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genejockey 04-14-22 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472313)
It's easily the lesser of two evils. Besides, the water in the pipes, that are inside of the house, is more or less room temp and it takes a little while for the truly numbingly cold water to work through - good incentive to be quick about it.

Hmmmm. Our pipes run in the unheated and uninsulated crawlspace, so they're maybe a little warmer than the ambient temp. Mind you, that's in California, not Minnesota.

WhyFi 04-14-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472321)
We won't buy anything other than Charmin, and I love the stuff with the lotion in the paper. No Saturn class stuff it touching my dainty cheeks.

Compared to a Saturn-class bidet, any kind of TP is a beater bike with DUI bars. :innocent:

:lol:

Trsnrtr 04-14-22 12:07 PM

I have a cycling acquaintance that just retired from Kohler where he was a toilet engineer. :)

genejockey 04-14-22 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472321)
We won't buy anything other than Charmin, and I love the stuff with the lotion in the paper. No Saturn class stuff it touching my dainty cheeks.

One of those times when all the TP disappeared from the stores, Mrs. GJ bought a few rolls of the only thing she could find, which turned out to be cheap SINGLE PLY stuff. We keep the last roll of it around, and when we run out of TP because nobody thought to put it on the shopping list, it goes on the TP holder. We call it "The Punishment Roll".

Mojo31 04-14-22 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472320)
In figuring out what I want to do with under cabinet lighting, I've come across a surprising number of options solely controlled via remote or app. For someone that wants a functional kitchen, that strikes me as being dumb.

Considering the number of high-end electronic devices in our house, we have a remarkably dumb house. No remote control lights, no Alexis, etc. We are pretty much all analogue. Our under cabinet lights are only one color and you turn them on and off with a wall switch.

Mojo31 04-14-22 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472325)
Compared to a Saturn-class bidet, any kind of TP is a beater bike with DUI bars. :innocent:

:lol:

Call me "Larry", bruv.

genejockey 04-14-22 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472328)
Considering the number of high-end electronic devices in our house, we have a remarkably dumb house. No remote control lights, no Alexis, etc. We are pretty much all analogue. Our under cabinet lights are only one color and you turn them on and off with a wall switch.

Mrs. GeneJockey and I are dead set against adding any "Smart" technology to the house. We figure if you can turn the heat on and off, or the lights, or unlock the door over the internet, someone else could probably do it as well.

Mojo31 04-14-22 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22472327)
One of those times when all the TP disappeared from the stores, Mrs. GJ bought a few rolls of the only thing she could find, which turned out to be cheap SINGLE PLY stuff. We keep the last roll of it around, and when we run out of TP because nobody thought to put it on the shopping list, it goes on the TP holder. We call it "The Punishment Roll".

My wife is notoriously inefficient at "stocking up" so I have a 6-roll pack hidden just in case.

Trsnrtr 04-14-22 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22472204)
What do you do if it’s green?

A friend of mine has celiac disease and I have a radiation damaged system. Our cycling friends call us "poop detectives."

genejockey 04-14-22 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472329)
Call me "Larry", bruv.

Seems appropriate, given the plumbing on his bike.

Trsnrtr 04-14-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472332)
My wife is notoriously inefficient at "stocking up" so I have a 6-roll pack hidden just in case.

For the record, I made a special trip yesterday to Costco to buy Charmin.

WhyFi 04-14-22 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472328)
Our under cabinet lights are only one color and you turn them on and off with a wall switch.

Which is what I want - I have absolutely no desire to faff about when I'm in the kitchen. The only reason that I'll consider color-changing lights is so that I can tune the white balance, I really don't need or want a discotheque scene in there.

genejockey 04-14-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472337)
Which is what I want - I have absolutely no desire to faff about when I'm in the kitchen. The only reason that I'll consider color-changing lights is so that I can tune the white balance, I really don't need or want a discotheque scene in there.

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco. This ain't no fooling around.

Mojo31 04-14-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472337)
Which is what I want - I have absolutely no desire to faff about when I'm in the kitchen. The only reason that I'll consider color-changing lights is so that I can tune the white balance, I really don't need or want a discotheque scene in there.

We are using all 4000k LEDs in our house. Nice, natural light without being too blue or warm.

WhyFi 04-14-22 12:22 PM

Like yesterday, no riding for me today, either - colder and more windy, than yesterday. I will admit, though, that I looked at the little weather widget on the Intervals calendar, and saw the wind indicating 8.9 with gusts of 15.8 and I briefly thought, "that's not that bad - maybe I should HTFU?"

Then I realized that the accompanying temp was in C and that this was probably metric, too. Yup - meters per second. A quick conversion gave me 20mph with gusts of 36. Yup, I'll stay my ass inside.

Mojo31 04-14-22 12:51 PM

PAOTD

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...10379b78df.jpg

datlas 04-14-22 02:09 PM

Earworm of the day for me:


Can't fight the Seether.

seedsbelize2 04-14-22 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472320)
In figuring out what I want to do with under cabinet lighting, I've come across a surprising number of options solely controlled via remote or app. For someone that wants a functional kitchen, that strikes me as being dumb.

How about motion activated?

gnome 04-14-22 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22471937)
Are there?

Toxic by Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, any song by Justin Bieber. Call me, maybe by Carly Rae Jespen. the list is almost endless.

Bah Humbug 04-14-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472313)
It's easily the lesser of two evils. Besides, the water in the pipes, that are inside of the house, is more or less room temp and it takes a little while for the truly numbingly cold water to work through - good incentive to be quick about it.

That depends on region... in Texas, pipes are in the uninsulated exterior walls of the house. It can be plenty cold in the morning much of the year.

Bah Humbug 04-14-22 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22472446)
Earworm of the day for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9AUR-iTo0

Can't fight the Seether.

See you and raise you. This is the only of theirs that really gets me.


Mojo31 04-14-22 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22472495)
That depends on region... in Texas, pipes are in the uninsulated exterior walls of the house. It can be plenty cold in the morning much of the year.

Interesting. Our exterior walls are insulated. Most are in residential construction with possible exception of garages. Pipes do go through them though.

Bah Humbug 04-14-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472512)
Interesting. Our exterior walls are insulated. Most are in residential construction with possible exception of garages. Pipes do go through them though.

I think our house is a ****box... the "uninsulated" is a bit of an exaggeration, but I wonder, because you know the noise I complain about ripping through the house all the time? It's worst in the bathrooms, where it's always a dull roar of traffic. Bathrooms have plumbing in the exterior walls. It makes me wonder if there's anything in there.

I hate this place.

WhyFi 04-14-22 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22472495)
That depends on region... in Texas, pipes are in the uninsulated exterior walls of the house. It can be plenty cold in the morning much of the year.

I can guarantee that I've sprayed my nethers with colder - I'd still rather do that than smudge (let's be honest - that's what you're doing) with tp.

WhyFi 04-14-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22472486)
How about motion activated?

Briefly considered that route and decided against it. I have motion activated lights elsewhere and, well... they're not motion activated anymore.

Mojo31 04-14-22 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22472521)
I think our house is a ****box... the "uninsulated" is a bit of an exaggeration, but I wonder, because you know the noise I complain about ripping through the house all the time? It's worst in the bathrooms, where it's always a dull roar of traffic. Bathrooms have plumbing in the exterior walls. It makes me wonder if there's anything in there.

I hate this place.

We have pipes in exterior walls, and have to be careful with them freezing in really cold weather.

The building codes require insulation in exterior walls, but that does not equate to sound deadening. Also, if you have single pane windows it will be less sound damping.

If you live in a volume built house (David Weekly, for example) the construction was likely done to the lowest quality standards.

Bah Humbug 04-14-22 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22472529)
I can guarantee that I've sprayed my nethers with colder - I'd still rather do that than smudge (let's be honest - that's what you're doing) with tp.

Ok Pine Barrens.

Bah Humbug 04-14-22 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472538)
We have pipes in exterior walls, and have to be careful with them freezing in really cold weather.

The building codes require insulation in exterior walls, but that does not equate to sound deadening. Also, if you have single pane windows it will be less sound damping.

If you live in a volume built house (David Weekly, for example) the construction was likely done to the lowest quality standards.

You nailed the builder. We replaced the windows, which helped some, but this remains a ****box that has ruined the last two years of my life.

Bah Humbug 04-14-22 03:41 PM

But ironically the crappy rental house we had before this, which was also a batch-built job, was silent. We should have just bought that thing.

big john 04-14-22 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22472321)
We won't buy anything other than Charmin, and I love the stuff with the lotion in the paper. No Saturn class stuff it touching my dainty cheeks.

Mrs John accidentally bought some one-ply paper a while back. This stuff is so flimsy, even folded, you can blow right through it when blowing your nose.


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