After several days of hectic rushing back and forth to the hospital in Victoria to visit with Carrie and the little man, Mason, Paulette and I were able to spend the entire day at home yesterday. Carrie had told us that her doctor was coming in to see her Wednesday morning and there was a good chance she would get the o.k. to go home with Mason. That was great news on the one hand ….. but, on the other it meant back to work to get Paulette’s sewing room finished!
One of the jobs I wasn’t looking forward to in the sewing room was installation of a 12’ oak transition piece as well as 3 smaller ones around the universal gym. In the past, I’ve tried drilling, hammering, glue and blasting along with big tools, small tools and power tools but have had little or no success with getting nails or screws to connect to a concrete floor. I tried again using a masonry bit to drill a hole and then a Tapcon screw to secure the transition piece to the concrete. Nada! Zilch!
Rummaging around in my workshop, I happened upon a small box of brad nails that were only 19mm in length. A quick calculation of the combined thickness of the laminate floor plus the oak transition showed it to be 20mm. A new plan was born! I found my brad nail gun and compressor, loaded up the small brads and fired in a couple of test nails. The oak transition pieces stuck like they were welded to the laminate. It worked perfectly, it’s solid and took only 15 minutes.
Carrie and Mason were given the o.k. to leave the hospital late yesterday morning. That meant at the ripe old age of 4 days, our Little Man got to experience his first real adventure – a car ride.
From the looks of the cellphone pic Carrie sent me, Mason was not terribly impressed by his first ride in a car … he fell asleep immediately and stayed that way all the way home!
Carrie said that although she really appreciated all the help and tips she received from the nurses and staff at VGH, she was really looking forward to getting home to her own bed and her own schedule. One thing she did say that surprised me though was she liked the food as she had several choices for each meal and it was pretty good.
Before leaving the hospital, Mason was given a full physical and blood tests and checked out perfect in all categories so we were happy to hear that. Yesterday was the first day Paulette and I haven’t seen the little man since he was born just last Saturday. I think we’ll have to fix that with a trip down to Victoria Thursday!
If you happen to have tried to access Picasa Web Albums lately, you may have been surprised to find you were directed instead to Google+ Photos. This was no accident as Google deliberately put in this re-direct not long ago. It’s not a big deal as you can easily click on a message that will take you back to your old Picasa Web Albums site. Once you do that, you won’t be re-directed again.
Why do this? I don’t know other than it might be a subliminal message from Google that Picasa Web Album’s days are numbered.
Have a great Thursday, and thanks again for visiting!