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Old 05-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #3161
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You milled the wood too?
I had mad respect for just doing the floor. I did it once with my grandfather and it sucked. My hands were numb for days. Dust it everywhere. Knowing you milled the wood too its pasted just doing a floor its a labor of love.
Either that or you're just plum crazy.
I'll stick with thinking it's a labor of love.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #3162
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The finishing was done with a belt sander and then an orbital (orbit?) on my hands and knees...I could've rented one of those floor sanders, but the last time I did, it was like trying to control a bucking bronco...or maybe that was the edge sander...I'm done with the sanding, waiting for the floor expert to give me the go-ahead tomorrow to slap the first coat of finish on. TL, s/one who goes to the trouble of milling the wood, etc., do you really think that person would rent a floor sander?
Actually, yes.

I know they are kinda hard to steer. They steer like those professional floor polishers. I learned how to steer one of those. It's not hard, once you get the hang of it. But, until you do get the hang of it, "bucking bronco" is a pretty good description. Just the tiniest extra pressure on one handle will make it take off in that direction (or is it the opposite direction? It's been a long time).
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:03 AM   #3163
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I cleaned out the top shelf of the pantry. I can only reach it standing on a chair so anything up there gets forgotten about.

I found more than 10 lbs of confectioners chocolate, mostly milk, some dark and some white. I have no idea what to do with it.

I don't know what to put up there. Right now it's less than half full of drink mixers, liqueurs, wine, and whiskey and spiced something. I put the cooking wine-burgundy near the front for when I cook with it. What can I put up there? What do you put on that shelf that is too high to reach without a chair?
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #3164
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The shelf above the fridge is too high. You have to grab the stool, we keep seasonal platters, extra vases, extra wine glassware, and the kitchen toys we don't use often like the waffle iron.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:53 AM   #3165
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The shelf above the fridge is too high. You have to grab the stool, we keep seasonal platters, extra vases, extra wine glassware, and the kitchen toys we don't use often like the waffle iron.
Good idea, I have some things in the hall closet (which should be just used for clothes and vacuum), like a taco fry mold, cookie cutters, and kitchen gifts I've forgotten. This will force me to decide if I really need some of these things or not.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #3166
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I'm off to the pool and then shopping before making lunch (our big meal). I am really looking forward to my pool time so maybe it is starting to become part of my routine instead of something I push myself to do.

This afternoon I am meeting my sister to exchange some paperwork regarding Dad's estate. It looks like we can file probate on Friday!

And finally, I am going to make and decorate cupcakes to take to my final pain management class tomorrow - mortar boards for the group, apples for the leader team.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #3167
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The shelf above the fridge is too high. You have to grab the stool, we keep seasonal platters, extra vases, extra wine glassware, and the kitchen toys we don't use often like the waffle iron.
That's the sort of stuff I keep on shelves that are too high. When I had canning equipment, that went up there too, 'cause it only got used in summer/early fall.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #3168
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Making a shopping list for Costco and the supermarket.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #3169
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Made some molasses, honey, vinegar drink for the week. Made granola from rolled oats and quinoa flakes, craisins, walnuts.

oh yeah, and I consolidated crystallized honey into one container and melted the honey into the honey serving container.
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Thinking about what I'm having for lunch.
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