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08-03-2016, 10:54 AM   #28306
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
My comment was in reference to (quality) merchandise, not miscreant squirrels.
Otis does not accept that and says you are confused....again?

Thanks Jim.....I do need to get back to work! So far only busted one knuckle and only let out a dammit a few dozen times...saving the best words for the really hard parts. It is a shame no one is here to hear them...maybe I'll go out on the deck and give the squirrels a treat...they love that sort of thing....

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10:30 Pm...Just wrapped it all up and Mrs Rupert is cleaning up the debris in the cutest little black negligee I ever saw...now that she is at 119 lbs she looks damn good in it too...but I want my new lens not fun and games! This is business!


Total work time ( I took a lot of breaks) was about 5 hours of really difficult and tedious work. I have a ton of patience when it comes to plumbing...always have had. Got to!

Finally got the lag bolts out of the wall...150 1/16 turns each to get them out.....
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Now to fight with getting the old faucet out of the sink.
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A Dremel tool and a metal cutting blade is your best friend!
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Now for the task of installing the new faucet and drain and new supply lines. Assembly it all and re-install.
Looks great! I went with Delta ..the easiest to work on when service is needed. No leaks, no problems! Mrs Rupert owes me!
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She's fishin' for a cheap deal...but I need that lens! Mrs Rupert is easy...I can get that payback anytime....but the lens is what I need most!



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Always had a ton of patience when it comes to plumbing? I'm sure you did.
I'd have a lot more patience working on bicycles too if I charged $800.00 an hour like plumbers do.
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I'd have a lot more patience working on bicycles too if I charged $800.00 an hour like plumbers do.
That's ridiculous, I never charged over half that amount!

Mrs Rupert saw this .....I showed her what was involved in the work on her faucet/lavatory...She did not appreciate my artwork at the end......though she did admit she once had a body like that one and is not that far from it at age 70. I have taken very good care of Mrs Rupert for 50+ years!

On a serious side.....I hurt so bad this morning I could cry. It is my legs and feet. I got down many times yesterday and could barely get up. Fell over trying a few times. I am in worse shape than I realized and it scares me. Everything is good except from the hips down...my BP at midnight last night was 119/70....and if it wasn't for my legs/feet I could do this kind of work all day long.

Must be arthritis? The broken feet have not helped any either. Gotta deal with it the best I can.....no choice, I'm not ready to roll over and die just yet......I have that package coming tomorrow or Saturday......maybe after that...who knows?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
.I hurt so bad this morning I could cry. It is my legs and feet. I got down many times yesterday and could barely get up. Fell over trying a few times.
Sounds to me like you should have hired a plumber.
At our age, at some point, we have to give in to the fact that we can't put our bodies through what we once did.
My arthritis reminds me of that every day.

Maybe you need that vibrating chair more than a new lens?

Oh, and forgot to mention, you do damn good work!
and Mrs Rupert was looking lovely last night!

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Velveeta now comes in mini blocks.
Life is good!

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At our age, at some point, we have to give in to the fact that we can't put our bodies through what we once did.
It is a hard realization to accept. If the rest of me was falling apart it might be easier, but it is only from the hips down that keep me from going like I used to. So much to do...so much I enjoy doing that requires good legs/feet.

When you are less mobile you have to watch your diet too...I am currently trying to lose a few pounds before I have a problem in that area too.

Mrs Rupert does that Zumba two, sometimes three nights a week and it has put her in great shape over the past six months. Other girls I know say she is as good as the instructor...and at age 70 that is pretty special. Hell, if I tried 30-40 minutes of Zumba I'd be Boomba out of here on a stretcher.

It's a good day for me when I can walk every aisle in Aldis!

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Velveeta now comes in mini blocks.
Life is good!
Haven't seen them here yet but I will hunt them down...count on it! Yep, life just keeps getting better with Velveeta!

Bet those other guys have to make their own mini-blocks....what a headache!

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Velveeta now comes in mini blocks.
Life is good!

https://youtu.be/ftBFHWfGFYg


What is this world coming to?
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Louis Armstrong apparently never ate Velveeta.

Now excuse me. I need to get back to my Vegemite and head cheese sandwich.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Louis Armstrong apparently never ate Velveeta.
Pretty sure he liked it on his spaghetti.

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Velveeta on spaghetti? I'm pretty sure that's a felony in in 32 states.
Capital offense in New Jersey.
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spaghetti, macaroni it's all the same.
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Velveeta on spaghetti? I'm pretty sure that's a felony in in 32 states.
Capital offense in New Jersey.
Not in MD!
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