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[#] Tue Aug 20 2013 22:02:05 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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In hurricane country loss of power means its the children's bed time. No need for lights, no need to worry,
just get in bed and close your eyes.

[#] Wed Aug 21 2013 16:31:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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One of the few great things my step-monster did with us, when we were children, was to help us overcome any fears of storms by wrapping us in a blanket and having us just listen to the rumble of the thunder, and the pitter-pat of the rain. Helps get past the initial shock of the suddent clap, to enjoy the rumble afterwards.

To this day, I sleep better in thunderstorms.

[#] Wed Aug 21 2013 19:13:55 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Aug 21 2013 1:31pm from fleeb @uncnsrd (Uncensored)

One of the few great things my step-monster did with us, when we were

children, was to help us overcome any fears of storms by wrapping us in

a blanket and having us just listen to the rumble of the thunder, and

the pitter-pat of the rain. Helps get past the initial shock of the
suddent clap, to enjoy the rumble afterwards.

To this day, I sleep better in thunderstorms.



I've always rather enjoyed thunderstorms.
Probably for the same reason as I enjoy listening to Wagner... ;)

[#] Wed Aug 21 2013 20:48:45 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Aug 22 2013 08:31:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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My son is mildly autistic so the loud thunderclaps are a sensory issue for him.  Fireworks have the same effect.

I suppose the fear of the lights going out is associated with that somehow.  So we keep flashlights all over the house.  He's taken responsibility for the generator test we run every six weeks.  He knows how to plug it in, check the oil, start it up, and throw the interlock transfer switches on the main panel.

He's also made it clear to me that if we do manage to get ourselves moved to a larger home later this year, the very first thing we have to do is install a generator hookup.  That means another video, of course!  :)



[#] Thu Aug 22 2013 08:32:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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(Oh, and ... as I type this I hear a storm rolling in.  I personally love summer storms.)



[#] Thu Aug 22 2013 10:14:39 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Aug 22 2013 5:32am from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
(Oh, and ... as I type this I hear a storm rolling in.  I personally
/love/ summer storms.)


"Wes Herd dies auch sei, hier muss ich rasten."
Siegmund; Die Walkure: Act I, Scene 1

[#] Thu Aug 29 2013 22:06:00 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The Mouse House officially goes on the market next week. Wish us luck!


[#] Fri Aug 30 2013 05:54:28 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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good luck. Where are you moving to?

 



[#] Fri Aug 30 2013 07:59:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Anywhere in the same school district (Yorktown). We've got our eye on a place a bit closer to town that obviously used to have an extended family living in it. There are two bedrooms on the main level and three on the ground floor, plus a room downstairs with a kitchenette and living space that I can totally turn into a den / rec room type of thing. It'll probably be gone by the time we sell the Mouse House.

[#] Wed Sep 04 2013 15:12:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, here's something I need to fix, and I'm having trouble Googling an answer.

The faucet on my kitchen sink is a decent quality Moen unit with quarter turn handles. Lately the cold water side has gotten out of alignment and while it doesn't leak, when you turn it off it lands *beyond* the zero position, causing it to drip a little. If I bring it to the zero position (just a bit before where it stops) the water stops.

Can this be fixed with an adjustment or does it need a new cartridge?

[#] Thu Sep 05 2013 09:37:08 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Taking a simplistic view...could it simply be a washer in/under the handle?



[#] Thu Sep 05 2013 10:59:08 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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I suspect that the assembly has a 'stop point' that has broken. You can either "mickey mouse" a new one by improvising, or replace that part of the entire Moen faucet unit (not sure if they sell parts for those - call your dealer).

[#] Tue Sep 10 2013 00:51:32 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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So, I decided to go with a Lennox furnace.  Ask me in late January or so if that was a good idea :-)  No, I am not a salesman for them, but I could have shot 2 out of the 3 that I did invite to my home to get a quote.  Ugh, if you do ever have to buy a new furnace, I feel for you.



[#] Tue Sep 10 2013 10:09:25 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I bought a Carrier furnace and AC unit a few years ago...love it, still.

[#] Tue Sep 10 2013 10:38:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Good luck with that, I hope it goes well. I'm totally fed up with my furnace.
Even after being serviced by several different techs it still generates a bit of a "combustion smell" -- which is not so much fun when we're trying to sell the house.

(Yes we have CO detectors.)

[#] Tue Sep 10 2013 11:04:47 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Sep 10 2013 7:38am from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
Good luck with that, I hope it goes well. I'm totally fed up with my

furnace.
Even after being serviced by several different techs it still
generates a bit of a "combustion smell" -- which is not so much fun
when we're trying to sell the house.

(Yes we have CO detectors.)



1. if you have not already done this, have your flue and chimney completely cleaned and serviced - by a professional, do not do this yourself as it is a "suspect" in your problem.

2. have a heating contractor examine and, if needed, replace the burner(s). They *are* adjustable, so make sure he checks *that* before rushing into the replacement.

If those two items *still* leave you with an odor while the furnace is running, then I am at a loss since that *should* fix you up at considerably less cost than replacing the furnace.

ALTERNATIVE

Convert to a wood-burning unit. Any smell it may create will at least be "rustic" and "pleasant".... ;)

[#] Tue Sep 10 2013 21:28:00 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Feel for ya IG.  When I purchased my first house, I found that they guy selling it had lit scented candles to cover up the gas leak from the copper tubing going to the gas drier fittings.  I figured that out later after buying the house as I did not keep scented candles burning in the laundry room :-)



[#] Tue Sep 10 2013 22:23:27 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Sep 10 2013 6:28pm from ax25 @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
Feel for ya IG.  When I purchased my first house, I found that they
guy selling it had lit scented candles to cover up the gas leak from
the copper tubing going to the gas drier fittings.  I figured that
out later after buying the house as I did not keep scented candles
burning in the laundry room :-)


That's why God created litigation...

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