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I got done what I wanted to in my room. I won’t post actual clear photos, but I want to show it off so i’ll post altered photos meant to look like sketches and paintings. But these are filters on real photos. I hung everything up with thumbtacks, picture hanger screws, string and leather cord...and the candles are fake. All VV and dollar store, and stuff I already had. It wasn’t too hard because i could easily reach the ceiling, but it did take a few days. Bedframe was already here (for my use) and I think it inspired me to do the hippie canopy idea.

(Edit: changed my mind. Took the pictures out. Too personal. But it looks good.)
 
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So, it's been a "getting things done" weekend. The final tally:
  • Cut the grass for the last time this year (see last bullet)
  • Fall fertilizer
  • Cleaned the garage and took some stuff to the basement
  • Shut off the outside water taps
  • Washed the floors (my usual weekend chore)
  • Killed my lawn mower :devil:
Yes, you read that last one correctly. It hit a rock and ceased functioning. Motor won't start and the blade looks like hell. I've packed it away for the winter and will deal with repairing it in the Spring.
 

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RIP Mendalla's lawnmower.

We've been surrounded by the excitement of son & gf returning from vacation - non-stop stories, some photos, lots of gifts, a good supper & wine. So much fun. Gift-giving is his love language, I've come to realize. They've headed off to her place now ... so silence has again descended.
 
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Some of these are totally awesome, magical. I would love to be a hermit in one of these spaces and write a book or make art...that’s a dream. And there are quite a few people in this neck of the woods - BC coast - who live that way, actually. But some trendy stores will charge an arm and a leg for this “look” (it’s funny people spend a lot on making a space look the way only people who live really modestly used to do) takes some ingenuity and energy (and some help if I were to get more ambitious about physically doing more to the space), to do it with second hand “treasures”. There’s a store called Chintz and Co. that’s gorgeous. I look in the window for ideas, then go thrift shopping. But I enjoy it.


I’ve been given permission to chalk paint/ whitewash the “fireplace” (it’s the chimney base with a fake fireplace looking heater in front of it) but I don’t know how, and don’t think I can do it myself (though I can reach the ceiling), so it’ll have to wait.
 
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*sigh* I think I may be getting some results tomorrow. Feeling super stressed. I think out of the likely possibilities I'm hoping for a specific test to come in positive as that's the best option. It's one not brought up by my doctor. They all seem to suck, but just different levels of suckiness.
 

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*sigh* I think I may be getting some results tomorrow. Feeling super stressed. I think out of the likely possibilities I'm hoping for a specific test to come in positive as that's the best option. It's one not brought up by my doctor. They all seem to suck, but just different levels of suckiness.
The professional draw is not for knowledge but to do it for the money and cut corners on what has to be learned to do it right! We remain leftovers to the pros. field theory ... druids? How far can we draw this out ...
 

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*sigh* I think I may be getting some results tomorrow. Feeling super stressed. I think out of the likely possibilities I'm hoping for a specific test to come in positive as that's the best option. It's one not brought up by my doctor. They all seem to suck, but just different levels of suckiness.
Waiting is the worst part isn't it. I hope the results bring answers for you.
 

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Coffee is delicious thanks. I'm sitting here with my blanket on my lap enjoying the coffee.
 

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Back from the polling station. Duty done (not that I expect this area to be anything other than the usual Conservative). There is always hope - some local Cons are expressing frustration with more recent activities. Young people all seem to be claiming ABC and probably not Liberal.

Enjoying the offered coffee and setting out some cheese and ham scones.
 

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My specialist's office (one I saw last week and ordered the tests) called me this morning. They want to see me. Either they are hiding the antibody tests online from me, or they are calling me in based on the non-specific tests already.
 

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I hope you get to see the specialist soon @ChemGal. Some doctors won't show the results online or release results until the patient has met with the doctor. So not seeing results yet does not have to be a bad thing.

Sending hugs your way.
 

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I hope you get to see the specialist soon @ChemGal. Some doctors won't show the results online or release results until the patient has met with the doctor. So not seeing results yet does not have to be a bad thing.

Sending hugs your way.
I have 3 that I can see though that were ordered at that appointment. I'm guessing they just aren't available quite yet. Normally I wouldn't even think he would consider blocking, but he did ask me how I knew what my results were when I brought up the history of the one.
 

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I’ve been given permission to chalk paint/ whitewash the “fireplace” (it’s the chimney base with a fake fireplace looking heater in front of it) but I don’t know how, and don’t think I can do it myself (though I can reach the ceiling), so it’ll have to wait.
I painted the brick around our original fireplaces - used regular latex paint. It's time consuming ... poking into all the mortar lines etc. - slow going. Of course have to wash, brush, clean the brick very well first. Took a couple of coats. I'm not sure how chalk paint would work - I have used it on furniture, but then waxed it with several coats of wax when fully dry - to improve durability & give it a bit of luster.
 

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Hoping you don't have to wait too long ChemGal until your appointment. Waiting is the worst.
 

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Election results were at least a good distraction. Given up on test results for tonight, although I'll likely check my email shortly before going to bed.
 
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