• Thanks, guys. I hate to be a whiner but the only reason for me sharing the information is that it’s very easy to get a staph infection, especially for those who work in the trades. I’m sorry to hear about your staph infection, Warren. Thanks for sharing about it. Even a tiny sliver can cause a bad infection. You’re right about feeling like…[Read more]

  • Thanks everyone!! It’s nice to know I have you guys as friends. So Cool!

    Well, guess what happened! I decided to do another project. Just can’t get away from building, LOL. I built some new cabinets for the entryway in my new apartment and a shelf slipped out of my hand and gave me a small gash on my shin.

    The reason I’m sharing this story…[Read more]

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  • Thanks all. Looks like I’m on the mend, so to speak. One of the reasons I wanted to post what happened to me is also to warn everyone to question their health care providers. Sometimes they don’t get it right. And, although we’d like to think they have all the answers, not only do they make mistakes, they really do appreciate patient input…[Read more]

  • Thank you all! I’m glad you liked the story. It could have turned out so bad, but I was very fortunate. I just posted my latest episode. Not so happy, but I want you all to know that the company I work for is very compassionate and willing to accommodate me in these trying days. I truly am fortunate. Check out my other thread that I just…[Read more]

  • Hi all,
    I haven’t posted in a long time because of a job change and due to illness.
    I’m now working exclusively in an office. Nice for a gal of 72 years old, but I miss using my power tools. Oh, well. It’s gotta end some day, right?

    Also, I had an allergic reaction to something I ate at work. District supervisor treated us to lunch. I didn’t…[Read more]

  • Thanks!
    I’m no longer able to do maintenance etc. on my job. They have a maintenance crew. But, I did get the okay to remodel my apartment. I want to replace the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. But I’m going to wait until it’s cooler. This is a really hot summer.

    The new owners of that property hired a relative to manage the place, which is…[Read more]

  • Hi all,
    I haven’t posted since January of this year. The property I managed got sold. After 14 years of improving the property to such an extent that it sold for a really high price, I got a 30-day notice to vacate. That’s illegal here in California.

    I lost my home, my income and my job. I didn’t qualify to rent anywhere because my social…[Read more]

  • Here’s a few photos of the kitchen. I still need to secure the dishwasher and get a plumber out to relocate the gas pipe for the stove because it won’t let the stove sit back far enough.

  • Hey DWB! I used postform Wilsonart countertops with backsplash and waterfall edge.

    That was a mistake, because I had to raise the countertop so the edge would clear the drawers. I should have gotten the valencia edge. It would have been a better fit. 🙁

  • I looked at an old remodel I had done and saw why I hadn’t put the dishwasher on the other side of the sink. The sink definitely would not have been lined up with the bridge cabinet above it. I had forgotten.

    What I had done was I left the dishwasher where it was, replaced the 30 inch sink base with a 36 inch and replaced the peninsula with a…[Read more]

  • The builders of the property where I work did some goofy stuff.
    For example, they installed 33″ sinks in 30″ cabinets.
    I remove the base cabinets when I remodel a kitchen, and I leave the wall cabinets. I just paint the wall cabinets.

    One thing I can’t stand that they did was put the dishwasher on the wrong side of the sink base. But if I put…[Read more]

  • It’s been several days and no roaches seen. I’ve been spraying with something that also stops the eggs from hatching.

    But I also opened up the walls to get at them. Lots of drywall work.

    Now on to the incredibly huge amount of nail holes in every room and closet!

    And, the cleaning is a huge job. There’s cooking grease all through the living…[Read more]

  • yes. those are the ones that are about an inch long.
    the american roaches – the huge ones – don’t bother anything and don’t enter the buildings. I haven’t seen them around in many years.

  • These are the german roaches. I think we finally got a handle on them. I now rarely see one, and the ones I see are moving very slowly. That means the poison is working.

  • Pat replied to the topic Tub Moulding Question in the forum Plumbing 2 years ago

    The caulking idea sounds best. Thanks!

  • Wow, Moze! I just saw this post and couldn’t wait to comment before reading page 2.

    I just have to copy some of your photos for tips on how to reorganize my garage. It’s gotten way too sloppy in the past year.

    Your garage looks SHOWCASE! Fabulous! My mind can’t stop coming up with compliments for your work, but suffice to say -…[Read more]

  • Pat started the topic Tub Moulding Question in the forum Plumbing 2 years ago

    Hi all,
    I have a question about which floor trim to use at the edge of new sheet vinyl flooring at the tub edge.

    Normally, when I replace the bathroom flooring, I have used vinyl moulding at the tub edge and standard baseboard/shoe moulding for the rest of the room.

    I really don’t like the look of vinyl moulding at the base of the tub. It’s…[Read more]

  • It’s been nearly a month since she left, and after 2 professional sprayings, plus me spraying a pro spray that my pest control uses, the roaches are still coming out of the walls. I put mothballs into the walls just to get them to run out. I mixed up some powdered sugar with boric acid to put inside the walls before I close them up.

    I think I…[Read more]

  • Vertical blind header rail with 2 happy roaches visible. You can see the filth on the header rail. Roaches dropped on me when I removed this. They were inside as well as on top of the header rail.

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