Monday, September 12, 2011

Last minute stuff to finish

I had one more light fixture to install in the ceiling grid today in order to call it out of my hands for now. And of course it had to fight me some, since it was the last one.  Couldn't get the screws into the new box.  They seemed to not be long enough, but longer ones didn't help either.......

But finally after much discussion with some attitude thrown in for good measure, it fell into place and I was able to go into clean up mode.

Then I decided that I needed one more item from Home Depot.  The toilet!  This can't actually be installed until the ceramic tile floor is complete, and we haven't even contracted for that job yet, but I won't be able to lift any heavy commode after tomorrow for weeks to come, so I went over and purchased the thing.

I decided not to lift it today either, but waited for a big young fellow to come along  from the store employees, and he picked the thing up like it weighed about 20 pounds.  I had intended to help as we did it together, but he just loaded it into the truck all by himself.

Once back home here, I opened the box and took the tank out and carried it into the house first.  That made the box with only the bowl in it much lighter and more manageable.

This afternoon, I went on an extended scooter ride all the way over to Lawrence.  I was gone for about 2 hours. That will be my last bike ride for quite some time.........

So by the time you read this, I will be in the Hospital having my insides worked upon.  Perhaps they will find the old "Kilroy was here" sign on the wall in there.  Does anyone even remember those old signs?

It will take me a couple of days before I will be able to run the computer, but perhaps Loyce will bring me the laptop and the air card once I am able to run it again.  I also downloaded the Blogger App for my android phone.  So if I could run that little keyboard with my big fingers, I could write about a paragraph with it.  Thanks for the heads up on that Rick.........

Anyway, I'll catch up with you once I get this bit of nasty stuff out of the way.......

Retired Rod


  1. Good Luck on your procedure, you'll be back on the bike in no time. Sam & Donna...

  2. Good luck tomorrow, Rod, hope all goes well and you're back in blogland as soon as you can be.

  3. Good Luck, we all will be waiting for the next blog...

  4. Will be thinking of you Rod and hoping all goes well. Post as soon as you can so we know everything is okay.

  5. We'll be thinking of you Rod, and Loyce too, as you recover. I trust this procedure will be successful and you'll be back home in time to supervise the installation of the ceramic tile and new toilet!

    Remember, you're the Boss - so just supervise!!!

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Rod and Loyce.

    Waiting to see you back online

    John and Brenda Brown

  7. Very best wishes Rod.

    Maybe Loyce can help Biscuit write a blog? Oh, I forgot, Biscuit did it all by herself last time.
    Well then, maybe Biscuit can help Loyce!
    Because we do want to know how you are.

    Happy Tails and Trails, Penny, TX


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