Old white guy living in South-central Texas.
My folks, too. An automatic stoker with both a temperature setting and a clock setting. But the stoker had to be filled, and I got that task. The furnace never failed or wore out, but when they could no longer get the right grade of coal, they had a gas furnace installed and had the old coal furnace removed.
It’s right after Zabriskie Point.
I’ll try repairing a lot of things before I toss them. I’ve been successful with a blender, a clothes dryer (belt), lamps (rewiring), anything made of wood, electrical outlets and circuit breakers, a 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun and various plumbing matters in steel or PVC pipe, but not copper. I have failed with a refrigerator, a washing machine, a .22 caliber pistol, one lamp, shoes, and a heart broken by the death of a sweet little dog.
I was going to click on “Like”, but then I thought – “No, I really don’t like” the pain part, although I do have some understanding of what you went through, and appreciate that sometimes healing requires pain. Stay well.
Just in the arch of my foot for the Plantar Fasciitis and in my ankle for that part. One might think it sounds unpleasant, but before the shots began it was so painful I couldn’t bare any weight on it at all. I hopped into the doctor’s office, and finally walked out with barely any pain at all. There were several episodes. Ankle would have been the easiest one but I ignored medical advice and within a couple hours of the shot, I climbed up a two or three hundred foot tall hill in Austin, TX, known as Mt. Bonnell. Back at the docs the next day.
A weed is any plant growing where it isn’t wanted. So if you leave the dandelions in the yard on purpose so that the bees can have a source of pollen in the Spring, they are wanted, and are no longer weeds. Problem solved.
I think it’s a flea. Not worth saving, really.
Here’s a little tip about painting. If you’re painting a room AND replacing the carpet, paint first, replace carpet second. If you have a good floor under the carpet, leave it in place while you paint. I probably won’t be doing much more of that. Last time I painted a room (several of them, actually) I stood on a ladder for hours on end I ended up with Plantar Fasciitis and a very painful ankle. It took multiple steroid shots before it resembled normal again.
??? Those aren’t Tulips!
And a writer. A writer can get you out of anything.