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Old 05-30-2016, 04:22 PM   #1241
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Sis has built a hospital in Mexico b4 with donated beds / outdated equipment (2015). Never a house

Today: Memorial Day program / scored $2 backpack + $2 laptop satchel at garage sale for GS2 + GD1 / vegging out b4 bbq. Visited graves yesterday. Wanted it nice and clean
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A few months ago I did a poor job of cleaning the concrete floor in my basement following a reno that created a lot of drywall dust, and since then anything that touched the floor picked up the dust.

One of the bands has moved temporarily so I moved everything else to one side and gave the floor a good scrubbing and then a rinse with the garden hose. Once it dries, I'll move everything to the other side and repeat.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:20 PM   #1243
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Spent a couple of hours this morning on the river, easy trip. Just hanging out the rest of the day.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:41 PM   #1244
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Got back from Delfest. Had a great time musically. Weather-wise, not so much. Rainy Thursday. Poured Friday. Sunny and hot and humid Saturday. Sunday was merely cloudy, with a little drizzle.

But the music was great! The big surprise was Thursday with a group I hadn't heard of before - The Wood Brothers. Excellent, and I was in awe of the bass player. It made more sense when I found out he was Chris Wood from Medeski, Martin and...

Other than them, there was just a lot of good music. Railroad Earth, Yonder Mountain, Sam Bush, all excellent. I was a little disappointed in Tedeschi/Trucks. I think the sum of their two bands isn't as good as the parts. I loved both bands individually, but playing together ties Derek Trucks into the blues only, whereas his band was much more musically diverse. Plus his incredible singer is now just a backup for his wife. But that's the way it goes, I guess. And it's not like they weren't amazing, just not quite as good as I remember when they had separate bands.

Still, great time. Can't wait until next year.
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Got back from Delfest. Had a great time musically. Weather-wise, not so much. Rainy Thursday. Poured Friday. Sunny and hot and humid Saturday. Sunday was merely cloudy, with a little drizzle.

But the music was great! The big surprise was Thursday with a group I hadn't heard of before - The Wood Brothers. Excellent, and I was in awe of the bass player. It made more sense when I found out he was Chris Wood from Medeski, Martin and...
Sounds like a blast, despite the lousy weather.
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I went to the War museum with hubby today. It was free. I'm going to take advantage of all the free stuff in London. My husband said when he was young, he came up to this place often and he was often one or two there. It was crowded today but not super crowded. I bought a cup with red poppy as souvenir and also bought another live Papaver Orientale, aka poppy, for matching. When the plant actually flowers, I will take a picture of it and when I'm back in the states, it will remind me of the War museum. I had plan to go to the Churchill War room but decided to skip it.
I'm beginning to like all the free stuff.
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I went to the War museum with hubby today. It was free. I'm going to take advantage of all the free stuff in London. My husband said when he was young, he came up to this place often and he was often one or two there. It was crowded today but not super crowded. I bought a cup with red poppy as souvenir and also bought another live Papaver Orientale, aka poppy, for matching. When I the plant flower I will take a picture of it and I can look at the picture when I'm in the states thinking about the War museum. I had plan to go to the Churchill War room but decided to skip it.
Oh my you should do the War room, it's totally worth it even though it not free.It really gives you an idea of what went on in London proper during the war.
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Oh my you should do the War room, it's totally worth it even though it not free.It really gives you an idea of what went on in London proper during the war.
I'm here for a while, maybe I will do it eventually. There literally too many things to do here.
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Yesterday spent the day watching a crew tear off the neighbor's old roof. Property lines are close here, so that involved considerable use of our patio, which is now is dirty with roof debris.

Putting on a new tile roof is a something to watch. Yesterday there were 14 men working - 8 on the roof, 4 on the ground, 1 driving a dump truck, 1 driving a supplies truck. The put in a 10 hour day to get the old roof off, wood and fascia repaired, and tar paper down. There was a lot of rot - the new fascia went in so fast I bet there still is some rot in there.
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Yesterday I defrosted the stand-alone freezer - it's a once-every-3-years job that takes most of the day. Since I'll be away for almost 2 weeks at the end of the month, I needed to inventory the stash of frozen leftovers that DH will eat while I'm gone, and figure out how much more I need to store away in the next 3 weeks.
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Yesterday I defrosted the stand-alone freezer - it's a once-every-3-years job that takes most of the day. Since I'll be away for almost 2 weeks at the end of the month, I needed to inventory the stash of frozen leftovers that DH will eat while I'm gone, and figure out how much more I need to store away in the next 3 weeks.
Every 3 months, yikes that seems pretty frequent...out here in the boonies I have a huge chest freezer and have lots of stuff in it...Defrosting it is a major undertaking...I do make sure and sort thru fairly often to rotate food.
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A buddy posted a picture of a guy that I w*rked with on FB. A year after I left Megacorp he passed from a heart attack. Today is the anniversary of his death. Guy was too young barely 50. Time is > money.
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ivinsfan - it's not that bad - once every 3 years!
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We rented a large moving van from Budget and moved granddaughter's apartment from Huntsville, TX to The Woodlands, TX (40 miles each way). The volunteer "help" (extended family men), were in the audience, but complained that they had "bad backs" and were not helping with the heavy items. GD's boyfriend and I handled the big stuff. It took all morning to fill the van and about two hours to move the stuff into the new place.

GD has two more courses to get her BS degree and will take those this summer at the college extension next to her new apartment. The college is actually a stone's throw from our house and her apartment complex is next to us in the other direction.

All was good, and the van only cost me $146 + $30 in fuel. Tomorrow, I will be a bit sore, I am guessing.
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HaHa, time does fly by, but I still think you have me beat!!
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Unpacked my lobsters, vacuumed some more ceiling and spackled some more holes in the walls. It's 99 degrees here and I'm hiding inside. Gonna go to the market for some veggies for tomorrow and tonight (strong craving for a BLT and I gots no tomatoes) after the sun gets a little lower in the sky.
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I went to the War museum with hubby today. It was free. I'm going to take advantage of all the free stuff in London. My husband said when he was young, he came up to this place often and he was often one or two there. It was crowded today but not super crowded. I bought a cup with red poppy as souvenir and also bought another live Papaver Orientale, aka poppy, for matching. When the plant actually flowers, I will take a picture of it and when I'm back in the states, it will remind me of the War museum. I had plan to go to the Churchill War room but decided to skip it.
I'm beginning to like all the free stuff.
Fedup - if you haven't already - the British Museum is free. The Elgin Marbles are amazing (and ownership a tad controversial.)
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Went to see a California Shakespeare Theater production of Much Ado About Nothing, in a pretty outdoor amphitheater with a picnic dinner before the play.
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