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mALX
post Nov 4 2019, 11:47 PM
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I hope you are able to find a solution. Have you tried tucking a pillow under your arm, neck and knees and sleeping on your side? That keeps your spine totally straight and relieves any straining on it = it is what the Doctors had me do after my spinal injury in a car accident in my twenties; and it really helped. You don't have to always sleep like that; just during the times when you are in pain.

When you say a pillow under the arm,lying on my side, which arm do you mean, top or bottom? Logic points to one option, but I don't want to second-guess. Same with pillow under knee(s). As to neck, I've tried many pillows, in positions of all sorts. Never hit on one that works long term....not in the bed in any case. The sofa is another matter. During my two-year stay there I concocted one jerry-rigged neck 'pillow' I became quite comfortable with over the long haul. It didn't help much last night, but I've not had sufficient time to adapt to sofa sleeping, assuming I stick with it. The sofa has its own set of issues.

Yes, to my misfortune I sleep on my side. Haven't been a back sleep since my rump went out on me circa 2014. (It's better now, but not enough so to allow back sleep.)


One pillow under your head as usual (one that supports the head; but doesn't bend the neck = so not a huge buffy one; one that perfectly supports the head = not too low or too high so your spine stays straight.

Laying on your left side helps your blood flow properly while you sleep; so the pillow goes under your right arm as if you are sleeping beside someone and your right arm is resting over their back.

The third pillow can be a flat one or a medium one = it goes between your two knees so your spine is perfectly straight.

I was in traction for months after the accident; and the hospital is the one that taught me to sleep like this to ease the pain = it really works because it relieves the strain on the spine.







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post Nov 5 2019, 07:56 PM
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I sleep like that and it prevents me from rolling over so I wake up stiff.

Also lol DST. Hit for me and bird a few weeks ago. Hate it. EU is ditching it in 2021.


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post Nov 9 2019, 01:27 PM
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Project: Upload and Public new TpF video
Status: Complete
I meant to upload Thursday evening. Realized at the last moment I needed to research something stated in the vid's TY description, to insure correctness. Simple as that should have been, it required more digging that I was willing to do so late in the day. Tracked down needed info yesterday morning. Uploaded overnight, with the video set to publish itself 0500 this morning. A link is found in our "What are you playing?" thread.


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post Nov 13 2019, 02:44 PM
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Project: Replace destroyed sewer line Clean Out Plug
Status: Delayed
Meant to drive to Home Depot and buy replacement this morning. Too darn cold. I'll hold off until afternoon, assuming it warms up enough. (And assuming I don't forget.)


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post Nov 13 2019, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE(Decrepit @ Nov 13 2019, 08:44 AM) *

Project: Replace destroyed sewer line Clean Out Plug
Status: Delayed
Meant to drive to Home Depot and buy replacement this morning. Too darn cold. I'll hold off until afternoon, assuming it warms up enough. (And assuming I don't forget.)



Project = try to fix dripping faucet. sad.gif

Any tips would be appreciated. verysad.gif








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post Nov 14 2019, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE(mALX @ Nov 13 2019, 02:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Decrepit @ Nov 13 2019, 08:44 AM) *

Project: Replace destroyed sewer line Clean Out Plug
Status: Delayed
Meant to drive to Home Depot and buy replacement this morning. Too darn cold. I'll hold off until afternoon, assuming it warms up enough. (And assuming I don't forget.)



Project = try to fix dripping faucet. sad.gif

Any tips would be appreciated. verysad.gif

What type of faucet is it? Kitchen or bathroom sink I assume. Does it have two separate 'handles' on either side of the faucet proper? Or is it one of those that a handle sits atop the faucet? If the latter, those 'can' be fairly easy to fix, as the culprit is often an inexpensive replaceable unit right below the handle. The former can be more complicated, as I've found out recently. If you confirm it's the easier sort, I'll provide some general guidance. The other, well, we'll see. As for mine, I got lazy and simply shut off the cold water and work around it.


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post Nov 14 2019, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE(mALX @ Nov 13 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Project = try to fix dripping faucet. sad.gif
Any tips would be appreciated. verysad.gif

The general process is 1) shut off the water, 2) dismantle the faucet, 3) replace the bit that's worn out, 4) the former steps in reverse.

The "replace the bit that's worn out" part can be as simple as a ten-cent ring of rubber that's split, or a whole brass contraption that can only be replaced as a unit.

Sometimes you end up replacing the entire faucet, because the replacement part isn't made any more. Often the new one won't be as good as the old one, as they replace brass with plastic too much these days. Plastic stuff is often permanently sealed, and you only have a total replacement option, which is one reason I prefer the metal.

And step 1 can be done at any time before the others, as Decrepit points out. At least that way, you're not wasting water, or being annoyed by the constant dripping sound.

Alternative woman's method: 1) Bake something aromatic, 2) when male victim enters kitchen, say "while you're here ..." 3) watch faucet being fixed.

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post Nov 15 2019, 01:02 AM
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QUOTE(Decrepit @ Nov 13 2019, 08:44 AM) *


What type of faucet is it? Kitchen or bathroom sink I assume. Does it have two separate 'handles' on either side of the faucet proper? Or is it one of those that a handle sits atop the faucet? If the latter, those 'can' be fairly easy to fix, as the culprit is often an inexpensive replaceable unit right below the handle. The former can be more complicated, as I've found out recently. If you confirm it's the easier sort, I'll provide some general guidance. The other, well, we'll see. As for mine, I got lazy and simply shut off the cold water and work around it.



It is a kitchen faucet with two knobs; one on either side of the faucet "boom arm."

(hot is on the left, cold on right as you face the faucet).



QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 14 2019, 01:18 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Nov 13 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Project = try to fix dripping faucet. sad.gif
Any tips would be appreciated. verysad.gif

The general process is 1) shut off the water, 2) dismantle the faucet, 3) replace the bit that's worn out, 4) the former steps in reverse.

The "replace the bit that's worn out" part can be as simple as a ten-cent ring of rubber that's split, or a whole brass contraption that can only be replaced as a unit.

Sometimes you end up replacing the entire faucet, because the replacement part isn't made any more. Often the new one won't be as good as the old one, as they replace brass with plastic too much these days. Plastic stuff is often permanently sealed, and you only have a total replacement option, which is one reason I prefer the metal.

And step 1 can be done at any time before the others, as Decrepit points out. At least that way, you're not wasting water, or being annoyed by the constant dripping sound.

Alternative woman's method: 1) Bake something aromatic, 2) when male victim enters kitchen, say "while you're here ..." 3) watch faucet being fixed.



BOLD on both quoted items: OMG, why didn't I think to just turn the valve off? Holy Cow; that is brilliant!!! Thank you both so much!!!!








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post Nov 18 2019, 06:42 PM
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Project: fix the arfing shower.

I'm smelling mold in my bathroom and have a bad feeling that it's coming from a bubble in my wallpaper. Who in Hate puts wallpaper up in a bathroom shower anyway?

So now we gotta get a contractor to not only install a proper shower, but also probably replace part of the wall. If not just the drywall, perhaps part of the framing.

Good thing the wall in question is a newer addition and not load bearing....

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post Nov 18 2019, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE(Sakiri @ Nov 18 2019, 12:42 PM) *

Project: fix the arfing shower.

I'm smelling mold in my bathroom and have a bad feeling that it's coming from a bubble in my wallpaper. Who in Hate puts wallpaper up in a bathroom shower anyway?

So now we gotta get a contractor to not only install a proper shower, but also probably replace part of the wall. If not just the drywall, perhaps part of the framing.

Good thing the wall in question is a newer addition and not load bearing....

Sighs.


Urgh. And totally agree on it being ridiculous to put wallpaper in a bathroom (unless they did that to cover up the issue below for sale purposes).

This happened to me in my old house; and we bought a bathtub/shower combined unit with its own walls around it. It just popped into place and the whole bathroom looked new again. Of course, the plumbing had to be hooked up and we did seal around the walls of it so no wetness could get back to the wood walls behind...but if there is mold behind that wallpaper; that will be a much more invasive fix in your case. Urgh; I hope it isn't mold, for your sake!







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post Nov 18 2019, 06:56 PM
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Good luck to both mALX and Saki with your respective bathroom issues!

Who indeed puts up wallpaper in a bathroom, MIKAEL wink.gif wink.gif


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post Nov 18 2019, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Nov 18 2019, 12:56 PM) *

Good luck to both mALX and Saki with your respective bathroom issues!

Who indeed puts up wallpaper in a bathroom, MIKAEL wink.gif wink.gif



Mine was over and done with over a decade ago, lol. Actually I do think my son's bathroom needs some fixing though.







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post Nov 18 2019, 07:36 PM
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He didn't do it. House used to be mormors house.

When she got old they removed a small bedroom to make room for a bigger bathroom because Maja couldn't use a tub anymore. Instead of tiling and stuff they put up wallpaper and apparently did an abysmal job at sealing it.


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