Politics aside how is everyone doing ?

Texan

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This was my project today.

I have a detached garage, but it is sort of our multi-purpose room. It's finished, insulated, has a lot of cabinetry, and heating and A/C. It has a nice cable TV flat screen, and my wife uses it for her sewing room. My wife and daughter have all their exercise equipment out there.

So there is this Mitsubishi heater/air conditioner on the outside. The first winter after it was installed, we had a bunch of freezing rain, and it got into the exterior grate, and I could hear the fan grating against the ice. Fearing this might put it under a load that could damage it, I whipped up a cover to redirect the rain away from the intake grate and fan. I didn't put much thought or extra effort into it, admittedly. It worked. It got the job done. But after a few years it was looking pretty dismal - kind of an eyesore against the house in our back yard, and I got to thinking about building a new one. I did that today.

Old cover ...

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New cover ....


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I have a friend with an AC company. He told me that those Mitsu mini split system motors were built in a clean room and they do not break. He highly recommends them.

Do I see a redwood base? Redwood is pretty resistant to rot. It should hold up well.
 

SethBullock

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I have a friend with an AC company. He told me that those Mitsu mini split system motors were built in a clean room and they do not break. He highly recommends them.

Do I see a redwood base? Redwood is pretty resistant to rot. It should hold up well.
Not redwood. Those are pressure treated 2X4s with cedar boards on top.
 

Texan

Active member
Not redwood. Those are pressure treated 2X4s with cedar boards on top.
Most pressure treated lumber in Texas is pine with a green tint. I've never seen the red pressure treated. Of course, we have a lot of pine in this area. It's cheap and very plentiful here.
 

SethBullock

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Most pressure treated lumber in Texas is pine with a green tint. I've never seen the red pressure treated. Of course, we have a lot of pine in this area. It's cheap and very plentiful here.
Most here is this brown or brown-orange color. It’s not really red. Just looks that way in the picture.
 

mothra

Administrator
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So my computer was playing up; opening a new tab every time i clicked on a link and the scroll wheel wasn't working.

I tried fiddling about in settings, reinstalled chrome, ran several antimalaware programs, did virus scans, even reinstalled new antivirus and did a scan, tried a different mouse then, in desperation, did a full computer reset.

Still fucked.

So i noticed that caps lock kept turning on, even though my cat was being fed and not walking over my keyboard. Had a closer look .. turned out the 'shift' key was stuck down.

Fixed. Morning wasted.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Have to say tho , when I am on certain topics on this site, I get flickerings. I've mentioned it earlier. It doesn't happen anywhere else. on other apps whatever. eg. not happening now.

BUT no getting around it, it happens when I am in conversation on certain topics.

OH yeah and

well...
my sleep cycle is so fucked up I need to get to sleep before sunup, so I can wake up in time to see my Doctor later tomorrow arvo. It's stressful.!!

BUT ..I'm procrastinating. It's my dog. My main concern is my sweet dog.
I think I'll be losing her soon.

She has been eating the purple flowers off Milk-weed, and stripping a certain grass of seeds with her teeth for over a year now. Yr and half ago around Christmas I noticed lesions on a couple of places on her, and more have arisen since. Took her to the Vet. They wanted to chop her up then and there, but told me to give her a couple of weeks and see. So the main lesion covered over, but remains, and others are now becoming more prevalent. She sleeps almost all the time but is still up for a walk around the block, a trip in the car, and food.

Thing is... in the last week ... I heard her let loose a huge BELCH.
Twice.
Days apart.

I know dogs have the odd burp now and then, but this..?

After a couple of hours of sleeping, she'll try for more comfort, and circle a bit, but I have never heard a dog BELCH.

Loud and from deep in her frame... I find it alarming, because I have heard plenty of doggie burps, but nothing like this.

any veterinarians out there.?
 

mothra

Administrator
Staff member
Sorry about your hound, Pink. Doesn't sound good. Perhaps a trip to the vet is the best thing. I know you'd hate to think she was in any pain.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Thanks mothra.... well I look at her and know she has pain at times... dogs don't speak english, but we communicate quite well, with looks, nods, noises, gestures, smiles and frowns. She reads ME a lot better then I read her.

Her hips seems fine, and she remains keen to do stuff, so I watch and wait.

sigh
 

HBS Guy

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I don’t think I have ever heard a dog belch.

Hope your mutt is fine for a bit longer, Pinky. Maybe get a puppy?
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Me too.

No puppy for me..been there and done that..... I'll get a rehabbed greyhound I think. IF I decide to get another dog.

I can;t imagine life without one... well I CAN... and it isn't good.

Hope my sweetheart hangs in there... I won't push it tho. Have had to have dogs put down for health reasons, many times over the years, so If I think she is suffering unduly, it will be time.

Thanks for your kindness, all.
 

HBS Guy

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I am talking about your present mutt, Pinky! Sometimes a puppy gets an older dog to take interest in life again. That is why I said to get a puppy! NOT as a replacement to your lovely big girl! Sheesh!
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
oh , yes I see.
Umm my girl is extremely possessive.
She would allow no other dog, even a puppy.
She is not naturally dog-aggressive, just protective.

Any strange dogs seen on walkies gets the hard-eyed treatment.
I had to put down my other dog that I had from a welfare league ,after a yr or so because they started to fight. They were extremely competitive and it ended up in a fight to the death. AWFUL.

I almost had them both put down, but in the end chose to keep this girl. Not her fault.. all mine.

Dogs are not family members to be ignored.
After that fight, I took my older dog Honey into the vets with blood dripping out of her wounds onto their tile floors. So... had already had to break then up twice before.. serious dogfight, and I got hurt... I had to make a choice... no dog.. or the one dog.

Loved my Honey but...
I chose the younger dog. Life is tough...
 
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