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Old 01-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #8581
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Wow, Addie. That painter was nothing if not thorough. He covered everything!


I'm sure glad I didn't have a mouthful of coffee when I read that.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #8582
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Good luck with that Addie.

Why did they schedule painting after the new bathroom floor? I was always taught to start at the top an work down (except when power washing outside walls).
HUD will be here on February 1st to inspect my apartment again for the fourth time. They were supposed to paint it three years ago. There are three other apartments also that needed work done.

I know. Start at the top and work you way down. Two different companies. One for the floor and one for painting. The floor guy did a fantastic job. The painter, what can I say. I do not want him back here to fix all his mistakes. They have maintenance men that do a great job painting and cleaning apartments. I want one of them to come.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #8583
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RIP Big Blue!!!
A Google search brought me no closer to putting this in context. Could you please expound?
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #8584
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Studying for my Nuclear Stress Test on Monday...
I have had that test twice. Passed with flying colors.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #8585
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My mother used bread bags instead of plastic bags and also a couple layers of socks on our hands if the mittens were still drying over the heating grate in the kitchen.
I used to dry the inside of the kids boots with the hair dryer.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #8586
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I used to dry the inside of the kids boots with the hair dryer.
I've dried my own boots with a hair dryer.

I'm currently tormenting the cat with a laser pointer and reading stuff on DC.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #8587
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A Google search brought me no closer to putting this in context. Could you please expound?
Big Blue was the name of Snip's son's fish that died.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #8588
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I've dried my own boots with a hair dryer.

I'm currently tormenting the cat with a laser pointer and reading stuff on DC.
How long before your cat loses interest? Shreddy is only good for about three minutes of laser pointer entertainment, and then only if it has been weeks.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #8589
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you know you're in for a fight when the ear flaps were down.

did anyone else's mom put you in a layer of socks, then plastic bags, then a layer of wool socks and into your workboots for waterproofing before going out to play?
I lived on the prairies (Saskatchewan) until I was 7. My Mom knit my sister and I scarves that were 1 foot wide and 6 feet long. From the time I was in kindergarten she would put me in my parka and snow pants, boots and mittens and then "mummify" me with that scarf! My eyes were about the only thing that showed and that was just enough to see where I was going! I would walk to school like that (for three winters), roll down the mound of dirt we called our "hill" at the end of our street, throw snowballs, you name it. That scarf was my armour against the cold and I would stay out for hours in it! Ah, the memories!
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How long before your cat loses interest? Shreddy is only good for about three minutes of laser pointer entertainment, and then only if it has been weeks.
We rotate it with other toys. If he plays with it too often he just ignores it. First time he saw it (he was still a kitten) he went up and sniffed it. When it didn't smell like anything he went back and laid down. As he's gotten older he's become less selective about what he'll chase. Shadows, laser pointer dots, light reflections, rainbows from prisms. He figured out that we were the ones controlling them and after that he liked chasing them. He'll actually wait at our feet expectantly if he sees us pick up a prism, mirror or laser pointer, or one of the objects we use to make shadows for him to chase.

He'll usually chase any of them for 3 to 7 minutes (roughly) so long as we've been good about rotating through them and his actual physical toys (balls, bells, mice, feathers and string).
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