Daughters house.

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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    He's just different, set in his own way that's for sure.

    Daughter is happy, that's all that matters.

    Heading over today to take some shelves she wanted made and do some measuring.





  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    Did not see this coming.

    Dec 4th the daughter calls all upset, says her cat is not feeling well.

    Ok, Dads on it, gets the cat carrier, gets cat in carrier and off we go to the vet we go. He did not want to go and let me know his feelings on the whole vet visit thing.

    Apparently he has a bladder infection, get the visit done, meds and back home we go.

    Next day even worse symptoms for him, really bad. Blood work and urine back, huge levels of potassium.

    Next day go check on him at daughters request, NOT good.

    Back to the vet we go, this time putting him in the cat carrier, no fight, no fuss, no resistance, nothing. Vet said they could try to cath him, flush his system and maybe that would work, vet said she doubted he could even take the sedation and would probably not survive. I was sick to my stomach. I ask if he was suffering, vet said yes and I had to make a very difficult decision.

    Daughter came to our house after work and we had a talk, she was devastated, wife was devastated, so was I.

    I told my daughter that I stayed with him and just petted him as he went to sleep and I did do that. Even though me and him butted heads once in a while, I hated this.

    Here is a goofy part of the situation. Back during the remodel, I blew out my back, hired a guy to install the whole house water filter and softener as the water is just nasty. I would check on it from time to time, wasn't using much salt and the filter looked unusually clean.

    About 10 days ago, my daughter gets a bladder infection which was kind of strange as she is usually very healthy. FYI, her cat was sick once before about 5 years ago as he ate some dog food as we were watching a dogs for family. No big deal. cat got better and never sick again.

    Yesterday, daughter calls and says the water seemed/smelled funny, not soft like it should be.

    Apparently, the guy who hooked up the softener, left inline water valve in the by pass position so for about a month the water was not being filtered??? I have since set it right, ran a few cycles and had the water tested, all is ok now

    NOTE: I am NOT saying this unfiltered water contributed to my daughter or her cat to both get a bladder infection around the same time, I just think it's unusual for them both to have one at that time. Both of them when they lived with us drank our water which is doubled filtered along with a softener.

    Who knows if it contributed to the situation or not?

    On the good news, daughter is doing better, she had just gotten a hamster about 10 days ago, his name is Mr. Wiskers.

    Too much info I know, just a crazy set of circumstances!






  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,606
    edited December 2017
    Cat to hampster.... interesting switch. Easier to care for thats for sure :smile:

    Also, I know "a guy" with a couple spare 12" sub drivers that could be put in small sealed boxes and driven with a Crown amp that would sound quite nice in said room....

    Let me know if your interested :smile:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    My condolences to you and your daughter... Loosing a family member is always a mess. Even more so when all you can do is sit and watch it happen. :'( :(
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    FestYboy wrote: »
    My condolences to you and your daughter... Loosing a family member is always a mess. Even more so when all you can do is sit and watch it happen. :'( :(

    Thanks, she's doing better, just got back from a Dad/Daughter dinner. :)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    Cat to hampster.... interesting switch. Easier to care for thats for sure :smile:

    Also, I know "a guy" with a couple spare 12" sub drivers that could be put in small sealed boxes and driven with a Crown amp that would sound quite nice in said room....

    Let me know if your interested :smile:

    Laffs, I know that guy... Yeah, from cat to a hamster kind of goofy but whatever works for her. She did mention at dinner maybe after the first of the year another cat.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,606
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Cat to hampster.... interesting switch. Easier to care for thats for sure :smile:

    Also, I know "a guy" with a couple spare 12" sub drivers that could be put in small sealed boxes and driven with a Crown amp that would sound quite nice in said room....

    Let me know if your interested :smile:

    Laffs, I know that guy... Yeah, from cat to a hamster kind of goofy but whatever works for her. She did mention at dinner maybe after the first of the year another cat.

    So is she fattening up the hamster FOR the cat hehehehehe
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,454
    I'm really sorry to hear about your daughters friend. Nothing easy about the choice you had to make.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,909
    My condolences to you and your daughter.

    I think it's too big of a coincidence that both the cat and your daughter got sick. Bad water can mess you up big time.

    It took me three days to figure out that drinking AZ water made me toss my cookies. I knew it didn't taste good, but I didn't know it would make me sick!
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I'm really sorry to hear about your daughters friend. Nothing easy about the choice you had to make.

    Thank you Nf

  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    cfrizz wrote: »
    My condolences to you and your daughter.

    I think it's too big of a coincidence that both the cat and your daughter got sick. Bad water can mess you up big time.

    It took me three days to figure out that drinking AZ water made me toss my cookies. I knew it didn't taste good, but I didn't know it would make me sick!

    Thanks,

    Did seem a coincidence to us also.

    However, got a text from my daughter that has a co-worker who is "sadly" getting a divorce and has 2 male cats needing a good loving home. Apparently 2 are brothers with great personalities.

    We'll be checking them out this Sunday I was just informed. :D
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,606
    oldrocker wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    My condolences to you and your daughter.

    I think it's too big of a coincidence that both the cat and your daughter got sick. Bad water can mess you up big time.

    It took me three days to figure out that drinking AZ water made me toss my cookies. I knew it didn't taste good, but I didn't know it would make me sick!

    Thanks,

    Did seem a coincidence to us also.

    However, got a text from my daughter that has a co-worker who is "sadly" getting a divorce and has 2 male cats needing a good loving home. Apparently 2 are brothers with great personalities.

    We'll be checking them out this Sunday I was just informed. :D

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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    Showed the wife that video, she asked with a horrible look on her face, that cat doesn't eat that thing does it?

    Last cat update, daughter did get the 2 new cats, wobbles and monkey.

    They are getting adjusted to the new environment and the daughter is all smiles now which is all that matters <3
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    Awesome sauce
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,525
    Gonna need pics of the new cats please!
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Showed the wife that video, she asked with a horrible look on her face, that cat doesn't eat that thing does it?

    Last cat update, daughter did get the 2 new cats, wobbles and monkey.

    They are getting adjusted to the new environment and the daughter is all smiles now which is all that matters <3

    Got Dayens?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 381
    I like cats... with barbeque sauce. (kidding)
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  • warrenwarren Posts: 580
    Cats know when something is askew.. they think nuzzling is a fix all..
    Some final words,
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    you're going to have headaches."
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,603
    Where's toolfan
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,565
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Where's toolfan

    Suspended for 30 days.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,603
    verb wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Where's toolfan

    Suspended for 30 days.

    Your late...it was a rally cry...I posted same in several threads until Vanilla spammed me out :)
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,565
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Where's toolfan

    Suspended for 30 days.

    Your late...it was a rally cry...I posted same in several threads until Vanilla spammed me out :)

    Oh. I did similar on the Camaro thread when they removed his sweet camaro on that thread.
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    Got this yesterday. "borrowed pics"

    Hoped to pull the amp and attempt to venture into tubes.

    The daughter stopped by right after I cleaned/played it and said Oh Dad, I like the look of that, can I have that at my house?

    Over 50 yrs old and still works.

    Did notice the longer it runs the better it gets and boy does it put off some heat out the back.

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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    No clue on this stuff.

    Oh well, take it to her house shortly.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,361
    1.5 watts per channel. :p

    I used to show people what 1 watt would do with my DJ club speakers. They had "twin 15"s and a horn per speaker". They could take 200 continuous watts ( proven in my cave ) but 1 watt was PLENTY for normal to loud listening! I know short term peaks were more than 1 watt and I explained that too.

    I think the speakers had a 95 db. sensitivity rating for 1 watt. B)

    Almost all were shocked!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    I can't believe how this old beater sounds after running for a while, mind you it's NOT a great sound by any means but it is quite clear. The AM function is even louder.

    I can tell by looking inside the back, the whole tube thing will be a different venture that's for sure.

    Funny part, one of my daughters favorite songs is Hotel California which was playing on it when she stopped bye which started the whole "I'd sure like to have that Dad" thing. :D

    Since the cabinet is in pretty good shape and it is working, I'll just leave it alone and let my Daughter have it.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,606
    You need to shownoff pics of the actual unit lol....

    If you really want a tube amp, talk to Bobby and let him build you one.
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    More like don't show em :D

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    Got most of the dirt spots off, tried to get some pics of the guts inside, didn't work out to well. Inside the cabinet has an envelope stuck to the side, in it is a paper copy of the schematics. Didn't expect that.. :o

    Not ready to have something built or to buy, just taking ignorant baby steps at this time.




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