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Old 03-30-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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Speaking of crying.....(not hijacking...I hope)...

1. Yesterday my grandchild moved out....and I cried a bunch....so, last night I allowed myself a beer (haven't had those carbs in forever), and found that...

2. 3 of the beers in the pack had been opened and missing beer (and not by me)

3. Today I finally got around to installing a kitchen sink cabinet that could only be installed without my downstairs tenants in residence was out (last time they were away my back was out and I couldn't do the install), and in my attempt to save money, I wanted to salvage the current sink to install in the new counter top I'm installing. Whoever glued it down, used monster-type adhesive, and the cutting tool cut me, to the tune of much blood and 3 stitches in my pinky at urgent care. I now have spent more on medical care than a new sink would have cost me.

4. And all I wanted to do was plop myself down in front of the tv when I got home. But I found (after much research that included a conclusion that my remote's batteries must be dead, and that another trip out for batteries was warranted) that the problem was my electricians missed the outlet my tv is plugged into (!@#$^&*) when they "fixed" all the outlets in my house months ago. Thank heavens before going out for aaa batteries, I moved the couch to check if the tv was plugged in, and saw the outlet loose from the wall.

5. Do you have any idea how hard it is to type w/o a pinky!??

But, I only cried when my grandchild left with his parents. Beer, blood, stitches and electrical outlets don't make me cry.
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Speaking of crying.....(not hijacking...I hope)...

1. Yesterday my grandchild moved out....and I cried a bunch....so, last night I allowed myself a beer (haven't had those carbs in forever), and found that...

2. 3 of the beers in the pack had been opened and missing beer (and not by me)

3. Today I finally got around to installing a kitchen sink cabinet that could only be installed without my downstairs tenants in residence was out (last time they were away my back was out and I couldn't do the install), and in my attempt to save money, I wanted to salvage the current sink to install in the new counter top I'm installing. Whoever glued it down, used monster-type adhesive, and the cutting tool cut me, to the tune of much blood and 3 stitches in my pinky at urgent care. I now have spent more on medical care than a new sink would have cost me.

4. And all I wanted to do was plop myself down in front of the tv when I got home. But I found (after much research that included a conclusion that my remote's batteries must be dead, and that another trip out for batteries was warranted) that the problem was my electricians missed the outlet my tv is plugged into (!@#$^&*) when they "fixed" all the outlets in my house months ago. Thank heavens before going out for aaa batteries, I moved the couch to check if the tv was plugged in, and saw the outlet loose from the wall.

5. Do you have any idea how hard it is to type w/o a pinky!??

But, I only cried when my grandchild left with his parents. Beer, blood, stitches and electrical outlets don't make me cry.


Hugs to you.
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:16 PM
 
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Speaking of crying.....(not hijacking...I hope)...

1. Yesterday my grandchild moved out....and I cried a bunch....so, last night I allowed myself a beer (haven't had those carbs in forever), and found that...

2. 3 of the beers in the pack had been opened and missing beer (and not by me)

3. Today I finally got around to installing a kitchen sink cabinet that could only be installed without my downstairs tenants in residence was out (last time they were away my back was out and I couldn't do the install), and in my attempt to save money, I wanted to salvage the current sink to install in the new counter top I'm installing. Whoever glued it down, used monster-type adhesive, and the cutting tool cut me, to the tune of much blood and 3 stitches in my pinky at urgent care. I now have spent more on medical care than a new sink would have cost me.

4. And all I wanted to do was plop myself down in front of the tv when I got home. But I found (after much research that included a conclusion that my remote's batteries must be dead, and that another trip out for batteries was warranted) that the problem was my electricians missed the outlet my tv is plugged into (!@#$^&*) when they "fixed" all the outlets in my house months ago. Thank heavens before going out for aaa batteries, I moved the couch to check if the tv was plugged in, and saw the outlet loose from the wall.

5. Do you have any idea how hard it is to type w/o a pinky!??

But, I only cried when my grandchild left with his parents. Beer, blood, stitches and electrical outlets don't make me cry.
Well at least he won't be swiping your beer any more!
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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Lol!
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Speaking of crying.....(not hijacking...I hope)...

1. Yesterday my grandchild moved out....and I cried a bunch....so, last night I allowed myself a beer (haven't had those carbs in forever), and found that...

2. 3 of the beers in the pack had been opened and missing beer (and not by me)

3. Today I finally got around to installing a kitchen sink cabinet that could only be installed without my downstairs tenants in residence was out (last time they were away my back was out and I couldn't do the install), and in my attempt to save money, I wanted to salvage the current sink to install in the new counter top I'm installing. Whoever glued it down, used monster-type adhesive, and the cutting tool cut me, to the tune of much blood and 3 stitches in my pinky at urgent care. I now have spent more on medical care than a new sink would have cost me.

4. And all I wanted to do was plop myself down in front of the tv when I got home. But I found (after much research that included a conclusion that my remote's batteries must be dead, and that another trip out for batteries was warranted) that the problem was my electricians missed the outlet my tv is plugged into (!@#$^&*) when they "fixed" all the outlets in my house months ago. Thank heavens before going out for aaa batteries, I moved the couch to check if the tv was plugged in, and saw the outlet loose from the wall.

5. Do you have any idea how hard it is to type w/o a pinky!??

But, I only cried when my grandchild left with his parents. Beer, blood, stitches and electrical outlets don't make me cry.
Not a hijack, feel free to post your tears in the thread anytime!

Nice that your grandchild spent time with you. My mom and my daughter are very close, and I love it that they are. Alas, I will likely never have a grandchild myself.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Actually, most of the professional sites now tell you that you can wrap the roller in plastic wrap and put into the refrigerator if you will be painting again later or the next day. It works super and cuts down on clean-up at the end of each day.

This works great. I also have taken the entire tray of paint (as long as it's not a thin layer) - stuck it in a plastic bag with a tie at the end and put it in the fridge. I have a second frig in the lower level so I have the room. The paint is cold but not gummy. I do this also if I'm painting and interrupted due to visitors or have a quick errand.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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This works great. I also have taken the entire tray of paint (as long as it's not a thin layer) - stuck it in a plastic bag with a tie at the end and put it in the fridge. I have a second frig in the lower level so I have the room. The paint is cold but not gummy. I do this also if I'm painting and interrupted due to visitors or have a quick errand.
I guess this is a dumb question, but if you wrap the paint tray well enough in a plastic bag so it's relatively airtight, couldn't you leave it out at room temp and expect it won't dry out? I have a hard time imagining paint in the refrigerator.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I guess this is a dumb question, but if you wrap the paint tray well enough in a plastic bag so it's relatively airtight, couldn't you leave it out at room temp and expect it won't dry out? I have a hard time imagining paint in the refrigerator.

I suppose you could do that.


I was reading somewhere online about professional painters tips and this is one they gave. I suppose like other things - by putting it in the frig the paint stays fresh - and it does. No paint film developed on top. I realize not everyone has an extra frig so wrapping it well and then putting it in a plastic type trash bag would suffice.


BTW - I have left it in the frig for 2 days and it was still good.

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Old 04-01-2016, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I suppose you could do that.


I was reading somewhere online about professional painters tips and this is one they gave. I suppose like other things - by putting it in the frig the paint stays fresh - and it does. No paint film developed on top. I realize not everyone has an extra frig so wrapping it well and then putting it in a plastic type trash bag would suffice.


BTW - I have left it in the frig for 2 days and it was still good.
The directions on most cans of paint state that the air, surace, and paint temperature should be 50 degrees or above for application. Therefore it seems to me that, ideally, one should let the refrigerated paint warm up a bit before using.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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The directions on most cans of paint state that the air, surace, and paint temperature should be 50 degrees or above for application. Therefore it seems to me that, ideally, one should let the refrigerated paint warm up a bit before using.

Yes
Depending on how long the paint is in the frig - it can seem thick. It thins to regular consistency when left to room temp for a short time.
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