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Old 05-08-2015, 03:00 PM   #17161
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We're having a heat wave...a tropical heat wave...

92F here and sunny. I think I have been transported to another universe. It never gets this warm here in early May. I am staying indoors with the AC on. I can't take that kind of heat with hot flashes going on.

I downloaded several gardening books to my Kindle, so I'll read those while Mr B studies. He finally had enough of the nonsense being put upon him as Finance Officer at the local Legion. He has been spending at least 20 hours a week doing that function, all for free.
The new Commander has no clue about what budgeting and tracking spending means, and decided to give a baseball chairperson free rein to just go spend money without coordinating with him or the grounds person. He tried to convince the board members that this was not a good way to operate, to no avail.

So he did the right thing for himself...he resigned.

What a relief. Now he can focus on his studies and set his own schedule.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:04 PM   #17162
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First day of kayaking of the season.

About three hours on the lake. It was getting hot. Got off the lake, finally after loading the kayak on top of the suburban I looked a the thermometer, yikes it was 85F. Have not had anything near that since last August. Last week it was in the forties and fifties.
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Watched my resting heart rate at 76 instead of 110.

When I saw my PCP yesterday it was really for a physical(and that was all done) he'd gone over all my tests, all normal. He'd also reminded I'd recently had an echocardiogram. I thought it may have been 5-7 years ago. I was way off it was 18 months ago. So I go back in a month. I'm feeling normal now.

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Watched my resting heart rate at 76 instead of 110.

When I saw my PCP yesterday it was really for a physical(and that was all done) he'd gone over all my tests, all normal. He'd also reminded I'd recently had an echocardiogram. I thought it may have been 5-7 years ago. I was way off it was 18 months ago. So I go back in a month. I'm feeling normal now.

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GREAT news! Glad to hear that you are doing better. I wonder what the cause was and if the high heart rate will return.

As for me, what did I do all day? Three inspections on my dream house. It passed the general home inspection with flying colors, and the termite inspection, too. The plumbing inspection couldn't be finished today so I'll know more about that next week. It was ~~HOT~~ today in New Orleans, 88F by 10 AM and who knows how hot by the afternoon. So, after over 3 hours of inspections I was glad to be done with it.

Looks like closing on the house will probably be in July instead of this month. The sellers were there, and said don't have a place to move to, yet, and really want to wait. That is fine with me, either way. I just want them to make up their minds, so that we can amend the offer and know the closing date for sure.
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Good news, MRG! Glad you are feeling better.

Congratulations on the inspection, W2R! And I think you are probably a bit relieved to have more time to pack (also means more time to get rid of things!).

We're headed out in our RV for a few days. Weather pattern looks like we will end up in rain (showers or thunderstorms) at some point but hopefully just occasionally. We need the rain too much to complain, though.
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Yes, congratulations on another major step in your purchase! I am counting down the days until I move--less than one week now. At one time I had nearly 35 things listed on Craigslist and am now down to 3 left, which will be donated if they don't sell. I'm moving with a new bedroom set, two chairs and an ottoman. Can't wait to start the fun part of buying some new furniture and decorating. Can't wait, in general, to be out of "this old house" and into a no-care (or at least far less-care) condo!
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I goofed off all day, after I sent Mr B off on his road trip to NH. I stayed behind because I simply was not in the mood to travel 5 hours one way, sleep in a strange bed for 3 nights, just to go out for dinner Sunday and run his Mom around doing shopping errands all day Monday. He will drive back on Tuesday.

We are never "allowed" to do any sightseeing out in the local area. We've tried getting his Mom to be a little adventurous to go to other places besides her favorite places to eat, but no dice. It's very confining to me.

I know I'll get some negative points, but too bad. I've made that same 10 hour round-trip drive, 16 times in the last 4 years, doing the same exact things while there, so I begged off on this one.

So I have the house all to myself for 3.5 days.

What kind of deviltry can I come up with ?
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Really interesting interaction with DW today.

As mentioned before, we recently bought a condo and we're taking our sweet time about moving (probably by the end of June, but who knows?).

Meanwhile, we're starting to bring small things over there, although we won't be bringing furniture until everything is stable. We're having hardwood flooring in much of the main floor to replace the carpet, etc., etc.

Now we're looking at wall paint. There are four major colors used on walls throughout the place, and we have no clue exactly what they are (different paint manufacturers, no paint names or numbers available, etc.).

What we found out is that we see colors completely differently.
Color A: I hate it, she likes it.
Color B: She hates it, I don't care.
Color C: I like it, she doesn't care.

Even worse, she asks me what one of the colors is, and I reply "Pale purple." She gets this strange "What planet is this guy from?" look, and says "Really?"

I finally decided that the only sensible course of action is to let her do the colors and just try to ignore it all.

Honestly, I had no idea!
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Really interesting interaction with DW today.

As mentioned before, we recently bought a condo and we're taking our sweet time about moving (probably by the end of June, but who knows?).

Meanwhile, we're starting to bring small things over there, although we won't be bringing furniture until everything is stable. We're having hardwood flooring in much of the main floor to replace the carpet, etc., etc.

Now we're looking at wall paint. There are four major colors used on walls throughout the place, and we have no clue exactly what they are (different paint manufacturers, no paint names or numbers available, etc.).

What we found out is that we see colors completely differently.
Color A: I hate it, she likes it.
Color B: She hates it, I don't care.
Color C: I like it, she doesn't care.

Even worse, she asks me what one of the colors is, and I reply "Pale purple." She gets this strange "What planet is this guy from?" look, and says "Really?"

I finally decided that the only sensible course of action is to let her do the colors and just try to ignore it all.

Honestly, I had no idea!
Good plan!
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MRG - glad to hear your heart is being cooperative!

I took my son (the one with the broken wrist) to go mentor the Challengers team with the rest of his team... (Challengers division is kids with special needs.) I have to say - those kids were AWESOME with their love of the game. The mentor/buddies just ran with them when they ran the base - or made suggestions on defense plays ("throw it to first - you can do it.) It didn't matter that my son couldn't throw - since he was just a buddy.

Then I took both sons to see the Avenger movie.

Next I'll take older son (the one with the broken face) to see his team play ball tonight.
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Now we're looking at wall paint. There are four major colors used on walls throughout the place, and we have no clue exactly what they are (different paint manufacturers, no paint names or numbers available, etc.).

What we found out is that we see colors completely differently.
Color A: I hate it, she likes it.
Color B: She hates it, I don't care.
Color C: I like it, she doesn't care.

Even worse, she asks me what one of the colors is, and I reply "Pale purple." She gets this strange "What planet is this guy from?" look, and says "Really?"

I finally decided that the only sensible course of action is to let her do the colors and just try to ignore it all.

Honestly, I had no idea!
Why don't you know who the paint manufacturers are? Is this new construction paint where you have no choice? Who picked out the paint at your previous home? Did you ever agree on paint? Have either of you had any change in your eye sight?
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Brau, you are moving in the right direction. "I love it!" is the right response to whatever she picks out!
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Really interesting interaction with DW today.

As mentioned before, we recently bought a condo and we're taking our sweet time about moving (probably by the end of June, but who knows?).

Meanwhile, we're starting to bring small things over there, although we won't be bringing furniture until everything is stable. We're having hardwood flooring in much of the main floor to replace the carpet, etc., etc.

Now we're looking at wall paint. There are four major colors used on walls throughout the place, and we have no clue exactly what they are (different paint manufacturers, no paint names or numbers available, etc.).

What we found out is that we see colors completely differently.
Color A: I hate it, she likes it.
Color B: She hates it, I don't care.
Color C: I like it, she doesn't care.

Even worse, she asks me what one of the colors is, and I reply "Pale purple." She gets this strange "What planet is this guy from?" look, and says "Really?"

I finally decided that the only sensible course of action is to let her do the colors and just try to ignore it all.

Honestly, I had no idea!
DW an I has ame color identification issue, resolved with cataract surgery. We now just have differences of shades of the color. She is in charge of decorating issues, she picks the colors.
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Brau, you are moving in the right direction. "I love it!" is the right response to whatever she picks out!
Yes, that seems to work surprisingly well!
The fact is that I don't really care very much about the wall color, but when I'm asked my honest opinion of something I have this unfortunate tendency to actually give it.
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When we had our house repainted, we ran into some of these issues. Some of the greens looked grey to me. Everyone else would say no, it is green. It took us quite a while to pick out colors for all of the rooms and for the vinyl on the outside. So glad that that is behind me. Good Luck!
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Yes, that seems to work surprisingly well!
The fact is that I don't really care very much about the wall color, but when I'm asked my honest opinion of something I have this unfortunate tendency to actually give it.
Light beige and antique white are a guy's best friends when it comes to commenting on paint color selection.
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(Ahhh...deferred maintenance) Try doing some of that out in the water when the engine putters and spits to a stop. I'd have a look at the fuel filter for sure if you are going to do anything.
Actually, yesterday I ended up changing the oil, spark plugs, and lower unit oil and put it in the water and it is running like a champ. I thought about the fuel filter but it is in a location that looks like it will be hard to change so I'll pass on that for now.
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Brau, you are moving in the right direction. "I love it!" is the right response to whatever she picks out!
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Yes, that seems to work surprisingly well!
The fact is that I don't really care very much about the wall color, but when I'm asked my honest opinion of something I have this unfortunate tendency to actually give it.
Honesty is not the same as full disclosure. When it comes to interior design, I have learned to honestly say what needs to be said and then STHU. Domestic harmony and dinner are more than worth it.
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Really interesting interaction with DW today.

As mentioned before, we recently bought a condo and we're taking our sweet time about moving (probably by the end of June, but who knows?).

Meanwhile, we're starting to bring small things over there, although we won't be bringing furniture until everything is stable. We're having hardwood flooring in much of the main floor to replace the carpet, etc., etc.

Now we're looking at wall paint. There are four major colors used on walls throughout the place, and we have no clue exactly what they are (different paint manufacturers, no paint names or numbers available, etc.).

What we found out is that we see colors completely differently.
Color A: I hate it, she likes it.
Color B: She hates it, I don't care.
Color C: I like it, she doesn't care.

Even worse, she asks me what one of the colors is, and I reply "Pale purple." She gets this strange "What planet is this guy from?" look, and says "Really?"

I finally decided that the only sensible course of action is to let her do the colors and just try to ignore it all.

Honestly, I had no idea!
You are lucky! Only paint colors?

Ha, DW and I can't agree on furniture, cars, clothes, where to go eat, and who's turn it is to walk the dog (I've forgotten a few things here too).

As far as paint colors, I say, "Yes, dear, that color is wonderful and brings out the best in (whatever it's painted on)".
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