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Old 07-01-2015, 09:57 AM   #2311
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always wanted a forge, I have a weird fascination with branding irons and twisted wrought iron


I saw a blacksmith make a sword once....fascinating....


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Old 07-02-2015, 03:57 AM   #2312
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Frodo, that garbage with the DMV is such a pain. I'm glad you were able to go elsewhere to get it resolved. I used to have problems with the people at the local DMV with things, but they seem to have improved-- and they actually smile now. I always try to be very polite and smile at them. I figure they probably get a lot of negativity, so smiling and being friendly might help improve their moods a teeny bit.

My internet has been going out because of the rain and the other day my power went out again and stayed out for about 7 hours.

I think I may have mentioned that the adhesive for the rearview mirror on the ford expedition gave up the ghost and the mirror fell off (but it has some sort of wires going to it so it was dangling). Bought some glue and took it to two different places (Autozone and Bumper to Bumper) but neither one of them could figure out how to get the metal piece that has to be glued to the glass out of the back of the mirror. it has to be glued on and then we have to wait 2 hours to put the mirror back on it, but thus far it is not cooperating.

Today I took my friend who had the truck wreck to a doctor's appointment. Saw the x-rays for his arm. The screws go all the way through the bone and stick out on the other side.


Saw this in front of the store where my friend's cousin works:




I noticed that my friend has been a little distant with his stepson since his wreck and he finally admitted to me that he did not remember the stepson and kept wondering "who the hell is this kid?" when he first got home, but then eventually figured it out. But he has absolutely no memory of the kid from before the accident. He also didn't remember a few other people but he didn't want to tell his family for fear they would be really upset.

The good news is, the impound place that was going to charge $1,100 to get the remnants of his truck off of their lot, are letting him get it for $45 to clear the space and he can use the engine out of it in a different truck.

My brother has been having a better time at work because the new store manager is making accommodations for his COPD-- scheduling him for afternoon shifts because it takes him about an hour or two to recover from his morning nebulizer treatments.

Oh yeah, almost forgot that my friend's cousin said he might be able to fix our Kubota tractor AND might be able to help with tearing down the parts of the barn that are completely ruined so we can get something safer put up or at least reinforce the salvageable parts of the barn. Turns out he knows the owner of my favorite Thai restaurant too. We met there for lunch and he left earlier and paid for my food and my friend's food. I wish I'd known before he left so I could have thanked him. He was rather sneaky about it. I ended up ordering soup to go for my mother afterward and I bought my friend another Thai iced tea for the road. The owner was in a good mood, which was nice to see.

Found an unopened Peerless gooseneck/swan neck style faucet in my plumbing supplies and gave it to my friend because his current faucet is absolute garbage. The neck does not swivel and I have a faucet that can be put in if we ever get the guest bath fixed.

Man, I'm really babbling.

Chris, I'm sorry to hear about your father's heart attack, but am glad that he's doing better.

Hope everyone is doing well tonight.


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Good to hear from you Zanne.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:40 PM   #2314
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=36&v=atkBE2OzMrI

good to see you back, your mirror,,I have never removed the button.


i put the glue on the tab, stick it on the glass. mirror and all. hold in place for a couple of minutes

cuss cause my back is in a bind...then i'm done
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:31 PM   #2315
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Thanks, Havasu and Frodo.
I'll have to try to load the video on another computer. For some reason this one won't run Chrome and Firefox is now refusing to play any videos. Its saying I need to update flash and such.

I thought about just gluing the thing on with the mirror on it, but I'm worried it will fall off again if I don't give it more time to set up.

We had to replace the rearview mirror on the Honda not too long ago (it fell off and my brother managed to lose it somewhere) and the metal plate thing was not difficult to remove, but the guy initially glued it on backwards. LOL.

I wonder if I I could add some tape to hold it tight against the window for the first hour or two if it would help keep it secure if I have to re-glue it while its still attached to the mirror... Its a somewhat heavy mirror.

Meanwhile, the doctor forgot to fill out the most important thing on the forms my friend brought to have filled out so he could go back to work so we had to drive back up there to have that rectified. They told him to be there at 1pm, so we got up there and then it turned out that the person they needed to fill in the paperwork wasn't in until 2pm.

Oh, and I have to thank folks for the tip in one of the threads here about putting straws on the toilet bolts when installing a toilet. I passed that along to my friend who passed that along to the handyman who installed the toilets at the workplace and it made the job easier for him. So the handyman extends his thanks for that tip. :-)
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:47 AM   #2316
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So, today I went to the grocery store and heard from my friend. Last night his wife's friend was pulling in to their driveway to pick the wife up. The cops pulled her over (no traffic violations) and started interrogating her about who she was, where she was going, what she was doing, etc. They were going to "strip her car" to search it when my friend's wife came out. They started interrogating her-- asking the same questions. She was confused because she was just going out to get a soda and didn't know why she was being treated like a criminal. She said that they told the cops that unless they had a warrant, they better leave the car alone. One of the cops knew the driver and told the other cop to back off. The cops apparently told them that there was a "cocaine problem" on that street and then said that they should "leave the area".

I'm pretty sure they think my friend is a dealer because the father-in-law dumped two old cars in the driveway and people are constantly going over to visit my friend and having to park across the street. He put up a fence around his yard to keep his dogs in (and also bc one of the wife's relatives kept entering the yard to steal my friend's bike and also broke into the house a few times). there are some other people they don't like that they wanted to lock out so there is now a combination padlock on the gate as well.

Its rather sad since my friend hates drugs and wants to keep the druggies out, but they seem to think he's dealing or something. There's a guy across the street that is selling pills he steals from the nursing home he works at though.

Finally got the video to work. I don't think my mirror has that groove for the screwdriver. I'll have to look at it.



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