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Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:45-9:50am

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This morning at the Y (or possibly as early as early January), the YMCA changed their start time for the water aerobics class to 8:30-9:30am (rather than 8-9am) with still the 1 lap lane available while they bounce around in the other 5. I got there today, assuming that the 4 lanes would be available in a few minutes, but found out otherwise. Luckily there was only one other elderly lady in the lane, so I was able to split with her, and did some nice easy swimming which is what my body needed. Once the lanes opened up, I went for it.

Warmup:

500 Free
500 Free Pull
(1000/1000)

Kick Set w/ board:
8 x 50 @ 1:00
6 x 50 @ :55
4 x 50 @ :50
2 x 50 @ :50 also...I wasn't going to make :45
(1000/2000)

200 EZ swimming
(200/2200)

At this point I helped them move the lanelines back across and then found a lane for:

2 x 125 Free Pull @ 1:40
2 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
2 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00
2 x 50 Free Pull @ :40
2 x 25 Free Pull @ :20

About 1:00 rest...maybe a hair over...

2 x 125 (100 Free/25 Fly) @ 1:40
2 x 100 (75 Free/25 Fly) @ 1:20
2 x 75 (50 Free/25 Fly) @ 1:00
2 x 50 (25 Free/25 Fly) @ :40
2 x 25 Fly @ :20
(1500/3700)

100 EZ and gone

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3800 Yards


In other news...our house rebuilding is coming along nicely. The beam is now up and secure in the living room, and everything is cleaned up, so now it feels more like home again, rather than a construction site. Next we'll be getting back to the upstairs bathroom, where this whole thing started over 2 months ago!!

Some pics of the process:


My daughter took this picture of me when I was ripping out the sheetrock in the upstairs bathroom wall. I guess I'm losing my hair!
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My father, the brains of the operation, jacking up a temporary beam in the 2nd floor to hold the roof.
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One of the many treasures found in the flooring and ceilings of the house. This is a Seattle Times paper from 1925. We found many complete papers from Seattle and Wenatchee from 1925 and 1926. And bidders???? We take cash money.
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A view looking through the 2nd floor bathroom into the lower bathroom and laundry areas below.
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The completed beam in the living room area...with my dad's friend Rick saying Hi!
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  1. pwb's Avatar
    The remodeling's looking good.

    So, are you finding these old newspapers inside the walls? Who stashes things there?

    I don't know who wants stuff like that, but, unless you want them, there's got to be someone out in Craigslist or eBay land who totally has a jones for ~90 year old newspapers
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    The remodeling's looking good.

    So, are you finding these old newspapers inside the walls? Who stashes things there?

    I don't know who wants stuff like that, but, unless you want them, there's got to be someone out in Craigslist or eBay land who totally has a jones for ~90 year old newspapers
    We found the newspapers beneath the floorboards of the 2nd floor, or above the ceiling boards of the 1st floor (same thing, just depends how you open it up). My dad assumes they used them as an airstop, to prevent air from passing through it easily, sort of an insulation I guess. They were sandwiched between the ceiling boards and a layer of cardboard that was laid in with the blow-in insulation on top of that. They're really in pretty good condition for 90 years old.
    Price of a new house in town back then according to the papers = $1,200. Same house on the market today (and this is the "bad area" of town now) = approx. $120,000-$150,000 or so.