What did you do today?

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  1. Nov 18, 2018 #3501

    Zanne

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    I finally got off my lazy behind and fought my way through the jungle of weeds (which are taller than me) to the pumphouse to turn off the water. The threaded PC pipe coming out of the pump is spraying misty water, so I will have to patch that. I pulled the valve stem back out, used pliers to grab the screw and washer to pull them out. Both seemed to be in decent condition. Screwed them back in to the valve stem, put the valve stem back in, put the valve body on, put the adapter spud on, put the handle on but it wasn't fitting tightly. It stuck when I tried to turn it then it just turned loosely. The spud on the valve stem kept coming loose. Not sure if the screws are messed up or what. Going to try a different spud later. But for now I turned the water back on bc I was sweating like crazy. I'm really out-of-shape.
    I also had to chase down the cats that got out, and they kept trying to run out when I went through the door. I got winded from the cat herding. I need to take a weedwacker to those damn weeds.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2018 #3502

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    Great to "see" you again, phishfood! How have you been?

    Nothing much going on here. Truck will be in the shop longer than expected bc the strut bent in the accident so they have to order a new one & it wasn't easy to find. Holidays will obviously cut in to delivery & repair times. I already talked to my insurance company to make sure they would cover the extra cost & they said not to worry, the repair guy just has to file a form or something for them to reimburse him directly.

    I made potato soup last night & Mom was happy with it. I ate too much of it so I gassed my cats out of the room & the dog wouldn't come near me. I gassed myself out of the room at one point-- much to the amusement of my mother. My father would be proud. LOL.

    I'm planning to make some more stuffing and mix it with the rotisserie chicken and maybe some corn this time. I need to get some potatoes to make mashed potatoes and maybe get another chicken to mix in. I will have to see if we have cranberry sauce anywhere because I've been craving it (watching too much food network station).

    I fully intend to avoid the stores tomorrow & Friday, but I will get in some online shopping and have stuff delivered. My mother suggested we could go eat at the casino where my brother works tomorrow. The food is pricey but the beverages are free.

    I think I've decided which shower & surround to go with for Mom's bathroom. The Sterling one has a higher lip & can accommodate a shower curtain but the Delta one they didn't recommend using a curtain & want people to get a glass door. It makes her feel claustrophobic.

    I attempted to put flex tape over the leaking pipe in the pump house yesterday & it didn't go as planned-- stuff was thicker and less flexible than I expected but it reduced the leak. Not sure if it stopped it entirely, but the water hasn't been spurting as much. I need to work on procrastinating less.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2018 #3505

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    What is it?
     
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    Wife wanted a Turduchen this year. Came frozen on Wednesday. Slow cooked it for 8 hours.
    Package said 6 to 7 hours at 220 F with internal temp of 160 or 165.
    I cooked at 230 for 8 and internal never got over 150.
    The seasoning on that thing was assume.
    Had some real fancy side dishes.
    Canned green beans, instant mashed potatoes, canned jellied cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for dessert.
     
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    I ended up having to hit the store late at night per Mom's request to get bread & we were out of milk. But that was after the adventure of going to pick up my friend's fiance's best friend in another town 55 miles away. The girl did not realize how far that was or how much gas that used. I had to re-iterate that it was over 100miles round trip and I'm supposed to take the girl back sometime this afternoon. Had I realized how crappy the roads were and how horrid the fog was going to be, I would have declined. The fog was atrocious and I couldn't see jack squat. My night vision isn't that great to begin with, but with the fog I couldn't even see that there were side roads. And the GPS had the girls' address off by half a mile. So it was telling me to turn on a road that wasn't there and I couldn't see the road a half mile before bc of the fog. The girl had to go out on her porch and watch for my headlights and tell the friend on the phone when she saw us. Left around 8pm and got back around 11pm bc we got lost and kept turning around and it was hard as hell to see. By that point my friend was back at home in severe pain (tooth/gum infection) so I took him to the ER. Dropped him off for his fiance to pick him up later. Went to the store & picked up some takeout for Mom and went back home, dropped off groceries, and then went back to the hospital to take some medicine to my friend. He was still in the waiting room after an hour. I sat with him until they took him in to a room. Got home after 1am. Went to bed and woke up early this morning. Ate some chicken that I now regret eating bc I'm nauseous.
    But, at least my dog likes her new pillow. The cat was hogging it earlier but now he's sharing it with the dog.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2018 #3508

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    Zane you're to nice. You Have friends of friend's friends ;)
    What's that old saying? Friends in need are friends indeed.
    You should run for mayor. I'll bet you have enough friends to win.
    I'll vote for you.
     
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    LOL. Thanks, Mr_David. My friends put up with me babbling and singing in the car (the girl doesn't like it when I sing but I'm doing her a favor so she can listen to me deliberately butcher "Hazard" for two hours.) Mwahahaha. I like to change the lyrics to "I swear I left her by the river, I swear I left her gagged and bound". I also like to change the lyrics to "Teen Angel" from "Teen Angel can you hear me" to "Teen Angel, you're a dumbass".
    I was going to try to nap, but since I know I have to get up to drive my brain doesn't want to let me sleep. I'm thinking of going early to take the girl back just to get it over with. Then I can check the mail and swing by the pharmacy to see if my prescription is ready.
     

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