What are you doing today, 2021 edition

NorthernRedneck

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Chiropractor this morning. Followed by another trip to the tire shop to get new tires installed on my wife's expedition. Home to do some hashing on the bathroom design and ordering fixtures. Next will be a trip to a few tile places in the city to pick out flooring, countertop, and shower tiles.
 

pirate_girl

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I've had a nice Tuesday off.
That's it.
Did the usual housework, did my grocery shopping for the week, met my son Jeff on his lunch hour because he hates eating fast junk food in his car, then I tried to make him take half the stimulus pay I withdrew from my bank.
He said no.
Christmas was enough, but thanks Mom.

I've also been off and on the forums today checking out the new ummm "visitors"
 

FrancSevin

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Hashing out plans for the bathroom reno with the war department. She who must be obeyed has decided against both a corner hot tub or air tub in favor of a freestanding soaker tub. In a different location then we originally agreed upon. Nothing much else going on.
One of the reasons I stopped flipping houses was because of the wife. Her inability to commit on a design and then follow through drives me crazy.
It is one of the reason our current house is still under construction some 45 years after we moved in.

Four years ago we settled on a design for the master bath. I dug a 7 foot deep by 8 feet by 6 feet hole for the foundation. Since then we remodeled the master bedroom. Made some minor changes that one wouldn't think effected the bathroom design.

I was wrong!
 

NorthernRedneck

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One of the reasons I stopped flipping houses was because of the wife. Her inability to commit on a design and then follow through drives me crazy.
It is one of the reason our current house is still under construction some 45 years after we moved in.

Four years ago we settled on a design for the master bath. I dug a 7 foot deep by 8 feet by 6 feet hole for the foundation. Since then we remodeled the master bedroom. Made some minor changes that one wouldn't think effected the bathroom design.

I was wrong!

Yes. We all know that when it comes to either any kind of inside reno, if momma ain't happy, then nobody's happy. I wanted a jetted corner tub. We're getting a freestanding soaker tub without any jets. Ideally we both wanted a 4x6 shower with full glass on 2 walls. Because of the layout We're forced to go with solid walls halfway up and glass at the top.
 

Melensdad

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We flipped ZERO homes in 2020 largely due to the crazy inflation of housing prices here. Bidding on homes was crazy. I bid on 1 house, offered $15,000 over asking price, buyer rejected the offer and re-listed the house for $20,000 above my bid. Other homes we looked at and walked away from had similar crazed prices. So between that and Covid we sat the year out.

Today is supposed to be a 'vacation' day from too many chores. Recovering from several weeks of holidays and moving Melen to her apartment.

The tree may come down today ... I'm hoping it stays up another couple of days. We have a bunch of other decorations already down but the living room remains decorated. Before we de-decorate (is that a word?) the living room I'd like to return the other decorations to their appropriate storage places and pull out the bins/bags/boxes for the living room decorations.

I also hope to get to the workshop/garage and rearrange some things. I have 8 parking spots + a car lift and currently have 2 vehicles parked outside. We had all of Melen's furniture stored in there. Most of that is moved out. There are still a few pieces but she is not taking those to the new place. Some of her remaining belongings may be sold, some may go to the burn pile, some to the trash, but I do not believe any of what remains has any real or sentimental value. It should be an easy task to move a few things around and get 1 more vehicle into the garage. Getting 2 vehicles in would be a monumental task, but getting 1 in should be less than an hour task.
 

FrancSevin

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One of the reasons I stopped flipping houses was because of the wife. Her inability to commit on a design and then follow through drives me crazy.
It is one of the reason our current house is still under construction some 45 years after we moved in.

Four years ago we settled on a design for the master bath. I dug a 7 foot deep by 8 feet by 6 feet hole for the foundation. Since then we remodeled the master bedroom. Made some minor changes that one wouldn't think effected the bathroom design.

I was wrong!
I forgot to mention, The hole I dug (by hand BTW) is still empty.
 

FrancSevin

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Today I have to source some brushes for a Baldor motor. Never had a problem getting these before. However, nobody keeps inventory any more. One supplier had two on the shelf. The motor takes four.

I tried to get these on line last year. Three attempts and received the wrong parts every time. So I'll wait for the Baldor distributor to get them in. Meanwhile 5 people are at home missing their pay.
 

waybomb

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Today I have to source some brushes for a Baldor motor. Never had a problem getting these before. However, nobody keeps inventory any more. One supplier had two on the shelf. The motor takes four.

I tried to get these on line last year. Three attempts and received the wrong parts every time. So I'll wait for the Baldor distributor to get them in. Meanwhile 5 people are at home missing their pay.
Grainger?
 

FrancSevin

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Homeschooling 6 kids all trying to do videochat and getting disconnected every 5 minutes because of a terribly slow internet connection. About as much fun as herding cats into a bathtub full of water.
Homeschooling my 14 year old grandson is about as successful as getting him to pick up his socks from the bathroom. Not only is there an issue with the overloaded internet, when we aren't watching ( 'cause we are at work,), his internet connection seems good enough for him to go gaming for a while.

Middle of the night, I catch him gaming. He sleeps in come morning and school work suffers.

Thankfully, our district opened up for regular class attendance. So now he has to get up a 6:00 AM.
Grainger?
Yep, tried them too.

I don't use them much anymore. Too expensive.
They closed the shops near me so I have to travel 37 miles to get stuff.

Brushes came in today about 2:30 PM
We'll be up and running in the AM.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Today was a busy day. I headed over to my buddy's down the road first thing this morning to do experiment 626. Aka making peperettes with all the birds I shot this fall while out hunting. 7lbs of grouse combined with 3lbs of pork fat. Ground, stuffed, and smoked for 10 hrs.
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That brought me to lunchtime when I went home to work on the snowmobile. I had a wee little mishap last week and nailed a stump under the snow which bent both a-arm's on the left side. After changing the parts, I installed a taller windshield.

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Here's the bent a-arms.
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pirate_girl

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I'm officially prn at work. Woohoo!
This past year has been hell with covid and the impact it's had on my life and that of my family and friends.
Today for the first time in a LONG time I'm going to see my grandbugs!
That's the number 1 in my life right now:
Not covid, not politics, not social media.
Family.
 
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