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Old 02-05-2023, 04:57 PM   #221
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Thanks, I was going to do more packing today, but I need a day or two away from this.
Take your time - there's a lot to go through emotionally. Too much to handle in a short time.
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Thanks, I was going to do more packing today, but I need a day or two away from this.
I don't blame you that is a tough task. I wish you the best.
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Old 02-05-2023, 05:47 PM   #223
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Went looking for moose sheds. Seven and half miles worth and nothing. It wasn't all a loss, because I got some great exercise and was in the outdoors all day. Priceless!!
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It was like a good day of fishing, not necessarily catching
I picked DB and DSIL up at the Bainbridge ferry and we went to the property to shoot grades and pull tape measures here and there and pound posts. We moved the house 10 feet away from the nearest property line, and then figured out the floor and basement elevations relative to a nearby survey marker and the closest sewer manhole.
We measured the setbacks and also the distance to that manhole for the sewage pump line.
It was a good distraction from thinking about our sister and family.
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Had a wonderful, full weekend. Each day was spent with kids and grandkids. The best kind of days.
Today--nothing is planned!
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Old 02-06-2023, 01:46 PM   #226
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Went to my Dr. appointment with a pain specialist for the first of a series of three injections into my lower back near the spine for reducing and hopefully eliminating the pain. He does a series of three each time, the first two are intentionally short acting (anywhere from one day to several weeks depending on the individual's reaction) to test my reaction to it and then the last series is supposed to last anywhere from a year to several years to (if you're lucky I guess) to lifetime. At the moment I'm "feeling no pain" and it's not from the Percocet. Yay!

The injection site is a little bit sore but he said that is to be expected. I'll know better how it went tomorrow. For the first time since all this started I'm somewhat optimistic.
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That's great!

Pain sucks. I chipped a big piece off a tooth last week and we have the temporary glue on now and in a week or so the dentist and I will re-visit and decide if only a crown or the dreaded root canal and crown will be needed. Maybe even some gum surgery.
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I ended a friendship. She was a hoarder who wanted help sorting through what to keep / what to dispose of in her old home. She actually bought a new condo and it's fully furnished. But her old townhouse is still stuffed. Then she complained that she was tight on funds but owns both properties w/o a mortgage. So I suggested that she sell the old one & bank it. Blew up at me bc I won't help her move her 'valuables' that she acquired at yard sales into storage. Yep. Had to cut that toxicity off

Then I went for a hike to clear my head
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Cool.

No good can come from "helping sort though this stuff"

Just hurt feelings and wasted time.


Installed the trim molding on the attic access. Tomorrow will load the rest of the prepped flooring into the attic and paint and install the ceiling access panel.
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Went on a shopping spree. Hardwood store, Woodcraft, Hobby Lobby. Took my truck so that I could haul more stuff home. Got some wood but may need more.
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Whoohoo! That pain shot seems to be working wonderfully. For the first time in a long long time I woke up with no pain at all. I even got brave and conducted a test: I went downstairs and greased the augers on the snow blower. This involves sitting cross-legged in front of it for about 20-30 minutes to remove the shear pins, grease the augers, turn them multiple times to distribute the grease, then clean everything up and replace the shear pins. The last time I did that I was in pain for two days. Today, nothing!

Well, there was some from my hips so I guess that's the next project....
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Whoohoo! That pain shot seems to be working wonderfully. For the first time in a long long time I woke up with no pain at all. I even got brave and conducted a test: I went downstairs and greased the augers on the snow blower. This involves sitting cross-legged in front of it for about 20-30 minutes to remove the shear pins, grease the augers, turn them multiple times to distribute the grease, then clean everything up and replace the shear pins. The last time I did that I was in pain for two days. Today, nothing!

Well, there was some from my hips so I guess that's the next project....
Great news. Don’t overdue it - or next thing you know you’ll have a mile long honey-do list.
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On a whim headed south and hanging out in Cancun last week and a half. Headed home Friday for a mountain bike race on Sunday.

No bike here, but I’ve been hitting the gym everyday and running… but not eating as healthy as I would be at home. Sitting in second place in our spring mountain bike race series back home. Gonna be a painful Sunday morning as battle my buddy for 1st place standing.
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I have been working in the Foss Waterway Seaport the last week or so, a delightful job site for a boat guy.
https://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/


Our 35 mini was not going to fit, so I rented a 17. We had to run on OSB to keep from marring the polished floors. Here it is going by the fin wale skull, the second largest wale species.



The job was a new public restroom group, and after regrading there was about 3 yards of sand to spare. I used my personal truck to get the trailer in and out of there, it is much better in tight quarters.




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Cool beans Sky! Yeah, I could spend a day in there for sure -

Today I wrapped up the winter project, just need to wait for a good overcast day to go up and install the rest of the wood.



I also ordered up a simple indoor/outdoor wireless thermometer that I'll place the in the "fan hallway" with the remote sensor in the attic. Will be cool to see the difference the fan makes and how fast it does it.

Checking prices on the web, this little winter DIY saved me a grand or two and that's not counting the extra floor space in the attic -
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Another beauty of a day around 50 degrees and a blue bird day. I went to ranch in the morning and had lunch there. I than decided to go look for moose sheds but still can't get my hands around one. A nice day for being outdoors and got some great exercise.
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Cool, sunny morning. DH and I will head out for a nice walk.
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Back at the seaport job to do a little digging. Nothing like sailboat masts and clouds and mountains and sunrise.
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Went down to Home Depot to get a reciprocating saw blade to cut some tree roots that are a threat to the lawn mower blades (the tree is coming down later anyway). Followed that up with a visit to the local plumber's office to set up a date for a replacement water softener, fill the truck with gas, a light grocery run, pick up a prescription, and then home for the rest of the day.
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Nothing on the agenda today--no medical appointments, no yard or house work needed today, no grocery shopping, not watching either DGK.
So, I am finishing up here, then going to read a book by the fire. Great morning!
Enjoy your day folks!
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