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Old 04-13-2018, 12:36 PM   #2051
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Message? Are you saying I need to work out with that Slingtrainer box?!
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:23 PM   #2052
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Ha ha. That's exactly what crossed my mind. Also an awesome way to mess with someone's head by sending them chocolates in that box lol. Good job Lapka even if it wasn't intentional!
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:30 AM   #2053
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Tsssss you both!

Message is: Dream big. Dreams do become reality!
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:33 AM   #2054
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Run, run, run.

It is sunshine. It is so rare in Germany. All Australian, Californian, Texas and other sunshine places people can't understand how precious that is. So I am out and will try to spent as much as possible time outside.

Another thought on that, which comes from the recent intermezzo in LC of OOT. May be one reason that I am ca. 100 lbs lighter than MLYLT is that I cover on the weekends between 30 and 40 km on my feet and M plays once again poker. So basically spends whole weekend sitting on her ass.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:49 AM   #2055
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Lapka,

I totally get what you're saying about sunshine. I lived in London for a period of time and it was so bleak at times that the sunny days were like gifts from heaven.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:53 AM   #2056
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Sounds heavenly. We have multiple feet of snow this weekend somehow. So instead of run, run, run it is shovel, shovel, shovel. :/
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:09 AM   #2057
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Feel too low drive. Problem just to get-up and do anything. But what for was I depressed? So the tool is a to-do list and do the easy stuff first:
- grocery shopping
- two applications for some state funds (bureaucracy is definitely REALLY bad in Germany)
- prepare for tomorrow
- 1 hour work-out

I am going to start with working-out outside and then directly do the grocery shopping. And then I will see.....
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:43 AM   #2058
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Quote:
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I am going to start with working-out
Always the best way to tackle the list!
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:17 PM   #2059
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Lists are definitely the way to go. I'm far more likely to get stuff done if I make a list, particularly if I am feeling low. Good job keeping on!
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:04 PM   #2060
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Once again on depression.
Inspired by another blog, where strats how to deal were mentioned and by few basically identical statements from different people in various places of 2+2: namely that people struggle to keep their lifes from falling apart.

I remember this feeling. I was stuck in a job I didn't like any more and had a feeling that I have to keep it. I mustn't give it up. That was huge contributor to get really depressed.
It was clearly wrong feeling. The correct solution was to give it up, even if I hadn't aligned the next one and to look for the next one very relaxed. But I didn't see it then. I want to encourage everyone to reexamine your own expectations to yourself because of the experience then. What will really happen if you let your life "fall apart"? If you let that happen that feels like "the life falling apart"? That was exactly the feeling that I had then with the job. And me holding on to this job had send me on a such downward spiral. It was seriously bad. Bad like neglecting personal hygiene and bad like really losing this job, bad like hiding myself from friends and avoiding every interaction, bad like having my apartment in a state that one of my male friends was shocked when he came once to visit and I accidentally did let him in. And from that state I want to encourage everyone to lower your standards, when you have this feeling that your life is falling apart. No one will die and nothing really bad will happen even if you don't shower for few days. It is perfectly fine to be non-communicative and avoid interaction with people. And even just dropping your job and going on social security is not the end of the world. Cut yourself some slack. You don't have to do anything.
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Old Today, 04:06 AM   #2061
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I've been thinking about you and hoping you are doing a bit better. Try and remember that brighter days are often just around the corner. Keep going, you will get through it.
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Old Today, 04:18 AM   #2062
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Renovation

I rent a run-down hole. I do it because it is 30 % cheaper than normal in this area and I like the area. We agreed with landlady on this 30% under condition that I will improve few things in the apartment to make it a little less run-down hole.

Here is a first thing: The wall paper in one part of living room is off and walls are in very poor condition. That should be remedied today and tomorrow. I am right now in the midst of the process of removing remainders of old wall paper and preparing the walls. A friend will come over tomorrow and we will put-up the new wall paper.

Remainders of old wall paper:




Hole in the wall:


Closed with plaster hole. It is a lot more difficult to do it right than I thought. The hole was pretty big and to fill and ensure that the surface is so that the paper can be put directly on it is difficult. I will have to go with such tool like a wider knife (I don't know how it is called not even in German) over the surface to make it really even. And noticed just now there is still a small area not filled, so another small batch of plaster to fill this area has to be mixed.


Basically: it is difficult, but it is fun, I learn a lot and monetarily is totally worth it.
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Old Today, 10:23 AM   #2063
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Nice job! The tool is called a knife in English, and a wider one will help a lot. When filling holes like that it is good to take several passes, let it dry, knock down the high parts, then do it again. Taking extra time to clean out all of the little bits and pieces before you apply the next layer will be worth the effort also.

Fixing things is so satisfying.
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