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12/17/14 6:49 A

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progress! soon the project will be done.

hubby asked me what I want. I thought about it all day and realized I don't want anything for myself but have been wanting to get flooring in the parlor for ages. now is my chance! I've had a sample of vinyl for at least 3 years. he liked it. I want the vinyl for easy cleaning. Then I realized it has tiny ridges in it. Guess that will be more shopping around for a smooth surface. We have pets and lots of dust all the time. Easy, quick cleaning is a must.

off to Sprouts today. Stocking up on fresh produce. emoticon

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12/15/14 12:50 P

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Hubby got the carpet laid and the rest of the molding done on the back porch so it is done except for building storage and putting the new screen door up when it arrives and putting up 2 pieces of molding on the ceiling. We took 3 chinchillas to the vet yesterday and 2 had surgery so I'm taking care of them today and am catching up on chores.

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Hubby got moved the ceiling light from my sons old room onto the back porch and put up our new light in his old room last night. We are very happy with the changes.

I hope everyone is watching their diet and getting some exercise in. The first of the year will be here before you know it and then it is time to get serious.

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12/7/14 3:27 P

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My hubby was sick today - had a headache and was nauseated. He slept the first half of the day. I finally got him to eat something and he is back out on the porch again.LOL.

The staining on the back porch is all done and he was been putting up molding around the screen door and the ceiling yesterday.


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It looks fantastic but it REEKS. I want this part over with so we can do the molding and carpeting and start on getting the mess under control - we have to make the storage and shelving as we gave my son 2 of our storage units and the one we kept was damaged and we burned it.

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At least that part is nearly done, Morticia! emoticon

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Hubby has about 3/4ths of the staining done on the paneling on the back porch. It certainly stinks back there.

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12/3/14 9:05 A

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I hope everyone is off to a great start today! emoticon

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The less temptation I'm exposed to the better I do. LOL. Hubby has the back porch all paneled now and today he is finishing the staining of the outside of the porch.

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11/30/14 8:44 A

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That didn't work out. not only Thanksgiving,,but we were in Cripple Creek this weekend. A dinner came with the motel. I ended up with a lamb shank dinner complete with chocolate pie. not to mention the free drinks that come with playing the machines.

today will be better. I plan to be back on the plan tomorrow 100%

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11/29/14 10:14 P

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I totally understand. Been there, done that.

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11/29/14 6:05 P

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come Monday it's back to day one, phase one. tomorrow - stock up on what I need. thank you for understanding the holiday setback.


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11/28/14 12:56 P

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There are tons of great phase one recipes in our team forums. I'm sure if you look through them you will find plenty that will fit your criteria. Recipes using beans would be really good as would things like vegetarian stews an vegetarian chili.

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Help please. I know that I have not been able to stick with this mainly because of money but I really want to try this time. Anyways with that being said--I need some recipes that are vegetable based for a pot luck dinner. I want something that is allowed on the first part of the lifestyle change (introduction) for I am restart for the uptenth time today. Thank you,

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That was close!!

We have the walls and ceiling all insulated and the new ceiling up, the old floor is torn out and he is putting in me plywood for the floors today.

I did 3 loads of laundry yesterday and vacuumed and we cleaned the pet cages Monday and started thawing the turkey. I made the pumpkin dessert, cranberry sauce, and bacon green beans, relish tray, and chilled the beverages yesterday and we shopped last night. Today I am making the dressing, candied sweet yams, apple dessert. And cleaning the bathroom and doing some fine tuning here.

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11/26/14 12:20 P

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phase 1 of mudroom repairs done, doors and window went back in, just ahead of the snowstorm.

Have a great Thanksgiving and a nice weekend, everyone!

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Rain here. Yesterday I leaf hogged and cleaned all the outdoor yard decorations and put them away for winter. Today hubby is working on the back porch.

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11/23/14 8:39 A

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oh,these tumbling tumbleweeds. but they say snow in town. now which to choose (not that I get to choose)

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11/18/14 7:33 P

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ROFLMBO!! Sounds "groovy, Baby". LOL. We can actually beat that. We had revolting kitchen and bathroom carpeting - one of the grossest ideas ever. LOL. It gags me just thinking about it. The kitchen carpeting was so gaudy that I was convinced it would trigger me to have convulsions. It had large orange/brown/black/red geometric designs. I almost threw up when I saw it. I should have saved it for Rachel Ray. LOL. We also had shades of brown carpet, red carpet, avocado green carpet, blue carpet, striped carpet, and harvest gold carpet.

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We have the old turqoise bathroom tiles downstairs, along with the coordinating speckled fake tile flooring. We have yellow formica in the kitchen. (I bet they had green appliances at one time, to go with it.) I always have to laugh when I watch some of the home renovation shows on TV and they talk about how they must gut the "dated" 10-year old kitchens. Those seem quite luxurious and modern to me, since this is actually the most modernized place I've ever lived in! When we first got here, I looked everywhere for the pilot light in the oven for my gas stove. I've had some that I had to light with a wooden match every time I wanted to use a burner or the oven. This stove is only about 10 years old and apparently they don't have those pilot lighting holes any more! (I miss that every time the power goes out. We can use the stove top, but can't use the oven to warm up.)

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Yep, the 70s stuff was bad. LOL. We have some of it left too. The different wild carpeting in every room was the worst.

The geezer was really a mess. It was embarrassing for us and usually the females too who were not impressed to intrude on someone like this. Someone would speak up and say, "I don't want to intrude on these people.

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Ours was built sometime between 1896 and 1906. A family that lived there in the late 1970s performed many upgrades. Some of those 70s changes have worn out and now need re-doing (the whirlpool tub worked when we first moved in, but the motor went, for example). The couple who had it before us bought the house to flip. They had someone redo most of the windows and the roof, but other than that, they mostly did bad "cosmetic" fixes without really knowing what they were doing. We knew we'd have some repairs in our future. When we can afford it, we'll get rid of some of the still-functional but ugly 70s stuff (dropped ceilings, cheap cabinets).

Geez, the politician seems pretty nervy!

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Our house was built in the mid 70 by laypeople -a minister and his brother, a local politician. They neither knew anything about construction. We have had to fix so many mistakes - some really bad. I think they used leftovers supplies from another house they built. It was the minister's house but the elderly politician was so proud he would bring his steady string of girlfriends to our house to show it to them. We finally had to put a stop to it. We felt like we were giving tours and it was ridiculous. And he would ask us for favors. Could his friends come and hunt on our property, fish in our pond. No. We purchased this house and property and we don't intend to share it with strangers who could get injured and sue us.

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We kept putting it off, so it apparently deteriorated further than we'd thought… Old house, plus poor work by previous owners… I suppose it could be worse.


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We encountered the same problem. It was like peeling a rotten onion. The outside didn't look that bad but each layer we peeled off had some problem and it ended up being a total gut almost. It will be nice when we get it done.

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11/17/14 8:05 A

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Our deck and 2 sets of stairs have been repaired, along with cracked window. The mudroom is in worse shape than we thought, so I need to juggle finances to re-do instead of repair. Oh well, what can one do...

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Hubby finished insulating the walls on the back porch and we both burned all the trash from the remodel and raked some leaves.........while it snowed. LOL.

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They say we will get 1-3 inches.

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Just a little slush here this morning--not too bad!

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I think we are getting the snow this weekend. It will just get colder and colder until after Tuesday..

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 11/14/2014 (17:15)
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We're supposed to get a little snow tonight. I wore my parka for the first time this season.

I'm glad to hear that your son is doing OK after the surgery, Morticia, despite the pain.

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I hate weather like that. I hope it doesn't last long.

My son is recovering from the first surgery he had yesterday. He had a lot of post op pain yesterday but the pain meds helped.

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we're out on the plains. The wind can get vicious. The tumbleweeds piled up as high as the roof. Then came rain, snow and of course, ice. The tumbleweeds are inbedded in the ice. it's pretty in a way.

negative two this morning. The woodstove is a great help but still so cold inside. I'm wearing a soldier's knit cap to stay warm! ugly but warm so i'll take it!

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Snow is in the forecast here too.

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It was 51 and foggy this morning. It will drop 30 degrees and may snow Sunday. Polar vortex, indeed!

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Same weather here. We were in short sleeves on Sunday. Today it's 32. We are planning on getting a whole house generator.

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emoticon to all the new members! it's great having you here. We've got time to get going before the holidays!

what's it like weather-wise where you are? Monday we went from 70 to in the 20's. crazy! the weather reports were changing hour by hour. I am so thankful hubby installed a woodstove so even if power goes out we stay warm.

lots of veggie soup for me today! emoticon

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My son is having emergency surgery so I won't be around much for a while.

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You too!!

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Thanks for the welcome goodie. I should be getting my South Beach Super Charged book by Saturday...looking foreward to checking out all the threads and getting to know and support team members. Have a great Monday!

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Welcome to the team! The sticky threads have all the info you need until you can get a book.

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I am new to the this team and looking forward to getting information and meeting you all. I was just told by my Doctor that is is what he wants me to do. I have not even got a chance to get a book. So I thought what better place is there. Sparkpeople! I am looking for info, info and some more info.

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It is supposed to be a high of 35-37 next week and snow that weekend. We are running out of time to get this back porch done.

I don't plan my menus but should.

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I had a short but nice outside walk this morning. We're expecting a cold snap next week, so I'll be on the treadmill then. I like to get outside whenever I can!

Have a Sparktastic Friday, everyone!

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hi all. emoticon cheers to a successful weekend! do you plan your menus ahead of time?

I made lentil soup the other night figuring on leftovers. turned out hubby liked it enough to take to work so he'd have a couple of lunches on hand. while that was a compliment I had to make another batch so I'd have a go-to snack or lunch.

I didn't get out yesterday so will have to get more insulation today. that weatherman had me thinking we were going into a freeze. the daytime high 40's are not bad in southern Coloado. it is so dry here that is comfortable as long as it isn't windy. The sun shines 'most every day.

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We are going to have to get the ouside of the house stained before it gets too cold.

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Our repair guy can't start until late next week, so I'm looking forward to that. I hope your insulation gets done quickly!

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My hubby should have the insulation done here in the next day or so.

I hope this freeze doesn't stay but I watched the Weather Channel today and they weren't too encouraging.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Cold weather is expected across much of the Midwest next week. According to the weatherman it's like an artic hurricane dissipating now but will effect many of us next week. I'm going to have hubby help me with some insulation projects.

I think i'll buy a turkey today. hopefully it will be thawed by sunday so dh can smoke it. then i'll make plenty of turkey soup to get us through the first freeze.

hope y'all have a super day! emoticon

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He is going to have to speed things up as we have to get the staining done.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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It sounds like your work is coming right along. Ours won't begin for another week or so...

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We got more shopping done for the back porch and hubby got more boards put on and more insulation in.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I'm glad you can get started. I hope my hubby gets a lot done this weekend. I want some of the mess cleaned up and to see some real progress.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Well, Morticia, I finally got my home repair estimates. There had been an email mixup. We can't afford to get our entire "wishlist" taken care of right now, but we can get some of them crossed off the list. And at least I know what the rest will cost… Here's to warmer in winter and cooler in the summer!

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It will be warmer in the winter and cooler in summer.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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It sounds like you will have a wonderful finished project, Morticia! Insulation and outlets will make it a more comfortable space.

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The back porch has been almost a total gut. We discovered it wasn't structurally sound and needed 2x4s added. We found it had no insulation at all. And only one electrical outlet.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Our guy is expensive but meticulous. We feel very comfortable with him in the house and he is insured and bonded. We can't afford to do everything on our list right now. But we are not handy ourselves, plus partner has physical issues. I'm OK with paying to get things done correctly when I'm not able to do it myself.

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I hope the estimates are good. This project is costing us a fortune. We couldn't afford to do it if we had to pay for it.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Sounds like great progress, Morticia. I'm still waiting for estimates from our handyman.

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We went yesterday to buy a lot of supplies for the back pork remodel. We got the ceiling, the paneling, the carpet, the blinds. We also visited with a friend.

Today hubby is working on the back porch and I'm catching up on chores.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I have a mandolin too but don't have a wide veggie peeler.

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Spaghetti sauce sounds yummy!

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veering off subject. I made spaghetti sauce yesterday. Served it on toast. I realized I haven't bought pasta in a very long time.

I'd like to purchase a wide veggie peeler. I have a mandolin and have seen the hand-held pasta 'noodle makers'. it just seems like the wide one would be easiest to clean and use.

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I agree. We are getting older and want to get our home in good shape while we still can.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I'm waiting to hear back from our repair guy with various estimates. It feels good to finally get things moving on some of these projects.

It is pitch-dark and pouring rain here this morning!

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Our enclosed back porch is 10' by 7'. It had 4 storm windows and now has 2. It had a nice storm door we put in but it had a manufacturing defect so we have to replace it.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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The whole thing was made from low quality plywood, without insulation, floor included. The floor and the bottom foot or so of the walls are in rough shape. There are 2 glass storm doors and a big window in a tiny closet-sized space. I'd like "real" doors that lock. (The old storm doors don't lock. Beyond the mudroom, the kitchen door locks, but has a large glass pane that would be easy to break.)

I'd like to have a smaller window in the mudroom, placed higher. That way, I could open it for ventilation when it is crazy hot. It would be difficult to gain entry from it.

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Our back porch is actually a mud room and is EXACTLY in the shape yours is. And it didn't have any insulation. Maybe it will help our utility bill as it is hot out there in summer and cold in winter. Ours had been mostly a total gut. We have not even looked at the floors yet but I assume they will be a lot of work too.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Yes, we need to get going on that, too, Morticia. T had a shoulder injury and surgery at the end of winter last spring, and we ended up leaving the insulation up in a couple of hidden places (heavy plastic over unused basement door interior, for example). So we've got a jump start on that!

We have a large window that somehow got cracked, so that is first on the list. We have a set of outdoor steps that we don't use, but occasionally someone like a delivery person uses by mistake. They are in rough shape and must get replaced. Our little mudroom was a badly patched together project from previous homeowners. It leaks and is badly aged. I'm afraid I'll stomp the snow off my boots and go through the floor! We may just have basic fixes done on that, but if the price is right, we may upgrade it and insulate it and replace doors, windows, etc. to keep the kitchen warmer and make back entry more secure. Lots of other little things like replacing a few boards on the deck...

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Hubby did start some insulation yesterday I think to humor me as I'm getting anxious to get on with this. Winter is rapidly approaching. I want to have the outdoor stuff done before it arrives.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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