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9 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

On the other hand, I was reading about how people in a third world country had to hike 6 miles for water, and then it wasn't always clean, so having to do my own dishes really isn't that big of a problem:smile-new:

 

Yup. perspective is everything sometimes, and it's always good to be thankful for what we do have even when things get rough :) (If only I could teach my students this, ha)

 

Sorry your air quality is inhibiting your walks!  I hope everybody stays safe!!

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12 hours ago, Stribs said:

 

Yup. perspective is everything sometimes, and it's always good to be thankful for what we do have even when things get rough :) (If only I could teach my students this, ha)

 

Sorry your air quality is inhibiting your walks!  I hope everybody stays safe!!

I think perspective is something that comes with age. While ot having a dishwasher is frustrating, it really isn't the biggest problem I've had in my life. My family is healthy, we have a nice home, life is good.

10 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That's frustrating about the dishwasher. I hope you get clean air soon.

Thanks. Praying for wind and rain. Not just for my comfort, but for the people directly affected by the fires

9 hours ago, WhiteBeltBrowncoat said:

I too can't wait for the smoke to clear out. Not being able to see the hills less than 5 miles away gets old quick. Keeping my fingers crossed for the new dishwasher!

Today I could barely see across the street. Bleck. 

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Weather forecast said it was going to be hot today, so I did my workout before my prayer group meeting. Still smoky, so I hid indoors. I did do my shoulder mobility  program. Doing a lot more sitting this week. With all the windows and doors closed, I spend a lot of time in our bedroom with the AC. I did tidy the bathroom and clean it though. Tomorrow the smoke is supposed to clear a bit.

 

My plan was to take this week off of rings and do it next week. But Friday is supposed to be cooler and less smoke, and then maybe next week back to heat and smoke again. So I will probably do  the ring workout while I can. I have indoor rings, but they are on my pull up bar, and there isn't room for stuff like inverted hangs.

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4 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Today I could barely see across the street. Bleck. 

Yikes! That's bad. Not that you don't know it, but... Hope it starts to clear up soon.

Nice going on all the things and managing through the smoke and situation.

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Hope the air clears out soon, it’s awful to live in what feels like a post apocalyptic world! Do you get the ash falls too or just smokiness?

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12 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Yikes! That's bad. Not that you don't know it, but... Hope it starts to clear up soon.

Nice going on all the things and managing through the smoke and situation.

Well, that was a bit of an exaggeration. But it was super thick, it looked like dense fog, or as Hatter said a post apocalyptic workd

4 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Hope the air clears out soon, it’s awful to live in what feels like a post apocalyptic world! Do you get the ash falls too or just smokiness?

It's better today. No, no ash, that would be really creepy. I was reading that in Canada, they did have some ashfall. Not sure how close those people were to the fire. Just reading the news , and there are over 500 wildfires in the B.C. area of Canada. They could really use some rain.

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10 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

 Just reading the news , and there are over 500 wildfires in the B.C. area of Canada. They could really use some rain.

Brandt showed me a photo the other day of fires in California I think, where the flames were about 3-4x higher than the tree tops! I remember his forestry days vividly and as young fiancée who went to visit him and then had to help curb the grass fires next to the Eucalyptus section that had a crown fire (tops of trees on fire) raging through them. We had to drive through that section to get to the grass section. He was showing me around his plantation when he was called out and didn't have time to drop me off at home first. I also worked in forestry (offices) so I knew something of what was needed.

Heck, I'm praying and asking for protection for any one who has to help or live in the areas of those fires! And rain... lots of rain.

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I’ve experienced the ash falls in California, it is super creepy. And scary when it was so close to my friend’s home. :( 

 

A lot of the wildfires in Canada are necessary though as they’re a natural part of the forests’ life cycle. Of course climate change and environmental changes (ironically including fire prevention!) mess up that natural cycle, but just because the number looks scary it doesn’t mean that the impact needs to be scary. Especially in unpopulated areas, which is most of Canada. 

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9 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Brandt showed me a photo the other day of fires in California I think, where the flames were about 3-4x higher than the tree tops! I remember his forestry days vividly and as young fiancée who went to visit him and then had to help curb the grass fires next to the Eucalyptus section that had a crown fire (tops of trees on fire) raging through them. We had to drive through that section to get to the grass section. He was showing me around his plantation when he was called out and didn't have time to drop me off at home first. I also worked in forestry (offices) so I knew something of what was needed.

Heck, I'm praying and asking for protection for any one who has to help or live in the areas of those fires! And rain... lots of rain.

Some of those fires are huge, and super fast. Praying for rain is a good thing.

2 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

I’ve experienced the ash falls in California, it is super creepy. And scary when it was so close to my friend’s home. :( 

 

A lot of the wildfires in Canada are necessary though as they’re a natural part of the forests’ life cycle. Of course climate change and environmental changes (ironically including fire prevention!) mess up that natural cycle, but just because the number looks scary it doesn’t mean that the impact needs to be scary. Especially in unpopulated areas, which is most of Canada. 

Yeah, a lot of the area is unpopulated. I was reading an article about how the fires do help life cycle, and how many plants grow back, and even flourish after fires. I wasn't sure in the news I read about the Canadian fires how many were close to people. Of course, another problem is more people are now living in those areas in the middle of nowhere , so then their houses are endangered by the fire

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copy and paste of today's training log and video:

So my plan was to take this week off and start Week 13 on Monday. Only the weather forecast says that we may get smoke from the wild fires in our area again next week, and I don’t do my workout outside then. SInce today was clear, I thought I would start today.Which is kind of weird to start a new week on Friday, but it works.

I changed the order of the movements so that I didn’t have to move the rings quite as much. The big thing I noticed from the video was the I rushed through the top position. That usually happens with the first runs through. I’m so busy focusing on the move I have to do next I forget to focus on the current one. (: Wednesday I will try and pause a bit in each movment and make them pretty.

Overall, it was pretty easy to go through them. I did 4 rounds. I felt like I could have done 5, but I figured I’d do that Wednesday.

I finished up with some ring rows and then did some shoulder mobility work. I’ve been working on the GMB shoulder mobility plan this week.

 

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Fire season can be a real bummer!  After a super dry winter I was worried about this summer.  Fortunately we have been spared from fires for the most part this summer and now that the monsoon rains have kicked in, fire is less of a concern.  We got ash fall out several years ago and that is just creepy!  Sending you gentle breezes that blow the smoke away but don't entice the fires to grow bigger!!!  

 

Your ring work is so cool!  I love the videos!!!  

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19 hours ago, Terra said:

Fire season can be a real bummer!  After a super dry winter I was worried about this summer.  Fortunately we have been spared from fires for the most part this summer and now that the monsoon rains have kicked in, fire is less of a concern.  We got ash fall out several years ago and that is just creepy!  Sending you gentle breezes that blow the smoke away but don't entice the fires to grow bigger!!!  

 

Your ring work is so cool!  I love the videos!!!  

Good to hear that your area doesn't have wildfires. Ash fall would make me worry that the fire was getting way too close. Or that a volcano had erupted. Thanks for the gentle breezes. I received them and now the weather is amazing.

 

Thanks. I really enjoy the ring work

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So, the dishwasher saga continues. Who knew getting a dishwasher could be so difficult? So it was supposed to arrive today, though we had no installation date.  Then hubby called them yesterday, and the delivery place said they hadn't received the dishwasher. Called Home Depot, and they don't know why  it wasn't sent out. Hubbly called around , actually called  a local appliance store. They have the dishwasher we want , but the install and delivery is booked up for a couple of weeks.    However, if we pick it up, and install ourselves, we could come get in Monday. Mr. I. watched a how to install dishwashers video on you-tube, and thinks he can do it, so unless Home Depot says they are bringing us a dishwasher Monday, that is what our plan is.

 

We need to get a truck and go pick up the dishwasher at the warehouse. Hubby said he thought the two of us could load/unload it. It is super cool for me to be strong enough to do something like that, and not make him have to  worry about finding a friend who is available

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15 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

However, if we pick it up, and install ourselves, we could come get in Monday. Mr. I. watched a how to install dishwashers video on you-tube, and thinks he can do it,

I think this is the different countries thing, but it sounds like installing a dishwasher there is complicated? Here it is a case of having a cold water tap available (you had a dishwasher, so there should be one?), and a +-3-4ft high drain pipe (again, there should be one available?) Then you connect the water pipe (inlet) to the tap (remember water tape!) and you put the curved end of the outgoing pipe in the drain pipe. It is an idea to use duct tape to secure the outgoing pipe to the drain pipe. It will however be a bit of extra work if you first have to install both a tap and drain pipe, though. Hope you guys get something sorted soon.

15 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

We need to get a truck and go pick up the dishwasher at the warehouse. Hubby said he thought the two of us could load/unload it. It is super cool for me to be strong enough to do something like that, and not make him have to  worry about finding a friend who is available

Absolutely cool that you are strong enough and you guys don't have to worry. Just walk into the warehouse, shock the people by getting the dishwasher, walk out, and take it home :D It is heavy though, so what might help when you get to your house, is having two very sturdy planks you can put on the back of the truck to the ground, and then push the dishwasher off; or get it to the etch of the loading bay of the truck, and the truck as close to your house as possible, then pick up and carry inside. Might be easier. Well, you'll manage it, either way.

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12 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

I think this is the different countries thing, but it sounds like installing a dishwasher there is complicated? Here it is a case of having a cold water tap available (you had a dishwasher, so there should be one?), and a +-3-4ft high drain pipe (again, there should be one available?) Then you connect the water pipe (inlet) to the tap (remember water tape!) and you put the curved end of the outgoing pipe in the drain pipe. It is an idea to use duct tape to secure the outgoing pipe to the drain pipe. It will however be a bit of extra work if you first have to install both a tap and drain pipe, though. Hope you guys get something sorted soon.

Absolutely cool that you are strong enough and you guys don't have to worry. Just walk into the warehouse, shock the people by getting the dishwasher, walk out, and take it home :D It is heavy though, so what might help when you get to your house, is having two very sturdy planks you can put on the back of the truck to the ground, and then push the dishwasher off; or get it to the etch of the loading bay of the truck, and the truck as close to your house as possible, then pick up and carry inside. Might be easier. Well, you'll manage it, either way.

He's talked to friends who've done it , and it really is that easy. My hubby is pretty handy , so it should go well. The friend who is lending his truck is also lending the hand truck and ramps. so getting into and out of the truck should be do-able. Hopefully the stairs will be too.

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8 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

He's talked to friends who've done it , and it really is that easy. My hubby is pretty handy , so it should go well. The friend who is lending his truck is also lending the hand truck and ramps. so getting into and out of the truck should be do-able. Hopefully the stairs will be too.

Oh that's handy! Best of luck!

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18 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

He's talked to friends who've done it , and it really is that easy. My hubby is pretty handy , so it should go well. The friend who is lending his truck is also lending the hand truck and ramps. so getting into and out of the truck should be do-able. Hopefully the stairs will be too.

They are easy to install.  My hubby installed ours!  

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I'm glad the smoke cleared out enough for you to go outside and work on the rings.  I hope the weather this week is a bit nicer, so you aren't cooped up indoors again.  :) 

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11 hours ago, Nymeria said:

I'm glad the smoke cleared out enough for you to go outside and work on the rings.  I hope the weather this week is a bit nicer, so you aren't cooped up indoors again.  :) 

Smoke came back in on Sunday, and is supposed to stick around until Thursday:dispirited:

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Had a good weekend. Saturday we went for a walk/ gecocache on a pretty urban trail with views of the lake. The air was moderate, meaning it is not exactly good, but not bad either, but looking at over the lake it looked like the city was covered in fog, only it was smoke. Then we had friends over for game night. One of our friends wasn't there, he bike  in a race from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada, about 120 miles or so I think , Very impressive. They do it over two days. 

 

Sunday morning was church was nice. Then in the afternoon, the smoke returned. We were going to my sister's for dinner and visiting, so we stopped to pick up some Costco chicken. Just walking from the car to the store made my eyes burn and my throat scratchy.

 

This morning the air was a bit better, so we could open our windows. I was debating whether to do my outside workout or not, but  while I was having breakfast the air was downgraded from yellow (moderate) to orange (bad for people who are sensitive) so I decided to do an inside workout. Which was kind of fun actually. I worked on my pull ups and ring rows for the PVP, and since I wasn't doing my other workout, I could put  in a mega number, and for the small moment in time at least, I'm in first. Also worked on my dips, and I am stronger in them then when I was doing them a couple of months ago. By  the time I got home, the air had been downgraded to red (unhealthy for everyone, close all windows and stay inside)  So now it is super hot, very glad we have AC In our bedroom

 

One of the gals from our church invited me and a friend over for lunch to celebrate the friend's birthday. Had a very nice lunch. The friend who hosted is in her 70's and always inspires me. She showed me her garden, which has all sorts of flowers, and veggies, and fruits. Ad she makes apple juice, and fruit leather, and all sorts of stuff. And she told us about how she made pickles with her granddaughter. She has all sorts of energy, which I think is fantastic.

 

And the super cool news, we have a dishwasher!! Hubby installed it. He didn't need my fab muscles to help him, as he had the hand truck. I think if the air hadn't been so bad, he would have had me help him, but he didn't really want me outside, and he managed. Took him a bit longer to install than he hoped, but it is all in, and it is very nice.

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Yay for AC and dishwasher!     Your visit sounds awesome too.   I love being around people like that.   I think it would be so neat to see the difference, of being around energetic, live life, outgoing, postiive people.   Like if we could build a whole little villa of those people, and invite the downtrodden in and see if they'd perk up like a tenderly nurtured daisy!

 

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Hooray sense of accomplishment victory for hubby!  I've in/uninstalled a few and had to learn the hard way, so I can relate to this on a deeply personal level.

 

That said, I have a dishwasher and never use it.  #bachelorlife #justoneplate

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4 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Yay for AC and dishwasher!     Your visit sounds awesome too.   I love being around people like that.   I think it would be so neat to see the difference, of being around energetic, live life, outgoing, postiive people.   Like if we could build a whole little villa of those people, and invite the downtrodden in and see if they'd perk up like a tenderly nurtured daisy!

 

It was a nice visit. And visiting a whole villa of people like that would be super inspiring.

3 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Hooray sense of accomplishment victory for hubby!  I've in/uninstalled a few and had to learn the hard way, so I can relate to this on a deeply personal level.

 

That said, I have a dishwasher and never use it.  #bachelorlife #justoneplate

Yep, he did have a well earned sense of accomplishment.

There are only two of us, but we seem to go through enough dishes to compare to a family of five. Not sure why.:redface-new:

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