What did you do today?

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  1. Nov 8, 2019 #2181

    zannej

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    Flyover, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope your foot is OK. Sounds like my kind of luck. I wonder if something just got jarred loose or if the dent is in the way of something. I'm hoping you can fix it.

    My brother-in-law got territorial & was bothered by the idea of someone else picking fixtures for his house so we didn't get to add any of the ADA features to the shower so my mother wasn't able to shower there-- but she did wash her hair in the kitchen sink. I feel sorry for whoever has to clean the hair out of the drain later. The trip was OK but my brother-in-law made it clear he only wanted my mother to visit & not me (but she needs me to drive & to help her carry stuff & bring her stuff). I helped clean their bathroom in their old house & I will never again feel guilty about how dirty my mother's bathroom is because I clean it more often than they cleaned their bathroom. I have never seen so many bandaid wrappers strewn all over the place. And so much hair from shaving just coating everything... Q-tips everywhere. I scrubbed the hell out of the counter, the mirrors, wiped down every single bottle & item on the shelves, cleaned out the drawers & wiped everything down with clorix wipes. I switched to lysol wipes for the floor because there was a litterbox. I wasn't afraid to touch things without gloves because I've touched worse stuff & I knew I could always wash my hands afterwards. My sister spent a long time looking for gloves. I guess my brother-in-law must have been bothered by me touching his stuff because my sister didn't want me to help clean the next day. I put most stuff back where I got it from, didn't throw away anything that wasn't obviously trash, and I didn't break or damage anything.

    The upside was I found some stuff she was going to throw out that I wanted-- I'd been actively looking for a couple of the items for the laundry/bathroom reno. Got a little bathroom shelf and a cut down closet rod that is almost the right size (just needs a little trimming). I also snagged a little stepstool she was going to throw away & gave it to my friend who then used it when putting up insulation in his walk-in pantry.

    We were only gone a week but when I got back our old dog was on death's door. My brother had not been feeding her every day & had forgotten to give her water. The waterers in the house were all empty so the dog was dehydrated. She was too weak to stand up & could barely sit up. I think she also thought we were never coming back & was upset. I got her some warm water, petted her, wiped her down, cleaned her bed sores, and got her to eat. At first she was barely eating but now she's feeling better & her appetite has improved & she's walking around. We got her a thin memory foam mat to sleep on. It gives more cushioning without being difficult to walk on. She got stuck a few times when her feet slipped on trash (did I mention there was trash all over the floor when I got back?) and once she walked behind the trash can & couldn't figure out how to back up so she started yelping. Apparently she yelped in distress constantly while we were gone & my brother was annoyed. It was bc she couldn't get up & wanted food or water. I have been bringing food & water to her so she doesn't have to get up and walk to a bowl, but she's now feeling well enough to go to the waterer (which I refilled). The last time she yelped was a few days ago when trash from my brother's room spilled out into the hallway & got under her feet so she kept slipping when she tried to stand up.

    I did some cleaning and cooking yesterday. Today I'm feeling a bit meh & it's raining outside but I'm trying to get myself up to do something productive. Things got really rough for my best friend & he's having some relationship problems with his fiance (might be ex soon). I'm staying out of it & letting him handle it, but am still trying to help him with his house. He needs to replace his breaker box which is 10"x8". He hasn't specified which is width vs height but he said he doesn't think he can go wider but he can go higher when he gets a new box. He's mentioned his walls have a lot of wood spanning the studs underneath the wood paneling so cutting through stuff isn't going to be easy. I think he can probably go a bit wider if he figures out where the studs are and only cuts away or moves the blocking that is around the box. Trying to figure out which brand is affordable but still reliable.

    I hope everyone else is having a good day-- also hope Flyover will have better luck.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2019 at 6:19 PM #2182

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    Thanks, @zannej. Today I took out every nut and bolt from the thing I could find, removed the wheel, tried to open it up, but found I could not. Then I noticed a reset button. Pressed it, then it worked!
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2019 at 6:57 PM #2183

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    Hooray for the reset button! I'm very glad that worked out. Hopefully the motor stand is working as intended as well.

    It's been raining here & somehow we hit our bandwidth limit which means our internet is severely throttled until midnight (which is when the billing period resets). I wish that I'd actually gone outside yesterday when it wasn't raining. I need the exercise. I'm also putzing on changing the HVAC filters. I need to get up and do some cleaning today & maybe hit the store to get some stuff we ran out of.
     
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  4. Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 AM #2184

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    Happy Veteran's Day, especially to anyone here who's a veteran! Hope y'all had a good one.
     
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