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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #1881

    zannej

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    Belated Happy Anniversary! The pics are beautiful.

    I'm still trying to get over being sick. Just when I start to get better and think I'm going to be over it, I get sick again. Been going on since September.

    I took my newest cat to the vet to get spayed yesterday and picked her up today. She's a bit crabby from the pain (even though I had them give her pain meds), but she's happy to be home. $246 for vaccines & spaying. One of my kitties, Biscuits, slipped out when I was leaving and hasn't returned. I'm hoping I can find him soon & that he's ok. He's a derp, but he's very sweet and cuddly.

    I'm still waiting to hear from my insurance company or the repair shop. I don't want to keep constantly calling and annoy the repair guy but my insurance company doesn't seem to be keeping up on what's going on.

    My mother's computer is on the fritz so she's using the Alienware laptop that weighs like 30lbs. She has trouble lifting it on her own so she needs my help to move it for her. I'm trying to get her to look at plumbing stuff for her bathroom remodel. I want her to be happy with whatever surround we go with and also to decide what sort of slidebar setup. There's the traditional kind that sits next to or under the regular showerhead arm and connects with a drop ell with the hose-- or directly to the shower arm with a hose. Then there's a slider that clips on to a grab bar and connects to either a drop ell or shower arm with a hose. Then there's a kind where the top connects to the shower arm and the water runs through to the bottom where a hose comes out to carry water to the handheld. I believe the bottom in that configuration is suction cup.

    I still need to fix the hot water valve but I'm currently trying not to throw up. It's been raining a lot & it's not being kind to my sinuses.

    I'm also having to deal with my friend's fiance who thinks I'm her personal chauffeur. I don't mind taking her to doctor's appointments or picking her up from work (she just got hired at the casino hotel as a cleaner) from time to time, but she wants me to drive all the way in to town to pick her up and take her 2 blocks to visit friends. I explained that I love her but that I can't be driving in to town for stuff like that-- especially since I'd already been to town twice that day.

    On the upside, I transferred a little $ from my savings in to the "Christmas Club" CD with 2.5% interest that comes to fruition next November. I don't plan to touch it for awhile & it's better interest than in the savings.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2018 #1882

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    I live here and still Love New Englands Charm, Glad you had a good time, Happy Anniversary!
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2018 #1883

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    Thanks Zannej & Inspector. Might have to revisit that part of the country again sometime.
     
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  4. Nov 10, 2018 #1884

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    I used to live in that part of the country but it's been a very long time since I've visited.
    My mother is thinking of visiting my sister sometime this month before it starts snowing. It's already been cold-- 49degrees today. I went to the post office & my cat Sir Hammington jumped in the car. I didn't have time to go put him back in the house (had to rush before post office closed) so I just started driving. He had a mini-freakout and started crawling around the car before he decided to curl up on the front passenger seat and hide his face against the seatbelt. I turned the heated seat on high so he fell asleep and stayed there the entire trip. I took the mail in and came back to get him & carried him in to the house. He was happy to be inside with his siblings where it is warmer than outside. Biscuits came back as well so he's in there with the rest of them. Bethesda is recovering from being spayed and wanted lots of cuddles. Hatshepsut jumped on my back when I bent down to pet the kitties on the floor. The fluffy ones are growing in their winter coats.
    I still need to fix the plumbing, but I'll probably do it on my brother's next day off so he can help but shutting the water off at the pump.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2018 at 1:08 PM #1885

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    Every Saturday for the past month or so I've been going to the ReStore and buying a case or two of flooring for the basement.....just need about 10 more boxes then I'm good to go.
     
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  6. Nov 13, 2018 at 5:20 PM #1886

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    Do you get the same color/style/thickness every time? That's a good trick if you can.
     
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  7. Nov 13, 2018 at 5:24 PM #1887

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    Everything in the store is donated with the exception of this flooring which they keep stocked on a regular basis.
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2018 at 5:43 PM #1888

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    What kind of flooring is it (just curious)?

    And watch out for differences in batch colors. You can do that by mixing boxes as you lay the floor
     
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  9. Nov 13, 2018 at 5:51 PM #1889

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    It is that wood vinyl plank flooring. The company is Home Decor i think it's 8mm, with padding and a warranty.
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2018 at 4:13 AM #1890

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    cool. wanna write a review when you're done. I'm always curious as to how these things turn out.
     
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  11. Nov 14, 2018 at 8:31 AM #1891

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    I just had to check to see if I was on the flooring forum. LOL. I think I've heard of that type of vinyl plank.
    Is it clicklock or does it have to be glued down?
    Today was a stay-in-bed sick coughing up crud & trying to keep my nose clear day. I did call the auto repair shop to confirm he's ordered parts & will begin repairs when they arrive. I asked for an estimate on replacing the back bumper (which Mom damaged backing in to a tree) and let him know that one of the lug nuts on the wheel requires a special adapter to remove & told him where it was. Mom didn't get out of bed until after 10:30pm but she wasn't picky about food so she let me microwave her some Chinese noodles. I'm sure she'll be hungry in about an hour or two and page me to get her something.
    All I ate was a bowl of tomato soup.
    I think tomorrow I'll make a big batch of potato soup. Hot soup seems more comforting in this weather.

    Hope everyone else is doing well.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:41 PM #1892

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    I'll try to remember to write something up about it. It's going to be a while before I start on it, and I have to do some work on the floor before I start. Hopefully I can sell my Xterra and get some money and a real truck to help speed things along a little.

    I believe it is some kind of click lock system
     
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  13. Nov 16, 2018 at 6:28 AM #1893

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    Good luck with that, topher.
    I took some meds the previous night and didn't wake up until after 5:30pm. Ended up just microwaving some Stoufer's meal for Mom instead of cooking soup.
    The Moentrol valve arrived from E-bay. Now we need to work on getting a good shower pan & surround & fixing the floor. We'll have to make sure it is a one day project so we won't be without a working bathroom. Although, I really should fix the floor in my own bathroom so I can install a toilet.
    I just had total brainfreeze.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2018 at 5:10 AM #1894

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    Good luck on the Bathroom project zannej. I have a Bathroom remodel on the schedule for the winter.
    I played hooky today and worked on the Christmas set for the foyer window. I bought some t-light lanterns and made the poles out of copper & PVC pipe laying around the shop. The rest of the stuff is old sign material that I hadn't had time to throw out yet. I made the small parts out of 1/2" acrylic, also from a sheet I've been nibbling on for years. foyer Christmas 2018 1.jpg The carolers, we've had for 20+ years, they still haven't sung a note. Got a little tweaking to do tomorrow and then it'll be ready for the Christmas season.
     

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  15. Nov 17, 2018 at 6:29 PM #1895

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    Got the inside done this morning. Got the switch wired to the window shelf outlet, so it's ready to light up after Thanksgiving. Digital print on the back covers up the frame and wiring on the foyer side. This project has been on the back burner since we built the house a little over 20 years ago. No need to rush into deals like this. foyer Christmas 2018 7.jpg
     
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  16. Nov 18, 2018 at 2:54 AM #1896

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    That is so cool, Gary!
    We haven't done the whole holiday decorating thing in many years. There is a house in town where the people just go all out on their decorating- all sorts of things that light up at night. It never disappoints. Their whole front and side yard are always filled with decorations.

    I made some stovetop stuffing last night-- added a chicken bullion cube and some garlic salt and stirred in some shredded rotisserie chicken. It turned out pretty well. I'm still intending to make some soup when I'm feeling up to it.

    Hope everyone else is having fun and doing well.
     
  17. Nov 19, 2018 at 3:37 AM #1897

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    Glad to see this thread, since I've been so depressed lately. I went driving, it was a "nice day" here in southwest PA. I went into Morgantown, WV to a Goodwill there and got something for $1.99 I needed to put over my door. (Hooks to hang coats on.) I donated something to Goodwill also. I have a lot to do and am not very good at doing it because my husband is sick, can't lift heavy things, don't have too many friends who volunteer to help me, can't pick up things like shoes too easily because I am in pain. I have these pick-up sticks to grab things on the floor, it helps but my thyroid is low so I'm always tired and could be it makes me more depressed. I bought a small pizza at Sheetz drive-through. I didn't like it. The pizza is more expensive at Speedy Gas, but it's much better. I also went to the Chinese restaurant to eat, it was good. I was not in a good mood when I walked in, and the person was not very nice, so I turne around and walked out. She followed me and said in broken English, "Come back, why are you leaving?" I said because she didn't smile. (I know it sounds a bit nuts.) She said, "Oh, I am sorry, I am not feeling well, I have a stomach ache. Come back." So I went back. Hoping they weren't going to spit in my food. I felt sorry for her, and told her so. They were very nice to me, as I said, I don't think they spit in my food, but anyway, I took my chances. And told her when I left that I hope she feels better. She said thank you, she said she works so hard in the kitchen preparing food. (She was very, very small...) I will say a prayer for her.
     

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