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  1. Jul 1, 2018 #1781

    zannej

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    Ah, ok. So it might not be worth it to sue if all the pay goes to the lawyer...
    Although, I wish he could sue his boss for defamation because the lies from the boss are what caused him to not get Unemployment & it may affect future job prospects.

    Meanwhile, there was a power surge the other day and the wall outlet for the TV, modem, & router stopped working. Fortunately everything was through an APC unit so the aforementioned electronics are all still ok, but that outlet seems fried. My mother said she smelled fried electrical briefly. For now we have a long 12-gauge extension cord running from the opposite side of the room from one of the only 2 outlets that still work in the room (there were only 4 outlets but two of them are now fried). My friend said he will come over next week and take a look to see if replacing the outlets will help. I got 20amp outlets instead of 15 to see if that will help any. I'll need to get my flashlight to see if the breaker is 15 or 20 though. I think the previous outlets were only 15, but not sure on the breakers.

    Last night I visited my friend at work to hang out. He had a chatty customer her overheard him telling me the plumber his grandfather hired had put AAVs on the washing machine & kitchen sink instead of tying them in to the existing vents (which were right nearby). I mentioned that they weren't even supposed to be allowed here and that it's not a good idea to put one on a washing machine vent. The customer then started talking about how he used to be a contractor and mentioned some other guys he worked with in the area (who are now dead). He then tried to mansplain to me about plumbing and said that kitchen sinks can't have P-traps because they will get clogged. This led to a brief argument where I explained about P-traps being self-scouring & how slip-joint PVC is used under sinks so it can be taken apart and cleaned out if need be. He continued to insist I was wrong until I mentioned the change in plumbing code (from the LPC that was done away with in 2016 and reverted to IPC 2016). He finally conceded that I knew more about it than he did. LOL.
    He was a nice enough guy- stuck around and chatted about how he refurbishes guitars and has been making modifications to his motorcycle. Stayed until 9pm (which was closing time). Since the employees weren't allowed to tell him the store was closed, I let him know & said that the lights were going to go out automatically in a few minutes (they go out at 9:05pm) so the remaining customers in the store decided to stop chatting and buy their stuff.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2018 #1782

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    Haven't been feeling well this heat and the mixture of my meds really get me down . Been spraying weeds late in the evening. Its cooled off a lot today so I'm going to mow tonight. I've got this neighbor who is a real jerk if their is a way to make a dime with out moving from his easy chair he's all over it the last 2 times I've mowed he has filmed me trying to make it look like I'm not disabled but I've got to much documentation and people who know me that can say that I'm am and they find more and more problems every day. so he can waste all the film on me that he wants.
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2018 #1783

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    People like that are just useless, I dont even understand why they even try to be that way
     
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    Tuffy, I'm sorry to hear that-- both about you not feeling well and about the jerk neighbor. The heat seems to be getting worse during summers around here. Jerky neighbors is just one of the reasons I don't like living near other people. I also don't have time for people who don't understand how disabilities work. Just because a person sometimes has a good day where they are able to do things doesn't mean they can do things every day or that they don't have pain or problems.

    I hope you get feeling better and that you can stay cool.
     
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  5. Jul 6, 2018 #1785

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    Finally going to get a couple cooler days. Highs only in the upper 80s.
     
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    Been a good couple of days .Had a good 4th of July hotter than heck tho . Finally getting around to replacing my bad dusk to dawn sensor. going to fix some of the cracks in my masonry walls tomorrow, and finish cleaning out the garage on Sunday. Then I will be worn out for the entire week.And I have quit smoking a 2 pack a day habit going on 1 month.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2018 #1787

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    Congrats on the stop smoking stuffy!
     
  8. Jul 7, 2018 #1788

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    Why (cough) thank ya (cough) old dog . stuffy.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2018 #1789

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    Regular work day here. I'll be gone a couple days next week coupled with the internet being down because we had a lightning strike a few days ago. That adds up to, no Saturday off of me.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2018 #1790

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    I got hurt at work 2 weeks ago, so I'm on light duty, can't lift more than 20 pounds.... haven't gotten to dig into my table saw I bought. Haven't gotten to work on a chest of drawers I'm refinishing. I'm having an MRI Monday to make sure my rotator cuff isnt torn. I just had rotator cuffed repair surgery on my other shoulder 2 years ago.
    Oh, and I'm going back to college next month to finish my bachelors degree. I've been working on statistics all evening trying to get ahead of the game before class starts in the end of August
     
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    Haha. Yeah, I know him from Breaking Bad. Walter White rocked, lmaoo xD
     
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    It's been hot and I haven't gotten much done. Did change the air filters and got some stuff picked up around the house (on the inside) but haven't done much outside due to the heat.
    My sick dog is doing much better. She actually charged in to the living room when the door opened, wagged her tail, and ate out of another dog's food bowl. She wants to be in that room because it is cooler than the rest of the house and she has thick fur.
    Took the little chiweenie to get his nails trimmed & get a bath. He came prancing out all happy afterward.
    My mother slipped on one of the puppy training pads in the hallway and fell down, but she's ok. She has a doctor's appointment on Monday. My brother got me to start playing Elder Scrolls Online (which is free to play) and it's fun.
     
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  13. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:49 AM #1793

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    So.... I had my MRI this morning. Picked up the results this afternoon. I won't know the plan for at least a week, but it looks like I have a small tear in one of my tendons in the rotator cuff (from the typed radiology report)
    Oh well, it could always be worse. I also know what to possibly expect because I had my right shoulder rotator cuff repaired 2 years ago. Puts things in perspective for you that's for sure!
    Hope everyone has had a great day
     
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  14. Jul 19, 2018 at 11:37 PM #1794

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    Yikes. That is not good, Shan. I hope it will be a relatively easy fix. My uncle tore his rotator cuff recently & was telling me how much it sucked. Here's hoping it heals quickly.

    I took my two youngest female kittens (who are now 6 months old) to be spayed this morning. Called to check later & was told everything went well & they are fine. I get to pick them up tomorrow afternoon.

    It's still hot as balls outside. The humidity makes it like a sauna, so my cats are all inside because they don't like the heat.

    My old dog is continuing to improve. She's had no trouble getting up and actually tried to run in to the living room earlier. She even started wagging her tail again. She pushed past me when I was going in to the living room and last night she actually noticed that we have a "new" dog and started sniffing her (she had not really acknowledged her presence before that). The "new" dog has adjusted well. She likes to play with the little dog's favorite toy (and he doesn't seem to mind). I was trying to get her out of the living room so I threw it in to the kitchen. She went after it, brought it back in to the living room, dropped it, and ran out. She knows it's supposed to stay in that room so she returned it. LOL.

    I'm trying to work up the energy to work on the hot water knob for my shower. It has a screw right down the center (on the outside) that was loose. I tightened it but the water still won't turn on when I turn the knob. So, I need to shut off the water to the house & take the knob off to see what is going on.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2018 at 1:16 AM #1795

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    I am so happy your pup is feeling better. I have 2 myself, one of which has a seizure disorder. They are the best things ever.
    I have been soooooo whiny over this. I am very independent and this just makes me whacky. I need to be doing things around the house and cant (I suppose I could take this time to perfect cleaning :-/ ).
    I'm a little worried about what it all means as far as my job is concerned. If I would have to change jobs it would be a 14k a year paycut. Ugh Being an adult is zero fun, being alone is ok but its times like this that would be great to have a S/O
    Speaking of pups.... it's time to take them out for the night! I hope your kitties are healing quickly also
     
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    I'm deciding if I want to install a sign downtown today. It's threatening rain so I'll have to keep an eye on radar weather for a gap in the showers.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2018 at 1:32 AM #1797

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    I took the door off an empty bedroom today and installed it on the doorway of my laundry room, my moms cats keep going in there, getting in the window, knocking stuff over and putting holes in my dryer vent.. so, I was able to cut several inches off the dryer vent, install the door and then I bought a new doorknob and installed that. Now they can't get in there and I'm less stressed.
    I also find out this week whether I'll do physical therapy for a few weeks or go to an orthopedic surgeon.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2018 at 2:11 PM #1798

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    I got the sign installed despite the threat of rain.
     

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