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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    Quote Originally Posted by David Baxter View Post
    Actual photo of @GaryQ as a young diner

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    BTW.. am I the only one that noticed this kid can play the role of “The Joker” without anything more than lipstick?

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    1.) I am the most organized I have been in... Over a decade, I think...

    2.) I am finally off ADHD meds with my psychiatristís support and will be meeting for a consultation at the Learning Disabilities Assoc. of Saskatchewan next week. I even feel excited about this.

    3.) My husband is stepping up! Heís been so sick for the last decade that I became used to looking after him. Now Iím learning to let go (harder than youíd think) and heís REALLY made some changes. Itís an amazing transformation!!!!! I cannot day enough about it!

    The last couple of years I still wasnít expecting much of him, wasnít asking him for help, was just doing what I thought I had to keep doing. So I fully realize I was part of the problem.

    I am also still not the best at asking people for help. Not even my husband. lol It didnít help that he would somehow turn my requests for help into me trying to attack him on being lazy, or a financial burden. I tried to nudge him, encourage, etc, but he kept looking to ME for help and I was already doing what I could. Our finances could only be helped if he got more guitar students, a job, or applied for disability/social assistance. He did get a new student. Heís also been publishing his own music online (if anyone wants to help, Google David Freeman Underground). He is getting more and more views/subscriptions/sales as his trackers for his social media donít lie. This is a longer term goal, he knows it wonít be immediate. But I see a New David, and itís motivating for him. He gets a sense of accomplishment and some of his songs are about when he was so sick!

    AND I told him that a deal-breaker for me was if he canít take care of himself (eating properly, making & keeping medical appointments, taking care of his mental health). Well! He has his own psychologist now! He thinks sheís great, too!

    He still canít seem to do much simultaneously: he has to get used to doing one thing for a while before adding another (still has to set up Physio, we do have an appointment with a financial professional who can start guiding us out of debt - that took a while to get done as she was stuck when her plane had technical difficulties, and David has this written on the calendar to revisit next week). I now understand that, generally, menís brains 🧠 are better at focusing on one thing at a time, whereas womenís brains seem to be able to multitask more easily. Coupled with my ADHD, my anxiety, and the time-sensitivity, David felt too pressured by me and heíd shut down. Essentially I was some kind of land octopus flailing all my tentacles around in some kind of frantic panic and he was so triggered by that that heíd turn into a possum and keel over pretending to be dead. lol

    Now... It is a HUGE relief and feels a bit alien, but Iím finally starting to feel like he CARES: about me, the house, the finances, his health, and so on and so on! My faith in him is restored! I finally donít feel like everything is all on me. I feel like I can breathe again! lol

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    1. Good team outing and good food.
    2. The superglue & square of teabag material trick for protecting a split/cracked nail legit works. (Don't ask me if it comes off with acetone, that's future gooblax's problem!)
    3. Although it's been raining with a thunderstorm, the storm has broken the gross humidity that had been hanging around all day. And I didn't get too wet on the way home except for my shoes, socks and jeans around my ankles being soaked through, my arms being wet, and some stuff in my backpack getting damp.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    Note to Future @gooblax:

    Don't fix broken nails with superglue and teabags. Or superglue and anything.

    In fact, don't use superglue for anything.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    Actually superglue is supposedly helpful for emergency closing of a serious cut to reduce risk of bleeding to death. (read that somewhere)
    The tricky part is not getting anything else like your fingers glued to the part in question

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    1 - To my surprise I was due for another free 30 day Amazon prime membership

    2 - The itch for a 4K TV was stronger than expected. I did decide to go for a smaller 55" but way better reviewed TV and a ROKU Smart. Has HDR10 and HD upscaling so my 1080p HDR10 movie collection alone should look way better than on my current HD TV which already is awesome. Total comes to $560 with the enviro fee and taxes. The thing only weighs 25 lbs (my 58' weighs 80lbs) And that's 90$ less than the Crappy RCA I was going to buy although it was a 65". I read that I can stream straight from my Plex media Server to the TV Technically eliminating the HTPC as a middle man.

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    3 - With The Prime membership I get free 2 day shipping so guaranteed to be here on Tuesday. Hopefully no DUD, DOA or damaged in transport. Except that forces me to get the place ready for Tuesday! And make room for my 58" in the bedroom.

    BONUS : Technically this will be delivered to my door.. or left at the front reception

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryQ View Post
    The tricky part is not getting anything else like your fingers glued to the part in question
    Or gluing your fingers together, which I've had happen.

    That stuff is deadly. If you feel you absolutely must use it, have some acetone ready and waiting to unglue yourself.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

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    Or gluing your fingers together, which I've had happen.

    That stuff is deadly. If you feel you absolutely must use it, have some acetone ready and waiting to unglue yourself.
    I've heard "stories" of that happening but never actually knew anyone that actually did it.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryQ View Post
    The itch for a 4K TV was stronger than expected. I did decide to go for a smaller 55" but way better reviewed TV and a ROKU Smart. Has HDR10 and HD upscaling so my 1080p HDR10 movie collection alone should look way better than on my current HD TV which already is awesome. Total comes to $560 with the enviro fee and taxes. The thing only weighs 25 lbs (my 58' weighs 80lbs) And that's 90$ less than the Crappy RCA I was going to buy although it was a 65". I read that I can stream straight from my Plex media Server to the TV Technically eliminating the HTPC as a middle man.
    I had never heard of the TCL brand so I looked it up.

    TCL is a Chinese brand, a subsidiary of Phillips, which has been growing quickly the past two years.

    Hisense, TCL Want to Sell You High-End TVs - Consumer Reports

    TCL is pushing to become the No. 3 TV brand here in the U.S., behind Samsung and Vizio. Hisense isn’t quite as close, but it also controls the Sharp TV brand here in the U.S.

    “Both companies have become much more aggressive in the U.S. market over the past year,” says Deirdre Kennedy, senior analyst at retail market research firm Gap Intelligence. “But TCL in particular has been able to greatly increase its presence at large national retailers in 2017, in large part due to its arrival in Best Buy stores for the first time, and double its presence at Target and Walmart.”

    This year there are two new TCL series. At the top of the lineup are the 6 Series sets, which feature full-array backlights with local dimming, as well as support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR. These will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.
    TCL says the 55-inch set has 96 local dimming zones and the 65-inch set has 120 zones. That’s far less than the 1,000 or more zones that Hisense—and Samsung—top-tier sets claim. But that may not matter for most consumers if TCL’s sets end up priced significantly lower than those TVs.

    The 6 Series models have a new enhanced Roku TV remote with voice search. Many Roku TVs will get their own digital voice assistant—called the Roku Entertainment Assistant—later this year as part of a firmware update.

    TCL also has a new 5 Series, with screen sizes ranging from 43 to 65 inches. It has many of the same features, though apparently not the local dimming feature.

    We’ll be buying many of these new TVs this year (2018) and bringing them into our TV labs for a full evaluation to see whether you are truly able to get higher levels of performance—especially HDR—at a lower price than what’s offered by the major brands.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 5

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryQ View Post
    I've heard "stories" of that happening but never actually knew anyone that actually did it.
    It happened to me twice.

    The first time I though, "Oops. Got to be careful about this stuff."

    The second time was even worse. I think it got three fingers glued. Then I said, "That's it! This stuff is banned from the house!"

    The other thing I noticed is once you open a tube of super glue, the next time you want to use it you have to buy a new tube because the old one has glued itself shut in the interim.

    Seriously, it's dangerous stuff. I have heard about people wiping their eyes and gluing the eyelid shut. That takes a trip to ER.

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