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Sunday, August 05, 2012

We want to replace the carpets here (they're 8 1/2 years old now) and before we do that the BW wants to paint everything inside while the old carpet is still here - just in case. So far I have finished two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a hallway. The carpet guys say they will move the furniture to install the carpet, but there can not be anything in it. Unfortunately, this is a small house (three bedrooms) and we have been living in it for 8 1/2 years, so it's stuffed as full as possible without just having aisles through a room. I have been getting rid of stuff for several months, and we agreed last week that I would paint the BW's room last week. I started after lunch Wednesday, worked all day Thursday, and finished up on Friday. It was a lengthy job because I couldn't move the furniture, and it takes two people to lift the heavy wood futon to get it out of the room. I finally pulled the drawers out of two chests, cleared everything off the futon, and bought slides for everything, including the two smallest five drawer chests, which make up a desk for here, along with a loose top. I couldn't get the drawers out of them, and couldn't move them, so the slides were the only choice. It took two trips to the Home Depot to get everything mobile, so I wound up moving everything to one side of the room, painting that, and then moving everything to the painted side to finish the painting. Then I had to put the outlet covers and switch plates back, the register back, etc. Everything went back OK, and the BW is happy.

I was going to take yesterday off, but the BW had an allergic reaction to something and broke out in big blisters all over her body, so we were at the urgent care center, drug store, etc. for most of the day.

Then today I cut the grass and did the laundry, and almost took her to the emergency room. She is taking the second set of medicine now, and it looks as if she might need to have the IV cortisone at the hospital.

I do plan to take tomorrow off, for sure. I've been back at cleaning out my room today, and I now have seven empty shelves out of 20 (or 24 if you want to count the tops of the bookcases. More stuff to the library and the thrift shop.

  
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BREWMASTERBILL 8/6/2012 7:08AM

    Speedy recovery to the missus.

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RAWHIDE64 8/5/2012 8:52PM

    I just read all that and I'm exhausted. emoticon Good job Rex.

Lew

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MS.ELENI 8/5/2012 8:14PM

    WOW I don't see how you do so much. I do hope you take a day to rest.You earned it emoticon

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Appropriate Rewards

Saturday, August 04, 2012

A priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses this cool guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"

The guy replies, "I'm Jack, retired airline pilot from Houston."

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the pilot, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom." The pilot goes into Heaven with his robe and staff.

Next, it's the priest's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Father Bob, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last 43 years."

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the priest, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom."

"Just a minute," says the good father. "That man was a pilot and he gets a silken robe and golden staff and I get only cotton and wood. How can this be?" "Up here - we go by results," says Saint Peter. "When you preached - people slept. When he flew, people prayed."

I knew you'd like it!

  
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Poor Performance

Friday, August 03, 2012

  
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    I was lazy today. It felt good to rest.

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Copper Wire

Thursday, August 02, 2012

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: ‘California archaeologists, finding traces of 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier that the New Yorkers.’

One week later, The Pioneer Press, a local newspaper in Minnesota, reported the following: After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Embarrass, Minnesota, Ole Olson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Minnesota had already gone wireless.

Thank Heavens for Ole.

Who said Minnesotans are hicks?

  
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Outdoor Lover

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

  
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    That's cute! We could do that here. I don't think it's EVER going to rain again!! Whew! The weatherman says 107 at 4:00 PM. emoticon

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