Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 6th, 2011


pretty dull doggie


if we can get that nuthouse dryed out today we can proceed -- the unfinished roof did not leak--- but rain blew in the open door-- & we need a second layer plywood on the dryed floorr maybe that bullet heater??


then a bit of sawing to make the outside of the building flat enough to nail up t-111

there are a few odd bumps..


"it would never be noticed from a trotting horse"


other than that...... the pot belly stove should be arriving soon-- that will help dry the place out.

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i have decided it is not my back giving out that is causing the dowagers hump, it is my oversized tummy causing the forward tilt..


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rainy day meant indoor STUFF - like megan spent time in kennel 8 - that is the one with the geriatric ramp ( not as steep as the other kennels) she had chaos' pups and taught them to go up and down.. good project.--


i took a bunch in the coa van to hame depot-
they need car travel
i did apply to home depot for 10 x 30 vinyl flooring-- they do have a community outreach program-- i should hear today--
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recovering from MDD - mechanical destruction day-- the tractor, my golf cart- and the power chair all quit working the same day.
tractor semi repaired-- the squirting hose has been replaced and the dribbling one still dribbles.
a squirting hose is very exciting--it drenches the driver in hydrolic oil in split seconds. ....to dribble is nearly normal
the golf cart repair guy is due here today-- it has been ailing for weeks and finally gave up the ghost on the hill
the power chair fixer came and said "just how old is that??"-- nice guy-- but a lot of ridiculous questions like "do you have the manual?"
he took the joy stick arm away to a friend who might be able to fix the on off switch for "a couple hundred dollars" which is better than a new joy stick for $700. he declared the batteries fine--- and told me they would be $500 if i had to relpace those--- and he took the cover away to wash and wax it because he couldn't stand to put it back together with 1" of sand on it..
whatever....
i never checked craig's list-- but he said this is a nice old chair--- which should work fine again.
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my question ----as he crawled around on his hands and knees --- why do companies put serial numbers in the most inaccessible places-- like the back of tv's which are advertised as "flat against the wall"
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my other discovery is that the chair just drops into the frame with the motor-- no screws/bolts or duct tape-
like the caboose i used to have-
when they delivered the caboose i was shocked to see that the "cabin part"just drops into the wheel piece with one "pin"-- no cotter pin- no nothing --- one pin... one hellova big pin... but a simple straight pin.
gravity is a wonderful thing --- sometimes
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slim pickins in the cut and paste department--

DiDi is my world. She has saved me numerous times from falling already, has kept me walking straight, and has kept me moving when fatigue sets in.

karen

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the November WALL is up the sh#tting will take place Sunday nov 6th

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