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Old 05-07-2019, 11:32 AM   #411 (permalink)
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I handed him cash and he handed me the shirt at Chela Mela Meadow. He's on the bill for the Fair again this year.


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Old 05-07-2019, 03:07 PM   #412 (permalink)
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Is Jason ok with you wearing his T-shirt?

Mentioned going down to Eugene to my wife tonight after having left her alone with our daughter Fri-Mon. That went over well.
But sooo worth it, right?
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That's how I phrased it actually... if she wanted to make the trip with me. We risk there being between 5-75 minutes of screaming each way.

We've got a fun-run in the morning, and an escape room planned in the evening, so that leaves the noon time-frame open. That schedule makes it sound like we do fun things way more often that we actually do.

That reminds me, any good ideas for what I can do (activities or gifts) for Mother's day?
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Is the screaming a regularly-scheduled part of your travels?

Mom is harassing me about replacing the trim on her house and finishing painting before Mother's Day. Apparently I am supposed to do that Thursday evening after seeing clients and in the short period I have between clients on Friday, because she wants to drive down to the valley for Mother's Day.

I took off the trim to paint it for last Mother's Day, but much of the trim was rotten, and while the old boards were, for example, .75" x 3.75", the new ones are .625" x 3.625"

One window should be good. Do you think that anyone would notice if the rest of the trim was slightly smaller?

Someone from an independent lumber mill was supposed to come out and measure for custom boards, but they never showed.

Of course, she also keeps telling me to fix my Civic and get it out of the garage so she can park her much newer Camry in there.

Of course, she also wants me to get the stuff out of storage that I moved just to have room for my smaller car.

I am doomed to failure...

I need to get her to commit to something regarding shed space so I can get my stuff out of storage.

I guess that I will try to get her to pay when they charge me additional late fees for payments that should arrive over 15 days early.

Man, my life is a mess!

I cannot tell if I am finally getting over strep or the TheraFlu just worked. I could not fall asleep until at least 0330 because I could not figure out how to stop swallowing. I took TheraFlu and my throat stopped hurting, so I laid back down, and my throat started hurting before I fell asleep again. I took it again four hours later and at the moment, my throat is not hurting, but I still have a cough, and my voice is hoarse.

I rescheduled my morning clients, but I have three more appointments today, and I do not have any openings to reschedule them. So far it looks like I will need to do speech therapy as-is.

I tightened my alternator belt for the fourth or fifth time. I do not have any hope that this one will hold because I used Permatex high-strength thread locker on it the last time, too.

Interesting times.
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I'm trying to work a deal where I dedicate x number of hours per month sorting storage stuff with my parents participation. The goal is to sort into piles of:

Keep
Dispose/recycle
Donate
Sell

My parents, and dad in particular has a habit of accumulating junk they will never use. He's getting older, so projects he intended to complete are decreasingly likely to occur. I don't want to be left with a nightmare to sort through someday, so I figured I'd try to nip this one in the bud.

As far as trim goes, nobody would notice the different size as long as it was consistent between the rooms in which they are used.

Why take the trim off to paint rather than mask off the wall?
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This is the outside. The trim has a rough surface, which Mom did not like, and it is a pain to remove the old paint when some of it is peeling.

I figured that in many cases I could simply flip it over and use the smooth back.

Also, I figure that if there is paint on the back, it should be less likely to rot.

I only made one trip to storage, but I plan on donating that stuff to charity, and as much as I want to stop dealing with them, I also want to take more loads of Mom's stuff to storage, to see how long it takes her to realize her stuff is missing.
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I'm just upfront with my dad. I let him know I don't want to be dealing with junk when he's no longer able to, and I would resent it a little.

Things in life happen that are out of our control, such as the inevitable decline of our physical and mental health. I hold no resentment by being burdened with helping people, and especially my parents when things outside their control afflict them. Hoarding is something that is within the realm of control though. There's a balance to maintain between keeping something of potential value, and not being able to find stuff due to clutter and running out of space.

I'd say perpetually renting a storage space is a sign that downsizing possessions is needed.

I say all this as someone very imperfect at maintaining proper levels of shtuff. I've got shirts I haven't worn in years. I'm getting better at paring down, but it's a continual process. As a quick tip, one way to tell if you've worn something or not is to hang all clothes with the hanger facing backwards. As you wear things, you'll place them back with the hanger facing the normal direction. After some period of time, the clothes not worn will still be facing backwards.
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This seems off-topic but you're OP so carry on.

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That's the human condition, unfortunately. The question is whether you can fail with style and grace.

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