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Old 05-01-2014, 03:02 PM   #13961
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I am still hanging around, waiting for the guys to finish installing the countertops, then I can hook up the plumbing, and my wife can put her "stuff" into the new cabinets.

I saw them drilling faucet holes through the granite with a diamond hole saw quicker than I drilled through a wood door for the door lock.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:47 PM   #13962
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I love ribs. Do you use a wet or dry rub, sweet or spicy?
Over time, I've used all the above, but I've gradually settled on Dizzy Dust (a dry rub) as my all-around favorite. I use it on most grilled meats.


My other favorite (not for ribs) is my own homemade beer marinade.
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Out for a great eight mile run this morning. Can't get over how wonderful it felt. This was my first time at that distance since January, and it did what my soul obviously needed.

I had registered for a half-marathon this month but had to pass on it. I broke my toe in February and lost so much training time that it was just impossible.

Now I'm looking forward to another half-marathon at the end of this summer, and already getting psyched up for it.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:00 PM   #13964
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Busy day. Went to great uncle's graveside service and fellowship lunch. Visited a friend. Got DW's truck inspected and an estimate to repair some rust and dents she has put in it. Picked up three 1/2 gallons of maple syrup (2 to send to a friend, one for us). Went to bank.
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Busy day. Went to great uncle's graveside service and fellowship lunch. Visited a friend. Got DW's truck inspected and an estimate to repair some rust and dents she has put in it. Picked up three 1/2 gallons of maple syrup (2 to send to a friend, one for us). Went to bank.

That's a lotta pancakes!
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Picked up three 1/2 gallons of maple syrup
Boy, what a memory.
Every year, since I was a little kid, our family had the traditional April drive up to Vermont to buy maple syrup from a local farmer. One of the truly special flavors in the world!

In later life, I did it myself but stopped a few years ago when I transitioned to a low carb diet. I still sneak a little now and then, but just as a treat. I also still have a couple of gallons in the freezer, where it will keep indefinitely. When I run out some years from now, I'll probably go back for more.
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DW was volunteering at church for a fund raiser, so I hopped in the old Beetle and went for a drive, stopped off and visited some old haunts, then came home, made a few phone calls and messed with the camera a bit until DW got home. Had a late lunch together at 3, played some board games, then messed in the studio some more.
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That's a lotta pancakes!
Many other uses. Drizzle on vanilla ice cream. I use instead of sugar in salad dressing and some other recipes. Have also used in home brew.
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My handyman and his two helpers installed my new metal side door this morning (see below), and I am so completely thrilled. I still need to get my painter over here to paint it but it works extremely smoothly and is very solidly installed.

Since it is metal, it won't get stuck shut or blow open when the weather changes, like my old door did. Also, it has interior blinds between glass, so that they will never need to be cleaned, and a keypad deadbolt which will be wonderful to have.

This made my day!
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Very nice.

My daughter and son-in-law had one just like yours installed last week. Those internal blinds are the cat's PJs!
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Very nice.

My daughter and son-in-law had one just like yours installed last week. Those internal blinds are the cat's PJs!
Yes, they are! I was a little uncertain about them, but my handyman says he installs them all the time and nobody he knows has had any problems with them.
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Went to Bruce Springsteen show, stood six people deep center stage. Got home at 1:30, slept till 9:30, lounged around for another couple hours. Don't think we could do this at 65, so ER makes it work!

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We have the blinds built into our sliding glass doors and really like them. Haven't had any issues in the 6 years we have had them.

I just for the first time saw one of those keypad locks yesterday. Interesting. We have a conventional entry door lock and have a keypad hide-a-key outside in case we lose or forget our entry key.
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Nice door W2R. I was thinking - does that keypad use batteries? I like the keypad idea
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Nice door W2R. I was thinking - does that keypad use batteries? I like the keypad idea
Yes, it uses one 9-V battery that is supposed to last a long time. Most people change the battery once a year whether it is depleted or not. I intend to change mine on January 1st each year.
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Yes, it uses one 9-V battery. Most people change the battery once a year whether it is depleted or not. I intend to change mind on January 1st each year.
When do you change your smoke alarm batteries? You should make it the same day so you remember. We do our smoke alarms when the clocks change in the fall.
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When do you change your smoke alarm batteries? You should make it the same day so you remember. We do our smoke alarms when the clocks change in the fall.
Good idea. Also on January 1st I do yearly financial stuff. I do all my yearly stuff on January 1st.
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LOL, I wish!
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We are having a global warming day. In the first ten years we lived here, it never went above 60 degrees. Right now it is 70.

Nice bike ride:

We saw some whales after the ride, and I tried very hard to get some photos or videos, but failed.
Beautiful pictures....grazing in the grass......there must not be fire ants where you are....
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My handyman and his two helpers installed my new metal side door this morning (see below), and I am so completely thrilled. I still need to get my painter over here to paint it but it works extremely smoothly and is very solidly installed.

Since it is metal, it won't get stuck shut or blow open when the weather changes, like my old door did. Also, it has interior blinds between glass, so that they will never need to be cleaned, and a keypad deadbolt which will be wonderful to have.

This made my day!
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