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Re: The Good Morning Thread
« Reply #33425 on: May 08, 2020, 05:26:05 am »
Good morning.

It sounds like the thunderstorm has moved on. It is still raining, though, and is still too dark to see the rain gauge to know how much of that predicted inch of rain actually fell. It should be nice later with some sunshine and a high around 63.

We're heading to Trader Joe's this morning and did go ahead and schedule haircuts this afternoon. I did a pickup order at Walmart yesterday while II had PT so once we've made the trip this morning, we should be good for several days. We've been bad this week and eaten take-out at least once every day so I have to get the brain working on meals for next week.

Hope your day goes well. Stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33426 on: May 08, 2020, 01:11:09 pm »
    Good afternoon from southern Arizona.

    DH decided to not move the two work benches but to cover the one that he inherited from his dad with a tarp. (Of course, as soon as he covered it, it stopped raining.) The other one was an old office workstation and a bit more waterproof. The entire shed is now up on rollers (8 foot logs sold as fence posts that we bought about 20 years ago but that we use as fence rails between fence posts made of cement blocks stood on end). We can currently roll the shed forward about 8 inches at a time before we have to put in a couple more logs before a couple other logs roll off their 16 inch long supports. Then those two logs get moved to the next support. DH uses a long metal bar as a lever to move the shed a few inches while I push and then hold it from rolling back. It is a good break from sewing masks, at least until it gets too hot outside. ;)

    Update: We have moved the 14' x 12' shed 7 feet forward so far. We have another 5 or 6 feet to go before we can prep the area under the shed. However we only have another 4 feet paved in front of the shed before there is a couple foot drop off. He is currently digging out the old support blocks while I am back to sewing until the next shed moving session. About half of the top rails of our front fence is under the shed. :D

    For the past few days, DH has been drinking ice water about as fast as the ice maker can make ice. He fills a 40 ounce plastic Subway cup with ice, adds water, lid, and straw first thing in the morning and goes outside. I check just before lunch and refill the cup. I can sometimes get him to break to eat. I refill the cup a couple more times in the afternoon. The ice bin is usually empty by then.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance.
    « Last Edit: May 08, 2020, 02:03:25 pm by Annalog »

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33427 on: May 09, 2020, 06:04:19 am »
    Good morning.

    43 degrees with an expected high of 68 and there will be lots of sunshine so the yard will get dried out a bit. I didn't get to see how much rain fell Thursday night as the rain gauge fell off the fence before I got it checked. It has been reinstalled using longer screws.

    It is Saturday - not much planned except some laundry. Haircuts went well and our barber was able to cut our hair while we were wearing our masks. Only one customer in the shop at a time unless you are family members or rode in the same car. Everyone seemed to be following the guidelines laid out by the governor. I'm not sure we will ever feel as safe as we once did dealing with the routine of life, however. We were at Trader Joe's during seniors hour and they were enforcing it. We left right as that hour ended and there were probably 15-20 people lined up waiting to get in. When we went in a store employee had told the person just ahead of us (obviously not 60) that the time slot was reserved for those over 60 so she turned around and went back to her car. I'm assuming he was also counting the people as they went in. It was busy, but easy to follow social distancing guidelines.

    Hope your day goes well. Stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33428 on: May 09, 2020, 09:46:14 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    Well, the shed is staying put until we get the truck into the back yard to pull it the rest of the way. The ground is too soft for the lever to get purchase. There should be just enough room for this new plan to work.

    Meanwhile, I am sewing.

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    « Reply #33429 on: May 09, 2020, 11:16:19 am »
    Good Morning

    Sunny 90s with high winds on the way.  I have to do some indoor hunting today.  This time of the year when the temperature starts hitting triple digits, several multi-legged creatures feel they can move in with me....when I built this house, we made an agreement;  I would not disturb their homes or kill them, but if they come inside, THEY DIE !

    Nevada's governor has released the plan for phase 1 of reopening the State.  Very slow and reasonable (with which I agree).  Obviously, Casinos and Arenas are staying closed.  Nevada's economy is based on gaming and culinary industries, therefore our workers and their families are hit hard.

    Hope everyone is doing well.  Be safe my Friends
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33430 on: May 09, 2020, 11:22:39 am »
    Good late morning. I was sewing when DH's truck went driving past the window, headed for the side gate. By the time I got outside,  he was through the gate. I directed him to help avoid the barrel cactus an the fence but he is currently stopped by tree branches. He needs to cut three more branch stubs before he can continue. However the barrel cactus is safe.

    Update: The truck is in position to move the shed. Small dents on truck from branch stub. Small dent in awning downspout from truck rear view mirror. Plants and septic tank are safe.

    Next update: DH used the truck to pull the shed about 4 more feet forward. Now he has decided to lay another  4 feet of pavers in front of the shed. That will probably take a few days. ;)
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33431 on: May 10, 2020, 06:04:57 am »
    Good morning and Happy Mother's Day.

    I plan on spending a quiet day (nothing new about that). Will probably talk to at least one of the sons.

    Have a peaceful Sunday and stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33432 on: May 10, 2020, 06:45:46 am »
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33433 on: May 10, 2020, 09:36:03 am »
    Happy Mother's Day from southern Arizona. It will is predicted to only get to 88F today!

    This is my first Mother's Day without my mom. I will honor and celebrate her by being the person she and Dad raised me to be. My daughter has already sent me a SnapChat video.

    Today I will be sewing more masks and DH will be laying pavers prior to moving the shed forward four more feet so that the area where he shed was can be laid with pavers. Then the shed will be moved back and we can get the truck out of the back yard. We are definitely keeping busy.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33434 on: May 11, 2020, 05:45:15 am »
    Good morning.

    Looks like fair weather for the day with showers moving in overnight.

    II sees the surgeon this morning. We're anticipating he will be released from care with a follow-up visit either 6 or 12 months from now. I don't plan on going with him today as any instructions should be straight forward. Most of the time I go just to bring a second set of ears to hear those instructions.

    Otherwise, just same old, same old, as to what we get ourselves up to for the rest of the day. I did have a nice visit with both sons yesterday.

    Make your day a good one while staying safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33435 on: May 11, 2020, 06:39:52 am »
    Good morning.  It was 57 when I got up this morning.  I am back in the office most of the week trying to get ready for our big meeting next week.  It's nice to be back at my desk at the office.  My desk at home is starting to get set up really well; I am just more comfortable up here for some reason.
    We had to make a grocery store run this weekend.  There were more people in the store - and some families were back to bringing the whole crew - but it was still pretty easy to stay away from other people.  DH and Ginger waited in the truck while I went inside.  I need to run through an HEB on the way home to see if I can find my sugar Dr Peppers...  They are the only ones who carry it locally and their stock has been pretty erratic.
    I have an appointment for a haircut tomorrow.  Not sure how she is going to cut my hair if I have a mask on, but I guess she will figure it out.
    Stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33436 on: May 11, 2020, 08:11:37 am »
    Good Morning

    Sunny 80s and very windy in the desert.

    I made a "Town Run" yesterday.    Gas was $1.75/gallon and the store was not crowded and was well stocked.  About half the people were wearing masks and no one was wearing gloves.  The staff of course was wearing full PPE and once again I was so impressed with the wonderful job they are doing.  There was a full army of young folks with carts full of cleaning and disinfecting supplies constantly cleaning all surfaces....looked sort of like the "Scrubbing Bubbles" commercial.




    Today I have to fix a section of drip line that has stopped flowing.  I know what and where the problem is.....but it is going to take a fair amount of vulgarity and personal injury to get to it.....

    Hope everyone's week is off to a good start.
    Be Safe, My Friends




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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33437 on: May 11, 2020, 09:33:26 am »

    I have an appointment for a haircut tomorrow.  Not sure how she is going to cut my hair if I have a mask on, but I guess she will figure it out.


    Our barber did a really good job on both of us while we were wearing our masks. I was impressed.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33438 on: May 11, 2020, 10:25:15 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    I trimmed a couple inches of split ends off the end of my ponytail.

    I am off to see if I can find any thin elastic for my sister to make masks for her son who just moved back to Tucson. He can't wear masks with ties at work due to machinery hazards. He only has one with elastic and it is only a single layer of fabric. I a m combining the search with my other shopping needs that I had been putting off.

    When I get home will probably be shed moving time followed by mask making.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33439 on: May 12, 2020, 05:45:23 am »
    Good morning.

    We will be much cooler today with a predicted high of 59. Gloomy skies with some rain possible.

    II's report from the doctor was good. They want to see him again in 3 months but said it would be very difficult for him to damage that shoulder.

    No definite plans for the day. I was organized for once and remembered to get items out of the freezer for all 3 meals.

    Hope your day goes well. Stay safe.

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    « Reply #33440 on: May 12, 2020, 06:38:28 am »
    Good Morning

    Another sunny and windy day in the desert, but quite a bit cooler in the 80s.  My irrigation repair went smoothly yesterday and it was not necessary for me to scare the kitties with foul language....

    No special plans, just putzin'

    Hope everyone has a good day.
    Be careful, my Friends
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33441 on: May 12, 2020, 09:29:56 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    Yesterday we moved the shed as far forward as it needs to go. The back of the shed is now a foot in front of where the front of the shed was. DH has started burying 8x8x16 blocks level and in line with the floor joists of the shed. Then he will fill and level the ground in between and cover the entire area with pavers. Take that pesky rodents! Then we roll the shed back to be even with the old coop. This will have the shed four feet ahead of where it was. The trees behind it will no longer scrape the roof and there will be room to put in a lower paved area big enough for a picnic table in the shade of the trees and on the north side of the shed. :)

    I hope to finish enough masks to mail today.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33442 on: May 12, 2020, 05:06:56 pm »
    nice day today.  got up early(ish) to go to the grocery store.  when i got down by the elevator, i saw that my hint water order had arrived, so i didn't have to pick water up at the store!  Most of today's shopping was non-essential snacky stuff (i did get some meat and potatoes). in other good news, as i was walking to the store, i saw that the sushi place i like has reopened for take out. 

    and then later today, my sugarfina candy order arrived, so i am REALLY set for sweets.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33443 on: May 13, 2020, 05:48:38 am »
    Good morning.

    Our high is to be in the 80s today. Guess the yard will dry out quickly from the rain that fell yesterday.

    We ventured out yesterday to buy a couple of greeting cards. I had been making do with what I had around here for a couple of things, but wanted a card for the occasion for a couple of events coming up. I bought the second anniversary card I looked at and the first birthday card I picked up. Just didn't want to handle very many items. I was wearing a mask as did the store clerks, but neither of the other customers had masks on.

    We need to pick up a prescription today; it will be through the drive-through. Otherwise, there are a couple of projects in the yard II mentioned he thought he could take care of now. The recovery from the shoulder replacement has certainly been much easier and much faster than we anticipated.

    Have a good day. Stay safe.

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    « Reply #33444 on: May 13, 2020, 05:59:33 am »
    Good Morning

    We had winds gusts up to 70 mph yesterday which scared the cats, but also put lots of dust in the air making for a spectacular sunset. Nice day on queue today.

    I am off to the Clinic to pick up some medications, then to the Post Office. As long as the car is out and I have no reason to go to "town". I think I will do some off-roading on a Wildflower Hunt.

    Hope everyone is Well and Happy.
    Be safe my Friends
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33445 on: May 13, 2020, 08:18:56 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    I mailed masks yesterday just in time for the package to make it onto the truck. Just a few minutes later and it wouldn't have gone until 4 PM today.

    While I was on my Post Office trip, DH decided to use the truck to push the shed back three feet over the pavers he had laid so that he could take out the front 8x8x16 blocks to bury in the back. It is amazing how much faster this goes with soft ground. It also helps that he is now working on the north side of the shed instead of the south side.

    After the shed is back in place, DH should have just enough time to build a requested piece of furniture for our daughter's birthday near the end of this month. Our current plan is to deliver it the weekend immediately after her birthday and hopefully spend a couple nights there. Our daughter doesn't know this yet. We will verify with her whether this will be ok when we know that the gift will be finished in time. Everything will be dependent on household health status and her approval.

    After I finish the dozen more masks currently cut out and send them, my next project will be making masks specifically for the weekend trip to our daughter's house. Those masks will be specifically designed for generating smiles. They will be silly but functional.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance. Remember to be excellent to yourself as well.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33446 on: May 13, 2020, 08:48:49 am »
    Good morning.  We had some ugly weather in Central Texas yesterday, but the tornadoes were not very close to my house.  It's cooler and still cloudy today.  We continue to practice our meeting.  I will be very glad when they gavel out on Thursday.  One way or the other it will be over then.
    I had to hold my mask when my hair stylist cut around my ears because she uses a razor and didn't want to accidentally cut the straps.  It is nice to have my hair out of my eyes again.
    Stay safe!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33447 on: May 14, 2020, 05:39:39 am »
    Good Morning

    "Nippy" morning in the desert (54) and only headed to low 80s.

    Oleander, Mimosa, Chitalpa, Red Yucca have blossomed together and all have "Hummer-Happy" nectar.  So I have dozens of hummingbirds around the house.  If you sit quietly with a hose on fine spray, they will hover in the water for a bath....Too Kool !!

    No special plans....Me and the cats are just going to enjoy the day outside.

    Keep Happy and Safe, My Friends

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33448 on: May 14, 2020, 05:47:48 am »
    Good morning.

    62 degrees heading to 83 with a slight chance of a pop-up thundershower this afternoon.

    Most of my lilac bush died this spring. It had started leafing out and had lots of buds, then they shriveled up. So, yesterday we cut out all of the dead canes but did leave the new ones from last year. It is a little scraggly looking, but we decided to see what it does. We still think part of the problem was too much rain. I can't remember when we planted it.

    Errands to run - prescriptions and bird seed to pick up. At least, I hope I get the notification that TSC has the bird seed I use in stock. We'll do the drive through at the pharmacy and have TSC bring the order to the car. Guess I could get used to that, although II always likes wandering around in the store just to see what he can find. Not comfortable doing that right now, though. We will probably support a food place while we're out.

    Have a good day. Stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33449 on: May 14, 2020, 08:06:09 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    My mom passed away a year ago today. Yesterday I set out my special items to wear today: owl hair bun cover that my mom requested that I make for myself, and a T-shirt with image drawn by my niece with imagery representing mom (roadrunner), dad (phainopepla), my brother (stuffed monkey he gave mom before cancer surgery), and togetherness (cristate saguaro). I will be working in the garden, sewing masks, and thinking about mom, dad, and my brother. DH and I will probably push the shed to its final location.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance. Remember to be excellent to yourself as well.

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