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Lowes didn't know the doors were damaged.....that's a bummer indeed ? If possible get a few pallets or concrete/wooden blocks and put that water tote on top of them. Makes it easier to fill 5 gallon buckets. If the tote is higher than the surrounding ground just hook a hose up to the tote and let gravity do the job....saves time walking back and forth !!

Is there a reason you are dry walling the attic space ?

The attic is conditioned space, like the rest of the house. My wife wants to put some things up there for storage, and this is just for her convenience.
 
  
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This is on the one I got from my FIL. Clamped on 2” rubber sleeve clamped to 2” x 3/4” adapter.

That looks quick and easy.

For some reason, I have been having a lot of trouble logging on to TBN lately.
We finished framing this weekend. This part of the build is a long tedious grind.
Today is memorial day. Taking today off to visit daughter.
Enjoying the freedom that has been secured by the sacrifice others have made. Grateful beyond words.
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Didn’t know about that RR tunnel. Definitely will go there. Looks like the slip is on 250.
 
  
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The slide is literally 200 yds from the turn onto Va 6 from 250. There is also a west trailhead parking area. The east trailhead is a flat walk to the tunnel. West is a bit more of a walk. I chose East because my daughter has had 8 months of heath issues with POTS. She seems to be getting stronger and we walked the whole thing from trailhead to trailhead and back.

It just found out it was open a month ago, although it looks like it reopened late last year.
 

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Didn’t know about that RR tunnel. Definitely will go there. Looks like the slip is on 250.
The slide is literally 200 yds from the turn onto Va 6 from 250. There is also a west trailhead parking area. The east trailhead is a flat walk to the tunnel. West is a bit more of a walk. I chose East because my daughter has had 8 months of heath issues with POTS. She seems to be getting stronger and we walked the whole thing from trailhead to trailhead and back.

It just found out it was open a month ago, although it looks like it reopened late last year.
Just watched, now I know what you are talking about. (y)

 

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I know your sick of framing but I would consider framing in a small doorway from the attic onto the alcove for "storing suitcases".

Several reasons. It would make it a lot easier to dust/wash/clean etc the area. That way you don't need to find a step ladder every time you want access. Also think grandkids and think of the fun that area would be with a railing across the opening and access from the attic. You don't have to install the doorway. Just frame it in and drywall over it for now is what I would do. But make the option easy to do later.
 

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I chose East because my daughter has had 8 months of heath issues with POTS.

I just learned about POTS a week ago from an article about COVID long haulers. Did your daughter get it after COVID by chance?
 

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Never heard of POTS till now. Symptoms same as when I have Afib, would get very light headed when standing up.
 
  
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She didn't have covid. Was tested for it a half dozen times. My daughter is in recovery from an eating disorder. She was anorexic. Nearly died. Starting somewhere around age12 as bulimia then progressing to anorexia. in her junior year of high school it bottomed out badly she was basicly skin and bones. body weight dropped down near 90 lbs. She is 5'9". When she started trying to eat again, she got "refeading syndrome" and that nearly took her out. She has done well and is weight restored. There have been setbacks but she was doing ok and was lifting weights and eating enough food. She still has some weirdness about food so I am not sure she will ever be fully recovered, But just before Christmas last year she started feeling bad. She was eating, but her energy levels were off and she would get dizzy. Lots of Dr visits and nobody knew what it was. She is in college and lives in an apartment and my older daug hter who is a nurse was talking to me one day and we were going thru all the symptoms and my daughter said it sounded like POTS. So we started looking around for a specialist and found one., months of tests, etc and finally a diagnosis and a treatment plan.
I don't know if it is related to the prior eating issues. We had expectations that she had damaged her heart and there were other concerns for the future but nobody said anything thing about not being able to regulate your blood pressure.
Talked to her this morning and she seems to be adjusting and improving. They have her on Beta blockers and that is supposed to help her regulate things.

I have been having a heck of a time getting on TBN. I cleared all my history on my phone and it let me connect once, then the next time I get a message that t can't establish a secure connection. that is thru the tapatalk app . when I try to go directly to the website from my phone I get the same thing.. Right now I am hotspotting off my phone with my laptop. I may need to drive to town an do an update on my phone. perhaps that is the issue.

Yesterday I spent the day sealing up crevices between the wall and roof panels. I should have done all this months ago but always found something else to work on. later today I plan to do some more foaming of the roof panels. that is only about 1/4 done. It feels like "groundhog day. " every time I think I am about to move forward, I realize I have some other issue that is holding me back. It is incredibly frustrating.
 
  
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Yesterday, I drove into the office for the second time since last year. After work I stopped at an ATT store and used their wifi to download the latest software for my phone. It seems to have resolved the issue I was having logging into TBN.

I keep thinking I am going over after work to scratch an item off my list. But everything about life and work conspire to prevent that. Hoping to be in there tomorrow night, foaming panel joints. It is one of my least favorite tasks in the world. I fell off the ladder this weekend. Fortunately it was just a 6 foot step ladder. I have a 6 foot and 4 foot step ladder and I was putting them side by side and working. I would climb up on one then When I needed to, I would step to the other. Then when I was out of reach I would get down and move both. I stepped back off the ladder to the ground. But I was on the 6!foot instead of the 4 foot and the ground wasn’t within reach. I was lucky. There was a framed doorway behind me and I was able to reach out and break my fall. Only got a few bruises. I am pretty sure I was dehydrated and that was effecting my judgement. I took a break, drank a lot of water and got back on the horse.
If I had been on one of the tall ladders, in the higher part of the roof, that would have been my last dance. It is getting hard to count how many breaks like that I have gotten in life.
 
 
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