It's nice her in southeastern Mass, low 60s and sunny. I didn't even bother to grab a sweater, and I was warm enough.
This is the third week of the Kitchen Rebuild. They filled the hole with 'flowable fill'; its really thick and they can control where it flows. The next day the concrete was poured - the crawl space won't bother anyone ever again! The electrical and plumbing have been roughed in, the interior wall has bee studded, and there's a crew here now putting up wallboard. Cabinets arrive tomorrow, and that will make it all real!
I've been working since the rebuild started, and that happened five years ago when we had to outside of the house done. DH says that if that's what it takes to get work for me, the dining room and lab should be next. LOL
My main computer (iMac) pooped out last Wed. It's been at the tech place since then, and I hope to get good news today. I'm not sure I can afford to replace it, and that's feeling stressful, but what can I do? Nothing, so I'm trying to roll with it. It has given me the opportunity to bond with my laptop.
I passed the 55 year mark last week. I never imagined that at this age I'd have FM, but I'm glad to have found this forum and all of you, my FMily. Thanks for being here!
I wish you all the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Cool and sunny here, and enjoying it. It's still summer, and I'm not taking coats out just yet. As long as it gets warm by mid-morning, I'll feel good.
My main computer died this morning. I tried rebooting it, but I had to load it on my 2-wheeler and bring it to the doc for diagnosis. They first ran some diagnostics, but everything tested fine, so it had to go into the back room. I'm hoping it's something silly and simple (aka CHEAP!). and fearing the worst. Now I'm working on the laptop I bought last winter. It's good to see what this thing can do!
Mimi, I wish you a better washer, one that lasts a long, long time. Such a pain when they don't behave.
Mary: Both of our dogs have hated t-storms, fireworks, etc. Their little canine brains can't process the noise. Sometimes I can't either.
Linda, I hope your doc gets to the bottom of your sinus problem. There's little worse than being treated for the wrong thing.
laurab, enjoy the weather before it turns. I just heard its going to be 37 near here tomorrow morning!
mel, feel free to send some of that summer warmth to New England, We only had THREE days over 90 in July and August. Global warming - really?????
I wish you all the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
I'm glad to have the time to check in this morning. It's cold and grey here, but SO much is happening!
The kitchen is starting to look like a room. The sills have been replaced, and passed inspection yesterday. The siding is going back onto the house right now, and they're spraying insulation between the studs. Wallboard and plaster will be done tomorrow, along with rough plumbing and electrical. Thurs and Fri the gravel will be delivered and tamped down, then comes the concrete.
This is becoming real.
I've also been working, which means missing some of the kitchen excitement, but I'll be able to pay bills. I've been knitting a lot, and I'm almost ready to stock my Etsy store. I guess my friend was right, saying I'm a "Renaissance woman"!
With everything going on, I've been ignoring the pain. I'm waiting for the Tramadol to kick in. My BFF is on her way here for a gab-fest and lunch. She's also not working, was let go from her teaching job so they could hire someone younger and therefore pay that person less. No union, and my BFF is still looking for a job. Something will come along, I'm sure, but when???
Oh, yeah, I joined the double-nickel club today. )
I wish each of you the best day YOU can possibly have! LouView Thread
Sorry for the too-late check in. Cool here today, chilly now. We'll be rained on tomorrow.
Work is going well. My client has a lot going on, and I'm glad for the work. IDK how long it will last, and I can;t wait for the checks. LOL
Work started on the kitchen Monday. The building inspector came by and demanded a few more things be "fixed". He's not polite, and has a bad rep in town, but he's the man - and he knows it. So our sills are being replaced, rebar is being used, and we'll be about a week behind schedule. At some point a cement truck will come, and I'll be here to see it. We have a new next door neighbor family, and I think their three-year old will be excited to see it!
Other than that, nothing much. I haven't had the time for taking pics of my knitting for my Etsy store. Maybe Sunday, it should be warm and sunny, and I want to take pics outdoors. Things look SO great in natural light.
I wish you all the best weekend you can possibly have! LouView Thread
Sorry I haven't been around, but I'm taking advantage of the work that I've been offered. I've forgotten how good it feels to get out of the house and DO something! My commute isn't long, and the work isn't heavy lifting, and I get to bill at the end of the eek.
THE KITCHEN HAS BEEN STARTED! Monday they finished the demo, and started taking up the awful subfloor. They worked at it yesterday, and the building inspector came in today - and told them they had to replace the sill. That's the wood that lays on the edges of the foundation and supports the walls. This was NOT planned for, and will set us back a few days. The plumber and electrician have been here prepping the room for their parts, and I know that next week they'll bring in the stones and concrete. I can't get more excited, can I?!?!?
Yesterday I worked at the polls, and it was a long day. In my precinct only 235 people bothered to get out and vote. very disappointing turnout, but the few have spoken, and the many will have to live with it.
It's late, but I wanted to stop and give an update. I miss you all, but don't want to log in on my client's computer. I'll try to check in later this week. I wish you all the best days YOU can possibly have! LouView Thread
Friday, what fun! Happy Labor Day weekend, especially if you have to work"026
Cool and sunny here, but I've got work and I'm very very happy. We're supposed to have a good weekend, might have rain/t-storms Monday. That will probably change, we might get a plaque of locusts, who knows?
Working is SO good for me! I'm tired, but happy, and will do my billing when I'm done here. I have to practice getting to bed before midnight, seriously. It's tough getting up just after the sun, and getting out of the house.
Yes, it's starting! I got an email today saying that some materials have been shipped. I don't know what, but I'm SO ready for this! My sister's on again/off again 'special friend" offered to find us an electrician plumber, etc., and he's a finish carpenter. I reminded her we have a contract with another business. They got the soil samples and should have the permits. Now the waiting should pay off!
Mimi, I take Claritin for year-round allergies. Mold is everywhere. It might help you, it might not.
Linda, there's always something. Glad to her your DH is mending. I hope he doesn't try too much too soon.
Wishing you all the best day - and the best l-o-n-g weekend - you can possibly have! Lou
PS: sorry if this posts twice, the internet gremlins tried to eat it the first time.View Thread
I hope this doesn't sound like a message I just posted to another person recently diagnosed. There are too many newcomers here!
I'm glad you found us, and I hope you'll be glad, too. The fact that no two people have the same symptoms make FM a scary diagnosis. A friend's wife (she's a doc) actually said, "I don't believe in FM," like it's the tooth fairy![br>[br>Unfortunately, FM can't be diagnosed with X-rays or blood tests. It's called an "illness of elimination", because they have to test for a lot of other things before they make the diagnosis. It's doubly hard when your DH doesn't get it, although he's seen what the pain and fatigue does to you.[br>[br>Do you trust your doc? Do you trust the med(s) you're on? That's the start of YOU accepting your diagnosis, too. Now for your DH, and maybe your children too - go to: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com It's a great read, and look at The Spoon Theory. It's a good way to let people know exactly how you feel. Some days we get fewer spoons. This should help them all understand what you're going through. I was incredibly lucky, my DH did some research after my first doc visit, when the doc said "it could be fibromyalgia." (Ok, I cut-and-pasted this part.)[br> Stress makes our symptoms worse! You have to take a little time for YOU every day. Does a long soak help? Yoga or meditation? A walk in the woods? Keeping calm and staying relaxed really does help. I'm a knitter, and I can almost knit a whole mitten without looking. REALLY![br>[br>I know we'll see each other here again. I wish you the best day - the the best l-weekend - you can possibly have,[br>LouView Thread
I'm glad you found us, and I hope you'll be glad, too. The word is scary, and the fact that no two people have the same symptoms make is scarier. A friend's wife (she's a doc) actually said, "I don't believe in FM," like it's the tooth fairy!
We've all been where you are, and spouses can be taught to understand what we're going through. (More on that below.)
Unfortunately, FM can't be diagnosed with X-rays or blood tests. It's called an "illness of elimination", because they have to test for a lot of other things before they make the diagnosis. It's doubly hard when your DH doesn't get it, although he's seen what the pain and fatigue does to you.
Do you trust your doc? Do you trust the med(s) you're on? That's the start of YOU accepting your diagnosis, too. Now for your DH, and maybe your children too - go to: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com It's a great read, and look at The Spoon Theory. It's a good way to let people know exactly how you feel. Some days we get fewer spoons. This should help them all understand what you're going through. I was incredibly lucky, my DH did some research after my first doc visit, when the doc said "it could be fibromyalgia."
Finally, stress makes us worse! Make sure you take some time regularly for yourself. Whether you sit outside for a few minutes, lock yourself in the bathroom soaking, or meditate, it all helps your state of mind.
We'll talk again, I'm sure. I wish you the best day - the the best l-weekend - you can possibly have, LouView Thread