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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 03-21-2020

(03-21-2020, 01:43 PM)travelaround Wrote:  What an education this thread is today! I can just imagine all the homeless people in Seattle running around with bras on their faces. Wow, life just got weirder.
Well some of the women in my neighborhood are involved in a project sewing up face mask for the homeless. I have no ideal why that is since it has been stated over and over in the Covid 19 informatioin that only certain types of high end filtration mask are effective in preventing breathing in the micro droplets.  But maybe it is just to get them to cover their faces when they cough or sneeze?  I don't know, I can't figure them out. Mostly I think they just want to believe they are saving the world with their own two hands when really the best way to do that is stay at home and sit on your hands instead of putting them all over something a homeless person will put on their face and then think it will protect them. But I am not going to tell my opinion to those women who are posting saying that they need some 1/4" elastic donated to them for the project. They need something to do with their time, they are bored out of their gourds with staying at home.

Fortunately I had paying work to do today, so off to the post office to drop my package into the box where I don't have to touch anything or get out of my car either. It is packaged in plastic that can be wiped off with sanitizer solution before opening. Just my normal packaging method to keep water damage during transit to a minimum. Sometimes it can get soaked just walking out to my car.

RE: Good morning - crofter - 03-21-2020

If this is all getting you down, here is a song to sing, tune of Gilbert & Sullivan.   ~crofter

Sing to Gilbert & Sullivan.
By Eliza Rubenstein

I am the very model of effective social distancing!
I listen to the experts on the topic of resistance-ing;
I know that brunch and yoga class aren’t nearly as imperative
As doing what I can to change the nation’s viral narrative.

I’m very well acquainted, too, with living solitarily
And confident that everyone can do it temporarily:
Go take a walk, or ride a bike, or dig into an unread book;
Avoid the bars and restaurants and carry out, or learn to cook.

There’s lots of stuff to watch online while keeping safe from sinus ills
(In this case, it’s far better to enjoy your Netflix MINUS chills)!
Adopt a pet, compose a ballad, write some earnest doggerel,
And help demolish (sensored)  before our next event inaugural.

Pandemics are alarming, but they aren’t insurmountable
If everybody pitches in to hold ourselves accountable.
In short, please do your part to practice prudent co-existence-ing,
And be the very model of effective social distancing!

RE: Good morning - Qxxx - 03-21-2020

A while back, there were people who seemed to have premonitions ... eg Georgie.

RE: Good morning - crofter - 03-21-2020

Please don't let there be a panic on that stuff.    ~crofter

RE: Good morning - Qxxx - 03-21-2020

Don't worry, those of us of a male persuasion are unlucky to start panic buying those sort of items.

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 03-21-2020

I think a lot of males would rather risk catching Covid 19 than be seen wearing a Kotex on their face.

But they don't seem to mind at all having their face up close and personal to a bra cup

and now back to our regular programming...the weather..or not

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 03-22-2020

The weather is bright and sunny in Northern California today. Yesterday I cleared off the back porch of all the "treasures" the former residents here left me. Today the cat, Morgan, gave me the evil eye through the kitchen window as she slowly realized Mary isn't coming back, and I'm here to stay. I love having a completely empty back porch. Next I'll start washing the wood down and eventually get it all painted. I'm so not up to the task, but something must be done. A friend offered me five gallons of pink outdoor paint.

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 03-22-2020

(03-22-2020, 02:11 PM)travelaround Wrote:  A friend offered me five gallons of pink outdoor paint.
It is easy enough to turn that pink paint into a nice tan color if you wanted to. Red is one of the 3 colors that create brown. But you are an artist so you know that Smile

Of course if you like pink that works too.

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 03-22-2020

At least I got some virtual but much needed work done on my build today.  I needed to get the wood parts for my cabinets designed to the correct sizes so I know what size to cut the door and drawer pieces. This afternoon I did the ones the 3D CAD model of the cabinet that houses the sink and stove.  The panels in the doors are a Phiffertext, wovIen mesh vinyl fabric. That mesh material is quite attractive and super strong too. The open areas of the weave will let the inside of the cabinets stay dry, and have air movement to help prevent mold and musty odors. I still need to design the doors for the cabinet opposite it that holds the fridge and toilet and the same for the cabinet that supports the bed. Maybe I will get a start on it this evening but if not tomorrow for sure.

Trying to get just the right balance of sizes of the framing pieces using standard sized wood in 1x2 and 1x3 material worked out OK. Having the wheel well inside of this cabinet limits where the openings of the cabinet doors and what their sizes are. But I feel pleased with it now, I think it will be easy on my eyes in such a small space. Having wheeled vehicles we all end up having to work designs around fitting things over those wheel wells.

At least I was not in total solitary confinement today, my workshop mate and the dog were here for a few hours.

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 03-23-2020

Glad you're still able to make progress on your project, Maki. I looked up the Phiffertext fabric... pricey but interesting with all the colors. Right now my van has insulation but no paneling. Still stuck there. I'm no expert at this like you are - I'm taking untrained baby steps. Also have my entire mobile home to work on. Yesterday it was the kitchen. One small project at a time.

Weather: seems a bit overcast here right now. Rain is expected.