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    om - I'm not ignoring you, I can't hit any of the "hugs, thanks, WTG" buttons without a error coming up. Just on your posts.

    SD - I too hope that your eye surgery will go well. Bet you will be glad to get that behind you.

    pinetree - first time I made the sweet potato salad, found a recipe that I wanted to try. It called for cilantro and I wish I had skipped it. I'll let you know if we like it. It is sweet potato cubed, chipotle seasoning, brown sugar, corn, black beans, roasted red peppers and cilantro.

    2.5 for today. Not going to make a list for tomorrow because what I do all depends on if the yard is dried out enough to cut. If not, there's a lot I can get done inside.
    I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

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    Thank you, Rabbit. It's actually going to be two surgeries, one on the 17th and one the 30th. Yes, I'll be very happy to have them done and over with. I'll be even happier if I have 20/20 vision restored and the astigmatisms corrected and can get rid of the three pairs of glasses I've had to deal with for about twenty years. They don't guarantee that much improvement but it's not uncommon, I guess. We'll see. If I don't need glasses anymore, I might break down and buy myself some fancy Oakley sunglasses to replace my pair Husby ruined years ago. Loved those things!

    I don't know why I make lists lately. I'm just not getting done what I should be. Not sure why. But I did get all the plants into planters and watered everybody for good measure, fed the birds and squirrels and doggies and kitties, and walked or biked over 4K steps. It needs to be 5K but I might not make that today. Although I'm not that far from it. I should walk down to the dock and see if the small fry that were schooled up by the shore this morning are still there. They're so cute, only about an inch long. I only need about 400 steps so probably will get that before midnight, so I guess I won't worry about it.

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    Can't type much. i found our stinging nettles in the garden. I soaped,used alcohol.tape and now first aid creme. Gloves from now on!!

    The ceiling in bowed from the roof leak. I didn't let Ds drill holes at the time of the leak-regret that. I need most if not all of it done IMHO plus insulation and I fear mold (can of worms comment) DD has crafts stored but we don't use the room. AND i would like it back.
    Have to go help Dh outside. I can point at least?

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    Ouch! Hope your hands are better soon.

    Yeah, we were worried about damage with our roof, too. Luckily there wasn't any. There was when we did our house in town years ago though, and it did add thousands to the bill. When they opened that roof up, you could smell the mildew for at least a block in any direction. We also had them rip off our enclosed back porch and rebuild it because it was built by unskilled amateurs with no foundation and was falling off the house and also rotting. The back porch had a staircase in it because the house had been converted from a duplex into a single family house. When they pulled the ceiling down, there were thousands of carpenter ants. What a mess! We were so glad to get that mess all done. That house needed a lot of work when we sold it but we had poured thousands into it and the outside was completely done, which helped sell it. We made back about twice what we had into it, which was nice.

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    3/3 today, the linen closet took forever! I rearranged the whole thing, and now everybody should be able to find what they need without making a mess of everything else.

    SD, I keep thinking about your bikes, and I was wondering if something like a ladder with PVC tubes over the rungs would work as a ramp. I'm guessing you would need to make two(one for each pontoon) that would hook together. I can't imagine they would be too hard to make. I love seeing the pictures of the lake and your property. I live at the edge of a city, so I don't have that kind of scenery.

    My hubby is going back tomorrow to get his results, but he says his knee seems to be getting a little better. I really hope it was just a minor injury and not something permanent, he loves his bowling and has really missed it the last few weeks.

    Tomorrow:

    1. Crochet a couple of washcloths. Mine are getting kind of threadbare.
    2. Grind up lemons. They're dry, they need to be powdered.
    3. Chop up some of the aging celery and onions and dehydrate.
    4. If I'm up to it, go to the farm and see what she has. I'm hoping for black raspberries. They're my favorite!

    Have a fantastic day, Everybody!

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    Hope your husband gets good results tomorrow, Jen.

    Thanks for the idea about the ladder. What you're talking about is about the same as I finally came up with. If I do end up building something, I want to make a 'ladder' type of frame using PT 2x4s and 24" rebar, with PVC slipped over the rebar before the whole thing is assembled. I think that would work because the PVC would roll on the rebar, or at least that's my theory. But after dragging my bike up onto the shore today, I think the whole process might get easier as I get more practice and think up some tricks as I go along. Today was much easier than yesterday, and the lift assist strap that I put on the pontoons has made a huge difference. If I can avoid the ramps I will because I have enough projects and also because anything we put into the lake has to come out in the fall before freeze-up and then be put back in each spring. Less is more! Our bikes only weigh 125 pounds and I don't have to lift all of that. The lift assist strap helps me because I can lift in the middle between the pontoons with my hands together right in front of me, meaning I can stand up straighter and take a lot of the strain off my back, instead of having to be hunched over trying to pull with my arms out to the sides. I think that alone is going to make a huge difference. I also know now that if I pick up one of the pontoons while I'm on the dock and get the bike started up on shore that way, it's much easier to pull it up. I really do think this problem will work itself out as we go along, and I'll get stronger as I lose weight, too. But I'll never say never because the shoreline changes every year and it might get to where we really need a ramp. Thanks again for sharing your idea. I appreciate that you thought of me.

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    Got a lot more of the saplings cleared and the grapevine. I can't believe how much brush there is.

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    It'll make such a difference once the excess is cleared up, too.

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    Because I'm sort of bored and too tired to do anything about it, I went over to eBay and looked up the vintage Sprout Farm by Corning I bought for $3 last week. Apparently they sell for about $30, more if the sellers are charging shipping. Then I looked up the vintage Pyrex Visions saucepan set, and it looks like they're around the same, plus shipping. The pans came out of a free box. Still can't get over that because they're not even chipped and look brand new. Someone just really wanted to be rid of them! I always like to know what I 'saved', but in reality I wouldn't have bought either of those for that price. They'll both be nice to have and I think we'll use them, but they weren't a need. It's still fun to know what stuff is selling for.

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    SD-isn't it a shock sometimes. Breadmakers. That was what got me. We never see things like that thrown out however, I was super surprised the new neighbor tossed a mission style oak entertainment center to the curb and NO takers. I thought about it for a cook book book case. I have a mission style LEGEND china hutch by Basset that matched. I just have too much stuff already and there was no room in the garage to store it. Heavy rain got it 2x. Definitely thought of you and your repurposing.

    The areas we cut back already have more sun and a more relaxed feel. I want to cut down on skeeters too. Part 1 of many. But it's a start.

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    Good morning I slept till 6:30 so I feel much better with sleep today is a shaky day for and the house is a mess gonna sludge through it.
    Hikroo u and hubby are so busy with all the fixing up of the h ouse. Don't wear yourself out
    fw I bet the deck is one of your favorite places....... I am surprised by what people throw away
    ILC a shark mop they are so worth the money and buy extra pads. ... I miss mine
    spirit deer I hope the surgery is not hard on u and u get 20 20 vision
    yes pinetree sticky chicken was not hard to make at all will post for u all making it today for supper.
    Rabbit in can't see them on my tablet so I can't give any either. .
    Jen hugs
    sticky chicken
    3 lb of chicken I used boneless breast the recipie called for thighs
    3/4 up brown sugar divided
    1/4 cup of soy sauce dividid
    4 cloves of garlic
    pin c h of cayenne I used red pepper flakes
    1/4 up of tomato paste
    1/2 cup of water
    take 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce g a ric and 1 teaspoon of ginger and set aside.
    cook for 4 hour on in slow cooker. Put on baking dish pour sauce over hit broil. She said to doutlet the sauce so I did.

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    Sticky chicken and rice for supper.

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    fw, your poor hands---hope they are better soon.

    SD, hope all that surgery does the trick. I can't imagine having 20/20 vision and no astigmitism. Mine keeps getting worse.

    om, thanks for the recipe. Sounds good. I know friends who use a Shark and they love it.

    RABBIT, hope you can get that grass cut.

    Jen, let us know how your DH's tests turn out.

    Didn't get much done yesterday---got a headache and some dizziness. Felt better by bedtime and today I feel fine.

    For Thursday:

    1) Dentist 11:30
    2) Bake something. The brownies didn't last long.
    3) Shop for a steam mop
    4) Mop, if I find a mop
    5) Gather some items to donate to cat rescue organization yard sale
    6) Go by vet and get flea meds
    7) Enjoy the rain

    Have a good day, everybody.

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    FW, we rarely see anything out at the curb. Did I tell you about the entertainment center we got off the curb for my mom's cookbooks? I should take a pic of it. I can explain to you why people don't rush to pick those up. They weigh exactly FOUR TONS and if you're by yourself and/or don't happen to have a truck handy, forget it. As it was, the two of us really struggled to load it, damaged the veneer at the bottom, and both hurt our backs. Husby had to ride in the back of the truck with it so it wouldn't tip and I drove ten mph (idling, basically) the whole way to Mom's, easy in a small town, maybe not so much in a bigger place. Luckily it was on wheels or things would have been worse. Gravity was our friend when we got to Mom's house and could drop the thing off the tailgate and just wheel it in. It really was in good shape till we banged up the veneer. She just loves it, so it all worked out great. It was just so weird how that thing appeared out of nowhere just where and when she needed it. I bet the people who owned it were happy they didn't have to deal with it, too. Especially since it stormed that night which would have made that thing even harder to get rid of.

    Husby said later he couldn't believe I didn't stop and claim it as we drove by. He was watching in his rear view mirror to see if I did. LOL. He knows me so well! But I couldn't talk to him about it since he was in our van, and didn't know if he was willing to deal with such a big, heavy, awkward piece when we were both so exhausted already, and didn't know if Mom would even want it.

    We've seen so many entertainment centers for sale lately at give-away prices. It's like everyone's analog TVs are finally dying and they're getting rid of them now. We just love the one we bought at SA for $30. We've seen cheaper ones since but not any we would have wanted. Husby wants a 60" flat screen when the old analog we're using dies, and this cabinet is the perfect width and height for that. We're loving all the storage for TV stuff, and the glass door that has shelves for all the various TV boxes. We're so glad we bought it, and glad we had the van that day and not the truck so we could bring it home easier.

    But yeah, I'm shocked what people throw away. Lucky us, who love a good freebie and are in the right place at the right time! I'm careful what I haul home these days because we don't have room for any more furniture. We're selective about the smaller stuff, too. If it's not an upgrade or something we really need, like our entertainment center or the recliner we just bought, I'm usually not even tempted.

    Good about the yard work. Hope it helps with the bugs.

    OM, thanks for the recipe! It looks tasty! Glad you got a good night's sleep. That always helps a person feel better, no matter what else is going on. Thanks, about the surgery. I'm not anticipating problems. Everyone that's had it done that I've ever heard of says how easy it is, so I hope I get to say the same when it's all done, too.

    ILC, I need the surgery due to cataracts, so it's get it done or eventually go blind. The vision correction is just a bonus. The surgeon is putting in some kind of lenses that will correct some of my vision problems, which insurance isn't paying for. It'll be an extra $2,200 and I wasn't going to do it, but Husby wanted me to because it should save in the long run if I can quit buying eye glasses. I'm all for that! So we're taking the gamble that I won't need glasses. I've had astigmatism since high school and it's getting worse for me, too. Glad you're feeling better today.

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    I put a bungee (reddish strap) on the lift assist strap on my bike today and it works great now. I don't have to make any other changes, and because the bungee stretches, I don't even have to unhook it to pull the bike out of the water. No more noise from the strap dragging in the water and no more downwind splashing to get me wet, either. Perfect!


    I think maybe people have problems picturing how these bikes work, so here's a shot of what I see when I look down as I pedal. It's just like a land bike, only the chain is attached to a propeller at the back instead of a gear that drives a rear wheel.


    I also used my little bag with some accessories for the first time today. It needed a loop added so I can hook it around something to keep it on the bike, so I made one with a piece of webbing and a parachute buckle. Hope that works. I can see I need to add sun block and a pair of binoculars.

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    3 for 3 today
    sticky chicken was hit and miss my brother and I liked it. Hubs did not

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