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Old 04-12-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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It's called Dreamsicle, so if you remember the ice cream, you have an idea!

However, I haven't gotten any further. My retirement was interrupted. I got a call from a former boss who now works for another firm, and they were looking for help on a temporary, contract basis for a specific project and he wanted to know if I was interested. They don't have the in-house resources. I said yes because the money is good, I can do most of it from home, and it's the sort of work I wanted to do in retirement on my own and this is a great chance to establish myself.

So I'm laughing at the unpainted room for now.
wonderful!
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Wow, talking about lugging a heavy window AC unit around reminds me of an incident that happened years ago when my dad had bought a new AC window unit and enlisted my help to put it in. He did the lifting and asked me to hold onto it as he positioned it in the window. Problem was I was holding onto the front of the unit, and didn't realize that most of the weight was in the back of the unit-the part that was outside the window. So I didn't have a good enough hold on the thing and as he let go, and opened the window to position it, the unit slipped out of my grasp, and went tumbling three stories down to the driveway (concrete) below, breaking into I don't know how many pieces when it hit. I know how I felt, but I can only imagine the looks on our faces as we watched that unit tumble to its destruction.
Oh no! I hope no one was down there!
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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However, I haven't gotten any further. My retirement was interrupted. I got a call from a former boss who now works for another firm, and they were looking for help on a temporary, contract basis for a specific project and he wanted to know if I was interested. They don't have the in-house resources. I said yes because the money is good, I can do most of it from home, and it's the sort of work I wanted to do in retirement on my own and this is a great chance to establish myself.
Well, that's great news! Hope you enjoy the project.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Oh no! I hope no one was down there!
Fortunately there wasn't. Can you imagine?
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I use an old desk chair with wheels to move heavy stuff like microwaves, old TV sets, computers, etc. It's a good height and rolls easily
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