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  1. zannej

    What did you do today?

    The list of pins thing is very helpful! My water trough float used a cotter pin. Shan, I'm glad you're ok but that stuff in the ER sounds crazy. I have multiple friends who are nurses & its a very tough job from what I hear. Nurses don't get the appreciation they deserve. There's a doctor on...
  2. zannej

    Sagging floor repair estimate

    Shan, I'm glad that your floors/house aren't in danger of collapse. I remember my friend's subfloors were rotted to the point that he fell through the floor in the laundry room (before he fixed the place up enough to move in). Did you get 3 estimates or only 2? I've heard 3 is the recommended...
  3. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Well, as I predicted, my brother was too sick to work. He was coughing so hard his manager told him to go home, take care of himself, and get better. Said she would find someone to cover his shifts the rest of the week. Friend brought him back a couple of hours after picking him up. And...
  4. zannej

    Sagging floor repair estimate

    Ooh, that is a nice pool! Hope we'll hear from Shan soon on how things are going.
  5. zannej

    What did you do today?

    I forgot to mention, Redneckgrump, that sometimes dishwashers are only 21" wide. They have more compact ones. So, its best to measure as best as you can.. Is your dishwasher going to be anywhere near the sink? I hope Shan is ok. I imagine she's busy with life and getting things sorted at the...
  6. zannej

    Making a small rolling island for kitchen

    That is a very pretty drawer. I think I see the rabbets where the front of the drawer frame meets the sides. One of the reasons for rabbets on the drawer I want to make is so the drawer face won't be too thick. Most of the drawers in the house are only 1/2" and this would be 3/4" because of the...
  7. zannej

    What did you do today?

    I have trouble flipping bread sometimes. LOL. Probably because I use silicone spatulas and they are a bit thicker than metal ones. I have to use something to keep the item I want to flip from sliding in order to flip. As an aside, I ordered a broom and dustpan combo from amazon. The dustpan...
  8. zannej

    What did you do today?

    What is the egg in the hole technique? I suck at flipping eggs. Hammerpedia is a good site and the youtube videos are always good. I've tried those foam covers but they were a waste of $ bc they won't stay on. Wind blows them right off no matter how tight I put them and the cows bump them off...
  9. zannej

    Making a small rolling island for kitchen

    I will probably skip rabbets on this particular piece. the frame Ana did for her drawer seemed sturdy enough. it's going to be light duty anyway. I also like how she put the blocks behind the slides at just the ends-- making the whole piece lighter. I'm also starting to consider pocketholes in...
  10. zannej

    What did you do today?

    We have a rotating thing to hold stuff for coffee-- like creamer & packets of sweetener. Similar to a rotating spice rack-- it turns and such. Cats knocked it on the floor and broke it. I have a few friend who are nurses and they have all talked about young patients with no pre-existing...
  11. zannej

    Circuit breakers are tripping randomly for no reason

    I wonder if there is a short somewhere or if something happened to cause it-- like a brownout or power surge you didn't notice. I'm on a well system too so I feel your pain on the water going out bc the breaker tripped. In my case its more often something went wrong with the pump.
  12. zannej

    Making a small rolling island for kitchen

    Ah. I don't have a radial arm saw. LOL. I think maybe a router or multiple cuts on the tablesaw will have to do.
  13. zannej

    Making a small rolling island for kitchen

    I need to clear off my tablesaw (its serving for storage space right now), get new blades, and get it adjusted. For now we use a handheld circular saw for cutting so I'm trying to do things less complex. I do have a router attachment for my matrix so I wonder if I can use that to cut the...
  14. zannej

    Making a small rolling island for kitchen

    I meant to say bottom shelf instead of drawer. Oops. Redneckgrump, I'm not a fan of low drawers just for the fact that its harder to bend down and reach them. LOL. I'm thinking that leaving that big of a space underneath the drawer could lend itself to adding an adjustable shelf in the middle...
  15. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Ron, that sucks. I hope you're feeling better and that your daughter and SIL will get over it quickly. Pretty sure my brother got some kind of cold or something from our friend's kid. She had the same symptoms and climbed all over my brother while sick. She sat on his shoulders and farted on him...
  16. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Morning all. I'm up at 5am because I heard my brother coughing really hard. He got sent home early from work yesterday bc he was sick. Almost lost his voice. We were out of chicken noodle soup in the house so I went out and got the pack I forgot to unload from the truck and brought it in. Went...
  17. zannej

    Making a small rolling island for kitchen

    Yet another back burner project that I want to try because I already have some of the lumber and can see what I can use & what I need to buy. Friend's kitchen looks somewhat like this (my sketchup drawings) minus some cabinets over the sink (those are planned but not purchased yet) There's an...
  18. zannej

    Sagging floor repair estimate

    Shan, I say go with your gut. If you feel uneasy about these contractors its best to get the engineer in.
  19. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Hey everyone. Sorry if I mixed up stuff with who said what. I have such a hard time remembering things. Been raining so internet has been dropping. I watched the latest episode of Andor. Watched a bunch of "how to" videos on Youtube. Looked up some recipes for fried rice. Didn't the usual...
  20. zannej

    Best friend's house burned on Easter five years ago

    Friend sent me this link to this hunk of junk that he liked bc it has stools. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CSVW1WH/ Mdf particle board or whatever overpriced crap. Smaller (with the leaf down) than the one I want to build. Stools were weak AF as well. So I found folding ones that hold 440lbs...
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