Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2015, 10:08 AM   #18581
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
Power laundry to take advantage of another unexpected day of great outside clothesline drying weather--four big throw rugs are wafting in the breeze today, bedding yesterday. Best smell ever imo.
__________________

__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-05-2015, 11:40 AM   #18582
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
Power laundry to take advantage of another unexpected day of great outside clothesline drying weather--four big throw rugs are wafting in the breeze today, bedding yesterday. Best smell ever imo.
I dry bulky items like jeans and towels outside, when the weather cooperates. But it must be the air quality here in DFW, because line dried items don't have all that pleasant of an odor...
__________________

__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 11:57 AM   #18583
Recycles dryer sheets
Sea Kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver/Gulf Islands/Baja
Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodi View Post
That is really cool Sea Kayaker.
Would have been even cooler if the picture didn't post sideways.
__________________
Retired at 42... the world is my oyster, and I am now in the process of shucking the hell out of it.
Sea Kayaker is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 12:06 PM   #18584
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
I dry bulky items like jeans and towels outside, when the weather cooperates. But it must be the air quality here in DFW, because line dried items don't have all that pleasant of an odor...
I think your weather is either rainy or hot this year--not so good for that fresh line-dried smell.
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 12:08 PM   #18585
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
I think your weather is either rainy or hot this year--not so good for that fresh line-dried smell.
That pretty much describes Texas weather...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 02:52 PM   #18586
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,894
Gorgeous 70+ degree day here in SE MI, so I decided to clean the gutters out one last time before winter. DW is nervous about me being on the roof (colonial with walkout, so it is 30 feet down) so I invested in a safety harness and mounted an attachment point in the center of the roof. It is a little awkward to use, but provides a nice backup when I'm near the edge.
__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is online now  
Old 11-05-2015, 02:55 PM   #18587
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Gorgeous 70+ degree day here in SE MI, so I decided to clean the gutters out one last time before winter. DW is nervous about me being on the roof (colonial with walkout, so it is 30 feet down) so I invested in a safety harness and mounted an attachment point in the center of the roof. It is a little awkward to use, but provides a nice backup when I'm near the edge.
Smart move!
__________________
splitwdw is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 03:06 PM   #18588
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,353
4.6 mile hike and we're off to see "Bridge of Spies"
__________________
Ronstar is online now  
Old 11-05-2015, 03:21 PM   #18589
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 8,610
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
DW is nervous about me being on the roof
Mine was the same way when I was doing that stuff, so she wanted one more safeguard. I promised to always have a cell phone in my pocket when I was up there.

That was based on an unfortunate incident a number of years ago when my 12 ft stepladder mysteriously collapsed under me while I was on one of the top steps. Nothing seriously hurt but my dignity, but it was a sobering moment.
__________________
braumeister is online now  
Old 11-05-2015, 03:28 PM   #18590
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
..... I promised to always have a cell phone in my pocket when I was up there............
Good idea, I carry my cell phone when I'm up there, too, but I doubt I could dial 911 before I hit the ground.
__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is online now  
Old 11-05-2015, 03:56 PM   #18591
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Good idea, I carry my cell phone when I'm up there, too, but I doubt I could dial 911 before I hit the ground.
I was wondering why you'd want a cell phone with you. 911 on speed dial!
__________________
splitwdw is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 04:36 PM   #18592
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,472
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Mine was the same way when I was doing that stuff, so she wanted one more safeguard. I promised to always have a cell phone in my pocket when I was up there.

That was based on an unfortunate incident a number of years ago when my 12 ft stepladder mysteriously collapsed under me while I was on one of the top steps. Nothing seriously hurt but my dignity, but it was a sobering moment.

FIL broke his back and a friend of mine died from such a fall 2 years ago. When we put up Christmas lights I stay at the base of the ladder and add my weight at the bottom to lower the center of gravity. Do be careful!


Sent from my iPhone using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
EastWest Gal is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 04:39 PM   #18593
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,544
Quote:
Originally Posted by splitwdw View Post
I was wondering why you'd want a cell phone with you. 911 on speed dial!
I can hear the tape of the call now:

911: "Nine one one, what is your emergency?"

You: "Help, I've fallen off the " THUD!

911: "Hello? Anyone there? Hello?"

911: To operator in next chair: "Dang prank callers!"
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 04:42 PM   #18594
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,116
Reminds me of the pre-cell phone days when cordless phones were the latest technology.

Dad (age 85) would climb up the ladder to paint the house while my mom sat nearby in a lawn chair, cordless phone in hand, the 9 and 1 buttons already pressed...
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 04:51 PM   #18595
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
pb4uski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vermont & Sarasota, FL
Posts: 16,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Gorgeous 70+ degree day here in SE MI, so I decided to clean the gutters out one last time before winter. DW is nervous about me being on the roof (colonial with walkout, so it is 30 feet down) so I invested in a safety harness and mounted an attachment point in the center of the roof. It is a little awkward to use, but provides a nice backup when I'm near the edge.
Luckily, our gutters are easily reachable with a stepladder.

I don't do roofs anymore... a guy I worked with fell off a ladder and seriously injured his back and was walking with a cane the last time I saw him... another friend fell off his roof and seriously injured himself... brain damage... could no longer work and is a shell of his former self. Not worth the risk... if I had something that needed to be done on our roofs I'll hire it out.
__________________
If something cannot endure laughter.... it cannot endure.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Slow and steady wins the race.
pb4uski is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 04:53 PM   #18596
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Drove DH to the airport.
Farflenarkin navigator took me to a narrow dead end and several circuits of airport and past the college until it decided I could get on the road to home.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 05:14 PM   #18597
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 731
The weather is finally cool for a change so I could spend some time in the back yard doing some clean up.


Did go a bit over the top/OCD and cut back quite a bit of dead/dying bushes, pulling up unwanted wild grass, scooping up leaves, sweeping up, and then some feeding/fertilizing.


The afternoon golden glow is amazing.


Time to prep for dinner. I hope the game tonight is good!
__________________
BBQ-Nut is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 05:26 PM   #18598
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb4uski View Post
Luckily, since our gutters are easily reachable with a stepladder.

I don't do roofs anymore... a guy I worked with fell off a ladder and seriously injured his back and was walking with a cane the last time I saw him... another friend fell off his roof and seriously injured himself... brain damage... could no longer work and is a shell of his former self. Not worth the risk... if I had something that needed to be done on our roofs I'll hire it out.
Frank doesn't do roofs or high ladders any more either, thankfully. I nagged him about it a little bit when he was in his 50's, to little avail, so I stopped. But without me saying another word, he just QUIT doing that around the time he turned 60. He even pays to have his gutters cleaned out, now. I am so glad and hope he stays happy, healthy, and in one piece for a long, long time.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now  
Old 11-05-2015, 06:38 PM   #18599
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Gorgeous 70+ degree day here in SE MI, so I decided to clean the gutters out one last time before winter. DW is nervous about me being on the roof (colonial with walkout, so it is 30 feet down) so I invested in a safety harness and mounted an attachment point in the center of the roof. It is a little awkward to use, but provides a nice backup when I'm near the edge.
I have 5 attachment points and three ropes on my roof while I am building my house. The roofer is here this week doing the shingling. Before he is done, I will have one attachment point permanently placed at the peak just above the chimney. The ropes are a real pain to work with and if you step on one, your foot slips, but if you keep them tight while you work, at least you can't slide all the way off the roof.
__________________
Hermit is offline  
Old 11-05-2015, 06:42 PM   #18600
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
I have 5 attachment points and three ropes on my roof while I am building my house. The roofer is here this week doing the shingling. Before he is done, I will have one attachment point permanently placed at the peak just above the chimney. The ropes are a real pain to work with and if you step on one, your foot slips, but if you keep them tight while you work, at least you can't slide all the way off the roof.
Yea, it would seem like a flat strap would be a better design, as the rope rolls easily.
__________________

__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is online now  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did 2008-09 Results Help You Now? Idnar7 FIRE and Money 42 10-27-2015 10:10 AM
California Munis Closed End Funds tanked today, why? Disappointed FIRE and Money 10 01-20-2008 07:15 PM
Did you retire or Did you quit GTM Life after FIRE 19 03-09-2006 02:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.