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Old 09-11-2016, 04:33 AM
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:42 PM
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As of a couple days ago, we have zero credit card debt. Still no mortgage or car payment, nothing left but student loans.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:43 PM
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I was making my normal regular old simply weekend morning coffee when I had an inspiration. I made my very own pumpkin spiced coffee. Without knowing what kind of proportions, I just went for it. It came out p okay. Not quite the same as my preferred pumpkin spiced coffee (Wawa4lyfe), but still close.
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So the nail on my ring finger has had this crazy fucking crack in it for ages. No matter how short I cut it back, as soon as there was any nail material at all growing from the bed, that damn crack was in it. Naturally I couldn't help but pick at it and mess with it, leaving this one nail in terrible condition while all my other nails were normal.

Finally a couple of weeks ago I had chewed the nail down to the bed (I haven't bitten my nails as a habit since I was 16) and committed to breaking the crack pattern. I cut it as far down as I could, then sawed at it like a fiend with an emory board, then buffed the surface also like a fiend. I kept up the buffing and sawing for a week until I could no longer feel any roughness at all.

Now the nail has had a chance to grow a little, almost to the tip of my finger, AND THERE IS NO CRACK! This was my finest hour.

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Well done liv, you nailed it.



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Old 09-16-2016, 07:50 PM
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Now the nail has had a chance to grow a little, almost to the tip of my finger, AND THERE IS NO CRACK! This was my finest hour.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:02 PM
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So the nail on my ring finger has had this crazy fucking crack in it for ages. No matter how short I cut it back, as soon as there was any nail material at all growing from the bed, that damn crack was in it. Naturally I couldn't help but pick at it and mess with it, leaving this one nail in terrible condition while all my other nails were normal.

Finally a couple of weeks ago I had chewed the nail down to the bed (I haven't bitten my nails as a habit since I was 16) and committed to breaking the crack pattern. I cut it as far down as I could, then sawed at it like a fiend with an emory board, then buffed the surface also like a fiend. I kept up the buffing and sawing for a week until I could no longer feel any roughness at all.

Now the nail has had a chance to grow a little, almost to the tip of my finger, AND THERE IS NO CRACK! This was my finest hour.
I've had a crack down the middle of the nail on my left middle finger ever since 8th grade, when the spring on a cartload of lunch trays (I worked in the school cafeteria) broke and sent up a fountain of trays, one of which split the tip of my finger, including the nail. I consider it an "identifying mark."
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I successfully installed a 1/4" tubing drip system in the back yard, just for the trees and other flora against the fence. The guy who ripped out my grass left a connection to the old valve there, and for some reason stuck a T with a lawn sprinkler on one side and open pipe on top. I cut off all that nonsense and stuck an old pressure regulator, an elbow & various connectors to get tubing going both ways along the fence line. Drippers, mostly, with one little spouting thing just to know it's working.

Now to fix the front 1/2" system. I fixed 3 issues and 3 more came up. Tomorrow's supposed to be unseasonably cool, so I'll take care of it then, baby. :barrywhite:
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Fixed those 3 issues, and only 2 more came up. But the 2nd issue turned out to be 2 separate holes to plug. :bunnythrust: Then I buried all the unsightly tubing under the slightly less unsightly gravel, and now I am the drip system master of the universe. :powerup:
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I pulled out 3 "weeds" with my truck and a length of chain today. Yesterday I pulled out 2 other trees that were growing up in the wrong place. I discovered that the one tree had roots growing up into the downspout clogging it, I was wondering why the downspout wasn't draining properly. I cleared it and replaced the pipe on the downspout. Now we will see if the spouting works properly.
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All of my accomplishments are petty. Bragging about them would be even more petty.
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I had my teeth cleaned today and my gums hardly even bled at all! Last time I was there they were a wreck, but I have since been flossing regularly like a grown-up. The dentist even told me "keep up the good work"

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No sticker tho. :darn:
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No sticker tho. :darn:
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Flossing Doesn't Work | Mother Jones

From the linkMany of the studies that best supported flossing, the AP found, didn't test enough people, used outdated methods, or were too short to be conclusive. Notably, last year's edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans removed flossing from its recommendations.
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The dentist even told me "keep up the good work"


No sticker tho. :darn:
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I made a batch of peanut butter marshmallow squares.

My petty accomplishment is not eating the whole lot in one day :blush:

If there is something more tasty that a peanut butter marshmallow square, I don't want to know about it because I can barely control myself with those.
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Okay...

This year, I grew my first cannabis plant in a pot in the middle of my rose garden. Homegrown.

It was totally experimental and I had no idea of what my results would be like.

I purchased a 'clone' from the local cannabis dispensary; a plant start that cost me $20, out of pocket. Called "Pineapple Chunk". I had the pot all ready with good chickenshit mixed in to the plantsoil and excellent location for as much sun as possible.

It grew to about five feet in height. A rainstorm in September splintered a couple of lower limbs.

Last week, to beat the big storm that threatened to roll through town before it flattened my plant, I harvested and groomed the result, leaving them in, up, and drying. The big storm was a 'meh', but my timing was good.

Today, I did the finish work, snipping the buds from the stems. I'm guessing a quarter pound. And it smokes real smooth and packs a decent entertaining high. It's _not_ a snoozer. I'm quite pleased with my first venture in to 'backyard bud'. Testing....testing...one, two...uh...what were we talking about?
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We went and got a Christmas tree today.
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I have a platform for the Christmas tree that is a 4 x 8 sheet of 1/2" plywood with a 2 x 4 frame underneath, it's a bit heavy for one person to handle and I had to move it from the attic to the living room. So I made a dolly with 4 swivel caster wheels and 2 x 4's, and that was heavy as well. I used a length of line and some double Sheave pulleys to get it down the stairs from the attic and then just wheeled it into the living room on the dolly.
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The tree is up and was decorated on Sat. when the grandkids were here. My part was to put it up and put the lights on.
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Just polished my boots, They're Nocona's #1 toe, #3 heel, and 12", black. I used to wear them all the time, when I wore one pair out I would buy another, Now I just wear them for special occasions, I will wear them on Christmas eve. My daughter wouldn't let me wear them for her wedding, she had picked out shoes that matched the suits.
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Slipped off a stair while going down, pushed off and dropped the rest, and landed it. On one foot. The left one. In the dark. And I ain't 19 anymore.

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So you know we had a massive tree break and crash down in a windstorm on Christmas. Since then, we got a tree guy in, who had to take the whole tree down, which was pretty tragic and our house feels super weird now. But as of yesterday, we fixed the neighbor's fence and brought her some apology brownies, so we got the whole mess cleaned up and back to some kind of normal in four days.

We're still going to have to figure out what to plant in that tree's place, I'm going to make a Reparations Birdbath out of the trunk for the birds who lost their homes, and we had them leave the bigger logs to cure. We'll probably get them milled at some point, so I can make something out of them. But none of those things are emergencies.
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But it IS an emergency that you specify what kind of tree it was, 'cause if you posted that earlier I missed it. As in, what sort of wood are you curing, not "a tall one."
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It was a blue spruce.

A TALL ONE.
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