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Old 05-23-2019, 11:41 PM   #941
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My ceramic hole drills arrived. I used them to cut holes on pots for DW to plant plants. I can't believe the whole set is less than $10. Despite the low price, the bits worked well. Holes are cut nicely, and I didn't break any pots in doing so.

Afterward, I built a wooden case for the drill set.

In between, I've got 12 holes of golf in before I got too angry/hungry to continue. LOL.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:06 AM   #942
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More a weekly update... Power washed the concrete patio and driveway, plus part of a wooden beam retaining wall. Found a new mowing service. Had new windows installed; now vacuuming the thin layer of dust on everything. All this with sciatica from hell in my left hip.

More outside work to do, after coffee and food.
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Drove the motorhome for a few miles to exercise it. It has been sitting for more than 6 months. The engine started right up, which was a relief. Its genset also started up right away, but that was because I drained the carburetor.

Wonder how long the Sta-Bil lasts in the tank. Maybe I should add some fresh ounces just for peace of mind.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #944
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One of my bands played a gig last night, and we play the same place again tonight.

More purging...sold one of my bass amps to a young kid (well, mid-20's ) this morning who was excited to buy it. As soon he left I posted another amp for sale.

GF is heading over shortly to help me empty a spare bedroom...the master ensuite build is underway and a wall is coming down between to two smaller bedrooms.
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My mum is moving. And I am helping. So this evening we went over and looked around. Draw up a map with measurements etc.


She is downsizing from a house to a 3 bedroom flat for health reasons. And it's impossible to fit all her furniture and other possessions. But she is happy to get everything on one floor and modern standards all around.
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Found out my sister-in-law and her hubby got a pup the other day. It's a Sheepadoodle...a cross between a sheep dog and yeah, a poodle. Never heard of such a thing. I need to get out more often.
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Found out my sister-in-law and her hubby got a pup the other day. It's a Sheepadoodle...a cross between a sheep dog and yeah, a poodle. Never heard of such a thing. I need to get out more often.
Doodles are interesting dogs. I spent the day with a Cavapoo I've known since 8 weeks. In this case the mix wants to sit with me as a King Charles Cavalier would do with royalty. The poodle characteristics are there too. Clean, no shedding, and in charge of the owner.
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Found out my sister-in-law and her hubby got a pup the other day. It's a Sheepadoodle...a cross between a sheep dog and yeah, a poodle. Never heard of such a thing. I need to get out more often.
Neighbor has one, it is a cool dog. Always alert and well mannered. It's a goofy looking dog after it's groomed but that adds to the charm.

Yesterday we played tourist. We live in a tourist town and all the tourists are back so we joined them. Ate at a brewry down on the river, crowded with people. Then we walked the riverwalk. It was puppy day! There were 3 folks who had 3-4 month old pups on their first big outdoor adventures. One was a 3 month old lab that really wanted to come home with me.
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Wonder how long the Sta-Bil lasts in the tank. Maybe I should add some fresh ounces just for peace of mind.
it will last a couple of years. (Read the label) I would add a little to freshen it up. DD's generator had Sta-Bil in the tank for almost 5 years and it started right up.
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I have a Kindle Voyage and I absolutely love it. Use it almost daily and I've always bragged about the great battery life.

So naturally the battery went south on me very suddenly the other day and now it won't even go 24 hours on a charge. Pretty sad for something only three years old. Fortunately, I found a place that sells replacement batteries and it appears to be pretty easy to open it up and swap them out.

The sad part is that Amazon doesn't even sell it any more, as they want you to upgrade to the newer Oasis model which has a different form factor so I'd have to buy a new cover for it as well.

Thank goodness for 3rd party battery sellers!
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At DW's family beach house on SSI GA "depersonalizing" it to get it ready to add to a vacation rental program after July 4th. Fortunately/unfortunately hurricane Irma did most of the "depersonalizing" for us already....
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Still catching up from being away last week visiting DD in NYC. DS is in town this week but as usual we don't see much of him - very glad he still has such good friends here even though he hasn't lived here since HS.

Several weeks ago we had the tile replaced in our kitchen and master bath, but the t-molding to transition to the wood floors didn't come in until last week. The tile guy says he'll be here tomorrow morning to finish the work - I hope he does as I'm playing host for our bunco group tomorrow night.
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Got the 18,000-BTU/hr minisplit AC delivered this afternoon. Both the indoor and outdoor units are bigger than I expected. Darn! I guess size matters if you want to have high efficiency.

Will start the installation tomorrow. Not looking forward to working in the garage attic, where the refrigerant lines will be routed through. It's gonna be hot up there, and I will need to start early in the morning.
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I'm busier than Keith Richard's pharmacist

My project to turn 2 smaller bedrooms into a master with ensuite has expanded and become huge. I'm now gutting and redoing the main bathroom (currently the only one in the house) and adding a half bathroom in the basement...plus of course building the new ensuite.

Except for the rough in plumbing and mudding, I'm doing everything. Flooring in 3 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms, build two new closets, frame the new bathroom in the basement, drywall everywhere, paint, install toilets, vanities, and new bathroom fans (requires a trip to the attic), and some new plugs and lights and the required electrical.
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At DW's family beach house on SSI GA "depersonalizing" it to get it ready to add to a vacation rental program after July 4th. Fortunately/unfortunately hurricane Irma did most of the "depersonalizing" for us already....
We vacation most winters on SSI. Great place. Good rental market. Hope it works out for you !
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Did my last commute. On the train home. I'm on the books until 7 June but I'm on leave till then.
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Did my last commute. On the train home. I'm on the books until 7 June but I'm on leave till then.
Awesome! What a great day. I remember the feeling.
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Gym day, then out to lunch with DW, then grocery run, stop at ATM, and home.

An odd thing did happen at the restaurant. Their computer system went down so the waitress said they couldn't issue a check and we couldn't pay until it came back up. "No problem" says I "We're paying cash so just do it with pencil & paper & put it in the system later".

"Oh no" she says. "I can't do that without the computer being up". I was tempted to ask how she got out of fourth grade but held my tongue. So I totaled it all up from the menu, added a healthy tip, paid cash, and we left.

Yet another indication of the decline of western civilization....
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"Oh no" she says. "I can't do that without the computer being up". I was tempted to ask how she got out of fourth grade but held my tongue. So I totaled it all up from the menu, added a healthy tip, paid cash, and we left.

Yet another indication of the decline of western civilization....
I see that now and then. But what really makes me crazy is when the bill comes to $19.35. I hand over a $20 along with a quarter and a dime, then watch as total confusion contorts the cashier's face. After a bit, they dutifully enter $20.35 as the amount paid, then get this wondering look when told to hand back $1.00 in change. Like "How did you know it would work out that way?"
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