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And the beginning of a busy weekend.

I have a meeting tonight, a Tea tomorrow, another meeting tomorrow, and then Sunday I have to start hauling things into a pile to put in the front for Big Trash Day.

Since I've decided to sell the house, I am also cleaning out the shed of all of the detritus that has collected in there over the past 15 years.

I hope your weekend is more relaxing.

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:13:08 AM PST

  •  Fri., Jan. 18, my dear. n/t (8+ / 0-)

    Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

    by peregrine kate on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:36:55 AM PST

  •  Good morning everyone! (5+ / 0-)

    Gloomy and chilly this morning.

    Chores this morning and going out this afternoon.

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:38:18 AM PST

  •  Cold Here. Watching About My Favorite (6+ / 0-)

    movie. The Girl in The Cafe

    No sound until 2:30 cause of copyright issues. I've always thought maybe one day I will walk into a cafe and have banter like this with a women.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:43:50 AM PST

    •  Oh This Movie Was Made As A Direct Protest (6+ / 0-)

      see the guy is a government wonk. Takes her to a G8 Conference in Iceland. She finds that the rich nations are fucking poor people and she stands up for them.

      I've wrote a diary or two on it. Maybe the most liberal movie I've ever seen, and a great love story. It is all on YouTube. It wouldn't hurt you to watch it all today.

      Will warm your heart .....

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:01:37 AM PST

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  •  Morning! (5+ / 0-)

    Cold! Yesterday the high hit 79 degrees, last night, it dropped to 43. Right now it's 49. My lungs are not the happiest things in existence. Bit is making hot chocolate.

    I had some more really bad seizures last night, but this morning I no longer have that wound spring feeling so hopefully that's done for a while. I seem to be able to think today anyway.

    This weekend, I finally have everything I need to fix the window and it's not supposed to rain, so we'll be doing that.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:07:34 AM PST

  •  Good Morning! (6+ / 0-)

    Fridays at the senior center are always hectic.  The Zumba class uses the same space as the chorus, so the songsters gather in the library until the dancers are finished.  They have left me to my solitude and blessed silence now, thank goodness.  They're nice people, but there are a lot of them and they're loud.

    It's 32 now, headed to 48 today.  We'll have one more day of this, then it's back to the teens with a chance of snow.  

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:31:41 AM PST

  •  Good morning! (5+ / 0-)

    I made some excellent headway on the knots for the NN lapquilt I am working on this morning, I am inspired to try and finish it today.

    It snowed about 2 inches last night, so this morning the sunshine here is brilliant; doing hand sewing is easier with all that light.

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:49:53 AM PST

  •  Today is the last day of my ten day vacation (0+ / 0-)

    from working hard at Walmart.

    I'll need to get to bed before 5 AM,
    and get up at noon,
    and get to work by 2 PM,
    and work until 11 PM, or maybe till midnight.

    That's my Saturday.

    Think of me,
    in case they have me unloading the truck.

    I'm getting too old to unload trucks,
    but they still ask me to help,
    way too often,
    at least every other day,
    if not two out of three days.

    I wish I could have all of you come watch us
    unload a Walmart truck.

    We pick up the boxes,
    one by one,
    and stack them on one of 30 or so different locations
    around a big room,
    called the dance floor.

    I'm the best at stacking the boxes in such a way
    that they don't fall,
    but I'm apparently an idiot savant on that skill,
    so others have trouble understanding
    exactly what I'm doing.

    But the big news,
    is that our ceiling is finished,
    as finished as I'm willing to finish it,
    until next vacation.

    With the 9" thick Pink Panther R30 insualtion
    in the attic,
    and the drywall sheetrock under it,
    Tonia and I can turn on the small space heater for a while,
    when we feel chilled,
    after it's heated some air in the room,
    circulating the hot air around the room,
    we get too hot,
    and turn the heater off.

    It feels so good to say that,
    we get too hot,
    and turn the heater off.

    Most of you take that for granted,
    but we couldn't do that,
    until we insulated our room,
    I'm gonna say it again,
    9" thick, R30, Pink Panther fiberglass insulation.

  •  well, no volcano after all. DH says maybe I'm (0+ / 0-)

    remembering the time we made flux at home....

    What I did get was going from clear melted wax/oil to "instant corn-meal mush", CLUNCH! the first time I pulled the stirring spoon up, there was a (very soft) lump about the size of my fist on it! so I stirred & stirred & stirred, and we're now waiting for it to cool off, and occasionally pouring off the very-vodka-smelling clear liquid. May take a while to get it all in the storage can.

    Well! I had forgotten about a lot of these details... the wax product has to be kneaded to remove the un-incorporated fluid, before you put it in your storage container. This is fun because the wax product is STICKY! you will end up washing your hands several times before you're finished!

    a 4X multiple of the recipe produced about 3.25 POUNDS of floor wax, according to my kitchen scale. Looks like enough to do the whole house (650 sq ft?), maybe twice, maybe more.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:55:13 PM PST

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