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It seems Lowes has different qualities of 2x4s. One pile is sketchy but cheap. The next pile is better but more expensive. Use the cheap ones for temporary braces, etc, and the more expensive for building stuff that matters.
Not here... All the same grade from slightly under 8 ft. for Contractors to 12 feet... I don't know about Home Depot, maybe that's different...
 

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I'm awake. Just took allergy meds and some naproxyn. Shoulder, arm, etc were bugging me all night. my fingers have the sensation they get when my hand is swollen but there is no visible swelling. No outward signs of having been zapped but I'm feeling it on the inside. I commiserated with my friend who has been zapped quite a bit. Although, the work boots we got him as a gift were designed for electricians so it blocks the path to the ground.
Brother seems to be perking up a little bit but he's still weak & exhausted. I'm going to try to call the AC people again and see if I can get them to come out to look at the compressor. It's been too hot. I have my window open to let some cool air in.
 

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My drain plug usually ended up in the drain pan. With oil $7 a quart, an oil filter costing $15, it is just easier to go to an oil change place which gives you a free car wash, all for $29.
Costco's Kirkland Synthetic is a little over $4 online, so cheaper in the store, but I'm not a fan of Kirkland and haven't researched it. I do oil changes the old fashioned way... Pull the bolt off and get oil all over myself while cursing and throwing the bolt somewhere.
 

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You gotta go to the Dr., Z... I'm the last one to say that, but there are special circumstances like ELECTROCUTION!

I want to learn to play the Guitar someday.
 

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@Ron Van I checked out your church's website. It looks like an interesting and friendly church. Is it independent or have national affiliation?
Up until a month ago, we were in the SBC (Southern Baptist Conference) but with all the trouble the SBC has been getting into lately, the congregation voted to get out of the SBC.

I've only lived in the South for 2 years so I asked if we were going to become a Non-Denominational church without knowing that "Non Denominational" was a bad word here. Our Pastor looked down and kindly explained that he had grown up SBC and the thought of being called Non Denominational didn't sit well with him but then a guy, who I have a very low opinion of now, started muttering something about the word Non-Denominational made him want to go out in the parking lot and exchange blows.

I was pretty stunned by his comment and was trying to understand what I thought I just heard. Ruby said she looked around the room and others were stunned as well. This guy is supposed to be an elder. Anyway, there has to be one in every crowd.

So, to make a long story endless, we are some kind of Baptist church affiliated with other local Baptist churches now.

I grew up in a Baptist church in Northern Indiana and it was more of what Ruby thinks of as Southern Baptist. It made me quit going to church for a long time. I finally reasoned that it's not God's fault what man does with religion. But as a child, we were taught that smoking and drinking were sins but so was dancing, playing cards, long hair on boys, and guitar was an instrument of satin. The only instrument allowed was an organ and the choir. The pastor was the worship leader as well. He would wave his hand up and down as we sang hymns. I thought I was in hell already. When my dad died, the pastor said at his eulogy that my dad was probably going to hell because he hadn't been to church in a while. I wanted to take this pastor out in the parking lot and exchange blows...yeah, I was that one guy in the crowd I was talking about.

Our church now, Connect, is nothing like that...otherwise I wouldn't be there.
 

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Up until a month ago, we were in the SBC (Southern Baptist Conference) but with all the trouble the SBC has been getting into lately, the congregation voted to get out of the SBC.

I've only lived in the South for 2 years so I asked if we were going to become a Non-Denominational church without knowing that "Non Denominational" was a bad word here. Our Pastor looked down and kindly explained that he had grown up SBC and the thought of being called Non Denominational didn't sit well with him but then a guy, who I have a very low opinion of now, started muttering something about the word Non-Denominational made him want to go out in the parking lot and exchange blows.

I was pretty stunned by his comment and was trying to understand what I thought I just heard. Ruby said she looked around the room and others were stunned as well. This guy is supposed to be an elder. Anyway, there has to be one in every crowd.

So, to make a long story endless, we are some kind of Baptist church affiliated with other local Baptist churches now.

I grew up in a Baptist church in Northern Indiana and it was more of what Ruby thinks of as Southern Baptist. It made me quit going to church for a long time. I finally reasoned that it's not God's fault what man does with religion. But as a child, we were taught that smoking and drinking were sins but so was dancing, playing cards, long hair on boys, and guitar was an instrument of satin. The only instrument allowed was an organ and the choir. The pastor was the worship leader as well. He would wave his hand up and down as we sang hymns. I thought I was in hell already. When my dad died, the pastor said at his eulogy that my dad was probably going to hell because he hadn't been to church in a while. I wanted to take this pastor out in the parking lot and exchange blows...yeah, I was that one guy in the crowd I was talking about.

Our church now, Connect, is nothing like that...otherwise I wouldn't be there.
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I see SBC churches changing names in my area. And a former PCA church is merging with an AG church. It has an evening music event maybe once a quarter that I attend. Times are a changing.
 
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My hand is feeling a little better. Wrist & elbow are not hurting anymore. Arm is still a little sore.

Mom has an appointment on Monday so if it's still bothering me I might bring it up with the doctor.

My cow was hollering at me a few minutes and now I see she is sitting down behind my truck as a not-so-subtle hint that she wants me to get more feed. I'll have to ask the TSC employees for some help again. I hate having to ask for help with loading stuff but I know I need to give my arm/shoulder a rest.

I have mail to pick up in town anyway.
 

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I buy whatever motor oil is cheapest. My last purchase was Ace Hardware on sale.

@zannej It's pretty hard to get a good zap unless one is well grounded. Were you touching anything grounded?
 

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Eddie, I have no idea. I was standing there with a spatula in one hand stirring the meat and then my other hand slipped and touched the metal part of the handle.

Spicoli, I zoomed out and looked all over the globe. It's so cool! I know you shared that link with me before but I had forgotten what the url was and it is still very cool.

I picked up mail, grabbed groceries from walmart, and got hay & sweet feed at TSC. Had to ask for help at TSC since my arm was not cooperating but the associate was a sweet lady.

Cow hit my cheek with her horn when I was trying to cut the sweet feed bag open. Not hard though, but enough that it was annoying at the time.
 

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Yeah, I like looking at that site a lot. I don't understand why we don't hear about Hurricanes elsewhere unless they are massive. That one off India looks big, 2 off Japan, one between Hawaii and Japan.
 

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So..... I've had a decent day at work. Currently no admissions waiting to be done. I got the email from the company, I posted it in the sag thread.....

Let me just say.... its all disheartening, like I make good money, but how do I pay that much for fixing the sag, plus windows (broken/old/etc) plus siding, plus carpet, plus kitchen, plus bathroom.... like for real, how do people afford to do these things? It is discouraging to say the least.
 

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Our worship team at church had an appreciation party last night for all the people and their families (sound, lights, and worship teams). We called it Thanksmas party. We had a blast. At one point we were playing a game that I've never seen before called, Oven Mit present game. The object is: you pass around a pair of dice. Each person rolls the dice and when someone gets doubles (two of a kind) they get up and put on a robe, a scarf, antlers, and gloves. With all that on they try to open a present (which turns out to be taped up pretty good and hard to open). The present is in multiple boxes, so it takes a while to get to the present inside. Whoever gets it open, gets to keep it! . . .But. . . the dice are still being rolled while someone is trying to open the box so when the next doubles is rolled, that person gets to take over
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. Here's the chaos that ensued...
 

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I went to the ophthalmologist late Monday and picked up a few grocery items on the way home. I had some chills yesterday then would get too hot if I turned up the quartz tower. Today I have a slight temperature and am just relaxing, taking extra vitamin C, zinc and spraying nose and throat with 1% povidone.
 

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Hit Earth at the bottom left to play with all the controls, mouse wheel to zoom in / out. I thought I posted that part.
Cool app!

A lot of pilots use Windy.com
I used Windy when I was flying out of Alaska to determine how strong the wind was if they asked me to go to a remote lake with no weather reporter. It was pretty accurate.

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Cool app!

A lot of pilots use Windy.com
I used Windy when I was flying out of Alaska to determine how strong the wind was if they asked me to go to a remote lake with no weather reporter. It was pretty accurate.

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That's a popular app for great lakes fisherman. I use multiple wind forecast resources when I plan to fish any of the great lakes.
 
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