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nealtw

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Thank you. I'm fine now. Just a little stomach bug that was going around. I had years of being spoiled and taken care of by my parents. My mother takes care of me financially now so taking care of her is my job. I just wish I had the energy and motivation I had in my early 20s before I got hit with mono. I'd be getting a lot more done.

Chris, great idea-- making the cover for the firewood. Hope it goes well. Are you posting pics of your fixes and projects anywhere? I'd love to see the pictures if there are any.
Have you had any tests for the thyroid, what you described is what I went thru about 20 years ago. I take one pill a day for that. :thbup:
Initial symptoms of hypothyroidism might include:
Fatigue.
Weight gain.
Cold intolerance.
Dry or brittle hair.
Memory problems.
Irritability and depression.
Higher cholesterol levels.
Slower heart rate.
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Symptoms of Thyroid Problems: What Every Woman Should Know ...
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Actually remembered to bring my plants inside tonight (some cacti, aloe, bamboo, a bromeliad, a few others). Fortunately the frost last night didn't kill them.
 
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Here is my wood shed I built over the weekend. I cut out part of my slope, this is between my house and my shop. built it like a pole barn with stuff I had on my property and some remnants of stuff like roofing left over from one of my rentals. Then I sided it. It has an 8x8 enclosed shed to store my logsplitter and chainsaws and the rest is 5x16 for wood storage. Took me three days from start to finish and spent 376 bucks on materials, everything else I had laying around.

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Is that my bedroom? BTW, I don't see my jacuzzi, satellite dish, or limousine pad yet.
Look harder, I can see a jacuzzi and a satelite dish in that picture. The limo pad is on the greener side of the house where there is grass.
 

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Have you had any tests for the thyroid, what you described is what I went thru about 20 years ago. I take one pill a day for that. :thbup:
Initial symptoms of hypothyroidism might include:
Fatigue.
Weight gain.
Cold intolerance.
Dry or brittle hair.
Memory problems.
Irritability and depression.
Higher cholesterol levels.
Slower heart rate.
More items...
Symptoms of Thyroid Problems: What Every Woman Should Know ...
https://www.everydayhealth.com/womens.../what-women-need-to-know-about-thyroid-...
Yes. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid I think a year or two back. I take 25MCG of Levothyroxin (generic for Synthroid) but I think the dosage needs to be upped.

Here is my wood shed I built over the weekend. I cut out part of my slope, this is between my house and my shop. built it like a pole barn with stuff I had on my property and some remnants of stuff like roofing left over from one of my rentals. Then I sided it. It has an 8x8 enclosed shed to store my logsplitter and chainsaws and the rest is 5x16 for wood storage. Took me three days from start to finish and spent 376 bucks on materials, everything else I had laying around.
That looks great! Love the blue sky in the background. I know you have a lot of work ahead of you, but it looks like you're making good progress and will have your own piece of paradise.
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Yes. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid I think a year or two back. I take 25MCG of Levothyroxin (generic for Synthroid) but I think the dosage needs to be upped.



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25 is where I started and they moved it up every six month until I got to 150 and have been here ever since. but it gets checked ever 6 months.
 

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25 is where I started and they moved it up every six month until I got to 150 and have been here ever since. but it gets checked ever 6 months.
Yeah. My brother just got bumped up to 50. My mother is at 125 I think. My next appointment is in November.
I think I'm going to go for a walk after I take some Ibuprofen and grab some lunch. The weather is nice and cool today.
 

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Took Ralphina to the vet for her monthly shots and made the vet cry by showing her the video of Shiro having seizures. Well, didn't help that I cried when I described what happened before I started recording and how long it took for him to die and so forth. She said it looked like strychnine poisoning. My brother asked how he could have come across it and she said someone had to have deliberately given it to him. Not sure if it was neighbors or hunters. She said there had been two other dogs who had similar seizures recently, but that at least one of them had been ill for over a week. Shiro was perfectly fine all week and in the afternoon when my brother left for work.

My friend who has been working on removing the trees also started seeing what he could salvage on the barn. He said he's almost to the point that he can cut up the tree that fell on it. But that he'll have to work slow since more of the barn started collapsing. If we can get the collapsed parts cut off, we might be able to stop it from pulling down the rest of the barn and still salvage part of it. The side wall that was made of tin apparently collapsed completely. But the center and front of the barn are still ok.
 

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Finally started painting the master bathroom yesterday. It's probably a 20 square-foot room but fitting it in around work and family life means breaking it up into quick sessions. Rolled two walls yesterday, will roll two more walls next time (hopefully today), then another day or two for the brush work.

Then the fun part begins, painting and installing shelves and the mirror frame, which creating out of a couple long pieces of scrap moulding. Pictures maybe to follow.
 

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Finally started painting the master bathroom yesterday. It's probably a 20 square-foot room but fitting it in around work and family life means breaking it up into quick sessions. Rolled two walls yesterday, will roll two more walls next time (hopefully today), then another day or two for the brush work.

Then the fun part begins, painting and installing shelves and the mirror frame, which creating out of a couple long pieces of scrap moulding. Pictures maybe to follow.
Nice! I want to make a mirror frame to build my own medicine cabinet-- think I found a good mirror to use, but need to figure out how to make a frame/door with the trim. Any tips?
I'd love to see pics of your progress!

Today I changed a lightbulb in the laundry room. Couldn't find the stepstool so I piled up dirty laundry until I could reach the bulb on tiptoe. Also helped a friend with planning for his realm in Dungeons and Dragons. I help him flesh out the various villages, towns, and cities in the realm by giving suggestions of what trades, types of buildings, etc they would need and such. Might sound silly, but the kid needs something to help him relax and planning D&D stuff makes him happy.
 

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Turns out the two walls I rolled already will need a third coat. Two steps forward, one step back. Plus I won't get around to it for a few more days because I have to scramble to write a scientific paper to submit to a conference by Sunday. (I compensate for my lack of formal education by writing scientific papers and submitting them to conferences. Makes me feel smart when they're accepted, and improves scientific discourse to get an outsider's view--it's a win win!)

I'll try and remember to photo-document my mirror framing process. As we've seen by now I usually don't remember to take pictures until everything's done and even then I often forget, but I promise I'll try and remember this time!

Using laundry as a step stool...hilarious. I'm sure I've done that too.
 

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Thanks! I saw a mirror that has no frame for around $20 that is about the right size to use and I would just need to make the frame. Wonder if I should get the polished edge or one with beveled edge.
Now I just need to wash some of the laundry and test out the dryer to see if my friend pushing the breaker switch farther could have fixed the issue. It's no longer giving me an error message, so I'll have to see.

Meanwhile, my friends are almost done clearing the trees from the chickenyard. Just one more tree to cut down and then the rest is hauling stuff out. The moving the stuff out is what takes the longest. Hopefully he'll also be able to get to the tree on the barn roof to take some of the weight off, and then we'll have to see what it will take to try to salvage what we can of the barn so it doesn't completely collapse. Gonna have to be careful with the wiring bc some of it is still live.

I'm also wondering if I should try to sell the giant brooder box we used for the chicks years ago. Not sure if anyone would want a used thing like that though.. But it's still in good shape.
 

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Thanks! I saw a mirror that has no frame for around $20 that is about the right size to use and I would just need to make the frame. Wonder if I should get the polished edge or one with beveled edge.
Now I just need to wash some of the laundry and test out the dryer to see if my friend pushing the breaker switch farther could have fixed the issue. It's no longer giving me an error message, so I'll have to see.

Meanwhile, my friends are almost done clearing the trees from the chickenyard. Just one more tree to cut down and then the rest is hauling stuff out. The moving the stuff out is what takes the longest. Hopefully he'll also be able to get to the tree on the barn roof to take some of the weight off, and then we'll have to see what it will take to try to salvage what we can of the barn so it doesn't completely collapse. Gonna have to be careful with the wiring bc some of it is still live.

I'm also wondering if I should try to sell the giant brooder box we used for the chicks years ago. Not sure if anyone would want a used thing like that though.. But it's still in good shape.
cut 4 - 1x4s on a 45 degree angle, to make a frame
make the frame 1'' smaller than the mirrior
using your table saw, set it to rip a 1/2'' grove in all 4 pieces
so the mirror is inletted into the frame
 
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Today I am cleaning out my shop and moving a bunch of my junk upstairs into my storage so I can get started on my projects.
 

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Today I am cleaning out my shop and moving a bunch of my junk upstairs into my storage so I can get started on my projects.
Speaking of projects, I just got back from home depot
i needed some treated 2x4's
i saw the price at $4.42 each
then i saw treated landscape timbers at $3,37 each
I bought landscape timbers, and will rip them
prices are crazy
 
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