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  1. May 1, 2018 #1741

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    Been making the drawers for the computer desk , raking up all the leaves and mowing the yard with our new mower. we made about three passes with our old one before it decided to lock up.and pruning the rose bushes this winter was especially hard on them. fertilizing and debugging the yard.
     
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  2. May 5, 2018 #1742

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    Flyover, no need to apologize on forgetting the pictures. I'd forgotten that I asked. But the explanation is good and you can still take pics of the finished project. :)
    I was thinking of doing about the same for the one I plan to make. Although, I want it to stay together so I plan to use some sort of strong adhesive. I got 4 bullseye plinth blocks and some fluted mdf door/window trim but I think the plinths are a tad wider than the trim. I wish I could have found wood trim instead of mdf, but they didn't have any available. I hope the router can still work on mdf without problems. I want to notch the back of the trim and the plinths. I'm even thinking of using some of that rope putty like stuff used to install window screens or something (not certain what it's used for but it looks like string) under the edge between the mdf and the mirror for a little cushioning. I'm trying to figure out if the width difference will be obvious and if it is, maybe I can find some sort of very thin quarter round trim to make up the difference. I've never built a project like this before so it will be interesting. I still have an old piece of my father's attempts to make a framed mirror that cracked when he was putting it together as a reminder down in the workshop (which is part of why I want a little bit of a buffer between glass and wood). He did make some of the framed mirrors successfully though-- and put them at the back wall of the hutch on his massive custom desk. Anyway, on mine I plan to put the mirror on plywood or luan and I'm thinking of having the trim notched to hang over the very edge of the plywood just a smidgen to hide the plywood edge. I'll have to find out if I have the right tools for that job. The last time I used a chisel for carving, I used the wrong kind and it did some weird funky grooves instead of being flat like I'd wanted (but my woodworking teacher thought it looked cool).

    Tuffy, that reminds me that I need to get my lawn cut again. In some ways I'm regretting having given my riding mower away (but it was broken). Guy who has it now fixed it and made some $ mowing people's lawns. I still remember when we lived in Navy housing and I got too sick to mow the lawn. My father worked 60+ hours, my mother never did yardwork in her life, and my brother would quit after 2 minutes. The navy started sticking notes on our door threatening to have one of the lawn ninjas (navy didn't call them that, but they were called that bc they wore full face covering things like ninjas) mow our lawn at our expense. They even called once and my father said "Go ahead, I would gladly pay them to have my lawn mowed." Even when it didn't grow long, that grass was very thick and constantly choked up the lawnmowers and there was too much of a slope in some areas to safely use a riding mower-- plus we had nowhere to store one without it getting stolen or damaged by the neighbor's kids. yard wasn't large enough to have a shed & there were no fences allowed. But they never kept good on their threats. Just kept posting notes and my father would laugh. They posted notes on an empty house for months before I saw someone putting a note up and told them "No one lives there, they got med-vaced out 6 months ago." I probably told that story before. LOL.
     
  3. May 19, 2018 #1743

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    It's been quiet here for awhile. Everyone doing ok?
    Haven't heard from Chris in awhile. Hope everything is going well for everyone.
     
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    I look in from time to time, but haven't taken the time to post much. This is my busy season, so it's nose to the grindstone around here.
     
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    Well I fell down a flight of stairs a week ago . no major damage just banged my right knee up pretty bad put me in an immobilizer for 6 days. couldn't do much to hard to bend over. The city inspecter red flagged us for having the paper lawn and leaf bags sitting in our driveway ready to be hauled of which we were doing when he red flagged us when he found this out he tore up the ticket. mowed the yard three times this past week and a half. that's about all that's been happing in my little world. Maybe:bow: next week will be better I hope.
     
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    Yikes, Tuffy. Sorry about your fall. Hope you are feeling better now. Sheesh, I don't think I would like living in an area with a city inspector that was picky about lawns and yards. I know that shorter lawns are less likely to have snakes hiding, but I don't like that level of control/interference. I get why they do it, but it's just not for me.

    I made some charts for pipe sizes with inner and outer diameters for ABS and PVC as well as info on trap arm length according to UPC and IPC for the plumbing forums. I initially made tables in HTML but that wouldn't work on these forums so I tried BBCode and that didn't work. Just made it in images now and am trying to find the right spot to start a thread with that info. I figured knowing at least the outer diameter might help people to know how large of a hole they will have to drill and so forth. I got some of the info from a website that listed a lot more stuff, but I just simplified it to be something that would most likely be used in residential structures.
     
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    Worked on the yard some more pulled up all the weeds. now to order some 3/4 river rock for the flower beds . don't know how many tons to get my sons truck will hold 2 tons at a time so i guess we will start with that and go from there. but he has to clean the bed of his truck out first so who knows when this take place.:pickup:
     
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    drank coffee, I will do the cleaning
     
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    I cleaned the toilet, bought a new wax ring to prepare for replacing the old one (but will need help from my doofus brother to lift the toilet-- also still need to get my tools back from my friend, that is, if they haven't been stolen from his house bc there are squatters staying there while he is taking care of his grandfather). I got up early and had my blood taken for regular testing (every 6 months or so I go in to have my thyroid levels checked). Had to go back in later to take my friend's girlfriend to the store to get some medicine for her & the friend's 5-year-old daughter. My friend was out taking his grandfather to a doctor's appointment. Stopped by his house so the girlfriend could pick something up and found some people squatting there (a friend who doesn't know when to GTFO didn't lock the door before giving the keys back to the girlfriend and now he's living there, using the water, electric, internet, computer, etc). He even had other people over there without having asked. He spilled something on the carpet and badly stained it. The place was an absolute mess. I need to go there and search for my tools to make sure the mooch didn't steal them like he stole my brother's headlights & tail lights (from his old vehicle). The girlfriend was very stressed out but can't complain to my friend because he already has a bleeding ulcer from stress. His mother is mooching off of him and expecting him to fix her car at his expense and constantly calling him. She didn't even raise him & was barely involved in his life except when she needs something from him.

    I saw a kitten under a work truck and was afraid it was going to get run over. Nearby workers looked like they were spraying some sort of poison on to the ground, so I rescued the kitten. My brother is still in town watching the kitten at my friend's house. I need to find someone to take the kitten because we can't bring in any more of them.
     
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    My brother's boss didn't say anything to him about missing about a week of work without calling in, but when my brother did show up at the time he saw he was scheduled for the boss pretended that he didn't know his cellphone # and claimed he'd been texting him (but the boss has been texting him for 2 years & didn't have the wrong number so he's full of crap). But, he's cut my brother's hours to one day a week. Since my brother is applying for multiple other jobs, he doesn't care. I'm seriously thinking of ordering this guy some Haribo sugar free gummi bears and having amazon send them as an anonymous gift.

    Hope everyone is doing ok.

    Btw, anyone mind if I post the charts I compiled of inner and outer pipe diameters for PVC, CPVC, and ABS in the plumbing section? I posted it at the actual plumbingforums.com but I know there are people here who don't go to that site and I thought it would be a useful reference for figuring out what size holes to cut & how to determine what the nominal pipe size is if there are no visible markings.
     
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    Lettering a couple trucks this morning, putting a baseball sponsor sign together this afternoon, maybe install Medic perforated prints on the back windows of a couple ambulances if time allows. Then off to play with the Grandkids and take the family out to PF Chang's for an "End of the School Year" party.

    Good idea on the pipe sizes zannej. I'm in the middle of installing a couple vac systems in the shops and have found the O.D of a PVC drain pipe coupler fits perfectly inside the I.D. of a schedule coupler. That worked out well as a transition in a couple spots. Also found the 2" quick coupler on a shop vac hose set is a loose fit inside a schedule 40 - 2" coupler, but tight enough that it can be glued in with liquid nails, so I could make use of the push button hose release.
     
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    Ooh, I'd love to see pics of the lettering. I love seeing things like that. It's an art form I've always been impressed with. So many people see the lettering on vehicles and never even though about how much work and precision goes in to it.

    I hope you and your family enjoy PF Chang's. I've heard of it but there aren't any in my area.

    I first thought of the idea of finding out the outer pipe size when my friend was trying to find the right size hole to drill for his new plumbing. The outer diameter was larger than the listed pipe size (and that is without the flares for female ends). So, I started looking it up and decided that the inner diameter might be useful as well. It illustrates clearly the differences in size between ABS, PVC, and even CPVC (with CPVC having a thicker wall & smaller inside diameter).

    The vac systems sound cool!
     
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    Went yard sailing. Actually a couple of my diseases have progressed to the point I'm having more and more accidents. and i found out that i can no longer dress my self i new this day was coming been having a harder and harder time dressing my self. so i guess i have no choice but to get some one to stay with me during the day when my wife works.this day just plain sucks.
     
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    Praying that God will cure my 59 year old son who has just found out that he has Myeloma which is suppose to be a deadly blood cancer that kills off his red blood cells. I would appreciate everyone that reads this to send up a
    prayer that God will heal my Son DeWayne McCallie. Miracles through prayer.

    Thanks for everyone that will do this.

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    Will Do
     
  16. May 29, 2018 #1756

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    Tuffy, I'm so sorry to hear that. My mother isn't quite to that point, but sometimes I have to help her with her socks. It hasn't been as bad since she lost weight. Last appointment with her doctor he commented on how great it is she's losing weight and I said "but I found it" and it took him a minute to get it. LOL. I gain most of my weight on my belly.
    I'm not sure what the issues are in terms of your mobility, but there is a type of yoga for people who have injuries/disabilities that can help (or so I've been told). I'll have to ask my brother what it was again. He's been doing some of the yoga himself and it's made him feel better. I think it was developed by WWE wrestler DDP and actually helped some of the wrestlers who had bad injuries-- particularly back ones.
    Ok, I googled it and it is called DDP Yoga. Apparently Mick Foley lost 100lbs and is doing better. I wonder if that means he can put his own socks on now-- he got to the point where he had to have his wife put his socks on him.
     
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    Nothing much!
    Just completed my regular work and then played with my kids.
     
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    I found my elderly dog outside near the cow water trough. She wasn't able to stand up and walk so I carried her to the porch and fed her and then got my brother's help to take her and our newer dog to the vet (newer dog needed rabies vaccine). At first the vet thought the older one was paralyzed but she's just lacking strength. He gave her a shot of some steroids and said to keep giving her shots twice a day and report back on Monday to see if she's improved. For now she's resting on a 3/4" thick kitchen mat with her head near the water bowl and a food bowl right near by. The other dog had her vaccines and threw up in the truck but seems ok. She didn't want to eat the wet food, but she can be a picky eater. She's sleeping right now. The older dog devoured a whole can of wet food in 5 seconds.

    It was 85 degrees around 10am and its 93 degrees now. My good neighbor has been out here since around 9am bush-hogging the yard and he's still out there. It looks like we just now got some cloud cover though. I went out earlier and helped him pick up some stuff but as it warmed up, I couldn't take the heat.
     
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    Removed the wall A/C from the CNC shop ( got it used from the neighbor many many years ago when they switched to central air) it finally gave up. New one's a little smaller and 110 instead of 220 so I did a little altering to get it to fit. I'm ready for a hot summer now.
     
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    I am never ready for a hot summer. LOL. This weather just slays me.
    Also, my neighbor had been around since 8am. Typo. LOL. But it won't let me edit my post. He bush-hogged about 10 acres. I need to go over with a thank you card and some $. And next time I need to have a cold beverage for him.
     

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