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Old 05-28-2020, 10:17 AM
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That little robin finally left the nest.
Didn't see it out there last night or this morning.
Freedom baby!

It's rainy today, supposed to be all day.
I'm not working again until Saturday which I hate to say it just fine with me.
Love nursing, love my job but right now at this moment in time, I'm much happier spending less time there.
My director understands that very well.
I don't feel like a front line worker nor a hero.
I'm just a geriatric nurse who is very tired.
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Don't get me started on those little robins. Lol. Every morning at first light, we've had one pecking at every window in the house trying to get in.

Today's been productive considering that I had nothing planned. Last night the well pump kicked out and would re prime to pump water into the house. I tried it again this morning before digging deeper into it (which would involve pulling the pump out of the pipe). It worked! So we have water again.

I got some housework done inside this morning while it rained on and off. The sun came out so I headed out to mow a small patch of grass up by the house that I missed the other day. A couple hours later, I had the whole yard mowed again. Like Forrest gump, I like cutting the grass. Lol. The controls on the mower are similar to the old lamtrac I used to run. It has 4x4 and engages at the flip of a switch on the fly. Just like the lamtrac.

I also gathered the tools and supplies that I'll need tomorrow at camp. Just the oldest boy and I heading out again. This weekend is going to be a reconstruction project on the outdoor kitchen. When I built it 3 yrs ago, I used the clear PVC roofing panels that are 2' x 12' per panel. Without much of a pitch to the roof, snow accumulations were too much and the sun baking those clear panels made them very brittle. So I'm replacing them with corrugated metal roof panels and adding extra cross bracing for strength. Another downside to the clear panels is that on a hot summer day, they act like a magnifying glass under the sunlight making it hot in there.

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Today at the work cabin I got the last part of the exterior wall from where I added the porch to the house insulated and plywood on it. Tomorrow I plan to cut my new archway into the main part of the cabin from the added room and delete the old front door.
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This afternoon I was browsing Facebook and got an invitation to join a private group.
It's for our nurse scheduler, Roberta.
Two years ago she was battling cancer, and now it's back.
Talk about shocked.
What breaks my heart the most is that she did not mention it at all, but I knew something was off just by the way she's been lately.
So, she's going to be undergoing yet another mastectomy and this time chemo.
166 friends, family and coworkers all mostly broken hearted, but hopeful that this time she beats it for good.
She's such a beautiful woman both physically and inside her precious heart.
They've also set up some kind of "meal train", where we can take meals to their home.
I doubt that her hubby Brian is going to have time to think about that, nor will their two teens, Logan and Sophie.
We're going to do what we can to see them through this.
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This afternoon I was browsing Facebook and got an invitation to join a private group.
It's for our nurse scheduler, Roberta.
Two years ago she was battling cancer, and now it's back.
Talk about shocked.
What breaks my heart the most is that she did not mention it at all, but I knew something was off just by the way she's been lately.
So, she's going to be undergoing yet another mastectomy and this time chemo.
166 friends, family and coworkers all mostly broken hearted, but hopeful that this time she beats it for good.
She's such a beautiful woman both physically and inside her precious heart.
They've also set up some kind of "meal train", where we can take meals to their home.
I doubt that her hubby Brian is going to have time to think about that, nor will their two teens, Logan and Sophie.
We're going to do what we can to see them through this.
Iím so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she has a full recovery.

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Don't get me started on those little robins. Lol. Every morning at first light, we've had one pecking at every window in the house trying to get in.

Today's been productive considering that I had nothing planned. Last night the well pump kicked out and would re prime to pump water into the house. I tried it again this morning before digging deeper into it (which would involve pulling the pump out of the pipe). It worked! So we have water again.

I got some housework done inside this morning while it rained on and off. The sun came out so I headed out to mow a small patch of grass up by the house that I missed the other day. A couple hours later, I had the whole yard mowed again. Like Forrest gump, I like cutting the grass. Lol. The controls on the mower are similar to the old lamtrac I used to run. It has 4x4 and engages at the flip of a switch on the fly. Just like the lamtrac.

I also gathered the tools and supplies that I'll need tomorrow at camp. Just the oldest boy and I heading out again. This weekend is going to be a reconstruction project on the outdoor kitchen. When I built it 3 yrs ago, I used the clear PVC roofing panels that are 2' x 12' per panel. Without much of a pitch to the roof, snow accumulations were too much and the sun baking those clear panels made them very brittle. So I'm replacing them with corrugated metal roof panels and adding extra cross bracing for strength. Another downside to the clear panels is that on a hot summer day, they act like a magnifying glass under the sunlight making it hot in there.

After I get caught up here at the work cabin, That outdoor kitchen would be a great addition for summer when you don't want to run the inside stove. I can picture sitting outside around dark with the wife making some goodies. Great idea and not that hard to put together.
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Iím so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she has a full recovery.

Jim
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Something tells me she will.
Lots of love and prayer going on tonight.
Her hubby is the editor of our local newspaper.
Great kids, wonderful support system.
Her, Brian, Logan and Sophie.

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This afternoon I was browsing Facebook and got an invitation to join a private group.
It's for our nurse scheduler, Roberta.
Two years ago she was battling cancer, and now it's back.
Talk about shocked.
What breaks my heart the most is that she did not mention it at all, but I knew something was off just by the way she's been lately.
So, she's going to be undergoing yet another mastectomy and this time chemo.
166 friends, family and coworkers all mostly broken hearted, but hopeful that this time she beats it for good.
She's such a beautiful woman both physically and inside her precious heart.
They've also set up some kind of "meal train", where we can take meals to their home.
I doubt that her hubby Brian is going to have time to think about that, nor will their two teens, Logan and Sophie.
We're going to do what we can to see them through this.
Aw, son of a bitch.
That's sad.
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Pirate Girl, prayers and best wishes for Roberta and her family.
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After I get caught up here at the work cabin, That outdoor kitchen would be a great addition for summer when you don't want to run the inside stove. I can picture sitting outside around dark with the wife making some goodies. Great idea and not that hard to put together.
We love it. With 6 kids on a hot day, it's so much nicer to cook in with essentially a full kitchen and bbq setup. The camper has a small outdoor kitchen with a mini fridge and sink with both hot and cold water. So for cooking we just fill whatever pot we need with water.
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Heading out for an afternoon ride, but ran across a moto-traveler this morning and chatted with him for about 45 minutes while he was resting. He lives in Ft Wayne, IN and was returning home from Montana. He woke up in Iowa and rode through Illinois without stopping. Said he refuses to give income to the State of Illinois. Stopped in Schererville, IN on US 30 a few miles east of the Illinois state line for fuel, food and some oil. Riding a Suzuki, Bandit??? 1250cc???

He had a set of Givi brand luggage boxes on the bike that caught my attention. Largely because one of them was melted through by the exhaust gasses from his muffler! Fortunately nothing caught fire and he had packed light so he shifted his load around and was riding the last legs of the trip home with the right side box empty. He has been riding with the same set up on other trips. He said he spent one really long day on the bike and blames the melt-through on the fact that he was iron butting his way back east. Figured that if he had taken longer stops the engine would cool a bit more, the exhaust heat would have been lowered, the ambient temperature of the bottom of the box would have been lower, etc etc etc

Nice guy, he will be home shortly following US 30 right into Colluseum Drive in Ft Wayne.






Upon close inspection the exhaust gasses from the muffler were so hot that they liquified the plastic and it was blowing off the box. Inside the box the edge was smooth and rounded. Outside you could see where the plastic had literally been dripping and blowing off the box.



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I picked up a shift today.
So, time to put on my mask and enjoy 12 hrs of not being able to breathe.
It's all going to CHANGE next week.
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