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Old 03-16-2021, 04:36 PM   #561
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Since it has been almost 2 weeks since I got my second shot, I felt it was safe to work at the hospice today. My neighbor and I volunteer there repairing their walkers, wheelchairs and other medical appliances.
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Old 03-16-2021, 05:04 PM   #562
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^ is that a Hibiscus? Amazing to see flowers in northern climates this time of year. So, is that flower a perennial?
Yes - a hibiscus. It lives in my workshop at about 55į in the winter. I keep a plant light on it now and water every other day. It gets about 1-2 blooms a week through this winter.

It's an annual. It keeps living because I don't let it get cold. In the past snowbird days, it has gone 2-3 months in winters before without light and water and survived.
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After decluttering somewhat this week, today I took a GIANT box of donations to Good Will. Think of the biggest Amazon box you might normally see - - that size, and filled to the brim. I was proud to have managed to get it out to the garage and into the Venza all by myself, using a cart. Good Will has a drive through with several strong young men, so when we got there all I had to do was push the button to lift the tailgate and they took it from there.

Then we went to the drive through at Walgreens to pick up prescriptions, and then out to lunch (shrimp scampi, mmm!).

Today's high was a pleasant 86F with a light breeze. The butterflies are back! We saw monarchs and several other types in the back yard this afternoon, fluttering about happily. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but it sure looks like winter is over down here.
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W2R >> that is interesting 86F and looks like winter is over. If we had 86F it would be one of the hottest days of the year for us and it would be mid summer. Lol

Sounds like you had a great day!
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Cold wet and rainy day so I only went outside to get the newspaper and mail. Otherwise I was in the basement working on an airplane that is close to having the basic structure done. Next will be the control installation and I want to get some photos of it fully completed but not covered yet. Most people call those the "bare bones" photos but I call them the "stark naked" photos. This gets an eyeroll from DW.

It might be a good thing that I didn't put away the snow blower, the forecast has the possibility of snow in it. Not a blizzard by any stretch and we probably won't even need a snow shovel, but winter is definitely not over.
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W2R >> that is interesting 86F and looks like winter is over. If we had 86F it would be one of the hottest days of the year for us and it would be mid summer. Lol

Sounds like you had a great day!
I did, thanks!

Yes, 86F would be really hot for some parts of the country! Not so much here in New Orleans. I love hot, rainy weather so the climate down here is just right for me. The ice storm a few weeks ago nearly terrorized me. I don't know how to deal with it.
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:36 AM   #567
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We are doing a partial restore on our 48 year old B. DW is doing the Interior I am doing everything else. It is coming on slowly.

So far all brightwork has been removed and polished and all seals replaced.
New master Cylinders and Brakes Bled
New Front Disks, pads and shoes
Dash removed, cleaned and rewired when needed
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Itís not really what I did today ... itís what my daughter did today! She is graduating nursing school in two short months and she had her first job interview today.

After the interview she FaceTimed (she is at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and we are in CA) me and was very up beat and chatty about the interview and possibilities. She is deaf, but has never let lack of hearing slow her down.

Signs are looking good for employment for our youngster.
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Spent the day in my basement workroom. Cleaning and purging. Hoping to downsize the big house in the not too distant future and it is crunch time. The realization that the chances that I am going to use X, Y or Z again is somewhat sobering. Good riddance though to countless Phillips screws! Surprised so many accumulated as I usually throw them out as I go along. Lots of old electrical stuff heading down to Habitat for Humanity along with some plumbing things. Some tools to Goodwill. The only part of the house (aside from the furnace room) that still has exposed concrete floor so will probably put some vinyl down when I have got it nice and clean.
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Had a follow-up Dr. appointment today. I'm finally off the blood pressure meds entirely. Yay!

Putzed around with R/C airplane stuff but didn't really get much done with the interruption from the Dr. appt. and DW trying to schedule a vaccination appointment online. Mostly just sat at the workbench and thought about processes and installation issues for the R/C gear. Despite it's diminutive size it's an airplane and all the aerodynamic and weight & balance issues still apply.
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Went to Whole Foods to buy Whole Paws grain-free dog food for my dog, also treated myself to some Tiramisu. Practiced the piano, did laundry, cooked, cleaned, played with my dog. All in all, another quiet and pleasant day in ER.
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Itís not really what I did today ... itís what my daughter did today! She is graduating nursing school in two short months and she had her first job interview today.

After the interview she FaceTimed (she is at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and we are in CA) me and was very up beat and chatty about the interview and possibilities. She is deaf, but has never let lack of hearing slow her down.

Signs are looking good for employment for our youngster.
That is a great day! I wish your daughter the very best and I bet she would be a great nurse.
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Went to a Board Meeting in the AM and then went hiking the rest of the day. A beautiful gorgeous day.
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DW is recuperating from her third epidural blood patch procedure last Friday in an attempt to stop a neuro spinal fluid leak that is causing chronic daily migraines. So, I am taking a week of FMLA and handling all of the household chores that she canít given her post-surgical restrictions. Corned beef and cabbage is in the slow cooker, laundry done, dog walked x2, garbage cans are in, and the dishes washed. I am now debating on whether to begin updating QuŪcken or waiting to do it tomorrow since the forecast is for rain. QuŪcken is tempting because the alternative is to put away the clean laundry.
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We are doing a partial restore on our 48 year old B. DW is doing the Interior I am doing everything else. It is coming on slowly.

So far all brightwork has been removed and polished and all seals replaced.
New master Cylinders and Brakes Bled
New Front Disks, pads and shoes
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Door locks removed, re-keyed and replaced.
Drivers door removed, crack welded and primed.
New WindShield Seals (All of them)

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What is funny shaped wood piece in the trunk?
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Itís not really what I did today ... itís what my daughter did today! She is graduating nursing school in two short months and she had her first job interview today.

After the interview she FaceTimed (she is at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and we are in CA) me and was very up beat and chatty about the interview and possibilities. She is deaf, but has never let lack of hearing slow her down.

Signs are looking good for employment for our youngster.
Congrats. My wife is a retired RN and it can be a very rewarding but demanding career. Hoping it works out well for her.
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Putzed around in the workshop, went for a hike, did some reading, worked on making some maps
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Itís not really what I did today ... itís what my daughter did today! She is graduating nursing school in two short months and she had her first job interview today.

After the interview she FaceTimed (she is at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and we are in CA) me and was very up beat and chatty about the interview and possibilities. She is deaf, but has never let lack of hearing slow her down.

Signs are looking good for employment for our youngster.
Great news! Wishing her great success in the job hunt.
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It looks like a tool for the knock-off wheels. I had a TR-6 in my younger days which required the same, although I just used a rubber mallet.
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Itís not really what I did today ... itís what my daughter did today! She is graduating nursing school in two short months and she had her first job interview today.

After the interview she FaceTimed (she is at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and we are in CA) me and was very up beat and chatty about the interview and possibilities. She is deaf, but has never let lack of hearing slow her down.

Signs are looking good for employment for our youngster.
Congrats!
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