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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-09-2020

travelaround just browse through the van building section of this forum. You will find lots of threads showing installing paneling to the van walls. There are several approaches to it, pay attention to advantages and disadvantages. Make an informed decision on what works best for your needs regarding desired amount of insulation, your budget, time, available for the work, tools you have to work with available labor. You can create a list of the methods with some columns of criteria and put check marks into those columns. That will help you sort out what might be the best approach that fits your needs and ability.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-10-2020

I will do my research! Thanks for pointing in the right direction. Wonderful to wake up to a sunny day here... still cold, but not as cold as I'd be if I was still in North Idaho. I'm going out today and must hurry to get ready.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-10-2020

(02-10-2020, 01:31 PM)travelaround Wrote:  I will do my research! Thanks for pointing in the right direction. Wonderful to wake up to a sunny day here... still cold, but not as cold as I'd be if I was still in North Idaho. I'm going out today and must hurry to get ready.
I you don't have one you might want to get a chalk line. That helps mark out the line for putting in a row of screws so that you are always screwing into structure rather than missing a stringer and creating what will become an empty hole. Not an essential item but it saves time instead of stopping to make measurements. Some ancient, low tech, easy to use, layout tools are still very useful. "Story poles" and "chalk lines" are two such tools, no stopping to read tape measures to get things spaced out the same distance apart.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 02-10-2020

Cloudburst today. Expected to continue raining until tomorrow, from southern AZ. Reminder that washes and flooded areas are dangerous: Washes are aptly named as everything washes away and ends up farther downstream, full of mud. -crofter


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-12-2020

cloudy but not raining, not warm but not super cold either. Hot mocha and peanut butter toast for breakfast. A nice start to a day Smile Lots of projects to work on but nothing horrid or unpleasant.

Trying to avoid driving around and spending money as I have things to save up for such as a visit to the dentist, brakes for the car, of course more stuff will be needed for the build as there is always some hardware item or adhesive, etc that each task seems to require.

I have accumulated out of storage a couple of shelf racks of items that I want to sell. But I keep procrastinating taking the photos and writing the ads. I just don't enjoy the interaction with strangers coming over to buy things or scheduling to meet them. I am a lousy slave driver when it comes to making myself get this chore done but at least some progress made in the positive direction, just not enough of it. But at least posting this gives me the motivation needed to put the battery for the camera on its charger, this is a one small step that has to get done first.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 02-12-2020

Gorgeous day here, sunny and 70 as usual in southern AZ. Nites are still quite cool. Having a low key day with my taxes, and getting over back spasms.  -crofter


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-12-2020

(02-12-2020, 02:22 PM)crofter Wrote:  Gorgeous day here, sunny and 70 as usual in southern AZ. Nites are still quite cool. Having a low key day with my taxes, and getting over back spasms.  -crofter
crofter.....At my annual physical I get my doctor to give me a years worth of refillable prescriptions for a very mild muscle relaxer, one that does not make me very drowsy. I use a half of one in the morning on days when I am going to be doing something that will stress my back.  It keeps me from going into spasm mode. It is funny stuff, it does not work directly on the muscle itself. Instead it works in the brain and keeps it from sending the impulse commands in the nerves that induce the spasms.  My lower and upper back are a mess, two disc removed in the lower, bone on bone with plenty of damage, 3 bulged disc in the thoracic area. If it were not for taking anti inflamatory plus a mild muscle relaxer before I do stuff then I would be a writhing mass of spasms that cause even more pressure and nerve pain. The trick is to get a jump on it before you do stuff to keep from going into spasms.


Good morning - Cammalu - 02-13-2020

Maki what’s the name of the muscle relaxer?


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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-13-2020

The one I have been using is Methocarbamol, that is the generic name for Flexiril.  Unfortunately this last year it quit being covered by my Medicare prescription insurance. But it is not all that expensive so I will keep on with it. I usually get by with just half of the standard dose unless I have been doing a lot of physical bending and twisting that day. I have stuck with it because it does not make me drowsy. Since I am often working with sharp tools I have to have my wits fully functional at all times. Plus I need to be able to drive unimpaired by drugs. Just remember everyone has a different metabolism, it could make you drowsy even though it does not do that to me. There are other side effects of course so discuss it with your doctor and plan on staying at home during the trail period until you know how it is going to effect you. Medications are tricky, some work well for one person but don't work at all for another person. One of the things I like about the Methocarbamol is that it is not in the habit forming classification as are some other muscle relaxers.


RE: Good morning - Zork - 02-13-2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol) and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) are different medications.  https://www.bluecrossnc.com/provider-news/high-risk-medications-seniors