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Just an old guy trying new things.

OMG THAT HURT!!!

Woke up yesterday morning already into a full-blown migraine headache that hung on all day. Worst I’ve had in many years. It actually hurt to think. Let me say that again: It Hurt To Think!. (No, really. It did.)

Needless to say (but I will anyway cause it’s MY blog) I was pretty much totally useless all day. Tried freezing my brain; didn’t work. Tried heating my brain; didn’t work. Took way too much ibuprofen and aspirin. Didn’t work. So I didn’t get much “work” done as I wanted to. Didn’t trust myself to drive either so I didn’t even check mail.

Damned Beautiful But So Much The Loser When She Doesn't NEED You.

I tried sleeping after my normal bedtime but it was off and on. Was looking at the clock at 0202 when, in the space of a second (as the clock switched over from 0202 to 0203), the pain was completely gone. Nada. Zilch. Like I’d never had a headache in my life. WTF? So I got some quality sleep until 0515 this morning.

Been moving the Renters “stuff” into storage  uphill out of Belfair. Having to pack it all, load it into the truck, take it up, unload it, repeat. Man, she has a lot of stuff! Texted her today that I’m doing that and that I’ve reported her two remaining cars as abandoned and gathering all her “outside” stuff into a pile. Haven’t heard back from her. Yet. Not really looking forward to it either.

She does have a nice underwear drawer though. Cat-O-Nine-Tails. That sort of stuff. Nice.

So, I’m about 3/4 the way to getting the MILA empty. Then I have to go after the stuff outside. Multiple Subaru engines, butt-ton of tires and springs and just parts laying all over the place. I’ve only got to keep all her stuff until 30 May and then I can do with it what I want. OR she can come claim (and remove) it anytime until then. It could go either way right now…

No Idea What They Did To Make The Floor Pucker Like That.

Whole place needs to be cleaned and repainted. We’re going to replace all the lights presently in there with LED lights like we just put in SWMBO’s sewing room. Several of the smaller, round, led lights in the kitchen and hallway (I’m thinking). Try to make it feel less like a dungeon or basement. All the blinds need to be replaced. At least half the floor in the master bed room needs to be replaced.

Anywho, that’s probably enough bitching. Looks like my days will be busy for awhile. Which could be a good thing when you’re my age and “retired.”

So. Busy. Sorta.

Last Saturday on our Date Day, SWMBO made the mistake of taking me to Home Depot. Part of the $400 (or so) I spent was on two $99/ea Glacier Bay High Efficiency Elongated Dual Flush Toilets. Our toilets have been in dire need of changing for about 10 years.

So, Monday I put the one in my bathroom. Took about 2 hours (cause I’m old) but wasn’t too hard to do. Matter of fact the hardest part was taking the old toilet out try1cwithout making a big mess. Which I mostly managed to do. The new one went in and after testing for leaks, seems to work just fine. It’s a couple of inches higher than the old one but I think I’ll get used to it. Strangest part is the flush buttons (buttons) are in the middle of the lid. Left button is for when you just urinate and the right one gives a full flush. Or so it’s supposed to work.

Yesterday I finished up the lights and surface mount wire hide thingies in SWMBO’s room, so I put her new toilet in. After all, the King can’t have a new throne without the Queen getting one for herself too! Had about the same difficulty taking out and putting in but I think it went a bit easier. Tested for leaks before buttoning up the whole thing. Her first comment when she used it last night was “seats different.” Well, yeah. New Toilet. “It’s higher than the old one.” Well, yeah. New Toilet. But she thinks she can get used to it. (Hope so cause it ain’t changing.)

So we’re thinking of getting two more: one each for the basement WC and one for the MILA. At $99 it ain’t a bad deal.

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Also mounted the BR/DVD shelves on the wall to get everything up off the floor so I can pull the carpet out and put flooring in. Having a bit of trouble finding places to place the things from the big room to free up the floor. Library is going to be crowded for awhile.

I’ve started packing up the Renter’s stuff so I can move it to storage someplace. Of course, if she comes back she’s going to be pissed, but, hey, she abandoned the place legally. Now I need to get a collection agency to go after what she owes me. And the Sheriff involved with the eviction. Bought a big rubber bucket and put all her dirty dishes in it and put it on the front porch. Gonna have to bug bomb the place.

This has been sitting here for over 3 months.

I sent a registered “3-day pay or leave” notice to her work, B&R Auto Wrecking, cause I don’t have her address where she’s actually living. Well, they (B&R Auto Wrecking) signed for it then sent it back to me with a note saying “We don’t deliver mail to our employee’s.” I sent it back to them today with my own note: “When you signed for it so you took responsibility for delivery (registered!) AND now someone from B&R Auto Wrecking will have to go to court with me to explain why delivery took so long or didn’t happen. And I’m going to have to have a Sheriff serve her papers at work since I don’t have her address.” We’ll see how that goes.

Anywho, there are probably 20 or 30 more things I could piss and moan about but I’m really not in the mood. Lucky You! Weather is partially wet and pretty breezy today and supposed to be that way for the next few days. Has been that way. I’m thinking I should head for Texas.

I’m thinking of sticking those two toilet tanks I took off to the cement wall out back and filling them with dirt and making sort of hanging planters for cherry tomato’s or something.