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Posted by SpaceMouse on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:36 PM

My wife is a professional artist and she chooses all the colors in the house. Our house colors are something like Morning Sunshine which is a warm white (heading toward red tones) as opposed to a cool white (heading toward blue tones.) The accent walls--living room and kitchen--are a rich brownish burgundy. 

I once got her to do my backdrop wall. She painted whispy clouds with redish underneath. They were way too large for scale and had no perspective. I ended up rolling blue paint over her work. 

I don't think she'll ever help me paint a backdrop again. She couldn't stand to see her work covered. It was lovely. 

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:37 PM

Good evening, everyone.  It's been a long day.  Got the grass cut and some layout work finished.

 

Track fiddler
I guess my phone service provider has some kind of program to eliminate most of these scam likely calls that I should look into.

TF, that may be what we have.  Our phone company provides it free.  It's called Robonomo.  It really works.  You have to let the phone ring at least once.  If it doesn't ring again, it was a scam call that was blocked.

We still get one or two calls, but we aren't getting anywhere near how many we used to get.  After I signed up for it, it took about two weeks for them all to die away.

 

BigDaddy
The ISP with a dish on the mountain that was going to get me Internet in 2 weeks is now obfuscating.  Now there are equipment delays, which they knew about when they said 2 weeks, rain, which we have a lot of.

My daughter just had a pool put in at her house.  When they started, they said, "Two weeks."  That became the joke, because it took nearly three months, starting with having to cut through rock they didn't know was there.  Everytime my daughter asked, the guy said, "Two weeks!"  Kind of like in "The Money Pit".

 

TF, your brother's story of the oysters is hilarious.  Can you imagine cleaning that up?

I've got a men's group at 7:00 a.m., and after that a completely free Friday and Saturday.  I'll be working on the railroad.

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Posted by up831 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:45 PM

Hi Everyone, 

Well, my excursion to the LHS proved to be fruitful.  I got the decal sheet that I needed. The decal sheet included enough to do 3 cars although I'm sure each color is for a different class of car.  I found out that I'm going to need setting fluid and probably a couple of others before it's done.  But, I hope to learn from this on how to do this sort of thing right.

Tequila:  great song!  When we were down in Mexico some years ago, we toured the Herradura distillery near Guadalajara.  When you tour a distillery, of course you must sample the product afterwards.  Good stuff. The gold is the smoothest tequila I've ever had.  I still have half a bottle.  I guess I've failed in the lush department.  But, it goes well in margaritas.

Incidentally, Hatch, NM is the chili capital.  They grow a lot of good chili's.  For heat and flavor, I like the range of jalapeños at around 5K scovilles of heat.  I believe the flavor should be enhanced not buried.  That's why I don't go much for the likes of ghost peppers or hotter.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mies Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:03 PM

Ringo58
I had a good chuckle installing door lights on my truck from china. The insructions were useless. Couldn't understand a thing

I bought a drywall tool made in China. The instructions were the most incredibly polite document I ever read.

"We ask you to please be happy with your new tool"

"Always be nice when using your tool and live a good life"

I did not learn much about how to use the tool, but I think I became a better person.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:53 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
Ringo58
I had a good chuckle installing door lights on my truck from china. The insructions were useless. Couldn't understand a thing

 

I bought a drywall tool made in China. The instructions were the most incredibly polite document I ever read.

"We ask you to please be happy with your new tool"

"Always be nice when using your tool and live a good life"

I did not learn much about how to use the tool, but I think I became a better person.

-Kevin

 

Yes

I have many Makita tools that are of quality and I know how to use them.

But the point is I have Chinese Friends and one Member of the Family and I see them as People of Honor.

In their culture they will bow to you as they greet you and bow to you as they leave.  This is more subtle than it used to be but still seen.

These people I know on a daily basis would do anything for you if they saw you needed something.

 

I admire that

 

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:16 PM

POSTER HOGGER

It's getting late and my Judy's watching the movie Return to Me with Carroll O'Connor, Minnie Driver, Jim Belushi, many more of the good old guys and of course music by Dean Martin.

Nighty Night Kids, ...I'm hitting the rack.  I have to roller the top of my cork with Dap Kwik Seal clear tomorrow so it's dry for SaturdayStick out tongue

 

 

TF

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Friday, September 18, 2020 7:03 AM

psssst:

Makita tools are Japaneese........ They do have factories in China but they are a Company in Japan. 

 

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Posted by Cederstrand on Friday, September 18, 2020 7:35 AM

Extra strong coffee in a AT&SF mug, please.

And then there were 4 siblings. My eldest brother Stan left his earthly bonds two nights ago. After many heart attacks, stents, and eventually a stroke, then infection in his feet, recovery became too difficult. Moving into a nursing home was the final straw. RIP big brother. I will miss you dearly.

Think I messed up the old umbilical hernia surgery site while working on the brushcutter PTO shaft. Major oops! Wish me luck, it must heal on its own!

Enjoy your day everyone. Cowboy

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 18, 2020 9:48 AM

Good morning everyone. Chloe, I think I will start this Friday with a coffe and a bowl of oatmeal.

Today I will be grouting the tile in the guest bedroom and working on the wall tile in the bathroom. Painting is done for a while. If I get the bathroom operational by the end of the weekedn my wife will be very happy.

I need to put up a few light fixtures also.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 18, 2020 11:09 AM

Good morning.  It's sunny and cool -- 58°!

I thought I would have a free day, but things seem to come up.  I need to solder some LED light wires for a layout building I'm working on, but I don't know if I will get to that today.

You have my sympathy, Rob.  My oldest brother died of Agent Orange cancer in 2007, and at times it seems like it was just last year.  Time makes things a little easier by blurring the details.  I hope your health issues are not causing too many issues and that you feel OK.

Even though weekdays and weekend days all seem the same when you retire, I hope those of you who are not yet retired have a good weekend.Big Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:32 PM

 

My condolences to you for the loss of your Big Brother, Rob.

I hope everyone is getting along OK out there —

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:37 PM

My condolences to you and yours on your loss, Rob.

Craig the Bear.

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:10 PM

Cederstrand
And then there were 4 siblings.

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother Rob.

Dave

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:46 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer and a mug for Rob's Brother and Dirk will have a dog treat.

 Rob Sorry for your loss. Hope he had a good life.

 Could have not asked for a nicer weather day! High was only 70 degrees!

 I am taking this Saturday off. Well from work that is. This will be the first Saturday off in the last 12 weeks. Finally a Jerry the Dunce Free week!

 Later Ken and Dirk say's Woof, Woof.

I hate Rust

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 18, 2020 10:46 PM

Rob I am so sorry for the loss of your brother  I would never say I know how you feel as I can't but I know the healing takes a lot of time and my heart goes out to you and your family

 

 

We went to the Lantern Lighting on the shore of the lake for Judy's little sister Kelly tonight

I just love my little CC and it was so good to see her again.  She is the happiest little girl and just melts my heart

My colored pencil drawing for the lantern was a cartoon cow for Kelly  Kelly's favorite thing in the world was Cows and she had them all over her house

The sound of the bagpipes we're present and I saw the silhouette of the bagpiper across the lake between the two weeping willow trees

 

 

 

SmileJohn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, September 18, 2020 11:05 PM

Good evening .... 

We returned home from Cincinnati . Still busy though ... 

Rob : .... Sad to hear about your brother, Stan. ... Sincere prayers and condolences. 

TF .... Your pictures of the Lantern Lighting for Kelly looked like a very good memorial for her. 

Everybody .... Have a good night. 

GARRY

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, September 18, 2020 11:18 PM

Track fiddler
We went to the Lantern Lighting on the shore of the lake for Judy's little sister Kelly tonight

TF,

That is such a nice way to finish the services for Kelly.

Take care. Please wish Judy all the best. Time will heal the wounds.

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28 PM

Got the tile grouted in the guest bedroom, and all the light fixtures installed in the bathroom as planned.

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:09 AM

SeeYou190
Got the tile grouted in the guest bedroom

That looks really nice Kevin!

We would never put tiles in our bedrooms. However, I'm not suggesting that you have done anything wrong at all. You are in Florida. Doing anything that you can to stay cool is a priority. We are in Ontario. Cool is nice in the summer but it is far more important to be warm in the winter! That's why we favour wood floors or carpet in our bedrooms and hallways. We do have tile floors in our entrance way and our bathrooms, but that is simply because they are easier to keep clean.

Nice work!

Dave

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Posted by herrinchoker on Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:41 AM

In the past 14 months I have lost all my Sons--the last, Patrick Emmet went to join his Mother, and Brother Labor Day Weekend.

All have died from various types of Cancer. Pat was 59, Mike was 60, and Ed was 50.

I cannot begin to express the hollow feeling I have right now. I take comfort that they are all with our Saviour.

No matter how old they are, hug your children, and tell them you love them. 

The only advantage about being old is the memories that are retained. The downside is that memories cannot be hugged.

Jan

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:44 AM

Saturday morning, and I feel terrible.

I ate chili for dinner last night we had delivered, and it was spiced with an odd flavor. Not really hot, but spicy.

I was up all night with heartburn, and still feel bad this morning.

Chloe, please bring me a tall glass of milk and some Pepto-Bismol.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:58 AM

herrinchoker
The only advantage about being old is the memories that are retained. The downside is that memories cannot be hugged.

My thoughts are with you, Jan.  Never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one. Never.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:08 AM

hon30critter
That looks really nice Kevin! We would never put tiles in our bedrooms.

Thank you Dave. It turned out to be worth all of the effort to remove the thinset from the old tile and level the floor. The final installation is satisfactory. My big steel ball bearing will not roll on any of the field tiles. A+!

The contractor called yesterday and said they will now be here to install the lanai sliding door and front window on Monday 05/OCT/2020.

Another delay.

herrinchoker
In the past 14 months I have lost all my Sons--the last, Patrick Emmet went to join his Mother, and Brother Labor Day Weekend.

This is terrible news. I cannot imagine that kind of a loss. My thoughts are with you.

-Kevin

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Posted by herrinchoker on Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:11 AM

Ed, Kevin, Thank you for your thoughts. Jan

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:43 AM

Thanks for all the warm thoughts here.

The Tile job looks fantastic Kevin!  Great JobYes

 

 

Jan   It was so saddening to hear your terrible losses.  My prayers and thoughts go out to you.

 

John

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:45 AM

herrinchoker
The only advantage about being old is the memories that are retained. The downside is that memories cannot be hugged.

Amen to that!  My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and yours!  I still feel heavily the death of my wife from cancer and that was 33 years ago....  I can't imagine losing so many of your family in such a short period.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you!

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We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:05 AM

Condolences to Rob, Jan and John over your recent losses.  My own parents are long gone, my sister is still angry with me over my divorce, and fortunately my only child is still young and healthy.

Be glad for the years you did have together, and always remember them as vibrant, loving people.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:23 AM

Good morning ... 

Jan .... I just read your post, and I am very sad. Prayers for you. Please know we Diners care about you. 

...

Rob and TF ... Continued prayers for your losses.

 

...

 

I have learned our hobby of model railroading is good for me during rough and sad times in my life. I like taking "sanity breaks" with model trains which can lift my spirit. 

 

 

 

 

GARRY

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:18 AM

Track fiddler
The Tile job looks fantastic Kevin!  Great Job

Thanks. Since I purchased that laser level, I can work much faster since I do not need to measure 3-4-5 triangles to get a right angle now.

What an amazing time saving tool.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:33 PM
Jan, I don’t really know what to say, and if I did it probably would be inadequate.
Thoughts and Best Wishes to you and yours.
Kindest regards, Craig the Bear.

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