique and therefore my facility on the keys, and also help my abysmal sight-reading.

The lessons will be $60 per 1 hour lesson, which includes her driving to my house. They'll either be once a month or every other week. She's been teaching for 35 years and knows her stuff.

What a good way to spend some money, huh?
Al, I can't think of a better way for you to spend your money! You are such a good musician already, and I know the lessons won't be wasted on you. You'll enjoy learning even more from her, too.
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At the very least I'd need a bigger hot water heater!
120 gallons at 150 degrees, courtesy of the solar water heater. The thermal mixing valve limits the house temperature to about 120-125...

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But the lesson was great, and I think I will be able to learn a lot from the teacher. Although she's not a jazz teacher, she feels that she can improve my technique and therefore my facility on the keys, and also help my abysmal sight-reading.
She's been teaching for 35 years and knows her stuff.
What a good way to spend some money, huh?
I'm impressed. I wondered who had anything left to teach you that you couldn't work out for yourself. I never thought that a "non-jazz" teacher could help you exchange bad habits for good ones or teach you new skills.

Of course you're her dream student-- plenty of time to practice and absolutely no excuses for not doing so!
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Awake at 4 AM today and couldn't go back to sleep. A double whammy of being excited about some things to try on the piano and a bicycle mechanics project I'm working on. When am I going to grow up?
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Awake at 4 AM today and couldn't go back to sleep. A double whammy of being excited about some things to try on the piano and a bicycle mechanics project I'm working on. When am I going to grow up?

Growing up is overrated...
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The shower of my dreams! Someday I'd love to have a big shower like that, with multiple streams of water, lots of light, a seat, perhaps piped in music, and all the bells and whistles. I'd never leave. At the very least I'd need a bigger hot water heater!
How's this for starters?


Grohe Freehander can be converted from the double shower head into two body-spray jets in a single movement. Its 22" lever pivots 180 degrees and carries two heads that can be rotated a full 360 degree each. With all this flexibility, the Freehander can be used for "the individual body parts massage or a very pleasurable shower experience". It can also conserve water by switching to a reduced flow setting on one head, and shutting off completely the other head. Buy this Grohe shower head for the price from $410 to $565.
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Grohe Freehander can be converted from the double shower head into two body-spray jets in a single movement. Its 22" lever pivots 180 degrees and carries two heads that can be rotated a full 360 degree each. With all this flexibility, the Freehander can be used for "the individual body parts massage or a very pleasurable shower experience". It can also conserve water by switching to a reduced flow setting on one head, and shutting off completely the other head. Buy this Grohe shower head for the price from $410 to $565.
OOOH!! If I ever get a shower like that I'd die happy.
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Yeow! For the price of that shower head I'll suffer with the old single-head one.
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...the Freehander can be used for "the individual body parts massage or a very pleasurable shower experience".
You made that part up!
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